Submerged when the tide came in

HOW many more vehicles are gong to be damaged in the protection of the pier from the sands? About three to four weeks ago a JCB managed to get stuck in the

HOW many more vehicles are gong to be damaged in the protection of the pier from the sands? About three to four weeks ago a JCB managed to get stuck in the mud at the end of the pier and eventually was submerged when the tide came in. The recovery team had to work through the night to finally rescue it. Last Thursday one of the four wheelers used to stop people going too near the pier was itself stuck in the mud almost to the windows. The tractor used to clean the beach went to its aid but also needed to be rescued. This involved a number of men talking about this and eventually two tow trucks. After a while a line was attached to the sunken car and it was pulled out on its side. Who pays for the cost in time and energy rescuing these vehicles? The taxpayers or the council? I presume insurance will cover the cost of replacing/repairing the vehicles involved.On another subject, the lights along the seafront are switched on so early when it's not even dark. What a waste of electricity in this era of energy conservation. Weston fails badly in this. The lights are on all the year round even when there is nobody on the seafront. Surely in the autumn/winter they could be switched off and even refurbished to give more appeal next season.MRS M MOSS - Address supplied


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