By Connor Steel
FAREHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL have invited local residents to attend their annual 999 Day late next month as they published details of the popular event; which will again be free to everyone and offers the opportunity to meet emergency service heroes as the organisers aim to improve further on last year’s successful turnout.
This event will be held within the pedestrianised area of West Street on June 24 (Saturday); running between the hours of 10am until 4pm. It is hoped that police, fire, ambulance, RNLI, coastguards, and also Hampshire Search & Rescue will all be in attendance throughout the day; featuring staff and volunteers from each force.
Retired emergency vehicles are due to be on display throughout the day, whilst families can enjoy free crafts and arts activities provided by Creation Station. Fareham Library will furthermore be offering fun sessions to youngsters and Westbury Manor Museum will open through the day with refreshments available to purchase.
Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Cllr Sue Walker, said in a statement: “I am delighted that 999 Day is returning this year. This fun-filled free event is a great day out for all the family, where residents will all have the opportunity to meet real-life heroes who work (extremely) hard to keep our local communities safe.”
More information about this event can be seen via www.fareham.gov.uk/999; with emergency services asked to contact the Leisure and Community Team if they own any vehicles or want to get involved on the day. This can be done by either calling 01329 236100 or via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
PICTURED BY FAREHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL: Retired vehicles attend Fareham in a previous 999 event.