Another fantastic Joining Forces Day

Yesterday, we joined forces with partners from across South Yorkshire for another Joining Forces Day in the town centre.

Partners from Barnsley Council, South Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, Yorkshire Ambulance Trust, Barnsley College, Recovery Steps and many more came together for an emergency services day.

Residents got the chance to meet our front-line services including our wardens and safer neighbourhood teams, take a seat in blue light vehicles, get involved in engagement activities and gain an insight into their roles.

Our joining forces day is a great way to engage with members of the public, part of our ongoing work to make sure Barnsley continues to be a safe place.

Cllr Caroline Makinson, Cabinet Spokesperson for Public Health and Communities, said: “It’s been great to see so many young people and families attending our Joining Forces event in the town centre."

"The Joining Forces Day is a fantastic event for residents and visitors to meet our uniformed services and understand how we work together to make sure Barnsley continues to be a safe place.

"I’d like to thank all our partners for working together to put on another wonderful event."

Sergeant Alun Oliver, of the Barnsley Central Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “It’s a shame the weather wasn’t overly kind to us, but it was great to see so many people out and about coming to see what was going on.

“It’s great to meet people and discuss our work and the ways in which we are here alongside our partners to provide the best services we can. 

“We hope those of you who came over to say hello enjoyed the event and that we will see you again for future #JoiningForces activities.”

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