New Station Manager for National Coastwatch Needles

National Coastwatch Needles have appointed a new station manager to take over from Tony Stables at the end of his 4 year tenure.

During his time Tony has overseen the awarding of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, organising a Royal Visit from HRH The Princess Royal, the awarding of outstanding station in the annual external assessment as well as increasing the membership particularly in attracting more female watchkeepers.

Tony will be remaining as a Senior Watchkeeper as well as his other voluntary roles in the community.

At the “official” handover carried out in accordance with Covid19 restrictions, Tony Stables said “ Notwithstanding a period in April, we have since maintained our daily watch over the waters of the Western Solent albeit with single manning and COVID-19 protocols and I am immensely proud of all members of the Needles NCI who have responded magnificently throughout this crisis. It has been a privilege to lead the Needles NCI during the past four
years and I wish my successor every good fortune.”

The new station manager is Terry Dimmick who has been the Deputy Station Manager for the last 3 years. Terry, as well as his membership of NCI is also a local Parish Councillor.

Photo Pre Covid19 photo shows (Left) Terry Dimmick and (Right) Tony Stables