The Uckfield event took place on Thursday 11th April from 10am to 1pm, at Uckfield Fire Station in where approximately 580 people attended.
There was a mix of fun and learning through interactive displays such as water, road, rail, fire and community safety. Other attractions included a children’s entertainer, face painting, badge-making, arts and crafts and outdoor games. Children were able to sit behind the wheel of a fire engine and meet some of the local fire fighters.
“It promised to be a busy morning with lots of activities,” said Isabel Garden, Wealden’s Director of Planning Policy and Environmental Services. “There was plenty of fun and opportunities for both children and carers to pick up some useful messages about safety along the way.”
One You East Sussex were also be on hand to offer advice and support about healthier lifestyles, including giving up smoking, weight management and doing a bit more exercise.
The event is a partnership project between Wealden District Council, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and Freedom Leisure.
The Head of Community Safety for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, David Kemp, said: “We are delighted to be working with Wealden District Council to hold these safety days at our community fire stations. There will be something for everyone. Whilst the children are welcome to sit in a fire engine, we would welcome the opportunity to provide fire and home safety advice to the adults.”
The Safer Wealden Partnership has awarded funding for the event.
All images by Ron Hill (Hill Photographic)