Town Crier: Cedric’s health and safety

Morecambe Bay
Morecambe Bay

Our beautiful but treacherous bay is under the spotlight again in the war over the walks.

With the wonderful Cedric Robinson, Queen’s Guide to the Sands, now 80 and celebrating 50 years walking the bay, it is clear that additional people need to be trained properly to shepherd the increasing number of people who wish to cross the shifting, temperamental sands for charity and leisure.

Issues of health and safety are of course, paramount, and those who have the stamina, local knowledge and desire to take on this monumental responsibility need to be given the proper tools and training to do so. There is no one quite like Cedric but demand exceeds supply and when people do come forward, we need to make sure they have a chance to do it properly (see pages once and six).

I hate to admit it but with the nights closing in, a theme is dominating our e-mail inbox -– Christmas. With many of us still hanging on to our Indian summer, it seems a shame to mention it but news that Portas cash will be used to bring a festive ice rink to Morecambe can only be positive.

What is needed next is to make sure that visitors to the rink make a trip of it – visiting local shops, restaurant and pubs afterwards. Morecambe has so much to offer and we must take every opportunity to showcase the our fab town. Roll on Santa.

Nicola Adam, editor