‘Solution in sight’ for coastguard on Sidmouth beaches

Earlier in the year, East Devon beaches were given awards – but Sidmouth didn’t manage to get the top award:

Sidmouth misses out on Blue Flag

 

The District Council’s Beach Safety Officer Peter Blythe, got in touch with the Vision Group – and spoke at its AGM last month.

Here’s his talk in full:

Report on a talk by Peter Blyth given to the VGS on June 6th 2019

 

Things might be moving forward – and it’s a question of resources with talks happening between the District Council and the Lifeboat service.

 

Sidmouth lifeboat station

Sidmouth lifeboat station
Independent lifeboat station on The Esplanade. For history see LinkExternal link.
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Here’s today’s piece from the Herald:

 

Pressure mounts to bring lifeguards to town beach after year of planning

Pressure is mounting to bring lifeguards to Sidmouth beach – but the lifeboat service has been told it must make a ‘long term commitment’.

The district council, which owns the beach, is worried it might have to foot the bill in future years unless funding for 10 summers can be guaranteed…

Sidmouth Lifeboat says it is confident a solution is in sight…

At Monday’s town council meeting councillors urged EDDC to not ‘stand in the way’…

Pressure mounts to bring lifeguards to town beach after year of planning

   
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