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Littlehampton RNLI Lifeboat Station reopens for visitors

Littlehampton RNLI Lifeboat Station is reopening for visitors once again.

The lifeboat station, in Littlehampton Harbour, was forced to close to visitors in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. But from Thursday 22 July, will be opening its doors to the public once again.

Open from 10am-4pm during the summer months (10am-3pm in winter), visitors to the lifeboat station will be able to see Littlehampton RNLI’s two lifeboats Renee Sherman and Ray of Hope, talk to the station’s friendly volunteers and find out more about the RNLI and water safety.

The RNLI has been present in Littlehampton since 1884, and from 1967 to 2016 was the home of the lifeboat Blue Peter I, funded by a very successful and popular appeal by the BBC children’s programme Blue Peter.

Meanwhile, Arun District Council is urging people to leave inflatables at home and not take them to the sea. 

It comes as the authority said they are designed for the pool, not open water, where the wind and current can very quickly take you out to sea and into danger.

 

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