Station news Archive

The last Atlantic 75 lifeboat in the Southwest retires after many years saving lives at Weston. A new lifeboat takes over.

Weston RNLI has been using the Atlantic 75 lifeboat for over 20 years, but now it has been replaced by a newer Atlantic 85 class lifeboat. The Atlantic 75...

Call for Action

The health crisis has hit our income hard. Lockdown halted the fundraising events we rely on to power our lifesaving service. Yet we have never stopped being on call...

RNLI Lifeboat team are looking for new Launch & Recovery Vehicle Drivers. Have you got what it takes to join?

Imagine for a moment that you are part of the RNLI team at Weston-super-Mare. It’s 2.30am on a freezing January morning and the pager’s just woken you from a...

RNLI Weston-super-Mare volunteers deployed on Flood Rescue Team to assist at Whaley Bridge

Volunteers from the RNLI’s Flood Rescue Teams have been working as part of the multi-agency response to the ongoing situation at Toddbrook Reservoir.  The RNLI’s team which is made...

The Volunteers of Weston RNLI give thanks to the family who following a tragic crash made a magnificent donation

At the naming ceremony of our new lifeboat we gave thanks to the family who raised the funds in the name of their son and his partner.  The D...

Joint RNLI and Coastguard training exercise conducted on the River Axe

Last night (08 May 2019) we conducted a joint search and rescue training exercise with Weston-super-Mare Coastguard Rescue Team at Uphill. The exercise was designed to build team work...

Weston-super-Mare RNLI Volunteers meet French Naval crew in the Bristol Channel

A routine training exercise for the crew of Weston’s Atlantic 75 lifeboat, Paul Alexander, culminated in an invitation to board a French Naval Ship which was enroute to a...

Volunteer RNLI Weston-super-Mare lifeboat crew member takes part in first training session afloat

Sunday 03 February was a day of accomplishment for RNLI Weston volunteer Matt Lyons as he successfully completed his first step towards becoming qualified boat crew aboard the D...

Local Scouts present a magnificent sum to the volunteers of Weston RNLI

For nearly 30 years the 1st Milton Scout Group in Weston has raised money at Christmas time. . Last night they came to the station to present a cheque...

A well-used but reliable workhorse leaves its duties at Weston-super-Mare RNLI lifeboat station.

Wednesday 5th December 2018 The volunteer crew watch as the smaller of the two lifeboats at Weston is replaced by a new version. The charity replaces lifeboats on a...