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Volunteering Day

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On Friday 7th June 2013 staff from Stoke Lighting donated a day’s time to Meir Heath Primary School where they painted, cleaned and attended to the gardens. It was an enjoyable day and the local school appreciated the help given.

Our staff take part in volunteer days

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As part of our ongoing commitment to the local community, our staff take part in volunteer days. Our volunteer day for 2013 is currently being arranged!

SSE makes contributions to local and nationwide charities

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In 2012 we donated £2500 to Stoke on Trent Disabled Sports Association.

Lovesong for the city

Mike Horsnall

Lamp posts were wrapped in reflective gold foil around Hanley Bus station to coincide with the submission for the Axis Music festival. Mike Horsnall, who organised the event said: "This was a project about Stoke on Trent as a whole. Also a note of humour was added by the way each post had a message e.g 'You are lovely'...'You are beautiful' this was in line with the overall aim which was in a way a compliment to a city which, though somewhat battered has a 'heart of gold'....hence the title of the project 'Lovesong for the city'"

Lovesong for the city

Mike Horsnall

Mike, who recently organised the wrapping of reflective gold foil around lamp posts surrounding Hanley Bus station commented on the professional approach of the SEC workforce: "I liked the way the operative was very helpful in the way he showed me the safety aspects of the day-harness etc for the cherry picker and how he was quietly in control of what happened or did not happen without being overtly directive. I was impressed with the way he took risk assessments seriously and seemed able to strike a good balance between considering the wider issues of safety and yet applying himself keenly to the doing of the task."

Winterbourne Grove - Before

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This photograph shows Winterbourn Grove before Street Lighting Replacement works started. If you get a chance take a look at the picture we took afterwards. We hope you will see the difference.

Winterbourn Grove - After

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This photograph shows Winterbourn Grove after the Street Lighting Replacement had been completed. If you get a chance take a look at the picture we took before replacement. A huge improvement....

Skye Close - Before

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This photograph shows Skye Close before Street Lighting Replacement works started. If you get a chance take a look at the picture we took afterwards. We hope you will see the difference.

Skye Close - After

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This photograph shows Sky Close after the Street Lighting Replacement had been completed. If you get a chance take a look at the picture we took before replacement. A huge improvement....

Fenton City Road Rear - Before

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This photograph shows Fenton City Road Rear before Street Lighting Replacement works started. If you get a chance take a look at the picture we took afterwards. We hope you will see the difference.

Fenton City Road Rear - After

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This photograph shows Fenton City Road Rear after the Street Lighting Replacement had been completed. If you get a chance take a look at the picture we took before replacement. A huge improvement.... Before picture can be found in Your Comments.

Fantastic gesture of respect

Samantha Warrilow

I write on behalf of my elderly uncle and cousins. During a recent family funeral the cortege had to drive down Cliveden Road in Abbey Hulton. This road was undergoing some work, with what I believe to be street lighting improvements. As the cortege passed the road works, each member of the team downed tools and removed their hats. This was a fantastic gesture of respect, and was much appreciated by the close relatives of the deceased. I would really appreciate it if you could pass on our family’s thanks to the workmen involved. Their gesture did not go unnoticed and was actually quite touching. Kind Regards Samantha Warrilow

High standard

Resident in Castleton Road

Thank you for getting the lamp back in lighting and that the tarmac has been reinstated to a high standard.

Brighter than before

Mrs Smith

Lights are brighter than before and are excellent!

I would like to thank

Mr P Goldstraw

I would like to thank Mr Donlan and Huyton for the way in which they listened and treated me on their visits to my home and for the prompt and what I could only describe as efficient way in which they and undoubtedly others at your organisation dealt with and resolved my complaint.

Thank you

Resident Fenpark Road

Thank you for your speedy response on fixing the out of lighting issue from outside my house.

Thank you

Mrs Howard

Thank you for the lighting, they are marvellous!

Such a good job

Resident

Thank you for doing such a good job when reinstating outside my house. The men on site were all very courteous.

Very Happy!

Resident

Thank you for putting the street light in the alley way, you have made some old people very happy.

Compliment

Mr John Hattersley

I would like to compliment you on the new street lighting and the way in which you went about your work.

Good workmanship

Mr Bradbury

Thank you for putting the light up and the good workmanship.

SSE Stoke - Arch Fundfaising

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Just an update on the final fundraising efforts of our Manager, Jim Huyton, who helped to raise a total of £3,700 for the Arch Charity. This has been further helped by the staff of the PFI team undertaking volunteer work as well. www.archnorthstaffs.org.uk

DAB Radio Competition Winner

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CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs J Henshall whose name was recently pulled out of the hat after voting on the Victoria Park Lighting Scheme. The preferred lighting was the 'Charleston' and this will shortly be installed on Victoria Park Road. Shown in the picture is Anita Mellor from SEC presenting Mrs Henshall with her prize of a DAB Radio.

Let there be light

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SEC was proud to be the principal contractor in lighting up Hanley Town Hall. More than 200 LED lights have been installed in this innovative lighting project to illuminate the Town Hall, a Grade 1 Listed Building. To mark the occasion, during the weekend of 26-28 September 2008 special events were held in Stoke-on-Trent to celebrate the national launch of the Cultural Olympiad. In Hanley, the Town Hall was lit up with 200 LED lights in the colours of the Olympic flag. The Cultural Olympiad is intended to be, as the founder of the modern Olympic movement Pierre de Coubertin once said, 'a wedding of sport and art'. So for the next four years until London 2012, cultural projects will be developed around the UK which are inspired by the Olympic spirit.

Charity Donation

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As part of the ‘Make it Zero’ safety competition which awards and recognises excellent safety performance within Southern Electric Contracting, Stoke Lighting Services recently donated £750 each to the County Air Ambulance and Motor Neurone Disease Association after achieving more than 4 years of accident free working. Ben Sharpe, Corporate Fundraising Officer for MND thanked SEC for their donation. ‘Our work into care for those with MND or our research to bring us closer to our vision of a world free of MND could not continue without this kind of generosity.’ SEC New Business Manager Russell Anslow said “We are proud that our teams’ safe working has resulted in these gifts being made possible to such important charities.”(Pictures from Left to right: Claire Montford, SEC presenting the cheque to John Cookson from the County Air Ambulance and Russell Anslow, SEC presenting the cheque to Anita Mellor, SEC on behalf of the Motor Neurone Disease Association)

The Regent Theatre Lighting Project

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SSE Contracting were pleased to be the principal contractor involved in the innovative public art lighting scheme at the Regent Theatre. The scheme plays with traditional theatre lighting and draws on the image of footlights to illuminate the front and sides of the fly-tower, all controlled by computer wizardry. The Regent Theatre - in particular its fly-tower - is one of the most visible landmarks in the city skyline. The public art scheme helps clearly identify the Regent Theatre as a major venue within the Cultural Quarter, promoting the Cultural Quarter as a vibrant contemporary place to work and visit particularly during twilight and evening hours. The state of the arts design uses LCD lighting which only requires a limited energy source. So not only does the scheme brighten up the city skyline but it’s also extremely energy efficient.

Merry Christmas

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The team at SEC would like to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year during the festive season. We will be continuing our work throughout 2009 in making the streets of Stoke-on-Trent safer.

Christmas Festivities 2008

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SEC working in collaboration with Stoke on Trent City Council to provide first class illuminations to light up the city during the festive period of 2008.

Launch Day

Thursday 7th February 2008

Elected Mayor Mark Meredith and Public Safety Portfolio holder Joan Bell from Stoke-on-Trent City Council on the SEC exhibition trailer in Tontine Square, Hanley. The exhibition trailer will shortly make a 'Lights on in Stoke Tour'.... watch this space for further details!

Launch Day

Thursday 7th February 2008

Elected Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent Mark Meredith and Councillor Joan Bell visiting the SEC exhibition trailer. Elected Mayor, Mark Meredith said: "The city has always been in the forefront of innovation and I am proud the national launch of this scheme is taking place here. I'm sure other cities will follow our lead."

Lighting up zebra crossings - city wide

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Between 2001 - 2004 there were 33 accidents involving pedestrians within 50 metres of a central refuge or zebra crossing. In 14 of these, the casualties were killed or seriously injured. We are improving the visibility of all 26 zebra crossings in the city on and around the kerbed islands used by pedestrians.

Living Lights Project

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The Living Lights Project enables pupils to programme an animated lighting show to be displayed on the front of the Civic Centre in Stoke. The City Learning Centres are delighted to be rolling out the training for this unique project and have been working in schools over the last few months

Recycling

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Sustainability is one of SEC’s Core Values. As one of the largest street lighting contractors in the country striving to reduce the amount of waste generated in all areas of our business is a top priority. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) set a target of recycling 80% of all UK lamps containing mercury. SEC exceeds this target by ensuring 100% of all lamp products are recycled with no element going to landfill. SEC also recycles all electrical equipment which is outside the WEEE Directive and is in the process of identifying other waste streams that can be recycled to the same exacting standards. These include wood pallets which can be sent to chipping plants, packaging and plastics, and also concrete columns which can be crushed and used as building aggregate. Not only does SEC comply with Environmental Legislation that may affect the organisation, we also maintain commitment to continuous improvement in all our operations, to encourage a cleaner, safer, healthier world for all of us.