MEMBERS of Gosport Borough Council have spoken of their excitement for the upcoming Safer Gosport Community day.
The free family fun day will be taking place this Saturday, March 18, at the Gosport Town Hall from 11am to 2pm.
The day will give children and adults the chance to see emergency vehicles up close – as well as the event featuring children’s entertainment and music.
Younger visitors will also be given the chance to meet a member of TV’s PAW Patrol.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue will be joined by Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and many other organisations.
Cyclists can get their bike security-coded for free, to help them get it back if it’s stolen. Cycle locks will be on sale at a discount, and riders can also pick up free reflective cycling kit.
Inside the town hall, advice will be on offer from Victim Support and the Street Pastors, and there will be activities for youngsters including face painting, competitions and activities from the school nursing team.
VIP guests will include Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage, Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane and Chief Insp Sharon Woolrich of Hampshire Constabulary.
Councillor John Beavis, Chairman of the partnership, said: ‘This is a free community event where people can come along and meet some of the many organisations helping to keep them safe.
‘As well as information and advice, we will be showcasing some of the great opportunities available for young people to get involved in local projects.
‘It’s a brilliant fun event for the family, but if people have a particular need or concern, there’s face-to-face expert advice available too.’
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