SIRENS and smiles went hand in hand at a 999 community day in a town centre this weekend.

Holywell High Street was packed with emergency vehicles and keen learners as part of a North Wales Police (NWP) initiative event to educate youngsters on the work these services do.

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Hosted by NWP and Holywell Town Council, and under the organisation of PCSO Charlotte Carr, children were able to sit inside emergency vehicles, speak to staff and even wear their uniforms, and get an inside feel in the 999 industries.

PCSO Carr said: "This has been held for many years. It's organised by the police and town council but it;s a commnuity event, to get local charities, businesses, and emergency services on show.

"All services at the top of the High Street, like the fire brigade and the Coastguard, are all deployable so are currently on active duty.

"It's been really successful, we've had a good reaction to the finger-prints station and handing out freebies. Community engagement has been great."

Children were also jumping for joy on the netted trampoline, while others took to the skies in a fairground ride.

The Territorial Army and North Wales Police North Flintshire vehicles were also on site, as well as the Tobacco Control Education Unit with a furry favourite, Buster, a search dog from Wagtails.