3rd November 2020. The following letter from the Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall has been received by the NCI stations in Cornwall.

To all the volunteers in National Coastwatch for all your continuing help.

The hard work, selflessness, collaboration and courage shown by so many across Cornwall during the COVID-19 pandemic has been truly inspirational It has emphasised once again the strength of our community spirit and made a real difference to peoples lives.

As Her Majesty The Queen’s representative, I would like to thank you for the wonderful contribution you have made, and are continuing to make to Cornwall during these extraordinary and challenging times.

Edward Bolitho

Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall

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Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.








The words National Coastwatch Institution and Eyes Along the Coast and the NCI logos are Registered Trademarks of NCI.

Contact Details

0300 111 1202
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0845 460 1202
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17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB