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Staying safe on Wyre’s waters

Image saying stay safe on Wyre's waters Published Friday, 21 May 2021

If you’re new to using the coastline in Wyre for recreation then come along to the Water Safety Day on Saturday 29 May to find out how you can make the most of the water and stay safe.

Come along to the Fleetwood Lower Lighthouse Slipway from 10am to 3pm and have a chat to the friendly coastal experts who will be there on the day. 

Wyre Council in partnership with Lancashire Police, HM Coastguard, NCI Fleetwood, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and LOVEmyBeach will be on hand to chat to anyone who uses the River Wyre or the sea for activities such as boating, canoeing, swimming and other watersports.

The teams are familiar with the coastline and the hidden dangers that some users may not be aware of, and want to share their knowledge to help local people and visitors enjoy the water in a way that keeps them safe. They will also be sharing tips to help people do their bit to protect Wyre’s wildlife and environment.

Councillor Roger Berry, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services and Community Safety at Wyre Council comments, “We’ve noticed a real increase in people using the coastline over the last year and it’s great to see people out enjoying the water. However, these activities come with a responsibility to keep yourself and others safe, and to ensure you protect the delicate habitat of our river and coastal waters.

“We’ve brought together some really knowledgeable people who can share their experiences and simple suggestions. If you’re in the area, do pop down on the day and together we can all keep our coastline safe.”

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