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Friday, October 20, 2017

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 Friday 3 November and Saturday 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 on the carousel funfair bouncy castle.

There will also be 3 funfair stalls including Safe Archery, Air Inflated Basketball, 5 A Side Football Competitions and face painting 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 provide a lot of fun for young people and are a big 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. I am sure the young people of Skelmersdale will really enjoy them.”

In addition to these events, Lancashire County Council’s Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help service are organising a Neighbourhood Fair at The Zone, Yeadon, on Monday 30 October, from 1pm-3pm, and a Neighbourhood Community Day at Eavesdale Neighbourhood Centre on Tuesday 31 October 1pm – 3pm. For further details, please contact The Zone on 01695 651350 and the Eavesdale Neighbourhood Centre on 01695 724873 regarding their respective events.

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