Following key safety advice
will keep people safe and help to reduce the demands placed on RNLI
lifeboat crews, HM Coastguard and other emergency services.
why parents are now being urged to take charge and be ‘beach smart’ if
they visit the coast to ensure they and their families have the safest
summer possible, whether lifeguards are patrolling their beach or not.
Claire Hughes, director of HM Coastguard said:
know from sad experience that whether you’re local or nor, whatever your
ability of experience in your chosen sport or leisure activity, the sea
can still catch you out and be unmerciful when it does. Now, more than
ever we need people to respect the sea and the coast.
you get into trouble call 999 and ask for the Coastguard and we will come
to your aid. But coronavirus hasn’t gone away, and we all need to follow
the rules. Remember your choices might put people, including yourself and
frontline responders, at risk. Take extra care in these extraordinary
This summer with beach
lifeguard patrols significantly reduced the RNLI and HM Coastguard are
advising the public not to use inflatables at all and for everyone,
especially parents, planning
a visit to a beach or the coast to follow this
Have a plan - check the weather forecast, tide times and read local hazard
Keep a close eye on your family – on the beach and in the water
Don’t allow your family to swim alone
Don’t use inflatables
·If you fall into the
water unexpectedly, FLOAT TO LIVE. Fight your instinct to thrash around:
lean back, extend your arms and legs, and Float
In an emergency dial 999, and ask for the Coastguard
Don't get cut off by the tide
Nick Marks, Lifeboat Operations Manager said
“We would encourage any visitor to the area to check tide times before
walking along the beach. It is very important to check.”
If you see anyone in trouble in the sea,
call 999 and ask for the coastguard.
Things to do
There's always lots of things going on throughout the year in Lyme Regis.
or feeding fish; supping in a pub or on the water (Stand Up Paddle-boarding); walking
or watching a show;
studying art studios, exhibitions or with the U3A -
Lyme Regis offers it all.
Click on the event to go to the month it happens.
ROTARY STILL IN ACTION
This month although still in lockdown the Rotary Club of
Lyme Regis is still meeting regularly via a video sharing
app. This has worked very successfully in allowing us to
carry on with our club activities but also keeping in visual
touch with other members and associates.
These are unprecedented times that we all find ourselves in
and we must all contribute where we can.
This month the Rotary Club have decided to support a number
of very worthwhile causes.
No need to be bored here!
To view more go to Clubs
About 'What's on in Lyme'
'What's on in Lyme' is the only Lyme Regis web site dedicated to supporting and publicising the many events local volunteers and fund-raisers organise.
Thousands of pounds are raised for both local and international charities every year:
Lyme Regis is a great community
and a fun place to be:
so join in,
enjoy yourself - and please give generously or ...
your time is just as valuable as a donation -
why not lend a hand?
Lyme Regis RNLI lifeboat launched to red
A year of challenges for Lyme Regis
Lifeboat launched to people
stuck on the cliffs
Lifeboat charity shop re-opens to save
lives at sea
Krys, Lyme Regis shop Manager, with
this years Christmas cards and calendars and diaries for 2021.
NB Shop re-opening on December 2nd
Lifeboat launched to ‘man stuck on cliffs’
Lifeboat launched to ‘woman in
Success for the RNLI shop and another TV