Toy ‘disaster’ house goes on show in town centre

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Festive bargain hunters in Aylesbury are being urged to visit the ‘house that could save their lives’ while doing their Christmas shopping.

The model toy ‘house’ is actually an interactive display inside Friars Square Shopping Centre.

It will be used to demonstrate different emergency situations, from fires to flooding, along with the preventative steps that could be taken.

The display is being run by Bucks County Council’s resilience team and will be in the 3Space unit, next to Waterstones, from 10am-4pm all next week (starting Monday 10 December).

In the shop there will also be members of the council’s Community Safety Team, Red Cross and fire service.

Peter Cartwright, the council’s cabinet member for resources, said: “The recent floods across some parts of the county and across the UK have shown how important it is for people to be prepared in case of an emergency situation.

“Buckinghamshire is a relatively safe place to live, however it is wise to be prepared for the worst.

“I urge everyone to pop in and find out more.”