Buoyed up for village’s harbour day

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POLICE officers are buoyed up for their chance to talk crime prevention.

Officers from Whitley Bay neighbourhood policing team will have a crime prevention stall at Cullercoats Harbour Day, which takes place on Saturday from 11am to 3pm.

The day raises funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and there will be displays from the RNLI lifeboat, Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade and lifeguards as well as live music and a variety of stalls.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Dave Foy, pictured, whose team regularly patrol the bay and surrounding areas, said: “This event is a real highlight for the community and we’re looking forward to being a part of it.

“We’re pleased to come along to these type of community events where we can talk to residents and visitors while they enjoy a fun family event and support a good cause at the same time.”

Frank Taylor, Cullercoats RNLI operations manager said: “Everyone at the lifeboat station is very grateful to the neighbourhood policing team for their involvement.

“Harbour day raises vital funds for our charity and everyone involved is working very hard to make it a success.

“Our volunteer crew will be demonstrating how they save lives at sea and there will be a number of attractions for the public to enjoy.

“We are looking forward to welcoming as many as possible and are crossing our fingers for sunshine.”