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In Business, it Pays to be Eco-Nomical

Groundwork Mer seyside of fer environmental consultancy services to Merseyside businesses, including H a l e b a n k . G r o u n d wo r k d e l i ve r the ENWORKS funded business s u p p o r t p r o g r a m m e, d e s i g n e d to help businesses access FREE support to help improve their use of

resources and to identify cost saving opportunities. Cost savings are found via the efficient management of energy, water, waste, raw materials and fuel consumption. To date, our FREE waste / energy audit support has helped to identify £7.13 million worth of cost savings for over 300 businesses - yours could be next. Groundwork can also review environmental policies and for particular projects, provide expert consultancy – FREE of charge. Fu r th e r to th e c o n s u l t a n cy support and advice, in order to improve environmental performance, it is essential that staff possess the right skills for the job. That is why the ENWORKS programme

provides *FREE Waste Awareness a n d E nv i r o n m e n t a l Awa r e n e s s training to companies that sign up to the programme. The ENWORKS programme also encourages businesses to not only adopt responsible practice in an environmental sense, but also within the marketplace, community and workplace. A key strand to this support is to help businesses to become more resilient by implementing a Business Continuity Plan. So make a start today. Sign up for your FREE waste / energy support by contacting us: Telephone: 0151 726 2740 Email: gwm@groundwork.org.uk Website: www.groundworkmerseyside.org.uk

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Dates for Your Diary Event

Date & Time

Location

Contact

12.00-13.30 on 2nd June

GE Water & Process Technologies (UK) LP, Foundry Lane

Gareth Bennett for details: Email: gareth.bennett@halton.gov.uk Tel: 01928 516123

Free

How Green is your Office?

09.00 - 13.00 on 23rd June

Liverpool

Ashley Piper for details: Email: ashley.piper@groundwork.org.uk Tel: 0151 726 2758

Free

Tidy-up day

09.30 - 13.00 on 26 th June

Co-op car park, Halebank

Gareth Bennett for details: Email: gareth.bennett@halton.gov.uk Tel: 01928 516123

Free

NISP Quick Wins Chemical Workshop

00.30 - 13.00 on 8th July

Runcorn

Alex Hayes for details: Email: alex.heys@chemicalsnorthwest.org.uk Tel: 01928 515678

Free

Key Contacts: BID Manager - One point of contact for Halebank Industrial Estate: Gareth Bennett, Halton Borough Council Tel: 01928 516123 Mob: 07776 455695 Email: gareth.bennett@halton.gov.uk

Chairperson: Dave Farrell (Hough Green Garage / A&D Bodyshop) Tel: 0151 424 2148 Email: dave@houghgreen.com

Crime Reduction Advisor: Cheshire Police: Phil Buckley, Cheshire Police To report a crime or provide information 0845 458 0000 or 999 if a crime is in progress Tel: 01244 613971 Email: phil.buckley@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

BID Security company: Select Security 24 hour control room: 01928 599928 Dave Potts: 07968 604978

Halton Borough Council Switchboard: Tel: 03033 334300

The Halebank BID is managed by Halton Borough Council’s Economic Regeneration Department and supported by the Halebank Business Steering Group and Executive Committee

Summer Deterrent Level Stepped Up To reinforce the high security message, the estate now benefits from crime prevention signage installed not only at the entrances to the estate, but all around the area. The signs are to act as a deterrent and publicise the security services and infrastructure covering Halebank – the estatewide CCT V, Smar tWater DNA property marking, intruder alarm response and mobile patrols.

Dramatic Fall in Recorded Crime at Halebank Industrial Estate An innovative partnership approach to the delivery of a variety of services on Halebank Industrial Estate has contributed to a dramatic reduction in recorded crime.

Cost

Halebank Business Steering Group & Annual General Meeting

Groundwork will be arranging a series of Environmental Awareness, Waste Awareness and Health & Safety courses throughout the year. Please contact Groundwork to express an interest in these courses & to find out dates - ashley.piper@groundwork.org.uk / 0151 726 2758

Business News

Companies signing-up for the key holding and alarm response services can be provided with Select Security stickers and signs that can be installed around your perimeter to act as an additional deterrent. To sign up for the key holding and alarm / incident response service, please contact Gareth Bennett on tel: 01928 516123 or email gareth.bennett@halton.gov.uk

In its first year, the Halebank Business Improvement District (BID) has contributed to a 65.5% reduction in crime when compared to the crime figures for 2007/08 and in 2006/07. Since its inception, the Halebank BID has invested in the expansion of the estate-wide CCTV system and Smartwater DNA property marking, which has been made available to every business on the estate. The estate also benefits from mobile patrols and companies can enrol for key holding and alarm/incident response services, provided through the BID by Select Security. The success of the BID programme has also been built upon a strong partnership between Cheshire Police, Select Security, Halton Borough Council and the Halebank businesses themselves. Over the last twelve months burglaries have dropped by 75%. The reduction can be, in part, attributed to the alarm response ser vice, SmartWater and the CCTV system. Criminal damage to buildings, often an indicator of attempted burglaries, remained at zero reported crimes.

Phil Buckley, Crime Reduction Advisor, commented that “these reductions in crime are due to the commitment of the Police and businesses working together, as well as the wider range of steps put into place to prevent and reduce crime on Halebank Industrial Estate.” Sharon Case, NPU Inspector, Widnes said “this is a fantastic result and shows the determination of the Police and business partnerships to reduce crime in the Halebank area.” Dave Farrell, Chairperson of the Halebank BID, said “ the crime figures are very encouraging and demonstrate that the BID security services together with the support from the Police are having a positive impact. However, we must remain vigilant and remember to report any incidents to the Police.” In the eve nt of a n incide nt, companies should notify Cheshire Police as soon as practicable by telephoning 0845 458 0000. If the offenders are believed to be still in the area or the incident is believed to be an emergency, please dial 999.


Message from the Chair

Halebank Business Directory

Estate Tidy-up Day

Welcome to the inaugural issue of ‘Halebank Business News’, I hope you find it informative. The newsletter has been produced to keep all businesses on Chairperson - Dave Farrell the estate up to speed of all the developments and activities carried out through the Halebank Business Improvement District (BID), as well as providing a directory of companies to promote inter-trading. We have just completed out first year of the BID programme and I hope that you have noticed improvements to the estate. The first year was focussed on improving security and designing out crime, which I feel we have made great strides of improvement. However, we must not rest on our laurels and seek to continue the excellent progress made, which has been reflected by the drastic reduction in the crime figures. I am aware that some companies are yet to sign-up for the key holding and alarm / incident response services, which are services many companies are finding a crucial addition to their business security, particularly during holiday periods where key holders are hard to find! I urge you to take advantage of these services – it’s all included in the annual BID charge. We are also addressing some of the road safety issues highlighted at the Halebank Business Steering Group meetings. The focus of the second year will be to tackle some of the image and maintenance issues, starting with an estate tidy-up day in June. If you have any suggestions, please let me know and they can be put forward to the Business Steering Group and Executive Committee for consideration. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Executive Committee for all their support and hard work over this first year. I look forward to working with the Executive Committee and all other businesses on the estate to work together to improve Halebank Industrial Estate as a place to do business. Dave

Company Name

the

In association with Keep Britain Tid y, t he Halebank BID has arranged an estate Tidy-up day to take place on Friday 26th June. Gareth Bennett said “the aim of the day is to get businesses on the estate together to collect litter and to remove some of the ‘grot spots’ from the estate.” It is hoped that businesses on Halebank may permit a number of selected employees to take part in the Tidy-up to ensure that as many areas can be tidied up as possible on the day. What’s more, taking part and getting your employees away from their desk and working towa r d s a s h a r e d g o a l c a n massively improve productivity and motivation when your people return to the office.

Road Safety Improvements At the Halebank Business Steering Group meeting in January, businesses highlighted that the roads around the estate can be dangerous. In response to the concerns, a number of road safety improvements were approved by the Executive Committee and implemented during April and May. All the roads now have central white line markings and chevrons were

installed on the bends on Pickerings Road to help drivers keep the correct road position. Red rumble strips and ‘SLOW’ markings are now in place at approaches to tight bends to help drivers reduce their speeds appropriately. Warning roads signs are due to be installed to complement the scheme.

All volunteers will be provided with a breakfast snack – a bacon sandwich or cheese on toast for veggies - and a cup of tea or coffee. The Tidy-up will be between 9.30 am and 1pm, the meeting point will be the Co-op car park at the entrance to Pickerings Road. Volunteers will be provided with bin bags, protective gloves and a number of litter pickers will be made available on the day. Halton Borough Council has agreed to collect and dispose of the bin bags. If your company is willing to provide any volunteers, please contact Gareth Bennett on 01928 516123 / gareth.bennett@halton.gov.uk

Core business activity

Local Contact

Address

Telephone Number

Web address

email address

A & D BODYSHOP LTD

Body repairs

Dave Farrell

Unit 1 Broughton Way

0151 424 2420

adbodyshop@yahoo.co.uk

GE WATER & PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES (UK) LP

Water treatment chemical manufacturers

Tina Ellison

Foundry Lane

0151 424 5351

www.gewater.com

tina.ellison@ge.com

CRODA CHEMICALS EUROPE LTD

Manufacture of personal care raw materials

Pat Quinn

Foundry Lane

0151 423 3441

www.croda.com

pat.quinn@croda.com

CROWN DISCOUNT CENTRE

Carpets, beds & furniture

Robert Jones

Foundry Lane

0151 424 0678

www.corwn-carpets-widnes.co.uk

crown.carpets@talktalk.net

EDDIE STOBART LTD

Haulage & storage

Eddie Doyle

Foundry Lane

0151 424 7100

www.eddiestobart.co.uk

doylee@eddiestobart.co.uk

NRG AUTOMATION LTD

Distribution of motors & controls for roller shutters, gates, barriers, blinds & awnings

Emma Macrae

Unit 4 Foundry Lane

0870 240 4219

www.nrgautomation.co.uk

sales@nrgautomation.co.uk

CADEMIX LTD

Chemical mixing / blending / repacking

Andrew Barratt

Mersey View Road

0151 425 2558

www.cademix.co.uk

cademixltd@aol.com

ROGER HAYDOCK & CO LTD

Timber importer & merchants

Gordon Calveley

Mersey View Road

0151 425 2525

www.rogerhaydock.co.uk

sales@haydock.co.uk

J BRYAN (VICTORIA) LTD

Specialised demolition, dismantling & asbestos removal

Eric Boiceau

Unit 1 Pickerings Road

0151 424 3229

www.jbryan.co.uk

eric@jbryan.co.uk

WIDNES COMMERCIAL MOTORS LTD

Bus, minibus & wheel chair aceessible bus specialist

Derek Hughes

Unit 3 Pickerings Road

0151 424 5846 / 07887 612324

ACCESS FREIGHT INTERNATIONAL

Freight forwarding & warehousing

Toney Ierston

Unit 2 Block G Pickerings Road

0151 420 0777

www.accessfreightinternational.com

admin@accessfreight.co.uk

BRENNTAG UK LIMITED

Food ingredients

Sophie Steele

Unit 7 Pickerings Road

0151 420 9800

www.brenntag.co.uk

sophie.steele@brenntag.co.uk

GIST

Distribution

Terence Bryne

Pickerings Road

0151 420 8240

HOUGH GREEN GARAGE

Motor vehicle recovery, service & repair

Dave Farrell

Pickerings Road

0151 424 2148

HUKTRA (UK) LTD

Haulage

Charlie Chaloner

Pickerings Road

0151 422 4978

www.huktratanks.com

charlie.chaloner@huktratanks.com

MERSEYSIDE COATINGS LTD

Surface preparation & application of protective coatings to steel

Pam Travis

Pickerings Road

0151 423 6166

www.merseysidecoatings.com

ptravis@mcl.eu.com

GRUNDY SKIP HIRE LTD

Skip hire company & waste recycling centre

Angela Woollam

Pickerings Road

0151 424 4079 / 077956 58866

QA PRODUCTS

Sales of Underlay and Flooring Accessories

Quentin Clayson

Block H Pickerings Road

0151 427 6000

HALEBANK SCANIA

Scania service dealer (repair & parts supplier)

Kevin O’Connor

Pickerings Road

0151 423 8605

www.haydockcommercials.co.uk

kevin.oconnor@scania.com

YIELD UK LTD

Recycling, waste management, food waste management & environmental consulting

Tony Gibbons

Pickerings Road

0151 257 9418

www.yielduk.net

inof@yielduk.net

DHL EXEL SUPPLY CHAIN

Tanker logistics

Steve Bullen

Pickerings Road

0151 422 3714

www.dhl.com

s.bullen@dhl.com

TRAVIS PERKINS TRADING CO LTD

Builders merchants

Paul Murray

Pickerings Road

0151 424 1444

www.travisperkins.co.uk

UNIVAR LTD

Sales, marketing and chemical distribution

Steve Harrison

Pickerings Road

0151 422 6204

CHEMCARE LIVERPOOL LTD

Supplier of Cleaning Products

Geoff Johnson

5 Ditton Court Foundry Lane

0151 424 2919

www.chemcareliverpool.com

info@chemcareliverpool.com

PARRYS ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Electrical contracting

Chris Singleton

4 Ditton Court Foundry Lane

0151 424 8299

www.parryselectrical.co.uk

enquiries@parryselectrical.co.uk

MALTACOURT LTD

Freight forwarding & warehousing

Matthew Beech

Maltacourt House Foundry Lane

0151 423 6001

www.maltacourt.com

matt.beech@maltacourt.com

derek.hughes@merseymail.com

terry.byrne@gistworld.com dave@houghgreen.com

sales@qaproducts.co.uk

steve.harrison@univareurope.com

If your company is not listed in this directory and you would like to be included, please contact Gareth Bennett on tel: 01928 516123 or email: gareth.bennett@halton.gov.uk

Car Share Cut Costs Halebank Industrial Estate employees are being urged to cut costs, pollution and congestion on the roads by sharing their journey to work. It is hoped drivers and passengers will get together to form their own informal car sharing schemes. The service is completely FREE. All you have to do is

register on the Halton Journey Share website (www.haltonjourneyshare.com) and enter the details of your regular journey to and from work. Journey Share then searches its database for other people that have a similar route. Estate Manager, Gareth Bennett, is a fan of car sharing schemes and also wants employers to get behind the idea. “Car sharing is fantastic, it can save drivers a lot of money in fuel costs and wear and tear on their vehicle, as well as cutting congestion on the roads. It could also help to reduce the amount of cars parked on the estate roads, freeing

up space to enable HGVs to move about Halebank more easily. The website is easy to use and is constantly being updated.” “Car sharing is not only cost effective and good for the environment, it is also a great way to meet other members of staff from your own company as well as other businesses on the industrial estate,” added Gareth. M a n a g e r s c a n d o t h e i r b i t by encouraging their employees to use the scheme. Register your details now on the Journey Share website – www.haltonjourneyshare.com

Register your details now on the Journey Share website – www.haltonjourneyshare.com


Message from the Chair

Halebank Business Directory

Estate Tidy-up Day

Welcome to the inaugural issue of ‘Halebank Business News’, I hope you find it informative. The newsletter has been produced to keep all businesses on Chairperson - Dave Farrell the estate up to speed of all the developments and activities carried out through the Halebank Business Improvement District (BID), as well as providing a directory of companies to promote inter-trading. We have just completed out first year of the BID programme and I hope that you have noticed improvements to the estate. The first year was focussed on improving security and designing out crime, which I feel we have made great strides of improvement. However, we must not rest on our laurels and seek to continue the excellent progress made, which has been reflected by the drastic reduction in the crime figures. I am aware that some companies are yet to sign-up for the key holding and alarm / incident response services, which are services many companies are finding a crucial addition to their business security, particularly during holiday periods where key holders are hard to find! I urge you to take advantage of these services – it’s all included in the annual BID charge. We are also addressing some of the road safety issues highlighted at the Halebank Business Steering Group meetings. The focus of the second year will be to tackle some of the image and maintenance issues, starting with an estate tidy-up day in June. If you have any suggestions, please let me know and they can be put forward to the Business Steering Group and Executive Committee for consideration. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Executive Committee for all their support and hard work over this first year. I look forward to working with the Executive Committee and all other businesses on the estate to work together to improve Halebank Industrial Estate as a place to do business. Dave

Company Name

the

In association with Keep Britain Tid y, t he Halebank BID has arranged an estate Tidy-up day to take place on Friday 26th June. Gareth Bennett said “the aim of the day is to get businesses on the estate together to collect litter and to remove some of the ‘grot spots’ from the estate.” It is hoped that businesses on Halebank may permit a number of selected employees to take part in the Tidy-up to ensure that as many areas can be tidied up as possible on the day. What’s more, taking part and getting your employees away from their desk and working towa r d s a s h a r e d g o a l c a n massively improve productivity and motivation when your people return to the office.

Road Safety Improvements At the Halebank Business Steering Group meeting in January, businesses highlighted that the roads around the estate can be dangerous. In response to the concerns, a number of road safety improvements were approved by the Executive Committee and implemented during April and May. All the roads now have central white line markings and chevrons were

installed on the bends on Pickerings Road to help drivers keep the correct road position. Red rumble strips and ‘SLOW’ markings are now in place at approaches to tight bends to help drivers reduce their speeds appropriately. Warning roads signs are due to be installed to complement the scheme.

All volunteers will be provided with a breakfast snack – a bacon sandwich or cheese on toast for veggies - and a cup of tea or coffee. The Tidy-up will be between 9.30 am and 1pm, the meeting point will be the Co-op car park at the entrance to Pickerings Road. Volunteers will be provided with bin bags, protective gloves and a number of litter pickers will be made available on the day. Halton Borough Council has agreed to collect and dispose of the bin bags. If your company is willing to provide any volunteers, please contact Gareth Bennett on 01928 516123 / gareth.bennett@halton.gov.uk

Core business activity

Local Contact

Address

Telephone Number

Web address

email address

A & D BODYSHOP LTD

Body repairs

Dave Farrell

Unit 1 Broughton Way

0151 424 2420

adbodyshop@yahoo.co.uk

GE WATER & PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES (UK) LP

Water treatment chemical manufacturers

Tina Ellison

Foundry Lane

0151 424 5351

www.gewater.com

tina.ellison@ge.com

CRODA CHEMICALS EUROPE LTD

Manufacture of personal care raw materials

Pat Quinn

Foundry Lane

0151 423 3441

www.croda.com

pat.quinn@croda.com

CROWN DISCOUNT CENTRE

Carpets, beds & furniture

Robert Jones

Foundry Lane

0151 424 0678

www.corwn-carpets-widnes.co.uk

crown.carpets@talktalk.net

EDDIE STOBART LTD

Haulage & storage

Eddie Doyle

Foundry Lane

0151 424 7100

www.eddiestobart.co.uk

doylee@eddiestobart.co.uk

NRG AUTOMATION LTD

Distribution of motors & controls for roller shutters, gates, barriers, blinds & awnings

Emma Macrae

Unit 4 Foundry Lane

0870 240 4219

www.nrgautomation.co.uk

sales@nrgautomation.co.uk

CADEMIX LTD

Chemical mixing / blending / repacking

Andrew Barratt

Mersey View Road

0151 425 2558

www.cademix.co.uk

cademixltd@aol.com

ROGER HAYDOCK & CO LTD

Timber importer & merchants

Gordon Calveley

Mersey View Road

0151 425 2525

www.rogerhaydock.co.uk

sales@haydock.co.uk

J BRYAN (VICTORIA) LTD

Specialised demolition, dismantling & asbestos removal

Eric Boiceau

Unit 1 Pickerings Road

0151 424 3229

www.jbryan.co.uk

eric@jbryan.co.uk

WIDNES COMMERCIAL MOTORS LTD

Bus, minibus & wheel chair aceessible bus specialist

Derek Hughes

Unit 3 Pickerings Road

0151 424 5846 / 07887 612324

ACCESS FREIGHT INTERNATIONAL

Freight forwarding & warehousing

Toney Ierston

Unit 2 Block G Pickerings Road

0151 420 0777

www.accessfreightinternational.com

admin@accessfreight.co.uk

BRENNTAG UK LIMITED

Food ingredients

Sophie Steele

Unit 7 Pickerings Road

0151 420 9800

www.brenntag.co.uk

sophie.steele@brenntag.co.uk

GIST

Distribution

Terence Bryne

Pickerings Road

0151 420 8240

HOUGH GREEN GARAGE

Motor vehicle recovery, service & repair

Dave Farrell

Pickerings Road

0151 424 2148

HUKTRA (UK) LTD

Haulage

Charlie Chaloner

Pickerings Road

0151 422 4978

www.huktratanks.com

charlie.chaloner@huktratanks.com

MERSEYSIDE COATINGS LTD

Surface preparation & application of protective coatings to steel

Pam Travis

Pickerings Road

0151 423 6166

www.merseysidecoatings.com

ptravis@mcl.eu.com

GRUNDY SKIP HIRE LTD

Skip hire company & waste recycling centre

Angela Woollam

Pickerings Road

0151 424 4079 / 077956 58866

QA PRODUCTS

Sales of Underlay and Flooring Accessories

Quentin Clayson

Block H Pickerings Road

0151 427 6000

HALEBANK SCANIA

Scania service dealer (repair & parts supplier)

Kevin O’Connor

Pickerings Road

0151 423 8605

www.haydockcommercials.co.uk

kevin.oconnor@scania.com

YIELD UK LTD

Recycling, waste management, food waste management & environmental consulting

Tony Gibbons

Pickerings Road

0151 257 9418

www.yielduk.net

inof@yielduk.net

DHL EXEL SUPPLY CHAIN

Tanker logistics

Steve Bullen

Pickerings Road

0151 422 3714

www.dhl.com

s.bullen@dhl.com

TRAVIS PERKINS TRADING CO LTD

Builders merchants

Paul Murray

Pickerings Road

0151 424 1444

www.travisperkins.co.uk

UNIVAR LTD

Sales, marketing and chemical distribution

Steve Harrison

Pickerings Road

0151 422 6204

CHEMCARE LIVERPOOL LTD

Supplier of Cleaning Products

Geoff Johnson

5 Ditton Court Foundry Lane

0151 424 2919

www.chemcareliverpool.com

info@chemcareliverpool.com

PARRYS ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Electrical contracting

Chris Singleton

4 Ditton Court Foundry Lane

0151 424 8299

www.parryselectrical.co.uk

enquiries@parryselectrical.co.uk

MALTACOURT LTD

Freight forwarding & warehousing

Matthew Beech

Maltacourt House Foundry Lane

0151 423 6001

www.maltacourt.com

matt.beech@maltacourt.com

derek.hughes@merseymail.com

terry.byrne@gistworld.com dave@houghgreen.com

sales@qaproducts.co.uk

steve.harrison@univareurope.com

If your company is not listed in this directory and you would like to be included, please contact Gareth Bennett on tel: 01928 516123 or email: gareth.bennett@halton.gov.uk

Car Share Cut Costs Halebank Industrial Estate employees are being urged to cut costs, pollution and congestion on the roads by sharing their journey to work. It is hoped drivers and passengers will get together to form their own informal car sharing schemes. The service is completely FREE. All you have to do is

register on the Halton Journey Share website (www.haltonjourneyshare.com) and enter the details of your regular journey to and from work. Journey Share then searches its database for other people that have a similar route. Estate Manager, Gareth Bennett, is a fan of car sharing schemes and also wants employers to get behind the idea. “Car sharing is fantastic, it can save drivers a lot of money in fuel costs and wear and tear on their vehicle, as well as cutting congestion on the roads. It could also help to reduce the amount of cars parked on the estate roads, freeing

up space to enable HGVs to move about Halebank more easily. The website is easy to use and is constantly being updated.” “Car sharing is not only cost effective and good for the environment, it is also a great way to meet other members of staff from your own company as well as other businesses on the industrial estate,” added Gareth. M a n a g e r s c a n d o t h e i r b i t by encouraging their employees to use the scheme. Register your details now on the Journey Share website – www.haltonjourneyshare.com

Register your details now on the Journey Share website – www.haltonjourneyshare.com


‘09

In Business, it Pays to be Eco-Nomical

Groundwork Mer seyside of fer environmental consultancy services to Merseyside businesses, including H a l e b a n k . G r o u n d wo r k d e l i ve r the ENWORKS funded business s u p p o r t p r o g r a m m e, d e s i g n e d to help businesses access FREE support to help improve their use of

resources and to identify cost saving opportunities. Cost savings are found via the efficient management of energy, water, waste, raw materials and fuel consumption. To date, our FREE waste / energy audit support has helped to identify £7.13 million worth of cost savings for over 300 businesses - yours could be next. Groundwork can also review environmental policies and for particular projects, provide expert consultancy – FREE of charge. Fu r th e r to th e c o n s u l t a n cy support and advice, in order to improve environmental performance, it is essential that staff possess the right skills for the job. That is why the ENWORKS programme

provides *FREE Waste Awareness a n d E nv i r o n m e n t a l Awa r e n e s s training to companies that sign up to the programme. The ENWORKS programme also encourages businesses to not only adopt responsible practice in an environmental sense, but also within the marketplace, community and workplace. A key strand to this support is to help businesses to become more resilient by implementing a Business Continuity Plan. So make a start today. Sign up for your FREE waste / energy support by contacting us: Telephone: 0151 726 2740 Email: gwm@groundwork.org.uk Website: www.groundworkmerseyside.org.uk

*Groundwork Merseyside’s time to deliver and administer the certified training courses is provided free of charge to SME’s on Merseyside. However, certification is charged by the examining body at £25.00 per person.

Dates for Your Diary Event

Date & Time

Location

Contact

12.00-13.30 on 2nd June

GE Water & Process Technologies (UK) LP, Foundry Lane

Gareth Bennett for details: Email: gareth.bennett@halton.gov.uk Tel: 01928 516123

Free

How Green is your Office?

09.00 - 13.00 on 23rd June

Liverpool

Ashley Piper for details: Email: ashley.piper@groundwork.org.uk Tel: 0151 726 2758

Free

Tidy-up day

09.30 - 13.00 on 26 th June

Co-op car park, Halebank

Gareth Bennett for details: Email: gareth.bennett@halton.gov.uk Tel: 01928 516123

Free

NISP Quick Wins Chemical Workshop

00.30 - 13.00 on 8th July

Runcorn

Alex Hayes for details: Email: alex.heys@chemicalsnorthwest.org.uk Tel: 01928 515678

Free

Key Contacts: BID Manager - One point of contact for Halebank Industrial Estate: Gareth Bennett, Halton Borough Council Tel: 01928 516123 Mob: 07776 455695 Email: gareth.bennett@halton.gov.uk

Chairperson: Dave Farrell (Hough Green Garage / A&D Bodyshop) Tel: 0151 424 2148 Email: dave@houghgreen.com

Crime Reduction Advisor: Cheshire Police: Phil Buckley, Cheshire Police To report a crime or provide information 0845 458 0000 or 999 if a crime is in progress Tel: 01244 613971 Email: phil.buckley@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

BID Security company: Select Security 24 hour control room: 01928 599928 Dave Potts: 07968 604978

Halton Borough Council Switchboard: Tel: 03033 334300

The Halebank BID is managed by Halton Borough Council’s Economic Regeneration Department and supported by the Halebank Business Steering Group and Executive Committee

Summer Deterrent Level Stepped Up To reinforce the high security message, the estate now benefits from crime prevention signage installed not only at the entrances to the estate, but all around the area. The signs are to act as a deterrent and publicise the security services and infrastructure covering Halebank – the estatewide CCT V, Smar tWater DNA property marking, intruder alarm response and mobile patrols.

Dramatic Fall in Recorded Crime at Halebank Industrial Estate An innovative partnership approach to the delivery of a variety of services on Halebank Industrial Estate has contributed to a dramatic reduction in recorded crime.

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Halebank Business Steering Group & Annual General Meeting

Groundwork will be arranging a series of Environmental Awareness, Waste Awareness and Health & Safety courses throughout the year. Please contact Groundwork to express an interest in these courses & to find out dates - ashley.piper@groundwork.org.uk / 0151 726 2758

Business News

Companies signing-up for the key holding and alarm response services can be provided with Select Security stickers and signs that can be installed around your perimeter to act as an additional deterrent. To sign up for the key holding and alarm / incident response service, please contact Gareth Bennett on tel: 01928 516123 or email gareth.bennett@halton.gov.uk

In its first year, the Halebank Business Improvement District (BID) has contributed to a 65.5% reduction in crime when compared to the crime figures for 2007/08 and in 2006/07. Since its inception, the Halebank BID has invested in the expansion of the estate-wide CCTV system and Smartwater DNA property marking, which has been made available to every business on the estate. The estate also benefits from mobile patrols and companies can enrol for key holding and alarm/incident response services, provided through the BID by Select Security. The success of the BID programme has also been built upon a strong partnership between Cheshire Police, Select Security, Halton Borough Council and the Halebank businesses themselves. Over the last twelve months burglaries have dropped by 75%. The reduction can be, in part, attributed to the alarm response ser vice, SmartWater and the CCTV system. Criminal damage to buildings, often an indicator of attempted burglaries, remained at zero reported crimes.

Phil Buckley, Crime Reduction Advisor, commented that “these reductions in crime are due to the commitment of the Police and businesses working together, as well as the wider range of steps put into place to prevent and reduce crime on Halebank Industrial Estate.” Sharon Case, NPU Inspector, Widnes said “this is a fantastic result and shows the determination of the Police and business partnerships to reduce crime in the Halebank area.” Dave Farrell, Chairperson of the Halebank BID, said “ the crime figures are very encouraging and demonstrate that the BID security services together with the support from the Police are having a positive impact. However, we must remain vigilant and remember to report any incidents to the Police.” In the eve nt of a n incide nt, companies should notify Cheshire Police as soon as practicable by telephoning 0845 458 0000. If the offenders are believed to be still in the area or the incident is believed to be an emergency, please dial 999.


Halebank Newsletter - Summer 2009