4th Annual Public Services Day

Heather Stout, Dan Marham and David McGhee from the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative organised the 4th Annual Public Services Day to be held in North Halifax this week.

Junior Wardens from Ash Green Community Primary School and Moorside Community Primary School attended the event on Wednesday 7 June at Halifax Rugby Union Ground.

Services who attended gave brief snapshots of the jobs they do in our local communities.

Service providers who attended were as follows:

  • West Yorkshire Police
  • West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Prevention Team
  • Calderdale Council Safer Cleaner Green Team
  • Calderdale Council Recycling Team
  • Calderdale Council Community Wardens
  • Calderdale Council Environmental Health Team

The annual event is organised so that young people can learn about some of the important work that takes place on a daily basis in and around their communities.

All the services gave fantastic demonstrations of their jobs including West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service, who allowed the young people to have a good look at their vehicles and the equipment they carry.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service also sent along their Prevention Team Manager, Karina Gonzalez who gave the  young people a very important presentation on how to help prevent fires and what to do and not to do whilst being a passenger in a car.

The Safer Cleaner Green Team let the young people have a good look at the equipment they use to keep our communities clean and safe, whilst the recycling team explained the importance of recycling in this throw away age.

Community Wardens, Jonny Cato and Zameer Akhtar, explained about some of the important work they do to keep our communities safe, as well as clean and tidy.

Meanwhile, David Dunbar, Senior Environmental Health Officer, explained about some of the more unusual aspects of his job…

Everyone agreed the day had been another huge success.

 

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