Flood siren campaign steps up

Campaigners are gearing up for their next battle in a bid to save old flood sirens along the Norfolk coast.In a meeting next week, councillors will be asking North Norfolk District Council to vote in support of a motion to retain and upgrade the 57 sirens.

Campaigners are gearing up for their next battle in a bid to save old flood sirens along the Norfolk coast.

In a meeting next week, councillors will be asking North Norfolk District Council to vote in support of a motion to retain and upgrade the 57 sirens.

And if the motion is approved it will be passed to the government.

The hotly contested proposal to scrap the network of sirens was suspended for a year in April, after the county council agreed to consult volunteer flood wardens.

Originally the council announced plans to scrap the warning sirens in order to save £35,000 a year, with the county instead relying on an Environment Agency system using phones and pagers to warn people of imminent flooding.

Now, campaigners keen to preserve the old warning system have until July next year to prove their case to the sub committee looking at the options available.

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The meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 26, at 6pm at North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer.