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Happy new year from the school crossing department

Happy New Year to all of our lovely customers from all the staff here at Keltic.  We are all refreshed and ready for action! 

2012 was a great year, we’d like to say thank you for your custom and we look forward to working with you all throughout 2013 and beyond.  We hope you all had a nice well deserved rest over the Festive Period. 

Keep checking our Road Safety Clothing and Accessories pages for exciting new products throughout the year!  For all those of you with a sweet tooth, don’t forget we have taken more stock of our Road Safety Lollipops in a delicious tutti frutti flavour. 

As always, we can offer you an exceptional personal service from our friendly experienced staff.  To get in touch, contact us on 08450 66 66 99.  We’d love to hear from you. 

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Has Dennis Tanner got his job back?

For the last two weeks we have been watching eagerly as the School Crossing Patrol storyline unfolds. As you already know we have been watching Dennis Tanner and Steve McDonald come to blows. Last night we saw  this storyline conclude and we got  to see even more of Keltic’s school crossing patrol uniform on the screen.

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We saw how Malcolm managed to get all the local School Crossing Patrols to join forces to try and save Dennis’s job….by barricading Steve in his own taxi! They told Steve they would only stop it if he confessed to Brian (the head teacher of his daughter’s school) that he was telling lies about Dennis.

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Eventually Steve gave in and told the headmaster the truth. So it seems that Dennis has his job back.

Even though Dennis Tanners new job has caused him all sorts of trouble he really loves his it. We hope you have enjoyed the story as much as we have and that some of you recognised our jackets.

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Dennis Tanner is getting into mischief in his Keltic Clothing SCP uniform.

This week has been an exciting week for Keltic as we have been watching Dennis Tanner in our very own School Crossing Patrol Uniform. The storyline began with Dennis sneaking off to his new secret job to pay back Rita all the money he had been spending. It turned out that his new job was as a School Crossing Patrol Officer.

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school crossing patrol uniform

He was trained up by Malcolm who happens to be 87-year old Last of the Summer Wine actor Robert Fyfe. Dennis wasn’t able to keep his job secret for long when he was spotted by Steve McDonald. This started a massive rift between the pair which has seen Dennis stopping Steve unnecessarily and Steve banning Dennis from using his taxis.

However it seemed to be to be the last straw for Steve when Rita decided to play him at his own game refused to serve him in her shop.

Last night we saw Dennis lose his job after Steve lied to the school headmaster about Dennis shouting at the children. We have already seen Malcolm sticking up for his trainee and I am guessing he has something up his sleeve to help Dennis get revenge.

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Will Steve withdraw his allegations? Keep watching out for our updates

I started speaking to Lance – head of costume design at Corrie a few months back about him using our school crossing patrol uniform. He decided in the end to use our yellow winter jacket, mountain hat and our high vision gloves.

We have all been watching the soap at Keltic and we hope you have enjoyed this storyline as much as we have.

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Coronation Streets Dennis Tanner is still getting into mischief in Keltic’s School Crossing Patrol uniform.

This week we have seen Dennis Tanner and Steve McDonald’s rift get bigger. It started with Dennis stopping Steve unnecessarily with his new-found power as a school crossing patroller. This led to Steve banning Dennis from using his taxis.

School crossing patrol uniform

School crossing patrol uniform

Now Rita is involved and is refusing to serve Steve in her shop. Where will this end?

Who would have thought a school crossing patrol uniform could cause so many problems!

Keep a look out for more updates this week!

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Keltic are on Coronation Street!!

Did you see Keltic’s School Crossing Patrol uniform on Coronation Street last week? It was modelled  beautifully by Dennis Tanner in his new “secret” job as a School Crossing Patrol person.

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Last week we saw how Dennis had to find a job to pay back Rita. He takes on the role of a School Crossing Patrol person but it seems to have caused him a few problems with a certain Steve McDonald.

After  discussing  the options with Lance – Head costume designer for the soap. He decided on using our  Yellow winter jacket, mountain hat and formal peaked hat and a pair of our high vision gloves.

Keep watching this week as the story line unfolds. 

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Order your Road Safety Lollipops now….

As I am sure you are all aware it is the diamond jubilee for the School crossing patrol service in April.  To mark the occasion we have decided it would be nice if we can offer you something to celebrate the occasion with. As our road safety lollipops went down so well at the Road Safety GB conference recently we thought it would be a nice idea if we could supply these to you.

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They would also be great to use to give to the children as prizes and incentives during schemes such as child pedestrian training and cycle training. They are a delicious Tutti Fruiti flavour  and have a edible stop sign in the middle – The kids will love them!  Take a look at our pictures and see for yourself .

For more information please call us on 08450 66 66 99

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Just right for the job? You decide!

As Road Safety Professionals you all know how important the job is that our School crossing Patrols do.  Having been around for over 50 years now, that are part of everyday life for all of us.  Here at Keltic Clothing, we think that the schemes being delivered by you, our Road Safety Officers, every day are crucial.  You do such a great job.  All schemes are designed to educate our children on the rules of general road safety.  It’s no surprise then that children are educated in schools about the role of the school crossing patrol as part of the “people who help us” activities.  Children get to dress up as professionals such as a police officer, fire fighter, doctor and nurse. 

Keltic Clothing have their own range of outfits which are fit for this purpose.  This week we are really excited about our latest addition to the range, our children’s school crossing patrol outfits.   They are an exact replica of the adult uniforms that we stock – but mini versions.  The sign is even available in RA1 standard reflectivity and prismatic.  

We would love to know what you think, after all – you are the experts.  You can contact me for a sample on 08450 66 66 99 or email serena@kelticclothing.co.uk

Don’t forget to take a look at our traffic lights – the latest addition to our Road Safety Education Range

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Keltic’s brand new Winter Cycle Jacket

Keltic Clothing would like to introduce our brand new Winter Cycle Jacket. It is Lightweight, breathable and waterproof. It not only protects you from the wet winter weather, it also keeps you safe on the roads. This is because our cycle jacket conforms to EN471 Class 3.

High visibility clothingAt Keltic we feel that it’s vital for cycle trainers to  have clothing that conforms to EN471 and has braces. EN471 is the European standard relating to high visibility clothing for professional use.

Each country within the EU passes legislation determining where garments to this standard should be worn. The UK’S New Roads and Street Works act (1991) stipulates that all staff working on roads must wear EN471 Class 2 or Class 3 clothing, and that EN471 Class 3 must be worn by staff working on roads with a 50 mph speed limit and above.

In addition to EN471, there are a number of other local regulations that are applicable to certain situations and which may be of relevance. The New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, relates to those working on local authority roads. The acts’ code of practice, formerly called the “Blue Book” now called the “Red Book” came into effect Feb 2002. It is advised that garments should comply with clause 4.2.3 (b) of EN471 (two 50mm bands and braces).

If you would like any more information on this or would like a sample of our cycle jackets please do not hesitate to ask. You can see our full range of cycle wear at www.kelticclothing.co.uk

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We had a great time at the Road Safety GB Conference – Thank you to everyone!

Keltic Clothing would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you that came over to see us on our stand at the exhibition this week. The Speakers at the conference were fantastic.  The food at the dinner was delicious – hats off to the chef! School crossing patrol clothing

school crossing patrol clothingWe couldn’t believe what a lovely location the conference was held at. There was a lovely atmosphere at the Exhibition and it was so nice to eventually put faces to all of you Serena and I have spoken to so often on the phone.

It was very exciting for us this year as we’ve had a lot of new things going on at Keltic this  year and it was great to finally showcase some of our school crossing patrol clothing products. I hope you all got to see our new Stop Glove, cycle jacket and Road Safety Education resources.  Samples are available on request. school crossing patrol clothing

School crossing patrol clothingOur massive lollipops created a buzz too – handed out by a very own lollipop man and woman!

A big Congratulations to Alan Kennedy (chair of Road Safety GB) from Durham County Council for winning our Business Card Competition!  He went home with a lovely bottle of Champagne.  

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Come and see us at the Road Safety GB Conference and see our new stop glove, new cycle jacket, Street Feet resource and claim your free Lollipop!

It’s November already, and it is time again for the annual road safety GB national conference, this year held in London.  It only seems like yesterday we were at the conference in Chester this time last year.

For all those of you who are attending – pop over to our stand for some great products and a few surprises too.

We are bursting with excitement about our new Road Safety Clothing & Accessories department .  New Ranges include our Cycle Clothing Range and our Road Safety Education Range.  Keltic are now a one stop shop for all your Road Safety Clothing, Accessories and Resources.  Come and see for yourself.

The Road safety Education Range is fit to burst with everything from kids hi vis vests to the ever popular Street Feet Resource.

Our cycle range includes our new Winter Cycle Jacket, which is lightweight and features everything you need to protect you from the elements – judging by the weather we’re having it’s a good job!

This year we have some great new products in our School Crossing Patrol Range too. These include the new extremely visible STOP Glove which is fully waterproof, breathable and fleece lined for extra warmth. 

Of course we will be running our signature “business card competition” so why not pop your card in the box. After all, you have to be in it to win it!

Wishing  you all a safe journey and look forward to seeing you there.

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