15 June 17 - Health & Safety MUST COME FIRST

We at A Land of Castles take safety of our services, Health & Safety very seriously, this is part of the reason are charges are higher than your £35 to £45 cheap bouncy castle hirers. Our fully trained staff follow ALL health and safety guidelines to the letter so your day will be as safe as possible. If winds are forecast to be in excess of 19 MPH and we cancel your Bouncy Castle it is because we want your children to be safe and sound not to spoil your day. The reasons are quite evident in this article in the Independant

Two fairground workers have been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence over the death of a seven-year-old girl who was killed when the bouncy castle she was playing on blew away.

Summer Grant, from Norwich, died from multiple injuries after a strong gust of wind apparently swept the bouncy castle 150m across a park in Harlow, Essex, on 26 March 2016.

Shelby Thurston, 25, and William Thurston, 28, of Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, have been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence, Essex police said.

The pair, who are also charged with failure to discharge a general health and safety duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act, are due to appear at Chelmsford magistrates’ court on 19 July.

Summer’s parents paid tribute to their “bright, beautiful” girl after the tragedy. Cara Blackie, the seven-year-old’s mother, said she was “truly heartbroken”.

Blackie said: “Words just can’t explain how I am feeling right now, life is just truly cruel. Summer was a bright, beautiful and most loving little girl – it is so unfair that you have been taken, it just doesn’t make sense.

Summer’s father, Lee Grant, said: “I never thought our beautiful angel would be taken away from us or that we would outlive her.
“She was the most happy, polite and beautiful girl in the world. I still can’t come to terms she’s not here.”

Detectives are trying to trace a witness who was near the fairground rides in Harlow town park at the time of the incident. The witness is described as a young black man, believed to be in his teens.

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All our thoughts are with Summers Family.

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