Work starts on city's new lifeboat station

Western Telegraph: OLD AND NEW: A photo montage of how the new lifeboat station will look at St JustiniansPICTURE: St Davids RNLI OLD AND NEW: A photo montage of how the new lifeboat station will look at St JustiniansPICTURE: St Davids RNLI

WORK to build a new RNLI lifeboat station for St Davids has got underway.

The contract to build the modern facility has been awarded to BAM Nuttall, which took over the site on June 9.

The project includes a boathouse and slipway for the new Tamar class lifeboat, with additional space to accommodate the smaller D-class inshore lifeboat.

The boathouse will include modern facilities including a drying room for kit and better provision for crew training and equipment maintenance.

There will be improved access to the station which is important for the delivery of equipment and for the evacuation of casualties brought in by the lifeboat.

The cost of construction at the St Justinians site is approximately £9.5 million and the RNLI will shortly launch a community fundraising appeal towards the overall cost.

The contractor is in the process of setting up a construction compound, including a tower crane to service the boathouse.The jack-up barge will arrive in due course to drive piles for the outer section of the slipway.

St Davids' new Tamar class lifeboat arrived in April 2013. It is being kept on a mooring to allow it to be deployed whist the planning and construction processes are completed. The £2.7 million lifeboat is called RNLB Norah Wortley and has been funded by the generous bequest of Diane Mary Symon.

An RNLI spokesman said: “We would like to thank the local community for their patience as we provide the necessary base for 21st century life-boating.”

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10:16am Sun 15 Jun 14

teifion says...

Went to the beach near St Davids once and had to pay an ABSOLUTE FORTUNE to park there, never again.
The apologists will equate the daily charge toa cost per hour but who stays 12 /15 hours ?
Went to the beach near St Davids once and had to pay an ABSOLUTE FORTUNE to park there, never again. The apologists will equate the daily charge toa cost per hour but who stays 12 /15 hours ? teifion
  • Score: -11

12:23pm Sun 15 Jun 14

danthomas says...

Moan, moan, moan .....
Moan, moan, moan ..... danthomas
  • Score: 3

7:03pm Sun 15 Jun 14

teifion says...

danthomas wrote:
Moan, moan, moan .....
yes and ppl don't come back and they tell their friends how they wrere ripped off - ever thought of providing good service at a reasonable price Danny Boy?

Or are you only interested in making a quick buck and sod the future
[quote][p][bold]danthomas[/bold] wrote: Moan, moan, moan .....[/p][/quote]yes and ppl don't come back and they tell their friends how they wrere ripped off - ever thought of providing good service at a reasonable price Danny Boy? Or are you only interested in making a quick buck and sod the future teifion
  • Score: -8

9:35pm Sun 15 Jun 14

danthomas says...

Teifi Boy, check back and you'll see that the article above relates to a good news story - investment of £9.5m for a brand new lifeboat station - funded through the good will of so many people kindly donating money for no self gain. Your comment has nothing to do with that - you simply latch on to anything so you can continue to moan, moan, moan about something else. Get a life. If you're bored, volunteer to help the RNLI.
Teifi Boy, check back and you'll see that the article above relates to a good news story - investment of £9.5m for a brand new lifeboat station - funded through the good will of so many people kindly donating money for no self gain. Your comment has nothing to do with that - you simply latch on to anything so you can continue to moan, moan, moan about something else. Get a life. If you're bored, volunteer to help the RNLI. danthomas
  • Score: 12

9:29am Mon 16 Jun 14

teifion says...

treat the disease not the symptom
treat the disease not the symptom teifion
  • Score: -4

9:31am Mon 16 Jun 14

teifion says...

ps worked for them, must be over 15 years ago - helped on the construction and design of Hastings amongst others ( that was the biggest)
ps worked for them, must be over 15 years ago - helped on the construction and design of Hastings amongst others ( that was the biggest) teifion
  • Score: 1

9:46pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Twm Carnabwth says...

teifion wrote:
Went to the beach near St Davids once and had to pay an ABSOLUTE FORTUNE to park there, never again.
The apologists will equate the daily charge toa cost per hour but who stays 12 /15 hours ?
Couldn't agree with you more Teifion. I had boiled eggs for breakfast yesterday, and I might be playing golf tomorrow.
I know that it has absolutely nothing to do with the article in question, but nor do your rantings Teifion.
Fantastic news that work on the station has commenced. RNLI do a fantastic job throughout the country, I know a few of the St. David's crew of volunteers and have nothing but respect for the sterling work that they do.
[quote][p][bold]teifion[/bold] wrote: Went to the beach near St Davids once and had to pay an ABSOLUTE FORTUNE to park there, never again. The apologists will equate the daily charge toa cost per hour but who stays 12 /15 hours ?[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree with you more Teifion. I had boiled eggs for breakfast yesterday, and I might be playing golf tomorrow. I know that it has absolutely nothing to do with the article in question, but nor do your rantings Teifion. Fantastic news that work on the station has commenced. RNLI do a fantastic job throughout the country, I know a few of the St. David's crew of volunteers and have nothing but respect for the sterling work that they do. Twm Carnabwth
  • Score: -1

3:29pm Tue 17 Jun 14

teifion says...

teifion wrote:
treat the disease not the symptom
I'll try and enlighten you guys coming from a different angle

- The Gaia hypothesis
[quote][p][bold]teifion[/bold] wrote: treat the disease not the symptom[/p][/quote]I'll try and enlighten you guys coming from a different angle - The Gaia hypothesis teifion
  • Score: -1

3:29am Sat 21 Jun 14

Bilbo101 says...

teifion wrote:
danthomas wrote:
Moan, moan, moan .....
yes and ppl don't come back and they tell their friends how they wrere ripped off - ever thought of providing good service at a reasonable price Danny Boy?

Or are you only interested in making a quick buck and sod the future
Ripped off indeed! And you wonder why people vote you down all the time. Rather than any conspiracy it is actually because your unrelated rants are nothing more than drivel that add no value to the article being read whatsoever.

Seriously, does anybody value anything you say ? Have they ever ? You really should learn to shut up sometimes, especially when you have so little to contribute.
[quote][p][bold]teifion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]danthomas[/bold] wrote: Moan, moan, moan .....[/p][/quote]yes and ppl don't come back and they tell their friends how they wrere ripped off - ever thought of providing good service at a reasonable price Danny Boy? Or are you only interested in making a quick buck and sod the future[/p][/quote]Ripped off indeed! And you wonder why people vote you down all the time. Rather than any conspiracy it is actually because your unrelated rants are nothing more than drivel that add no value to the article being read whatsoever. Seriously, does anybody value anything you say ? Have they ever ? You really should learn to shut up sometimes, especially when you have so little to contribute. Bilbo101
  • Score: -1

12:39pm Sat 21 Jun 14

teifion says...

Bilbo101 wrote:
teifion wrote:
danthomas wrote:
Moan, moan, moan .....
yes and ppl don't come back and they tell their friends how they wrere ripped off - ever thought of providing good service at a reasonable price Danny Boy?

Or are you only interested in making a quick buck and sod the future
Ripped off indeed! And you wonder why people vote you down all the time. Rather than any conspiracy it is actually because your unrelated rants are nothing more than drivel that add no value to the article being read whatsoever.

Seriously, does anybody value anything you say ? Have they ever ? You really should learn to shut up sometimes, especially when you have so little to contribute.
ooooh, get you ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Bilbo101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teifion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]danthomas[/bold] wrote: Moan, moan, moan .....[/p][/quote]yes and ppl don't come back and they tell their friends how they wrere ripped off - ever thought of providing good service at a reasonable price Danny Boy? Or are you only interested in making a quick buck and sod the future[/p][/quote]Ripped off indeed! And you wonder why people vote you down all the time. Rather than any conspiracy it is actually because your unrelated rants are nothing more than drivel that add no value to the article being read whatsoever. Seriously, does anybody value anything you say ? Have they ever ? You really should learn to shut up sometimes, especially when you have so little to contribute.[/p][/quote]ooooh, get you ;-) teifion
  • Score: 3

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