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Free fun at safety day

09.03.17


Free family fun will be on offer on Saturday 18 March, when the annual Safer Gosport Community Day returns.

 

The event, in and around Gosport Town Hall from 11am to 2pm, will include kids' entertainment, music and a chance to see emergency vehicles up close.

 

Younger visitors will get a chance to meet a member of TV's PAW Patrol.

 

And there will be plenty of free advice on offer, on how residents can help themselves and their loved ones stay safe.
 

Residents will be able to enter a free prize draw with prizes including a £30 gift card and a £15 voucher from Affinity Hair & Beauty.

 

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.

 

Young people will have a chance to get involved in local projects including Motiv8 Gosport Music Project, the Prince's Trust, the Volunteer Police Cadets, youth charity Y Services and Hampshire Youth Commission.

 

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. 

 

At the Discovery Centre there will be help on hand from Southern Domestic Abuse Service and Y Services' LGBT group. The police cadets will be running sessions on how to be safe from online crime.

 

As well as Gosport Borough Council, organisations planning to attend on the day include Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS), Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, HM Coastguard and bomb disposal company Ramora UK.

 

Local Community First Responders will provide demonstrations, and Phoenix Drive or Ride driving school will raise awareness of road safety.

 

VIP guests will include Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage, Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane and Chief Insp Sharon Woolrich of Hampshire Constabulary.

 

The event is run by Gosport Community Safety Partnership, which includes local councils, police, the fire service, NHS representatives and other agencies.

 

Cllr 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."

 

More details are at www.safergosport.co.uk


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