Hemsby Inshore Rescue Service - Inshore Lifeboat and Norfolk Broads Lifeboat.
Hemsby Inshore Rescue Service
Tel. 01493 731 641
Hemsby Lifeboat as we are best known, is a voluntary lifeboat service. We are not part of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI), nor do we receive any funding from them, we receive no government grants and none of our members receive any remuneration. We depend entirely on donations from the public.
Saving lives at Sea and on the Norfolk Broads. We are on call 24 hours per day, 365 days a year to help persons in distress. Every pound you donate counts and goes towards saving a life. Organisation's Treasurer Mr. Simon Leach.
Hemsby Inshore Rescue Service was granted the Freedom of the Borough. The Services’ name was added to the list of around 50 others, dating from 1757, carved on a Town Hall plaque put up in the Millennium project. From the Great Yarmouth Borough Council Website on 7 March 2006
"Hemsby Inshore Rescue Service and Borough Councillor David Walter Thompson are to receive Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Great Yarmouth at a ceremony on March 15.It is the first time the honour has been bestowed since 2002, when Caister Parish Councillor and Borough Councillor John Chase was made a freeman.
The Inshore Rescue Service is to be recognised for the valuable service is has rendered to residents and visitors over 30 years.Founded in 1975, the independent voluntary service has carried out more than 12,000 callouts at sea and on the Norfolk Broads. David Thompson has been a Borough Councillor on the Fleggburgh Ward since 1974. He currently serves on several committees including vice-chair of Development Control.
The honour also reflects other posts he has held in the last 40 years including Chairman and Secretary of Filby Parish Council, Chairman and Governor of Filby School, a member of the Broads Authority and as Mayor of the Borough in 2001/2.In days of yore a freeman had the right to take stock such as goats and sheep through the market place without paying taxes. Nowadays their name is added to an engraved plaque in the town hall.
The ceremony sees the Council passing a resolution to admit the people proposed as Honorary Freemen of the Borough.“Freedom is the ultimate honour we can bestow for service to the Borough,” said Councillor Barry Coleman, Leader of the Council. “Both recipients have made a tremendous contribution to our community over several decades.”
Hemsby Inshore Rescue
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