I WOULD like to congratulate the RNLI on the building of their new state-ofthe-art Lifeboat Station at Burry Port Harbour.
This investment clearly shows the confidence that the national RNLI has in the maritime future of Burry Port, and will, hopefully, act as a catalyst for our harbour’s long-term future.
Sadly, on the downside, our harbour itself now needs an urgent lifeline of its own.
It desperately needs rescuing from its current state of decay, with crumbling infrastructure and rundown appearance.
Trees and brambles are growing out of the dock walls. The outer harbour is silted up to such a state that some boats can’t get in or out of their berths. There are broken pontoons that are falling apart, especially in the east dock. Disabled access to the main pier is currently inadequate and badly needs upgrading.
Despite many years of empty promises and excuses, no repairs or improvements have been made.
It is an absolute disgrace and an embarrassment that our town’s most cherished historic asset has been allowed to deteriorate into such a sorry state.
It is about time that we now hold to account those responsible for the upkeep of the harbour, in order to to urgently address any further deterioration.
Urgent action is now needed to save our Victorian harbour before it’s too late .
We must ensure that our maritime heritage is protected and safeguarded for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.
Les George Burry Port