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Friday, October 21, 2016

Don’t miss the Go4it events at Skelmersdale Fire Station

Young people can have a great time enjoying pulsar laser Quest and many other exciting activities at Skelmersdale Fire Station.

The event is open to all age groups but children under 11 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership has organised the free annual Go4it programme at the fire station as part of its annual Bright Sparx Campaign.

Activities take place on Thursday 3 November and Friday 4 November between 5pm and 8pm.

The young people can show off their football skills in the penalty shootout and beat the goalie games. They can also test their nerve on a simulator game of the television show Wipe Out, and have a go at the fun inflatable boxing.

There will also be two funfair stalls, and facepainting and nail art organised by Lancashire County Council's Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service, who will also have staff members supporting the event.

Matthew Hamer, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service station manager for West Lancashire, said: “Young people from the Skelmersdale area can attend Skelmersdale Fire Station over the two nights, where we provide them with plenty of enjoyable activities.

“The station will be a safe environment for local young people, which assists with reducing the risk of people being hurt in fire related incidents. It also provides somewhere that is fun for the young people to enjoy themselves and engage with the other supporting agencies.”

Dave Tilleray, West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership chairman, said: “Go4it activities are a major part of the Bright Sparx Action plan which aims to reduce anti-social behaviour around this time of year.”

Councillor Kevin Wright, portfolio holder for Community Safety, said: “I am really pleased the Community Safety Partnership has been able to organise these fun events once again. These events have been really enjoyable in the past and I am sure they will be so again this year.”

There are plenty of other exciting events being organised in the run up to Bonfire Night by Lancashire County Council's Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service, particularly at the Youth Zone in Skelmersdale. For more information visit the West Lancs Youth Zone facebook page (external link).

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