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West Norfolk Council could think again about lifeguards on our beaches, Lynn News letters

They do this seven days a week from 10am until 6pm until September 8, but none of the main beaches in West Norfolk such as Hunstanton, Old Hunstanton, Heacham and Brancaster are patrolled as West Norfolk Council says they are safe beaches so there is no need for lifeguards. No beaches are 100 per cent safe.

Last year 536,000 people visited RNLI patrolled beaches in Norfolk.

A lot of organisations, such as the girl guides and boy scouts advise their members to swim only on beaches that are patrolled by RNLI lifeguards and always swim between the flags.


Hunstanton has a beach patrol but they are not trained lifeguards, therefore they cannot rescue people.

Maybe the council will think again and have lifeguards on West Norfolk beaches next year. If they do, it will mean more people will use the beaches.

Dick Melton


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