Safer Vale Open Day a huge success


Published 05 August 2014


The Safer Vale Partnership Open day which took place at Barry Fire Station this year, was once again a huge success with visitors enjoying the glorious sunshine and range of activities and organisations.


Barry-Station-Open-Day-July-2014There was plenty to enjoy for all the family including live demonstrations by the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service including an aerial water tower rescue and a road traffic collision.


Amongst the entertainment available was magician Robin Fox, as well as dancing troupe Desert Divas and an owl display.


The Children had the opportunity to visit South Wales Police’s recreated crime scene and take a look at the clue themselves and to have their fingerprinting and an opportunity to meet and have a photograph taken with Tarian the school liaison puppet, while various partner agencies such as Atal Yr Fro Neighbourhood Watch, Flying Start and Trading Standards were on hand to give information to the public.


Inspector Steve Jennings said: “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 the Vale safe. Thanks to everyone who gave up their time to make the Family Fun Day such a roaring success."


Jane Hutt AM said: “It was fantastic to see so many people enjoying the Safer Vale Family Fun Day at the Barry Fire Station to celebrate the work of the Council’s White Ribbon campaign and Atal Yr Fro’s 'Walk in Women's Shoes' on Saturday 16th August in Romilly Park. Thank you to South Wales Police as well for their support on this great day.”