Please read the letter below which has been sent to parents regarding the forthcoming work.  I am happy to speak to any of the residents to ensure that the parish are not affected too much by the works carried out.  Work will commence on Friday 17th February, there will be intrusive work on the school grounds over half term so residents may hear a bit of drilling noise, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Lorries will not move through the village between 8am and 9am and again at 2.30pm to 3.30pm as we know only too well how busty the village gets at those times.  Staff will continue to be on duty in the village at those times.

Some of our residents will have attended our school and remember the old targra steps, these will be relandscaped.  If you get parishioners asking, we will plan to hold a coffee morning in the Summer term and we will keep in touch with you to see if anyone is interested in looking at the work completed.

I’m more than happy to keep in touch with you as you know.  I’ll be taking some pictures for the students & parents to see how the work is progressing, I will also email them to you so that you can use them on your social media pages.

Letter from Blythe Bridge High School:

Our Ref: WK/DM/060217

7th February 2017

Dear Parent/Carer

Following my letter sent to parents in January, you will be aware that we are delighted to have been successful in securing a substantial bid to re-landscape a large area of our external premises.  The main steps leading to the student’s yard, known historically as the ‘targra’ will be totally re-landscaped.

This exciting project will now commence on FRIDAY 17th February and will last for approximately 10 weeks.

Months of planning and preparation have taken place to ensure that there is no disruption to the school day.  Contractors will work in a specifically built compound area to ensure separate working environments for staff, students and contractors, all of whom will have been DBS checked.

We will keep parents & students updated as the project progresses.

For Health & Safety reasons, key points for students and parents to remember are:

  • Restricted parking will be in place on the Blythe Bridge library car park, therefore parents should avoid using the library car park as a drop off/collection point during this time.
  • All students will enter via the main school gates on Cheadle Road as the lower gates onto the targra will be locked for pedestrian access. These gates will be opened in an emergency.
  • Vehicle movement from contractors will not take place between 8am-9am and 2.30pm-3.30pm.

Our student safety is paramount, therefore with this in mind risk assessments are in place and will be reviewed and updated regularly.

Emergency exits will continue to be accessible throughout the school day and students will not gain access to the compound at any time.

We will keep you updated on the progress of our project via the website and school newsletter.

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to email me directly at and I will be happy to reply to you.

Yours Sincerely


Mrs W Keeble

Director of Business & Finance

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