councillor apologises over lifeboat parking incident
Burnham-On-Sea councillor has said he regrets upsetting volunteers
at the town's RNLI station after leaving his car in a 'no parking
of the volunteers from the RNLI shop in Pier Street approached
Cllr Neville Jones, pictured, after he parked there while attending
a council meeting at the nearby water fountain opposite the lifeboat
Tuesday evening, Cllr Jones told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am
sorry if she thought I was being rude but I was in a hurry to
attend a council meeting with other officials besides the water
fountain to discuss various improvements which resulted in saving
the Town Council no less than £5,000 - a fact that I will
report in further detail at this week's full council meeting."
am fully appreciative of the emergency services and all they do.
Indeed, I was happy to play a major part in the RNLI's return
to Burnham-On-Sea eight years ago."
am fully appreciative of all the volunteers, both in their lifeboats
and their shop, who give up their time."
only last week, I presented certificates of appreciation to some
60 volunteers at BIARS (Burnham Information And Rescue Support)
for their voluntary work in the information centre."
would certainly be out of my role to do or say anything which
would make them think I didn't appreciate all they do."
RNLI spokesman Mike Lang told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "No-one
should park opposite the gates of the lifeboat station at any
time as our emergency vehicles need 24 hour access in and out."
Top, Cllr Neville Jones and, above, the roadway at the back of
the Morrisons store where parking is not allowed in front of the
clamped after blocking Burnham lifeboat station
towed away after blocking RNLI station
target motorist who parked in front of RNLI
clamped after blocking lifeboat station access again