Plenty of beach

I write in response to the comments made in a letter to the Exmouth Journal from visitor John Franklin (July 16) concerning the new lifeboat station on the seafront.

I write in response to the comments made in a letter to the Exmouth Journal from visitor John Franklin (July 16) concerning the new lifeboat station on the seafront.

Mr Franklin refers to the building as 'a massive, intrusive carbuncle'. As an Exmothian born and bred, I look upon this construction as an impressive housing for our essential lifeboat service.

If this prominent building raises the profile of our local RNLI, which will generate much-needed funds, either by donations or revenue from souvenir sales at the modern, integral gift shop, then surely all to the good?

Maer Rocks are still there for rock pooling enjoyment while spending a day at the seaside and much of our extensive beach is patrolled by lifeguards to ensure safe family bathing. I find it hard to believe that, on such a huge expansive beach, Mr Franklin cannot find somewhere to lay his picnic rug.


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Ruth Ord,

29 Point Terrace, Exmouth.

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