Get ready for Hampshire 999 Emergency Show

Jul 7, 2015 | News

Emergency Services Show


The beautiful countryside of Bordon will play host to some of Hampshire’s most impressive emergency response vehicles and equipment during this year’s annual Hampshire 999 Emergency Show 2015 on Sunday 9 August.

The event had to be postponed due to adverse weather on 26 July and we hope the community will join us for the rescheduled show this Sunday.The event will feature an arena and static displays from current members of the emergency services, classic and custom cars, browse our many craft stalls & Information stalls, food and drink and much more for all the family and all ages and interests.

This packed full event will run from 10.30am to 6pm and will be set in scenic fields just off the A325. Entry is free and access to the show will be via the Quarry Road. A free shuttle bus service will be available from Whitehill Bordon bus stop, Pinehill Road, Chalet Hill (outside the carpet shop) and the Royal Mail Sorting office on the main A325 then on to the show and return throughout the day until 7pm.

Organiser Paul Wingate, a SCAS ambulance technician and Bordon resident, says: “Last year’s show was a great success and the weather was fantastic. We hope to raise lots of funds for our main charities in 2015 as well as other smaller charities who will be dotted around the event site.

“The show enables us to demonstrate the collaborative working of all the emergency services, pass on essential community safety messaging and raise awareness of some of the lesser known blue light services run by volunteers such as the Hampshire search & Rescue Dogs and St Johns Ambulance to name but a few.”

Paul added: “We have fantastic preserved 999 vehicles attending and classic cars and motorcycles whose owners spend so much time, effort and money to keep on show for the public. This year we also have some exciting new attractions which we hope the public will enjoy as well as giving everyone a great day out with lots to see and do. We have Kidszone including face painting, children’s funfair rides, bouncy castles and come and meet 999 Ted, Mascot of SCAS.

“The show started three years ago and it has now established itself as one of the largest events in Hampshire and this is thanks to all the volunteers who attend the show and the assistance of the Whitehill and Bordon Town Partnership. Without them all we wouldn’t be able to put the show on.”