Latest News Headlines
On-Air Now
Facebook

Beach changing space for sea swimmers

Wed, 05 Oct 2022

By Emma Draper - Local Democracy Reporter
By Emma Draper - Local Democracy Reporter
Ramsey Town Commissioners have voted to approve a changing space for sea swimmers.
 
The decision was made at their September board meeting.
 
It comes after a surge in people using the beach and seeking the benefits of sea swimming.
 
The commissioners voted six to three in favour of the design and project being given to the Lead Member for Works and Development Stephen Kelly to oversee.
 
Sea swimming groups have expressed to the commissioners that they would like a ‘wavy wall’ design so they have protection from the prevailing weather conditions.
 
However the commissioners have also suggested a shed design that has a roof for protection.
 
At the meeting Commissioner Geoffrey Court said: “They have been bringing their own changing robes but they just need somewhere that gets them a little bit of shelter and a little bit of additional privacy.
 
“I also understand that this has been quite a long process than it necessarily would be but I know they are facing a winter coming up and there is trepidation amongst the groups and they will go through another winter period without a facility such as this.”
 
He also made the suggestion that the swimmers could use the container currently sitting in Queens Promenade in the meantime.
 

Photos

 

Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed