Coastwatch station to hold open days

THE organisation tasked with keeping the borough's beaches and seas safe will hold two open days next month. Gorleston Coastwatch's station on south pier will be open to the public on May 2 and 3 between 10am and 4pm giving people the chance to see the work of 12 volunteers.

THE organisation tasked with keeping the borough's beaches and seas safe will hold two open days next month.

Gorleston Coastwatch's station on south pier will be open to the public on May 2 and 3 between 10am and 4pm giving people the chance to see the work of 12 volunteers.

The station is a member station of the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI), a voluntary organisation which began when the Coastguard withdrew from coastal lookouts around the country in the 1990s.

Situated at the harbour entrance the station covers 64 square miles, operates 364 days a year and works closely with Yarmouth Coastguard advising them of incidents.