Keeping beach goers safe as summer returns

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Summer Safety Event August 2023

Summer Safety Event, Dover Seafront - Wednesday 16 August (10am-2pm)

After weeks of unseasonably wet weather, summer has finally returned, and with warmer weather many families will be heading to the beach.

Dover District Council’s (DDC) Community Services team is joining forces with the Port of Dover, Kent Police, HM Coastguard, St John Ambulance, and NHS Kent & Medway to help keep beach goers safe in the sun, and in the water this summer.

Join us on Wednesday 16 August between 10am-2pm close to the Rebels Community Coffee Shop at the eastern end of Dover Seafront, where our Summer Safety Event will offer a range of advice and information designed to keep you safe this summer.

From guidance on enjoying the water safely, to being “skin smart” by avoiding sun burn and raising awareness of the signs of skin cancer, as well as how to treat minor injuries on your days out this summer.

It is also a great opportunity to meet the emergency services, volunteers, and cadets, who keep us safe on the beach and at sea. There will also be some activity packs for the younger ones.

Cllr Charlotte Zosseder, cabinet member for Community at DDC, said: “It is wonderful to see residents and visitors enjoying our beaches this summer. But there are also risks that come with the warmer weather, from the dangers of tomb stoning to over-exposure to the sun.”

“Working with our partners from the Port of Dover, Kent Police, HM Coastguard, St John Ambulance, and the NHS, this a great opportunity to spread the message about enjoying the sea and sunshine safely this summer.”

Posted on 11 August 2023

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