In the News - Our Fight for Sea Defences for Hemsby

Our ongoing battle to save the Hemsby coastline and ensure the future of people's homes, businesses, and livelihoods has gathered a lot of media attention which we present here.

Without access to the beach, Hemsby will stop being a generator of income for Norfolk which is estimated to be worth around £88 - £90 million per year. If you take that over the lifespan of the proposed Rock Berm then this amounts to over £2 Billion pounds!

According to Coastal Protection East and Great Yarmouth Borough Council, we are not worth enough to save. We beg to differ.

International News & Media Reporting

‘It’s a disaster’: Heartbreak as clifftop collapse sparks frantic weekend

Cars stranded as part of clifftop road collapses in Hemsby. You can read the whole story HERE

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Life on the Edge – Hemsby Coastal Disaster

The scenery around Kevin Jordan’s house is about to make him homeless. You can view the Web story HERE and shortly the TV Show will go live.

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Between the sea and the sky – Stephanie Beeston

As a community is slowly lost to coastal erosion, one man contemplates his changing relationship with the sea. You can watch the whole film HERE

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Hemsby resident wants to take government to court over coastal erosion plan

Kevin Jordan is one of two joining with ‘Save Hemsby Coastline’ and ‘Friends of the Earth’ to argue the current plans are “unlawful” Read the whole story Greatest Hits Radio article HERE

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Renewed calls for new sea defences at Hemsby as Storm Ciaran hits

A yellow weather warning for wind is now in place across Norfolk’s East coast Read the complete story HERE

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Claimants take UK government to court over inadequate climate adaptation

Kevin Jordan, whose home is 5 metres from the cliff edge in Norfolk, says the government’s shortcomings breach his human rights. When Kevin Jordan bought his seaside home in Hemsby, Norfolk, he was told it would be safe for a century. In the decade since, 17 of his neighbours’ homes have had to be demolished, or have been swept away…

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Climate change increases speed of erosion in Hemsby

Spanish TV channel RTVE had heard about the plight of Hemsby and visited residents to see for themselves the effect that climate change was having on this seaside community. You can view the RTVE Spain news report HERE

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Hemsby – It’s been a devastating weekend

There are desperate calls in Hemsby for the funding for coastal flood defences to be found urgently. High tides over the weekend have eroded at least two more metres of sand cliff. An access road and water main have been damaged, another house is said to be close to the cliff edge You can listen to the entire BBC News…

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Sue Slatford Guardian story losing homes to coastal erosion in Hemsby Rock Berm NOW

Experience: I lost my home to the sea

We’d had so many storms and I didn’t think in my wildest dreams that we would be left on the brink. y home was unique: a wooden chalet on the sand dunes at Hemsby, Norfolk. We had three tiny bedrooms and amazing views out to sea. You can read the whole Guardian Newspaper article HERE

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Stay or go? Rising seas threaten to chase people from UK coasts

Britain’s coastal communities face growing climate threat as sea level rise speeds up erosion – and poses dilemma over relocation HEMSBY, England – When Kevin Jordan bought his small grey cottage in the English coastal village of Hemsby in 2009, a surveyor told him it would be at least 100 years before the sea swallowed his home. You can read…

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Now you have seen the devastation being caused right now to people's lives and livelihoods, please act and support our work.

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Contact Us

Lorna Bevan
The Lacon Arms, Sea View Rd
Norfolk, NR29 4JG.