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PSNI and emergency services to attend grand finale of Brownlow Festival

On behalf of Brownlow Festival Committee, Brownlow Neighbourhood Policing Team are inviting the local community to attend Brownlow Festival at The Lakes this Saturday, September 6.

Festival at The  Lakes will take place at Craigavon Watersport Centre and  PSNI and other emergency services will provide a number of displays  focusing on road safety and community policing.

This event will bring  the week long Brownlow Festival to a close.

The Festival at The  Lakes will begin at 12 noon, although the more active among can start their  day with the Park Fun Run at Craigavon Lake at 9.30am. There will be something to  suit everyone with archery, a climbing wall, boat rides and a dragon boat race.  Those attending will be entertained with live performances from Moyraverty Arts  Drama Group .

PSNI, in conjunction  with the Ambulance Service and NIFRS, will also stage a mock Road  Traffic Collision with members of the public getting the opportunity to take on  the role of passenger in the car.

Sgt Peters explained:  “One of our local policing plan objectives is to improve road safety and we want  to use the mock collison to show the very real consequences of careless and  dangerous driving. With the help of our colleagues in the Fire and  Rescue and Ambulance Service we will demonstrate the trauma and reality of  being involved in a serious collision.”

The public will also  have the opportunity to inspect some police vehicles and equipment at close  quarters. Liveried police cars and landrovers will be on display along with  police motorbikes and quads.

Gerry McIlroy,  Chairperson of Brownlow Festival, said: “This is the third year in which the  festival committee have worked with a range of partners to deliver a range of  free activities across Brownlow. The Committee aim to promote an inclusive cross  cultural week long series of events celebrating all that is good in Brownlow.

“This year the the weeklong event is being supported by Peace 111 Southern  Partnership – Future Foundations priority and the  Festival Committee  are  also working closely with representatives of the British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland in order to highlight heart disease and raise funds for this important research charity. Please give generously to this worthy cause. We hope you enjoy the events and look forward to seeing  you at all or some of the events detailed in the  programme.”

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