999 Services Day on Stade

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Representatives from the county’s emergency services are assembling on the Stade Open Space on Sunday (September 14) for Hastings 999 Emergency Services Day.

The event takes place from 10am to 4pm and is at the RNLI lifeboat station as well as The Stade and is completely free.

Clive Mayhew, press officer for Hastings RNLI, said: “The event has been organised by a small group of volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew who wanted to do something for the community.

“Together with the other emergency services, and with the grateful help of some local businesses, they have planned what promises to be the largest Emergency Services Day the town has ever seen.

“It has been several years since the last hugely successful 999 display at The Stade in Hastings.

“After all the heavy storms and severe weather over the winter Hastings RNLI felt that another event should be held to raise awareness of the many essential emergency services out there, what they do when things go wrong, and the roles they play in keeping our community safe.”

The lifeboat station will be opened up to members of the public and there will be an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Hastings lifeboats.

Members of the voluntary crew and stewards will be available to answer questions, talk about the work of the RNLI and take visitors on board the all weather lifeboat

Volunteers from the Lifeboat Society will be manning stalls outside the station where there will be a tombola, raffle and games.

As well as Hastings RNLI offering tours on its lifeboats, more than 20 other emergency services and voluntary organisations will be attending Sunday’s event, bringing along their personnel and equipment for the public to see.