Coastguard's school visits axed in cost-cutting move
Coastguards have this week been asked to stop making visits
to local schools as part of a raft of cost-cutting measures from
The Burnham team often visit schools and community groups to hand
out seaside safety advice, but the new money-saving measures from
Westminster mean those have now had to be halted.
Newey, Coastguard Manager for the Severn Sector, confirmed to
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A freeze has been placed on all marketing
and advertising at Coastguard stations across the UK, which includes
visits to schools where fuel or staff costs would be incurred."
Treasury guidance is part of a raft of cost-cutting measures to
tackle the budget defecit - it's a sign of the times that we live
added that schools and groups can still visit the Coastguard station
itself on Burnham seafront when it is manned, if pre-arranged,
providing that no costs are incurred.
photo shows the Burnham Coastguard team during a visit to East
Huntspill School earlier this year