Decision details

RNLI Wirral Lifeguard Services Annual Report 2023

Decision Maker: Tourism, Communities, Culture & Leisure Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


A report outlining the provision of Lifeguard Services to Wirral by the RNLI in the 2023 season. For noting by the Committee.


The Lead Lifeguard Supervisor for Wirral and Denbighshirepresented the report of the Report of Director of Neighbourhood Services which set out the end of year report from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) regarding the service levels and provision of the RNLI Lifeguard Service in Wirral and includes a review of the Service. It was noted that the RNLI provides the equipment and training and that 95% of the work was prevention, through educational talks. There had been no fatalities during the year.


Members thanked the Institution for their work and cited individual incidents of bravery. Members also queried the recruitment and statistical techniques involved and measures to limit abuse.


Resolved: That the report by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as attached as Appendix 1 to this report be noted.

Report author: Caroline Laing

Publication date: 26/03/2024

Date of decision: 07/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 07/03/2024 - Tourism, Communities, Culture & Leisure Committee

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