summer season ends for beach lifeguards in Burnham-On-Sea
at Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow beaches have finished their season
after a busy few months keeping them safe.
RNLI lifeguards worked alongside Sedgemoor District Council's team
of beach wardens and clean surroundings staff.
have been on the beach since the start of July doing full time safety
patrols and will be back on duty next summer.
Sedgemoor District Council funds the RNLI Lifeguards to provide
an additional service at Burnham and Berrow Beaches during the busy
summer holiday period.
work alongside the Sedgemoor-employed Beach Wardens and work together
to maintain beach safety. Before they started on their beach duties
the lifeguards visited 19 local schools to make sure that local
children know about beach safety and spoke to 4,500 children ahead
of the summer season.
A Sedgemoor District Council spokesman said: "We want people
to enjoy the beach safely. Although the RNLI lifeguards have departed
for the winter, we would urge beach users to take extra care and
be mindful of the messages in the RNLIs Respect the Water
campaign. We want you to enjoy the water, but we also want you to
recognise its dangers and never underestimate its power, especially
during the stormy season."
Sedgemoors beach wardens have been on duty since the end of
March and will be on duty until the end of September at Burnham-On-Sea
and Berrow beaches. All beach wardens have first aid training and
beach/jetty safety training.
All beach users are urged to follow safety signs and listen to any
advice and warning information issued by Sedgemoors Beach
Wardens the staff are there to ensure your safety.