As the summer season draws to an end, we wave goodbye to the RNLI lifeguards. They have been on the beach since July 8th doing full time safety patrols and will be back on duty next summer.
SDC fund the RNLI Lifeguards to provide an additional service at Burnham and Berrow Beaches during the summer holidays. They work alongside the Sedgemoor-employed Beach Wardens and work together to maintain beach safety. Before they started on their beach duties, the lifeguards visited 19 local schools to make sure that local children know about beach safety and spoke to 4,500 children ahead of the summer season.
A Sedgemoor District Council spokesman said “We want people to enjoy the beach safely. Although the RNLI lifeguards have departed for the winter, we would urge beach users to take care. We want you to enjoy the beach, but we also want you to recognise the dangers and never underestimate the power of the sea, especially during the stormy season.
Sedgemoor’s beach wardens have been on duty since the end of March and will be on duty until the end of September at Burnham on Sea and Berrow beaches. All beach wardens have first aid training and beach/jetty safety training.
All beach users are urged to follow safety signage and listen to any advice and warning information issued by Sedgemoor’s Beach Wardens– the staff are there to ensure your safetyClaire Faun
Corporate Relations Manager
Sedgemoor District Council