Seahouses RNLI express concern re car parking
The RNLI at Seahouses are expressing serious concern over the number of motor vehicles being parked indiscrimately in the Beadnell and other areas, blocking emergency service access to the beach.
Seahouses Lifeboat Operations Manager Ian Clayton added, 'Visitors are vital to the local economy, and are welcome to enjoy our coastline. However we must urge visiting vehicle users to be considerate and responsible when parking. Please, please, do NOT obstruct access points onto the beach, and comply with yellow line restrictions. If emergency vehicles are prevented from reaching an incident quickly, there could be loss of life. All we ask is a little common sense, consideration and forethought, to keep everyone safe.'
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.