Emergency Services Family Fun Day comes to Bournemouth this summer!

Emergency Services Family Fun Day
Emergency Services Family Fun Day

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will be bringing its Emergency Services Family Fun Day to Kings Park, Bournemouth on Saturday 22 July from 11am to 4pm.

Following two very successful years at Poole Park, the free family event is making the move to Kings Park, Bournemouth to help the emergency services engage with new families and communities.

Kings Park is situated just north of Boscombe town centre, next to AFC Bournemouth, where there is plenty of parking available.

As in previous years, the Family Fun Day will be presented with Dorset Police, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and local education charity SafeWise.

The Emergency Services Family Fun Day provides a platform for all of the ‘blue light’ services to demonstrate their appliances, equipment and skills in a safe and controlled environment.

You and your family will be able to meet some of the great people who help to keep your community safe, with many activities and demonstrations for everybody to enjoy.

See how Dorset Police use their highly trained police dogs, their specialist Marine Unit and their new drone fleet to tackle crime across Dorset. Meet paramedics and find out more about the local Air Ambulance. Learn how the Fire and Rescue Service rescues animals large and small. Experience how dangerous putting water onto a chip pan can be and see why installing sprinklers is the best way to stop a house fire in its tracks and so much more.

Since its inception in 2010, the Emergency Services Family Fun Day has raised over £12,000 for the Fire Fighters Charity and SafeWise and promises to get the school summer holidays off to the perfect start.

Published on the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance website

Broadstone Community Speed Watch – July 2017

Good news, and more good news!

Good news – since the relaunch of Broadstone Community Speed Watch the end of April 2017, the Watch has completed more CSW operations than it did in a year under the previous arrangements.

Good news – more residents of Broadstone are engaging with members of the Broadstone Community Speed Watch and sharing their issues and concerns regarding vehicles being driven at excessive speed on our local roads. This enables the Watch to target their efforts, and to pass on information to Dorset Police which might be acted upon by them.

Good news – and perhaps the best news to date, is that Broadstone Community Speed Watch has had an application for funds approved by Tesco, this under the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ scheme.

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Broadstone Community Speed Watch – May 2017

The Broadstone Community Speed Watch ‘Special’ event is now a distant memory, and your Community Speed Watch team is back in the business of monitoring vehicle speeds on the roads and highways that pass through the Broadstone Ward.

Broadstone Community Speed Watch (BCSW) recommenced operations on the 16th May and, up to the 26th May, had carried out Speed Watch operations on West Way, Pinesprings Drive, Springdale Road, Roman Road and Lancaster Drive. Further operations are planned for the months ahead.

Feedback from several residents, who live on or near these roads, was encouraging and confirmed the need for Community Speed Watch operations. One resident asked if the attendance of your Speed Watch team could be a regular event, since the reduction in vehicle speeds produced a noticeable reduction in noise levels.

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Simply, a great day!

On Saturday the 29th April Broadstone Community Speed Watch held a ‘Special Event’ to relaunch itself as a wholly independent Watch operation.

The day was without doubt a huge success. This entirely due to the outstanding efforts of the BCSW volunteers, Dorset Police, Local Businesses and the incredible interest and support received from members of our Broadstone community.

The Dorset Police CSW Unit, Dorset Police ‘No Excuses’ team, the Dorset Police Camera team and an information team provided additional interest for visitors, and many children and adults enjoyed sitting in the Police Patrol car lighting up the ‘Blues and Twos’ complete with siren.

The event was attended by numerous dignitaries, notably Michael Tomlinson M.P. (Mid Dorset & North Poole) and several representatives from Poole Borough Council, the Association of Dorset Watches, the Association of Poole Watches, Broadstone Neighbourhood Watch and members of Community Speed Watches from Corfe Mullen and Canford Heath.

In addition to our tent and displayed items, the BCSW volunteers had a busy time answering questions posed by interested Broadstone residents, and directing those residents with queries requiring more Police related responses to the Police Officers supporting our event.

Our Broadstone NPT Police officers also provided a Bicycle Security marking service which attracted a large number of local cyclists. Within a relatively short space of time some 47 bicycles were security marked and registered. Many thanks to the marking done by PCSO Kerrie Burns, PCSO Dan Cammell and PCSO James Somerville.

Finally, our Prize draw was successful in that 15 Prizes, donated by Broadstone businesses and others, were available and won. This raised a total of £293.50 which will set us on our way to equipping our Watch with the clothing and equipment necessary for our Watch to function.

The prize winning tickets were drawn by PCSO Kerrie Burns, and witnessed by BCSW team members. The lucky winners were notified on Monday 1st May 2017. The list of prizes and the businesses that donated these are shown on the prize winning list.

A good day for all, and sincere thanks to all those who made this event so memorable and so special. We look forward to seeing and meeting Broadstone residents when we are carrying out Community Speed Watch operations, so come and talk to us. We are doing this to reduce excessive speeding and this to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries on our roads in and around Broadstone.

Broadstone Community Speed Watch

Prize Winners at Event on 29th April

All our prize winners have been contacted and have either received their prizes or will receive them shortly.

Broadstone Community Speed Watch Event 29th April 2017 – List of Prize Winning numbers & Donors

Raffle Ticket Number Raffle Ticket Colour Prize Donated by
63 WHITE Police Patrol car experience Dorset Police
224 WHITE £50 cash prize Anonymous
150 WHITE Five x £10 vouchers towards 5 rounds of 9 hole golf Anonymous
149 PINK Two (1 month) x Gold Membership Junction Sports & Leisure Club
143 WHITE Five (£10 vouchers) Moonlight Indian restaurant
171 PINK One vouchers (£25) Wetherspoons
324 WHITE Vouchers (£30) Tiien Thai Restaurant
164 WHITE One voucher (£30) Goods Yard
41 PINK Mystery Prize Forum Jeweller’s
55 PINK 6 bottles of wine Anonymous
73 PINK Flowers/plant Flower Lounge
240 WHITE One small grey carpet(4×2) Marsden’s
94 PINK Six bottles of wine Hillier Wilson Estate Agents
34 PINK One voucher (meal for two) 29029 restaurant
38 PINK 20% discount voucher Franco’s Italian restaurant


Could you be a speedwatch volunteer and help catch speeding drivers?

RESIDENTS in Broadstone who have concerns about speeding in the area are being encouraged to sign up to Community Speed Watch.

Volunteers use hand-held devices to record and monitor details of motorists seen speeding and can also make a note of drivers suspected of using a mobile phone or not wearing a seatbelt.

The police then send warning letters to these motorists and if drivers are persistently caught, they will be targeted by the Force’s No Excuse team.

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Volunteers invited to sign up to Community Speed Watch

Dorset Police is inviting local communities who have concerns about speeding in their area to sign up to Community Speed Watch.

The initiative gives local communities the opportunity to get actively involved in road safety, with teams operating in villages, towns and urban areas across Dorset to discourage motorists from speeding.

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Broadstone Community Speed Watch Event Update

Please come along to this special event and meet your Broadstone Community Speed Watch team, meet representatives from Dorset Police, view police specialist vehicles, meet your Neighbourhood Police Team and have your bicycle security marked for free, enter the Prize Draw.

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