HRH Princess Anne to visit South Park tri-service station
HRH Princess Anne will visit Lincoln on Monday 28 June to officially open Lincoln's joint ambulance fire and police station at South Park, and to visit staff involved in the response to the Covid pandemic at the County Emergency Centre.
Although the tri-service station was fully operational in late 2019, the pandemic has prevented an official opening from taking place to date.
HRH will be greeted by representatives from all three emergency services, as well as county councillors and staff. Joint funded by Lincolnshire County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner and £7.5m of government funding, the £21m tri-service emergency centre is a ground-breaking example of exceptional collaborative working.
HRH Princess Anne will have an escorted tour of the building, meeting operational staff from all three emergency services who will showcase a range of equipment and resources, including a special meet and greet with police dog ‘Frankie’ from Lincolnshire Police's Dog Unit. She will then officially open the building.
Her visit will conclude with lunch at the County Emergency Centre – the centre of much multi-agency activity during the Covid pandemic.
PCC Marc Jones said: “It will be a pleasure and an honour to welcome Princess Anne to Lincolnshire.
“The visit is an excellent way to recognise the innovation and effectiveness of the new station and to acknowledge the amazing work done by the staff during such a challenging period.”