Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 

Local News

‘Selfish Parking Could Cost Lives’ – Councillor Norman Hillis

1 Mins read
McAuley Multimedia

‘Selfish parking could cost lives.’  That is the words from Councillor Norman Hillis as he highlights a growing problem around the lifeboat station with the public parking in an area designated for RNLI personnel and emergency services.

Commenting Cllr Hillis said ‘It is really important that this practice stops as a life could be lost.   Seconds often count in an emergency.’

Speaking to Causeway Coast Community a spokesperson for the RNLI said ‘At Portrush Lifeboat we are concerned at the increasing number of motorists who are ignoring the clear signage that indicates that the area outside the Lifeboat House is exclusively for the parking of the Lifeboat Crew and other members of the emergency services.

Not surprisingly this problem is particularly acute at the weekends, and during busy holiday periods. It is possible that if the area in question became very congested then the launch of the Lifeboat could be delayed. Sometimes a speedy launch is absolutely essential for a successful rescue, particularly if casualties are in the water.

There is yellow cross-hatching on the tarmac on one side of the area. Motorists seem to interpret this to mean that it is permissible to park on the opposite side. That is definitely not the case. Nobody should be parking except Emergency Services Personnel.

In an emergency, the Lifeboat crew will park wherever they can find a space, and unfortunately, this could mean blocking in a car belonging to a member of the public, and some rescues necessitate the Lifeboat being at sea for very many hours.

The Lifeboat Crew very much appreciate the enthusiastic support that they receive in so many ways from the public and it would be a matter of great regret
to them if a driver were to be severely inconvenienced’


Digital Editorial Team
11920 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Related posts
Local News

Portstewart : Fire crews tackle early morning vehicle fire

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppFire crews were called out this morning to a vehicle fire in the Sea Haven Park area of Portstewart shortly after 3am….
Local News

Police appeal for information following Coleraine burglary

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppDetectives are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at the home of a family in the Cypress Drive area…
Local News

Saturday : Treacherous conditions on NI roads

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppTemperatures plummeted overnight across the Borough with the mercury dropping to below minus 1C. Snow and wintry showers may make it ‘a…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *