Fareham Council announce 999 Day

By Connor Steel

FAREHAM TOWN CENTRE will celebrate the work of emergency services later this month as the council finalised details of their now annual 999 Day event; which will see heroes and their vehicles converge together on West Street in a bid to teach people how they save lives.

A day of activities has been scheduled between 10am and 4pm on June 25 (Saturday), with emergency services including police, firefighters, RNLI, Coastguard and Hampshire Search & Rescue teams. It will be free to everybody and will be held outside the shops on West Street.

Visitors will be invited to explore both current and retired emergency service vehicles; which will include vintage fire engines alongside British and American police cars. They will also be able to talk to staff about what they do and find out exactly what happens with each service in an emergency situation.

Other family orientated activities include readings of ‘Cops & Robbers’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, which will work alongside craft sessions making police and firefighters (helmets / hats). All of these activities are due to be held at Fareham Library, which is located by Osborn multi-storey car park and New Look.

999 Day will also see face painting offered alongside other activities yet to be confirmed, with anyone interested asked to check the Fareham Borough Council website alongside their Facebook and Twitter pages for any updates or changes at short notice over the next fortnight until the event takes place.

Visitors have been warned that a council media team will be taking photographs and making video recordings at the event for promotional purposes. Any images or clips could be shared in their printed publications, the council’s website, social media and online documents; with photograph consent to be requested from individuals separately before being shared with the public.

Readers should contact the council’s Leisure & Community team by calling 01329 236100 or emailing leisure@fareham.gov.uk for more information, or if they want to join in the exciting and popular event. Opening hours are normally 9am to 5pm except for office closures over the weekends.

PICTURED BY FAREHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL: Vehicles line up for previous 999 Day in the town centre.