Friday, 10 September 2010

Waddesdon Open Day

This is a Community Message from Aylesbury Watch Office on Thursday 9 September 2010.

Waddesdon emergency services open day is being held this weekend on Saturday 11 September between 10am and 5pm at Waddesdon Manor and everyone is invited to attend.

Waddesdon police station holds an annual open day with Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, and other organisations attending include South Central Ambulance Service, Buckinghamshire County Council and other partner agencies. The day is organised in a bid to offer residents of Aylesbury Vale information on their local organisations and the services which are widely available to them.

With it also being the National Trust's Heritage open day there is the added bonus of Waddesdon Manor being free to enter. An estimated 4,000 to 5,000 people are expected to attend the event, weather permitting.

Your local neighbourhood policing officers will be on hand talking about the role of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and the responsibilities the officers and PCSOs have. The Special Constabulary will also be available to talk to about their role and how other people can help and join the team if interested.

The Force helicopter will hopefully be making an appearance and the local Neighbourhood Action Group will also have a stall explaining their role and the good work they do in the local community.

For the children, a 'power slide' will be available and the Manor will be providing face painting, balloons and much more.

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), Antony Hurd, said: "This will be a great opportunity for everyone, young and old, to find out more about the emergency services and what we do in the area. It will also be a chance for you to meet your local neighbourhood team and highlight the issues affecting you.

"Please come along to this free event, not only to support the Manor but your emergency services too."