Council funds improvements at Hemsby Lifeboat Station
Great Yarmouth Borough Council has funded the replacement of concrete pads outside Hemsby Lifeboat Station.
Hemsby Lifeboat is a vital lifeboat service that saves lives at sea and on the broads 24 hours a day, 365 days a week. The crew, who are all unpaid volunteers, risk their own lives each time they respond to a call from a person in distress.
The concrete pads allow rescue crews access to the shoreline when launching the Inshore Lifeboat, ensure machinery can carry out maintenance along the shore, and makes the entry to the beach safer for the public, especially those with mobility issues.
Hemsby Lifeboat coxswain Daniel Hurd said: "I know that the entire crew and our other volunteers are very grateful for this timely, essential and most welcome investment in the Gap area. Over the last few years, we have invested heavily in increasing our capability for the community. These groundworks will ensure the safe entry and exit at Hemsby Gap for everyone, not just our Crew. We offer our sincere thanks for the support we have been shown in this regard."
Cllr Carl Smith, leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: "Hemsby Lifeboat provide an essential service for which we are always grateful for, therefore when the council is able to support them we will do our best to."
The work cost £16,000 and was carried out in July 2022.