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Week of safety events in park

Posted onPosted on 7th Jun

Newark and Sherwood District Council has  again partnered up with Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service to host educational sessions dedicated to safety.

A week-long event is being held at Vicar Water Country Park, Clipstone, from Tuesday, 18th June until Friday, 21st June.

Activities and talks during the sessions are being run by the council, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Nottinghamshire Police, VIA, Sherwood Forest, RLNI, Hope, and Newark Community First Aid.

Matthew Finch, director of Communities and Environment at the council said: “These sessions are a great way to educate and inform people about safety and really getting those important messages across in an interactive way that people can enjoy as they learn.”

“As always it is fantastic to work with our partners to improve our communities and create a safe Newark and Sherwood.”

Inspector Charlotte Ellam, District Commander for Newark and Sherwood, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to work with our local partners on this important education project for young people across Newark and Sherwood.

“Our officers will be holding sessions around wildlife and rural crime each day across the two weeks, which we anticipate around 1,000 school children are due to attend and benefit from.

“Keeping people safe is our top priority as a police force, so we’re always keen to get involved in anything like this that can make a positive difference to our communities.”

Michelle Broll, district prevent officer at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, added: “This is an amazing opportunity to reach hundreds of year six students across the Newark and Sherwood District.

“We are looking forward to explaining the dangers of fire and water safety using local crews and showcasing our Mobile Risky Room workstation.

“Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service will be getting the event off to a great start with our active warm-up session delivered by Fire Service personnel raising the young people’s energy levels before the big day.”