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Teams at Rossall Point tower given Rotary boost

Fleetwood Rotarians Godon Oates (ledt) and Maurice Dowsing, in the light blue, present Wyre volunteers at the Rossall Point tower with new uniforms.

Fleetwood Rotarians Godon Oates (ledt) and Maurice Dowsing, in the light blue, present Wyre volunteers at the Rossall Point tower with new uniforms.

Volunteers at Fleetwood’s distinctive Rossall Point observation tower have been kitted out with some smart new uniforms.

The new kit was made possible thanks to the Rotary Club of Fleetwood, which also donated money to the National Coastwatch team, who are based at the tower as well.

The Wyre volunteers work alongside the council’s coast and countryside rangers, giving information to members of the public who visit the impressive £600,000 tower, which was officially opened in March last year as part of Wyre Council’s £2.1m Sea Change regeneration programme.

These new uniforms will help to ensure the volunteers are easy identifiable to the public.

And the National Coastwatch team, which diligently mans the upstairs observation point to ensure beach users are safe, hasnow benefited from a new computer projector, thanks to funding from Rotary.

Maurice Dowsing, chairman of the Rotary club’s community service committee, said: “We are delighted to be able to help these two groups, who serve our community so well.

“It’s worth saying that the help we provide would not be possible without the support of the local Fleetwood community, who consistently donate to so many of our Rotary initiatives.

“We cannot thank them enough for their generosity”.

Mike Tattersall, Wyre Council’s Coast and Countryside Ranger, said: “We are grateful to Rotary for their donation, which will help us project a professional service to visitors at the site.”

And Coastwatch volunteer Ken Harcombe, senior watch keeper, said:“We are purely a voluntary organisation and the projector will help us when we are giving educational talks to raise the profile of our work at Rossall Point and recruit volunteers.

“Any donation is welcome because we have to rely on these to keep the Coastwatch service running at Fleetwood.”

 

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