Published: December 12, 2013
Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat station 'keys' handed over to new manager

The management of Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat station is set to change as part of a raft of moves.

After 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.

Both 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.

Ricky will continue to support Matt as his deputy, providing advice and assistance as needed.

Meanwhile, 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.

Ashley 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.

Ricky told "Matt’s 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."

Pictured: Left to right - Matt Davies, Ricky Holmes and Ashley Edwards

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