Roadshows aimed at helping people in Cornwall to stay safe and healthy this summer have seen hundreds of local people and visitors get the message

The roadshows have visited the Pentewan Sands Holiday Park in St Austell and the Perran Sands Holiday Park, Perranporth during the last two weeks. The events saw representatives from Public Health & Protection, Trading Standards, Fire and Rescue Service, Public Health and Road Safety, as well as the NHS SunSafe Team, the RNLI, the Coastguard, Right Response Training and the Police.

Among the safety messages on offer was advice on the daily unit guidelines for alcohol; dog welfare and microchipping and guidance on skin care and staying safe in the sun.

Ann Marie Jameson, from the Council’s Public Health and Protection team, said “We all want to enjoy the summer and have a good time but there are specific safety messages around summer, camping and being near the sea which need highlighting."

Mark Pratten from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said “We used fire appliances and held a range of activities to keep the children engaged whilst we talked to adults about the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning from barbeques being brought into tents, caravans and camper vans.”

By 2016 all dogs in the UK must be micro chippedand council staff were on hand at both events to give advice and have their dogs chipped.

Cornwall Council are also working alongside the Dog’s Trust to encourage more dog owners to have their pets micro chipped, with free micro chipping available in Hayle and Redruth on August 29 and in Bodmin on August 30.