Vital lifeguard service to continue in East Lindsey thanks to £173K boost

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Lifeguard services at Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea’s main tourist beaches will continue for a further three years thanks to a £173K boost from East Lindsey District Council.

During today’s (Tuesday, September 10) Executive Board meeting, Councillors agreed to fund the service for a further three years until 2016, at a total cost to the Council of £172,985.

The Council’s portfolio holder covering beach safety and tourism, Coun Adam Grist, said: “The RNLI has provided a high quality and respected beach lifeguard service in East Lindsey for a number of years now and I’m pleased we’re able to extend that agreement.

“Not only do the lifeguards provide a visible reassuring presence to beach users, they also offer advice on water safety and the need to respect the sea.”

Darren Lewis, RNLI senior lifeguard manager, added: “The RNLI is delighted to be working with East Lindsey District Council for another three years and the partnership continues to go from strength to strength.

“Our lifeguards are looking forward to keeping the area’s beaches safe and protected throughout the summer seasons and will once again be providing a friendly and reassuring presence to the thousands of tourists and local people who enjoy the popular coastline.”

The RNLI provides high quality equipment, operating bases and training ensuring the standards of the lifeguards and the service remain high.