LETTER: Lifeguard hut a ‘white elephant’

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The proposed lifeguard hut would be raised above the sand

NO, no, no! I feel compelled to write as a protest to the elevated lifeguard station that has recently been featured on LymeOnline.

It is so American and so wrong for Lyme Regis – a quintessentially English seaside town. These large cabins are put on legs because the huge sandy beaches in America are so flat, the higher viewpoint is necessary for the lifeguard to see for miles.
Lyme’s beach is small – the sandy part, very small – and the beach has its own natural gradient to the water.

The old RNLI lifeguard hut can see clearly above people’s heads, positioned on the ‘upper level’, as it was, and we all knew that if there was a lost child, or a swimming drama, someone would run and tell the lifeguard immediately if they had not spotted the trouble themselves.

Please do not spoil our beautiful, quaint and very special holiday resort by putting a huge eyesore white elephant on the beach that is so inappropriate.

Council members, please reverse your decision again, or take a public vote. It will ruin the look of the beach front and is quite unnecessary.

Monica Simpson,
Long Entry, Lyme Regis

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