Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Birthday celebrations for Eastbourne’s 999 Weekend

Families are being invited to Eastbourne’s 999 Weekend, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

It’s hoped the wet weather will not deter families from enjoying a fantastic day out this weekend (7-8th July) on the Western Lawns.

Last year’s event attracted a record number of visitors - more than the 20,000 recorded in previous years.

All of the various emergency services will gather for a spectacular family event to highlight the work they do in local communities which make it a safer place to live in.

The huge event is a firm favourite on the local calendar and visitors are given the opportunity to meet members of the emergency services, as well as an up-close look at 999 response vehicles.

Eastbourne’s Borough Commander, Dave Sheppard, of East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said:

Eastbourne's Emergency Services look forward to welcoming visitors to the Western Lawns this weekend for what is believed to be the biggest such event on the south coast. There will be lots to see and do, including displays in the main arena from each Service so we are keeping our fingers crossed 11that the weather joins in for what should be a very fun and informative family event”.

A full timetable of scenarios and demonstrations run throughout the weekend can be viewed at www.999display.co.uk.

The weekend is jointly organised by Sussex Police, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, South East Coast Ambulance Service, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the RNLI and supported by Eastbourne Borough Council.

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