Norfolk sea defence campaign cash boost

A 'self help' appeal launched two weeks ago to protect a Norfolk village from the sea has had a “phenomenal” response - but organisers want more money for the “unprecedented” project.

An appeal launched two weeks ago to protect a Norfolk village from the sea has had a "phenomenal" response - but organisers want more money for the "unprecedented" project.

While North Norfolk District Council has dug into its savings and stumped up £200,000 for an engineered rock barrier at Happisburgh, the community has also been asked to put its own cash into the scheme.

Donations have been referred to as "a one-off insurance premium" to help increase the size and impact of the project.

Although those behind the call for money, a charity called Coastal Concern Limited (CCL), are reluctant to say exactly how much they have raised so far, they have said it will add "significantly" to the council money. They say once the final total is calculated, they will give an exact figure.

Work is set to begin later this month and finish by the end of March.

To donate, call in to the village post office or log on to www.buyarockforhappisburgh.com