‘Great success’ for Daventry Emergency Services Fun Day with over 4,000 visitors

Over 4,000 visitors of all ages were treated to a fun day of games and entertainment at Daventry to learn about the work done by emergency services in the community.

The Emergency Services Fun Day was held at Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village in Hawke Road between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday August 10.

Families were able to enjoy a range of activities – from battling in sumo suits and playing hockey to seeing police and fire vehicles and even watching fire crews demonstrate how they opened up cars to save people. wounded.

The Emergency Services Fun Day was held at Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village in Hawke Road last week.

Portfolio holder for Community Safety and Engagement and Regulatory Services at West Northamptonshire Council, Councilor David Smith, said: ‘The aim of the event was to provide members of the community with the opportunity to Learn more about the work of our Community Safety Partnership and chat with members of our emergency services.

“It was a tremendous success. There were 1,000 people coming through the doors in the first 45 minutes and the event staff counted up to 4,000 people throughout the day.

Also at the event were stalls and games, free burgers and drinks, and a musical performance by the Daventry Ukulele Group.

There were also stalls offering information on Northamptonshire Police’s Blue Butterfly Project and Bicycle Marking Scheme, RE-Solve, Emergency Services Cadets, GYM (Guiding Young Minds), Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service , Mind, Daventry Leisure Centre, Community First Responders, local housing associations and others.

Cllr Smith continued: “Special thanks to all the emergency service representatives – Northants Fire and EMAS for the great demonstrations, Daventry Ukulele Group for their performance, Cummins Daventry for all their support and help. apprentices helping the congregation during the day. Many thanks also to DSLV for the venue and the RRT Rapid Relief team who provided free burgers and drinks.

“Everyone who attended the stalls and activities was absolutely fantastic and everyone had a great time.”

The fun day was organized by West Northants Community Safety Partnership under the Daventry Operation Unite banner, which includes Northamptonshire Police, West Northamptonshire Council, Daventry Town Council, Cummins, DSLV and the Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service.