Belfast Telegraph

Gateway to safety

By Michael Bashford

North Down DPP has met with over 125 members of Bangor Senior Gateway at a safety event for people with learning disabilities.

The event, which involved the PSNI, North Down Borough Council and Home Accident Prevention, provided information on road safety, stranger danger, contacting the police, and accident prevention, during a fun-filled evening.

Bangor Senior Gateway Club coordinator Joe Brown said: “Bangor Senior Gateway has been in operation for over 30 years and we have over 125 members ranging from 18 to 60. We meet every second Thursday and this would not be possible without the help of a team of trusted volunteers.

“This event was a fun and informative evening for all the club members. It was great for them to meet their local police officers and learn how to keep themselves safe.”

Chair of North Down District Policing Partnership, Councillor Anne Wilson said: “The DPP are delighted to be working with Bangor Senior Gateway Club. It is an organisation that brings so much to many families and residents across North Down.

“The information and talks were entertaining but gave clear safety messages. I particularly enjoyed the tea party provided by Conlig Work Skills. I could tell the members of the Gateway Club enjoyed themselves; I know the DPP certainly did.”

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