Beach safety staff

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Jetty hut and beach warden

With children returning to school and as the summer season draws to an end, we wave goodbye to the RNLI lifeguards at Burnham-on-Sea beach, but SDC’s beach safety staff will still be on duty until the end of September.

SDC fund the RNLI Lifeguards to provide an additional service at Burnham beach during the summer holidays.  They work alongside the professionally qualified Sedgemoor-employed Beach Wardens and work together to maintain beach safety during the busiest times.

A Sedgemoor District Council spokesman said “We want people to enjoy the beach safely.  Although the RNLI lifeguards have departed for the winter, we still have staff on hand to make sure that beach users to take care.  We want you to enjoy the beach, but we also want you to recognise the dangers and never underestimate the power of the sea, especially during the stormy season.

Sedgemoor’s beach wardens have been on duty since early summer 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 signage and listen to any advice and warning information issued by Sedgemoor’s Beach Wardens –  the staff and advice boards are there to ensure your safety.

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