Cleethorpes RNLI granted planning permission for new lifeboat station
Volunteers at the RNLI lifeboat station in Cleethorpes were delighted today to hear that North East Lincolnshire Council have granted planning permission for a new lifeboat station in Cleethorpes.
This will allow the charity to respond more quickly, in a wider range of weather conditions, to a larger variety of incidents while keeping its volunteers safer.
The new station will be built on the beach in the front of the existing station and will have it's own slipway for launch and recovery of the boats. Currently, the lifeboat has to cross a public road near a blind bend.
Changing and training facilities will also be much improved and the RNLI shop will move on site as well, giving shop volunteers access to running water and a toilet, neither of which are available in the current shop.
The build is expected to take around 12 months and a fundraising appeal will be launched later this year to give the local community the opportunity to contribute towards the build costs of a new landmark building for the resort.
For more information, contact Matt McNally, Lifeboat Press Officer, Cleethorpes on 07771-797556 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.