CLC Mission Statement 2019 update

CLC – DRAFT MISSION STATEMENT ADDITION. 29.07.19

In June 2019, the RNLI announced that the current Mersey Class All-weather Lifeboat (ALB) will now remain on station at New Quay until the third quarter of 2021, an extension of a year. The RNLI also re-affirmed its position that it is carrying out an ongoing review of post-2016 developments and that its five-yearly Coast Review, due in 2021, will be undertaken prior to the rescheduled removal of the present ALB.

The Ceredigion Lifeboat Campaign has identified two clear actions in response to the above:

1. It will continue to build the evidence-based case to maintain all-weather search and rescue provision at New Quay. The completed report will be placed in the public domain.

2. The CLC believes that decisions taken by the RNLI affecting the deployment of lifesaving assets is of legitimate public interest and should be a matter of public discourse. We will campaign hard, and press the RNLI to engage in an open and accountable process involving meaningful consultation with stakeholders.