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Portsea Rescue 1 joins new National Independent Lifeboat Association


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Portsea Rescue 1 is proud to be one of the founding members of the National Independent Lifeboat Association (NILA), a new charity which has been launched to assist the UK’s independent lifeboats and to ensure the preservation of life on the water. While many of the UK’s lifeboats are operated and funded by the Royal […]

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Lifeguards put out two buried bonfire


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Member of public informed us of a fire still smouldering on the beach by the disabled ramp.Although attempted to have been put out was likely to injure a beach user who was unaware. Lifeguard 17 & 18 sent to investigate, found fire and put the fire out with buckets of water and the hose from […]

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Return to Winter Training following Successful Season


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PSVL are to make a return to winter training at the swimming pool starting 5th of October, following the end of another successful season patrolling Southsea. At the start of October, PSVL will move the weekly training sessions on Tuesday evenings to the swimming pool as we move into our winter season. This means the […]

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PSVL Receives grant from HIWCF to train boat crews


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PSVL are delighted to announce we have been successful in our application for a grant from the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Community Chest Appeal 2019/20 This will go towards the funding of advanced boat courses for our crews. A grant of £500 has been recieved by Portsmouth and Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards, administered by the Hampshire […]

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PSVL to Return to Southsea on July 4th


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We are excited to announce that Portsmouth and Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards will be returning to Southsea Beach on the 4th of July, however the level of service we will offer will be reduced. While the outbreak of Covid-19 has been ongoing, we have unfortunately had to halt the startup of our summer lifeguarding season in […]

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Plans being made for Return to Southsea Beach


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With RNLI Lifeguards returning to multiple beaches this weekend, including 2 beaches in Southsea, we would like to remind the public that Portsmouth and Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards will not be patrolling this weekend amid the COVID-19 outbreak, although plans are underway to resume our patrols on Southsea beach. We are urging the public to be […]

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Decision made to Pause Lifeguard Operations on Southsea Beach


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​Portsmouth and Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards have made the decision to pause our lifeguard operations on Southsea Beach due to Covid-19 outbreak. Following the government guidance to social distance and remain home while the COVID-19 outbreak continues, PSVL will be pausing their lifeguard patrols on Southsea beach, which were scheduled to return this weekend for the […]

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