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999 Emergency Services Day

by Alison Cornmell

Knowsley Council is marking Emergency Services Day on Thursday 9 September, by flying a bespoke Emergency Services Day flag outside the Huyton Municipal Building and the Kirkby Centre.

Emergency Services Day (also known as 999 Day) is a nationally recognised day, set up to show support for our NHS and emergency services.

Cllr Aston, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “We’re proud to mark 999 Day and show our support for the NHS and emergency services. The last 18 months have shown us the selflessness of the heroic people of the emergency services, who have been at the frontline of vital services throughout the pandemic. When we fly the flag, we are saying thank you and inviting our residents to join us in expressing our gratitude.”

As well as showing support, Knowsley Council also uses 999 Day to promote the importance of reporting to the emergency services.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods, said: “We know that the emergency services work 24/7 to ensure the welfare and safety of the public, and we encourage people to report responsibly in order that their time is best spent supporting those who need it. However, it’s vital that you do use our emergency services and report into them, specifically any incidents of crime or anti-social behaviour. If you’re in immediate danger or see a crime taking place, call 999 straight away. Or, you can report online or by calling 101 or Crimestoppers.”

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You can report to Merseyside Police online www.merseyside.police.uk

Or, report anonymously to Crimestoppers, either online https://crimestoppers-uk.org/ or by calling 0800 555 111

You can also speak in in confidence to Knowsley’s Crime and Communities Team by emailing safer.knowsley@knowsley.gov.uk

To find out more about 999 Day visit www.999day.org.uk