Mayor given tour of Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat station
Mayor Martin Cox, Deputy Mayor Pauline Pollard and Councillor
Paul Young have visited the town's lifeboat station to learn more
about the service and its volunteer crew.
Operations Manager Ricky Holmes and other crew were delighted
to have the opportunity to show them around the station and answer
Mayor is actually Ricky's predecessor in the role, so he was interested
to see how the station has changed since he was last in charge.
Deputy Mayor said she knew that the RNLI was a charity but was
surprised to hear that it is funded entirely by contributions.
Helm and Lifeboat Training Coordinator Lyndon Baker and Deputy
Launch Authority Dave Parsons went on to explain to the visitors
about how the RNLI work with other emergency services.
group were interested to hear about the differences in the two
boats at the station and how the launch vehicles are used.
Cox said: "I am very impressed with the way the station is
kept and all the information available. I wish to give them all
the support we can to enable them to carry out the good work they
Pictured: The mayor visiting the RNLI station (pic: Helen