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Celebrate Banbury’s Vital Emergency Services this September

Update 9/9/2022

Following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and as a mark of respect, we have decided to cancel our Emergency Services Day on Saturday 10th September. Our heartfelt sympathy and thoughts are with the Royal Family at this sad time. More details will be shared in due course about the rescheduling of this event.


Event Cancelled





Thames Valley Police, Banbury Town Council and Castle Quay, will be celebrating the Emergency Services on Saturday 10th September between 9am – 3.30pm at the Spiceball Park. Representatives from the Police, Fire, Search and Rescue and Ambulance Services will be at the event to promote the work of the emergency services, advise on how the public should use the emergency services responsibly, educate the public about basic lifesaving skills, and promote the many career and volunteering opportunities available within these vital organisations.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a full day of appearances from Thames Valley Police, Oxfordshire Search and Rescue, Highways England, and St John Ambulance. To make the day extra special there will be a funfair for the family to enjoy for free.

Emergency Services Day (also known as 999 Day) is a national day across the UK and is supported by HM The Queen, the Prime Minister and First Ministers of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Tom Scholes-Fogg is the Founder and Chief Executive of the Emergency Services Day and decided to set the day up after discovering that there was no annual day across Britain to honour 999 heroes. Tom is a serving police officer within a major English police service and is the Founder and Chief Executive of the UK’s 999 Cenotaph.

After visiting the event the public can enjoy the best street food in Banbury at Castle Quay’s Lock29. There is something for every taste and desire including Mexican, Asian, Greek, Italian and British cuisines plus an array of sweet treats. Drinks can also be enjoyed at Tap Social, a craft beer and hospitality social enterprise that recently opened within Lock29.

Interested? Then head over to the Facebook event page to set yourself a reminder!

Event page