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Emergency Services to show how we are being kept safe

Deputy Mayor’s Office, Police and Fire services team up at the Great Yorkshire Show to demonstrate how they are working together to keep our communities safe and feeling safe.

Visitors to the Great Yorkshire Show are invited to meet the teams keeping you safe and feeling safe in York and North Yorkshire. The Office for Policing, Fire, Crime and Commissioning, North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will be on stand 328, next to GOLD GATE.

On Friday 12 July, Mayor for York and North Yorkshire David Skaith and Deputy Mayor for Policing Fire and Crime Jo Coles will be on stand 328 between 10am–11:30am to meet visitors to the show.

The joint stand will feature:

·  An opportunity to meet the York and North Yorkshire Mayor David Skaith and Deputy Mayor for Policing, Fire and Crime, Jo Coles and find out more about their roles and the work of the Office for Policing, Fire, Crime and commissioning.

·  VR Goggles – suitable for 13+, experience road traffic collision as a passenger and the work that the emergency services do at the scene. 

·  Vehicles - police and fire bikes and the return of a special edition police John Deere tractor, kindly loaned by Ripon Farm Services.

·  Fire safety for the home, farm and business.

·  Road Safety Children’s Activity Table.

·  Rural crime prevention advice for your home, your belongings, your vehicle and yourself.

·  Horse riding Road Safety Advice 

·  And much more.

Jo Coles, Deputy Mayor for Policing, Fire and Crime, for York and North Yorkshire said:

“The Great Yorkshire Show is a brilliant celebration of our region and I'm looking forward to attending with the Mayor to meet residents to discuss people's concerns and priorities. 

“It's also a chance to find out about my work as Deputy Mayor and North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service who do such important work to keep us all safe. 

“Please come along to stand 328 near the Golden Gate if you want to find out more." 

 

David Skaith, Mayor for York and North Yorkshire said:

“Our colleagues in policing, fire and crime have come up with a fantastic stand for this year’s Great Yorkshire Show, and I’m really looking forward to being part of it. It’s a great platform for introducing Jo Coles, our new Deputy Mayor for Policing Fire and Crime.

“It’s really important for Jo and I to hear what the people of York and North Yorkshire see as priorities for safety and the causes of crime, across our urban, rural and coastal communities.

“If you’re heading to Harrogate, please take some time to visit our stand and find out more about the work our police and fire teams do.”

 

Nicola Colbourne, North Yorkshire Police Neighbourhood Policing Inspector said:
"We are absolutely delighted to be back at the Great Yorkshire Show this year and we're looking forward to meeting all the visitors who make their way along to our stand. 

“Our neighbourhood policing team will be there, and we'd love to have the opportunity to listen to your concerns and share with you the work that we do to keep communities safe and feeling safe."

 

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Area Manager Tom Hirst said:
“North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is a key member of our area’s Road Safety Partnership, and this year we are delighted to be focusing our efforts at the Great Yorkshire Show on road safety. 

“To help our team have some fantastic conversations this year, we will be bringing a range of items with us including our virtual reality goggles, and our fire bikes. 

“We are looking forward to engaging with people and providing safety information to help our communities to feel safe and be safe on the roads, so if you’re coming to the Show please come over and say hello.”

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