Lifeguard Service 2018 Review
Decision Maker: Charity Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To present a summary of the RNLI lifeguard operation in Hastings over the 2018 season.
The Marketing and Major Projects Manager presented a report to update the Committee on the 2018 lifeguard service in Hastings.
In 2018 lifeguards rescued two people, assisted fifteen, performed major first aid on four casualties and minor first aid on 55. In addition some 12,796 members of the public were spoken to on ‘preventative actions’.
All of the RNLIs key performance indicators were met, and no complaints were received about the service, either by the RNLI or by Hastings Borough Council.
It was noted that, with service enhancements and no management costs, the current lifeguard provision is being delivered for less than 75% of the 2016 costs when the service was provided in-house.
The Chair asked if the RNLI could be formerly commended by the Committee for their work. The Committee agreed to send a formal letter of thanks, signed by the Chair, to the lifeguards, followed by a photo with lifeguards and Committee members when the season begins.
Councillor Rogers proposed a motion to approve the recommendations in the report, seconded by Councillor Batsford.
That the charity committee notes the excellent lifeguard service provided by the RNLI on the town’s beaches in 2018, and thanks the RNLI for the service they provided.
Reasons for recommendation:
To acknowledge the excellent service the RNLI lifeguards provided in 2018
Report author: Kevin Boorman
Publication date: 10/04/2019
Date of decision: 18/03/2019
Decided at meeting: 18/03/2019 - Charity Committee