Traders driven bananas by thieves who peel their vans

Almost 25,000 people have signed a petition demanding the Government gives the police the tools they need to halt a crime ‘craze’ which trades people say is putting their livelihoods  under threat.

Thieves are using a trick to peel thousands of locked van doors ‘like bananas’.The gangs are using  simple brute force to break in to builders’ vans and steal the tools of their trade.

The technique is simple – the thieves grab the top of the van’s back or side doors and use    their knees to apply pressure. They then pull the doors open from the top ‘like tins of sardines’.

Lee Watts, from West Bromwich, who started the petition after becoming  a victim of van peelers, said: “Our Government must look strongly into the growing problem of tool theft from vans and must impose much tougher penalties on those convicted of these crimes. Not only that but I will also be looking for our Government to put stricter guidelines and laws in place for selling second hand tools.”

Lee, aged  43, said: “We have got a major problem and it is crippling people. Thieves are targetting work vans and peeling doors off. They are stealing tools and damaging livelihoods. It is affecting families as well. These people are committing crimes.”

The tradesman, who runs Koncept Interiors, said he is determined to get a ‘strong petition’ together.

He said: “I have been targeted myself and had tools stolen, I know how difficult that is to recover from for a business.

“We just don’t get enough help, I don’t blame the police, I think the courts need to take more action and give out stronger sentences to these people.

“These aren’t petty crimes, this is a big thing and these thefts are organised in groups.

“I am going to get a strong petition together and at the very least raise awareness of how serious this problem is.”

It is an increasing problem for all tradesmen and women. It takes years and a expense to build up a tool kit and a van.

Lee said: “More and more people are being affected by this crime and it needs to be stopped. I want this petition to reach Parliament to demand new laws that impose a minimum two year sentence on those convicted of vandalising vans and stealing tools. Also, we need a system that ensures any victim will be reimbursed for their loss in full immediately to enable that person to carry on working.”

Other campaigners Spencer Hargrave and Paul Butterfield, who run a building firm, said the crime has increased in the UK this year.

They estimate five such crimes are taking place each day – with thousands of pounds worth of tools stolen.

Spencer, aged 38, from Leeds, said police call the trick ‘peek and seek’.

“People have described it as like peeling a banana or opening a tin of sardines,” he said.

It means they can go round without any tools to break into vans so if they get caught they can’t get done for being equipped.”

He said the best way to stop the weakness in the doors is to add extra locks or reverse so the doors aren’t on show.

Landscaper Adam Smith, 41, from Lincoln, estimates the total cost of the thefts has reached almost £578,000.

Adam said he had made manufacturers aware of the problem: “It is an epidemic of massive proportions and most tradesmen have been affected.

“It is a huge problem in our industry.”

Lee’s petition states: “Our Government must look strongly into the growing problem of tool theft from vans and must impose much tougher penalties on those convicted of these crimes.

“Not only that but I will also be looking for our Government to put stricter guidelines and laws in place for selling second hand tools.”
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/tougher-sentences-on-tool-theft

 

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Construction Skills Network Forecast 2018 – 2000

construction

Estimated number of trade’s workers needed between 2018 to 2022:

Wood trades and interior fit-out: 520,580

Electrical trades and installation: 380,000

Plumbing and HVAC Trades: 329,530

Plasterers: 103,850

 

  • Industry must collaborate on a range of skills and recruitment challenges.
  • UK construction needs to boost apprenticeships and work placements.
  • Turning to the challenges posed by Brexit, industry must refresh its approach to training, focusing on recruiting a UKbased workforce.
  • Housing remains an industry priority. In last November’s budget the Chancellor pledged to increase the annual rate of housing building from 217,000 to 300,000. This report shows that housing output, both public and private, will expand at a reasonably robust rate to 2022.
  • Encouragingly, growth looks more balanced and, vitally, sustainable. This year, although it’s still set to grow faster than other sectors, we are expecting the housing sector to make greater contribution.

ON THE JOB – Higher than the national average

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These are the jobs you need if you want to earn a salary higher than the national average.

You’re likely to be better off to the tune of £2,000 with these highly-skilled roles By Carl Stroud 12th February 2018, 9:35 am Updated: 12th February 2018, 11:52 am TRAINEE plumbers, electricians and bricklayers can expect to earn well above the national average when they are qualified, according to a new study. They will benefit to the tune of £2,000 a year by 2022, research by Screwfix found. Tradespeople including bricklayers can expect to earn well above the national average when they’re qualified.

The DIY chain predicted that the highest earners will be plumbers and electricians, with pay set to reach £31,000.

The average annual salary of a tradesperson will be over £27,500 by 2022, said the report, while the average UK salary is expeted to rise to £25,009.

Graham Bell, chief executive of Screwfix, said: “The research supports our belief that a trade apprenticeship is a strong career choice for young people in this country. “Apprenticeships lead to careers in highly skilled jobs, which are in high demand and therefore attract a healthy, competitive salary.

The average annual salary of a tradesperson is set to be over £27,500 by 2022, according to a new report “For young people starting out they offer a great career choice without the burden of large debts from university fees.” It comes after it was revealed one London plumber earns an astonishing £210,000 a year.

Stephen Fry, 34, lives in millionaires’ playground Kensington, West London, and takes luxury holidays to the Maldives through unblocking toilets and fixing leaky taps.

He told the Mail on Sunday: “Every day is fun. You can go to a place where some woman has water gushing through the ceilings and is crying, so it’s a nice feeling when you stop the water and make her happy.

“I can’t really see myself stopping any time soon, to be honest. I enjoy my work.”

“I’m a worker. I’ll be working till I drop, I think.”

“On a Friday night, when people ask if I want to go for a beer, I am shattered.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5556084/jobs-salary-higher-national-average/

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Attended week 2 at Featherstone with Martin Sheriff commencing 02/03/2015

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Attended week 2 at Basildon with David Rix commencing 16/02/2015

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Attended week 4 at Chandler’s Ford with Philip Wood commencing 16/02/2015

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Attended week 1 at Featherstone with Michael Nicholson commencing 02/02/2015

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Attended week 1 at Featherstone with Michael Nicholson commencing 02/02/2015

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Attended week 2 at Featherstone with Martin Sheriff commencing 26/01/2015

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Attended week 1 at Featherstone with Martin Sheriff commencing 19/01/2015

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Martin is an excellent tutor who is very helpful, knowledgeable, informative, has an excellent sense of humor and in my opinion could not do enough for you. I have learnt so much more through this college tuition than in the months leading up to the college attendance and for that I would like to thank Martin. The way in which the theory is explained by Martin is so much easier to understand and any problems I had Martin was more than happy to help me resolve.

 

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Attended week 5 at Watford with Robert Ralph commencing 15/12/2014

Once again thank You very much for the training and possibility for me to learn and get wonderful practical skills in plumbing. Many thanks to Bob, Chris and Poul. You are wonderful team. Best regards to You all.

 

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Attended week 1 at Watford with Paula Blanchard commencing 08/12/2014

Paula has been excellent teacher. It has been wonderful experience having training in this centre. Experience at centre has been lot better than expected. Looking forward to come back for my 2nd week next year in January. Thanks to all at the centre.

 

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Attended week 1 at Watford with Paula Blanchard commencing 08/12/2014

Very impressed on my first week at the centre. Paula was on hand to answer any questions I may have had. Being that I already work in the industry I already had some knowledge of what we achieved this week. However there were some aspects that I was unclear on and Paula helped to explain things clearer and give me a better understanding. Thank you, looking forward to Week 2 🙂

 

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Attended week 5 at Chandler’s Ford with Paul Brock commencing 15/06/2015

paul brock is a fantastic tutor very helpful when help was needed i failed one exam not because of the tutor i rushed it as i needed to use the toilet facilities but when i did fail paul supplied me with the relevant material for revision which was most helpful and i passed the resit over all i am very happy with all of the centres staff and how the whole thing is organised i am looking forward to coming back for the level 3 and renewables and gas part very happy see you all soon

 

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Attended week 5 at Chandler’s Ford with Paul Brock commencing 15/06/2015

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Neal is a exceptional tutor with a lot of knowledge and experience which I as a student benifited from, It was my first practical experience in the trade and your centre re-assured me that I chose a carreer in which I will excell and enjoy

 

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Attended week 1 at Chandler’s Ford with Neal Rainbow commencing 15/06/2015

i have developed so much more knowledge and understanding thanks to Neil! he was excellent in explaining and teaching step by step throughout and was always there to help if you needed it!i have very much enjoyed my week 1 of practical training

 

David B.

Attended week 2 at Featherstone with Martin Sheriff commencing 15/06/2015

another fantastic week. Martin is a great tutor and helps whenever he can. he makes learning fun and teaches in a way that helps you absorb the information quickly and easily……..can not wait for week 3 !!!!!

 

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Attended week 6 at Watford with John Bryce commencing 15/06/2015

The tutor is well experience way in the he delivers the lectures, he make so interesting and easy to understand. I will personally recommend him further. This is my first time in the centre but he made me love it.

 

Daniel S.

Attended week 6 at Watford with John Bryce commencing 15/06/2015

I had a good time at the training centre this week. John is an experienced tutor with loads of knowledge about electrical installations and BS7671. He has put a lot effort in to teaching and explaining the course to the students. Thank you John.

 

Neil H.

Attended week 2 at Watford with Thomas McEvoy commencing 08/06/2015

I was impressed and happy with help and support received from tutors and staff particularly Tom and Julie in what was a hard week trying to catch up with exams I had missed last week and time absent I had to take on Wednesday.

 

Matthew B.

Attended week 3 at Watford with John Bryce commencing 08/06/2015

john is a very good teacher and he has a very good upstanding of were you are coming from when you get stuck on anything he helps you out has much has he can and I have a lot of time for him p.s john take care from testing boy hay hay if you no what I mean lol

 

Imy H.

Attended week 1 at Featherstone with Martin Sheriff commencing 08/06/2015

Very happy with the assessor/ tutor; I am very new to the industry and therefore had no experience whatsoever… the info given to myself was all in understandable terms would appreciate more time repeating the practicals to be more competent…ie wiring lighting circuit again

 

Cameron H.

Attended week 3 at Featherstone with Paul Webster commencing 01/06/2015

I’ve had more hands on this week and feel more knowledgeable about what we where undertaking. having broken down appliances in the classroom has really helped understand how they work and there part in the appliance itself.

 

Neil H.

Attended week 1 at Watford with Thomas McEvoy commencing 01/06/2015

The teacher showed great knowledge and made a good effort to ensure everybody got the information needed and the time to gain full understanding of each section and practical task and in a professional and friendly manner

 

Maurice B.

Attended week 3 at Wolverhampton with Martyn Thomas commencing 01/06/2015

The centre is well organised that I am able to start my training on time and there is sufficient time to finish work. The tutor explains well procedures and willing to help. I do hope that I will be able to complete my training well.

 

Krassimir B.

Attended week 1 at Wolverhampton with Ian Mills commencing 26/05/2015

Ian was fantastic.He is an exelent teacher and professional. During my training session I met some difficulties but Ian was always available and answered all my questions. I am very pleased with the time spent at the centre.

 

Nuno C.

Attended week 4 at Chandler’s Ford with Paul Brock commencing 26/05/2015

Mr. Paul Brook always keen to help everybody on the workshop and on the classroom.Short but very good week of training. Good feeling after this work week. Thank you to every centre Teachers and staff .

 

Peter N.

Attended week 2 at Basildon with David Rix commencing 11/05/2015

The second week of the training was fun again and really enjoyed it. Our tutor Dave has great knowledge and presented everything clear and also in a fun way. The other team members were also great persons. Overall experience is excellent.

 

Benjamin W.

Attended week 1 at Featherstone with Martin Sheriff commencing 11/05/2015

The quality of teaching was at a very high level, in particularly the experience of the tutor and his ability to communicate complex ideas as simple ones was second to none. I was also impressed with the practical facilities likeness to real world scenarios.

 

Andrew J.

Attended week 1 at Featherstone with Martin Sheriff commencing 11/05/2015

Martin’s style of teaching is what has made this week a very enjoyable one and I am looking forward to my next week in centre, the relaxed style of teaching is commendable and Martin is a credit to your organisation

 

Edward H.

Attended week 1 at Featherstone with Martin Sheriff commencing 11/05/2015

Martin has been a fantastic trainer, his knowledge is phenomenal and he puts the information across in manageable bite size segments. It is a very good learning environment and I feel as though I have really progressed this week. Very happy with my first week at centre.

 

Stuart N.

Attended week 5 at Wolverhampton with Gary Bailey commencing 11/05/2015

Excellent support from Gary this week. Always on hand to answer any questions and to guide when needed. My thanks to Vince also and to all staff who have always shown professionalism and offered great support. Many thanks guys.

 

Nicholas B.

Attended week 2 at Chandler’s Ford with John Knox commencing 11/05/2015

John took our group through the tasks in hand in a patient,enthusiastic and supportive manner. I felt I have gained a great deal of knowledge and experience from this week-throughly enjoying the teaching in the process

 

Vaughn V.

Attended week 1 at Wolverhampton with Patrick Sheehan commencing 05/05/2015

I am very happy to be here I find practical very enjoying ,the staff are very helpful and my tutor help and explain to me things that I don’t understand. very happy to be here many thanks to every one.

 

Jennifer Y.

Attended week 4 at Featherstone with Neil James commencing 27/04/2015

Continuing from week 3 I managed to get further ahead and fit in more into the week than I thought I would. I was very happy with the training and answers Neil gave in preparation for the exams. I enjoy being at this centre even though it is far away and I would be happy to come back again for week 5.

 

Ian B.

Attended week 2 at Featherstone with Paul Webster commencing 27/04/2015

another good week in centre paul was very good again as he was in the first week i was over here last year in october helping and explaining different tasks where i was having difficulty all in all a very good and enjoyable week .

 

Hugo H.

Attended week 1 at Watford with John Bryce commencing 27/04/2015

John and Justin (my tutors) for Week 1 were absolutely fantastic, they explained everything well and showed us the practical side of things equally as good as well. I now feel like I have a better understanding of the things in the coursework that I was unsure of

 

Simon E.

Attended week 1 at Watford with John Bryce commencing 27/04/2015

I have found the training and advice extremely helpful and the assessors very helpful and extremely willing to part with any information requested, I would be very happy to be assessed by this team again and would like to offer my thanks for all they have done to help me on my way

 

Colin S.

Attended week 1 at Watford with John Bryce commencing 27/04/2015

The two tutors were both knowledgeable and keen to pass on information. Both had a sense of humour that helped the training to be a pleasure not a chore. I personally gained a lot from this week but have realised that there is still a lot to learn.

 

David B.

Attended week 1 at Featherstone with Martin Sheriff commencing 27/04/2015

a very enjoyable week. a very thorough training week with a very qualified tutor and a very fun learning time was had. I was nervous about R1 and R2 tests, as there is only so much you can tread from a book but to be shown at a pace that suited me was very enjoyable and informative. I can not praise the staff highly enough. many thanks.

 

Allistair H.

Attended week 1 at Featherstone with Martin Sheriff commencing 27/04/2015

I found my tutor to be very friendly, engaging and helpful and he explained the course to me in an excellent way to which I found more understanding than I have with just my textbooks. I have definitely learned a lot from coming away from this experience which will be put into good practice in my chosen career.

 

Kevin R.

Attended week 4 at Chandler’s Ford with Paul Brock commencing 20/04/2015

Paul has a wealth of experience which he able to imapart clearly. He he was friendly and extremely helpful and made the course and learning enjoyaqble and invaluable. Great experience and useful moving forward to be qualified.

Galliford Try’s wins £38m regeneration contract

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Galliford Try has won a new £38 million contract to regenerate the Brook House site in Tottenham, North London, that will build 222 new homes and boost the trades.

Registered provider Newlon Housing Trust has chosen Partnerships to complete a major new project on the site of the former Cannon Rubber factory.

The project will see the creation of 222 new homes as one, two and three-bed apartments, new commercial space and a new two-form entry primary school capable of accommodating 420 pupils.

The construction phase of the project is to commence in June, with completion expected to be achieved in mid-2015.

Galliford Try Chief Executive Greg Fitzgerald said: “Our record in regeneration projects means we are recognised as a contractor of choice, and we are delighted that Newlon have chosen us to go ahead with this significant project.

“We look forward to working with Newlon to build these community facilities that will bring considerable benefit to the area.”

The attention to detail is amazing – Customer reviews

Mr Charlie F.

I’ve very much enjoyed my first two weeks training here and I’ve got an understanding of the basics of pipe bending and working out the length of materials. It’s been challenging and tough at times but I’ve had a good time here and look forward to coming back for my weeks 3 and 4.


Mr Nathan P.

Gary is a really good assesor and helps with any issues you may have. really enjoyed the course so far.


Mr Bogdan N.

I was happy to be in here, very good tutor I will recommend this centre.


Mr Liam P.

top bloke


Mr Adam S.

LEARNT ALOT THIS PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS CHEERS


Mr Ylber I.

the best tutor everything organise very good


Mr Nikolaos K.

very pleased with the practical centre facilities, the tutor is fantastic making the lessons being very interesting with lot of real life examples and fun. I had very good detailed training in the work shop centre the tutor seems that he knows his job very well and he can deliver that knowledge to me.


Mr David M.

This week was another brilliant learning curve for me. There were parts where I didn’t think I would understand but with Vincent I was able to counter any issues I succumbed.

My tutor Vince, has patients like a saint, never saw him sigh, roll his eyes, raise his voice or show signs of distress in a stressful environment, once again incredibly professional having time for everyone even if we were all stuck understanding the same question in different ways. I am really looking forward to my week 3 and week 4, see you guys soon!


Mr Aaron L.

john is a very good tutor with a lot of experience and has a very good teaching approach. i enjoy my time at the centre.


Mr George R.

john has an excellent demeanour and knowledge of electrics.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my week and overall experience at the Wolverhampton centre.


Mr Peter D.

All in all very good


Mr Michael H.

Thanks to John and other ERR Centre staff, my week has been enjoyable and enlightening. I’ve not felt I’ve had to struggle with anything thanks to the support I’ve received here. Looking forward to week 3, even if John isn’t :) Mr Rofik Yafai, UV6306758V I had a great week this week especially working with John Ryan because he make sure that I understand things. if I don’t get it first time he will go over it again to make sure I understand it.


Mr Matthew G.

VERY GOOD TUTOR HELPFULL


Mr Lea W.

James is a great guy really helpful and got me through a tough week great tutor well done


Mr Aaron G.

Good tutor hopefully will have James again


Mr Joshua D.

A good Knowledgeable tutor who knows his stuff, a positve experience for the week.


Mr Tinashe M.

The way the week was set up was great. We were prepared for the online exam and properly informed for the practical so we know and understood how and what we were meant to do. help was there whenever needed.


Mr Paul W.

A big thank you to James Brooks and training centre staff.

First class tuition and support from James during week 3 throughout. Knowledge gained from theory and practical was first class, absolutely enjoyed the experience from start to finish.

Many thanks James for the knowledge and experience gained.


Mr Richard C.

Excellent!


Mr Thomas M.

Martin makes the week fun as well as having the serious need to learn. Very knowledgeable and always helps if you have a question of any size.


 

Mr Gary S.

Staff at centre were excellent


Mr Jordon A.

Tutor was brilliant


Mr John A.

Great week, staff friendly and helpful


Mr Timothy B.

very good nice and relaxed


Mr Paul C.

Really enjoyed learning Jo and Mike chirping helped as well.


Mr Joseph S.

TUTORS ARE REALLY INVOLVED AND HELP US TO UNDERSTAND WHERE WE MAKE LACK IN KNOWLEDGE


Mr Ricardo G.

excellent


 

Mr Ricky F

good teacher


Miss Kathryn S.

very happy with the staff and centre. I look forward to my next week.


Mr Velizar L.

felt happy to get back in this place everything is perfect


Mr Scott S.

Dave Rix is an exceptional tutor explains the tasks very well and is just a top bloke in general.


Mr Ivan I.

Friendly and very helpful staff. I am happy.

Thanks


Mr Harmeet R.

Was interesting and any questions we had was answered


Mr Michael M.

training centre is excellent


Mr Arron K.

really good week


Miss Maxine T.

Fantastic tutor


Mr Callum R.

A lot to learn within a short period of time. However our teacher managed to get everyone from all different abilities to understand the requirements.


Mr Owen N.

excellent centre and staff


Mr Albert F.

John is an asset to err. very impressed


Mr Matthew P.

With excellent support and guidance I was able to sit 5 pass 5 exams. I would personally like to thank John Knox for being very supportive and thorough throughout my time at Chandlers Ford.


Mr Hussein C.

Steve was very helpful and enthusiastic.


Mr Ben B.

I really have enjoyed my 1st week. having studied the theory side of things for the past few years it is all starting to click into place. cant wait to get the next few weeks under my belt and slowly get on that road to changing my career. Steve has been a great help even though we all must have frustrated him at times.

The attention to detail is amazing as is the patience required!


Mr Lee F.

Steve was courteous and respectful. I felt comfortable with his tuition methodology.


Mr Brian C.

very professional tutor friendly and knowledgable ,when I was struggling to understand certain aspects he took the time out to show me, he made the course enjoyable


Mr Patrick T.

paul is a cracking tutor, gives you confidence and makes the course enjoyable, good atmosphere in the classroom, I feel as though I could work as a plumber after I get more experience. he explains what we need to know in a way which is not daunting. 10/10


Mr Alexander G.

paul was a great teacher and full of knowledge.


Mr Joshua V.

Paul was full of knowledge and I learnt a lot from him


Mr Daniel W.

Good week. managed to get all the work up together


Mr Sam W.

Once again the staff here at the training centre were very knowledgeable and helpful in both the classroom and the workshop.


Mr Samuel H.

very happy with my week at err I would recommend it to anyone who would want to study welding


Mr Abdurahman M.

It is really exited I enjoyed the time in the training centre.

thank you so much