Ex Lyme RNLI crewman is new management group Chair

PUBLISHED: 15:01 02 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:05 04 May 2018

Mark Houghton, the new chairman of the Lifeboat Management Group. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

Mark Houghton, the new chairman of the Lifeboat Management Group. Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

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Mark Houghton, 57, has begun a four year stint to co-ordinate the activities of the lifeboat operational team,

A former treasurer and shore crew member with the RNLI in Lyme Regis has returned as chairman of the Lifeboat Management Group.

Mark Houghton, 57, has just begun a four year stint to co-ordinate the activities of the lifeboat operational team, the fund-raising guild and the RNLI’s beach lifeguards.

Mark, who lives near Bridport and takes over from John Dover, who performed the role for 18 months, said: ”Another important part of my activities will be as a point of contact for other local organisations or individuals regarding all aspects of the RNLI in the area.

“This could involve discussing co-operation with other local services, local authorities, or individuals who want to volunteer with the RNLI or simply have concerns to raise.”

* The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK.

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