An estimated 25,000 people attended Eastbourne’s 28-year-old emergency services display on Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6.
People were treated to displays from Sussex Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, RNLI, Coastguards and many more. There was also a funfair plus stands and displays from many other services and charities.
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, who opened the event, said, “I was honoured to open the 999 event led this year by Sussex Police. This is in its 28th year, which I have seen grow year on year so I was really delighted to show my support for the emergency services and the amazing work these men and women do on our behalf throughout the year to keep us safe. It was a great opportunity to give local residents the chance to have their say on policing and crime in Sussex through my Talk Sussex programme.”
Sussex Police Chief Constable Giles York said, “This is the first time in my six years with Sussex Police I have visited the Eastbourne 999 weekend. I was impressed by the scale and organisation of the event. It is important that emergency services demonstrate just what we do on a daily basis and how all services work together to keep Sussex safe.
“These types of events are also so important to talk with members of the public about crime prevention, victim support, domestic abuse awareness and many other important subjects and are great for encouraging people to become involved in their local community through schemes such as Neighbourhood Watch and Speed Watch. I look forward to attending next year.”
To make the event better next year, people who attended can take part in a short survey at: http://www.sussexpolicesurveys.com/999eastbourne/ To watch event videos go to: http://bambuser.com/channel/sussexpolice1. TVS’ videos are at: http://vimeo.com/channels/999Weekend