‘Five hundred’ visitors per day have sought fire advice at a new one stop shop within the Hildreds’ in Skegness

More visitors than previously expected have sought advice regarding fire safety in the home since a one stop shop opened its doors on Monday.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has opened the specialist fire safety store at the Hildreds Shopping Centre which will be open until September 20 from 10am-2pm each day.

It offers the local community, and visitors to the area, the facility to find out more about fire safety, the importance of smoke alarms, and advice on keeping safe in the home and whilst on holiday to the area.

“It helps us engage with the local community where we are able to offer free advice,” said Watch Commander Matt King.

“We’ve had about 500 people through the door which is positive and we are stating the importance of fire and smoke alarms.” He added.

An official opening was held this afternoon (Thursday) when Lincolnshire County Councillor Peter Robinson snipped the ribbon with Steve Andrews deputy centre maanger at the Hildreds’

Daniel Vines, development crew manager, said on the shop: “It’s been good to advise the community about fire safety. They can just come in the shop and ask any questions.”

Partner organisations are also present including; Smoke Free Homes, Road Safety Partnership, police, First Contact and others.