Milton Keynes Blue Light Hub opens its doors to the public

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The Blue Light Hub in West Ashland, Milton Keynes, will throw open its doors to the public for the first time on Saturday (13 August) with its inaugural Open Day.

The event will be the first time that the public will be able to visit the new base for the city’s ambulance, fire and rescue, and police services since it opened in June 2020.

Joe Epton, Paramedic and Clinical Team Educator for South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS), said: “The Blue Light Hub is a fantastic new base for our emergency and patient transport service teams and is a vast improvement on our two former bases in Bletchley and at Milton Keynes Hospital.

“I and my colleagues can’t wait to show visitors around the new base and help people find out more about what we, and the other emergency services, do here to protect and look after the local community.”

The event, which is free to attend and runs from 11am until 3pm, will allow visitors to see inside some of the emergency and non-emergency ambulances and response cars, talk to SCAS staff and volunteers, take part in emergency first aid training and find out about job and voluntary opportunities with the Trust.

In addition, there will be emergency demonstrations involving all three services and the chance to meet search and rescue dog, Huw, as well as horses from the Thames Valley Police mounted section. There will also be food and refreshments, rides and stalls, raffle prizes and much more.

The Blue Light Hub can be found in West Ashland on Thornbury, which is just off Groveway before the Redmoor Roundabout. There will be no public parking on site during the event or on nearby streets but there will be free parking available for visitors at MK 1 Shopping Park, a short walk away.

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