RESIDENTS were able to discover valuable information about emergency preparedness, fire safety, crime prevention and personal safety at Sandy Hill Bungalow’s Community Safety Day.

The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about the range of services available to residents to help keep them safe both inside and outside their homes.

Surrey Community Action provided information on how to avoid telephone scams and fraud awareness, and the RNLI had valuable information particularly at this time of year for swimmers.

Warmth Matters project officer, Claire Dawson, offered advice and practical support on how to save money on utility bills and practical changes that can be made to the home to make it warmer.

She said: “Living in a cold home can exacerbate many health problems, make it difficult for children to concentrate at school and add to financial worries, therefore affecting a person’s mental health. A warm home can improve the health and well-being of all the family.”

The Waverley Community Safety team brought plenty of gadgets and stickers to make a home a safer place, while Surrey Fire and Rescue attended with one of their fire engines, which both children and adults were able to sit in.

The Bungalow has a public access defibrillator provided by British Heart Foundation on its outside wall and has now trained more than 40 members of the public in CPR and use of a defibrillator.

With the support of Farnham Area Timebank, bacon rolls and cake were available to give sustenance to those who attended.