lifeboat station 'keys' handed over to new manager
management of Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat station is set to change
as part of a raft of moves.
more than six years as Burnham Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM),
Ricky Holmes has handed over the 'keys' to the station to Deputy
Launch Authority (DLA) Matt Davies.
were previously members of BARB and moved over to the RNLI in
2003, when the present lifeboat station was installed. Ricky became
a tractor driver and Matt took on the role of a crewman and mechanic.
will continue to support Matt as his deputy, providing advice
and assistance as needed.
Ashley Edwards takes over the role of RNLI station Chairman from
Graham Wills, who is stepping across to fill the vacancy of Chairman
at the Burnham-On-Sea RNLI fundraising branch.
is well-known in the Burnham and Highbridge area as a member of
Rotary, and an independent funeral director, whilst Graham has
a prominent financial background and is Vice Commodore of Burnham
Motor boat and Sailing Club. Graham has been Chairman at the station
for around six years.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Matts dedication and hardworking
attitude is well recognised, and I know I am placing the management
of the station in good hands. I
would also like thank Graham for his support of the station as
Chairman, and wish him luck in his new but essential role."
Left to right - Matt Davies, Ricky Holmes and Ashley Edwards