Lifesavers move in at new Point

Rossall Point will finally welcome its main occupants.
Rossall Point will finally welcome its main occupants.
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Lifesavers are finally set to move in to their new observation tower at Rossall Point.

Fleetwood’s Coastwatch team has been unable to move into the second floor of the new facility because of a delay with the lease.

However, the team has now picked up the keys and will begin setting up their equipment as soon as possible.

Ken Harcombe, a watch manager at the tower, said: “There’s some of us that never thought this would happen because it has dragged on and on, but it’s looking good.

“We can’t move our equipment in until we get the keys, but we are desperate to get in now.

“The tower opened to members of the public at the end of February, but a delay with the lease prevented the National Coastwatch Institution team from moving in.

Station manager Steve Martin said: “It’s been a long time coming but we are looking forward to setting up now and getting on with our job.

“The console needs installing, the electrical work and shelving putting up, but we will be opening on June 9.”

The Point is part of the £2.1m Wye Council Sea Change project and is a replacement for the old point which closed in 2011.

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