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What would the cost be to the council of the lifeguard service provided by Jurassic Paddle Sports?

  • by JW

There’s been quite a furore over the future of a very popular and much-loved local business:

Petition to save Sidmouth’s Jurassic Paddle Sports reaches over 100 signatures in two hours | Sidmouth Nub news

Public outcry as popular Sidmouth business’s future on ‘rocky ground’ | SIdmouth Herald

It now seems to have been resolved:

Council agrees terms with Jurassic Paddle Sports amid concerns for its future | Sidmouth Nub news

Here to stay – three year extension for popular business after public outcry | Sidmouth Herald


Meanwhile, on the Sidmouth Plastic Warriors Facebook pages, there’s been some debate – with one particular comment referring to the public service provided to the District Council:

Denise Bickley shared a post about

Jurassic Paddle Sports
Jacki Stokes
Denise, I think one of the issues for Jurassic Paddle Sports is the proposed increased cost. To make it fair for other traders and therefore not to be seen giving JP Sports preferential treatment, couldn’t EDDC offset the proposed increased costs against what they would have had to pay a dedicated Lifeguard to patrol a similar area of the beach. In fact, doing it this way EDDC would probably end up owing JP Sports! Good idea? Maybe other businesses could secure a decrease in their rates by providing associated public services?


The District Council needs the lifeguarding services of JPS if it is to get a Blue Flag award for Sidmouth next year:

What needs to be done to get a Blue Flag award for Sidmouth’s beaches