Government must fund sea defences for Hemsby says council chairman
- Credit: Nick Butcher
We want you to act now!
That is the message from the chairman of Hemsby Parish Council who fears other homes could succumb to the power of Mother Nature.
Keith Kyriacou said he fears further massive erosion could put another 100 homes at risk in the future if the government does not step in and fund sea defences for his village.
'Where are they? Where is the government? We have been crying out for years now. Our message just does not seem to be getting through. We need sea defences.
'Why can't the government spend the money on our village? How many more homes will we lose?'
You may also want to watch:
Mr Kyriacou's plea comes as it is reported that Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis is set to visit Hemsby on Friday.
He told the BBC: 'We have got to carry on the work with the parish council and the Save Hemsby action group to get the security of coastal protection.
- 1 Tax inspectors probe 240 furlough fraud cases in Norfolk and Suffolk
- 2 Norfolk campsite voted third best in UK
- 3 Driver in hospital after BMW car ends up in ditch
- 4 9 pubs and restaurants which have had lockdown makeovers
- 5 'Very small' number of Indian Covid variant cases in Norfolk
- 6 Lorry driver admits causing deaths of two people in A47 crash
- 7 Hospital opens new £625,000 cancer wellbeing and support centre
- 8 Road cleared after three-vehicle collision on A47
- 9 Norfolk covid levels below national average but concerns raised about variants
- 10 Social distancing stops fish and chip shop's restaurant opening on May 17
'It's finding a scheme that will work that can be approved - we haven't quite got there yet.'