Councillor Thompson takes the helm

Councillor Thompson takes the helm

The Mayor of Eastbourne, Councillor Mike Thompson visited Eastbourne lifeboats this weekend to mark his second year of office.   

During the weekend visit Councillor Thompson met the volunteer crew and took the opportunity to present a long service award to crewman Paul Rogers. After a tour of the station with Operations Manager Paul Metcalfe, Councillor Thompson accompanied the volunteer crew for a training exercise aboard the all-weather lifeboat Diamond Jubilee, taking the helm as they made their way to Beachy Head. During the visit Councillor Thompson thanked the crew on behalf of the community for their lifesaving work.