Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Patrols in Studland.

Studland Bay is a beach near Swanage in Dorset, which is officially designated as a location where naturists can sunbathe without a stitch on. It seems there's been some trouble down there. A police spokesman is reported as saying "There will be a point of contact in incidents that may occur on beaches such as littering, unauthorised fires and barbecues, dog fouling, illegal parking, sexual misconduct or incidents which threaten to bring naturism into disrepute". Sounds like a roughish area to me.

Anyway, the Dorset Police has teamed up with the National Trust, which owns the beach, to train three community wardens to control the foreshore and sand dunes at Studland Beach. The only thing we're told that they will be wearing are bright yellow T-shirts. The patrols will take place throughout July and August. Emma Wright, the visitor and services manager with the National Trust said "We welcome having more eyes and ears on the ground". Not a bad summer job for three lads waiting to go to uni in the autumn.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know that Iran is in the news, but why does the dishourable member for Montgomeryshire always have to ask questions on every topic under the sun, as long as it has NOTHING to do with rural Wales?
In PMQs today he asked about members of the Baha'i faith out there. Would that, I wonder, have anything to do with the fact that the Baha'is are virtually the on;y people who now take him seriously.....

Glyn Davies said...

Anon - I watched PMQs and thought it an odd question. It could be part of his campaign to end terorism that he told us about last year - when he hoped to arrange a meeting with Osama bin Laden!

Anonymous said...

This story reminds me of something my late father told me about once, One of the Locomotive Drivers in the Steelworks in Port Talbot used to wear on hot summer days, nothing but a pair of Wellies and a Sou'wester Hat (incase it rained)

Penddu said...

Having visited many nudist beaches in my youth, I can confidently predict that the 3 successful applicants will need strong stomachs....