Community Safety fun day a huge success
The Community Safety Partnership family fun day which took place at Bridgend Police Station this year, was once again a huge success with well in excess of 3,000 visitors enjoying the glorious sunshine and range of activities and organisations.
There was plenty to enjoy for all the family including displays by police dogs and horses, traffic officers, scenes of crime, underwater search unit, along with partners to include the fire service, guide dogs for the blind, the army and the navy to name only a few.
Visitors to the event at Bridgend Police Station were given access to the custody suite for fingerprinting and an opportunity to meet and have a photograph taken with a `real' prisoner, while various partner agencies such as Neighbourhood Watch, Victim Support and Trading Standards were on hand to give information to the public.
The birds of prey, BMX bikes, free runners and huge inflatable football pitch proved a huge hit with the children.
Communities and Partnerships Inspector and one of the event organisers Ralph Harris spoke about the day's success:
"Feedback from visitors has been incredibly positive, and we feel it was a tremendous opportunity for us to engage with the public in a fun environment and an opportunity to showcase all the hard work that goes into keeping our communities in South Wales safe.Thanks to everyone who gave up their time to make the Family Fun Day such a roaring success."