Hastings lifeguards are back for the summer

Cllr Dawn Poole with the lifeguard patrol at Pelham beach. SUS-150722-090834001
Cllr Dawn Poole with the lifeguard patrol at Pelham beach. SUS-150722-090834001

The council’s lifeguard service is now in operation for the summer season at the two main swimming beaches in Hastings.

Cllr Dawn Poole, Hastings Borough Council’s lead member for resort services, said, “As the holiday season starts we are pleased to announce that the council’s lifeguards are now on duty from 11am – 6pm at Pelham beach, our main resort beach and at Marina in St Leonards.

“The primary role of the lifeguards is to prevent accidents happening but should someone get into trouble they are present on these two swimming beaches to rescue.

“During the season they provide a lot of information to people on the beach including tide times, weather reports, sea temperatures, sun protection - offering sun cream if public don’t have any, water quality, toilets and car parks.

“They also carry out a lot of first aid during the season too!

“They are responsible for the deck chair and sun bed hire and they advise people where dogs are allowed on the beach during the summer period.

“We want everyone to really enjoy their time at our award winning beaches so visit the two patrolled beaches to make the most of your visit.

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