Save Hemsby Coastline Rock Berm Now


Friends of the Earth legal challenge Government’s inadequate climate protection plan to be examined by High Court

A disability rights activist, a man who's lost his home and Friends of the Earth have together brought a legal challenge to the UK’s National Adaptation Programme 3  (NAP3).

Between them, they allege that NAP3 is so deficient that it breaches their human rights to life (Article 2), home (Article 8) and possessions (A1P1), and that they’re discriminated against on account of their vulnerable situations (Article 14).

The case was filed on 17 October 2023 and is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK. The court has confirmed that the trial will be heard over 2 days on 18 and 19 June 2024.

We had a celebrity visitor in Hemsby Today

As part of his tour of Britain highlighting all the areas where the level of water pollution is unacceptably high, campaigner for cleaner waters, Feargal Sharkey took time away from his planned itinerary to visit Hemsby with Labour's candidate for Great Yarmouth MP, Kier Cozens, to see for himself the damaging effects of climate change on our coastline.

The aim is to raise public awareness of the coastal erosion plight facing Hemsby and to raise funds to help protect our dunes, coastline and livelihoods!

The village of Hemsby in Norfolk is a victim of coastal erosion after high tides swept away more homes. More than eight feet of the beach has disappeared from Hemsby near Great Yarmouth in recent months and the fear that more could go - is happening.


Help build our funds to fight on!

Hemsby contributes £88M to Norfolk’s economy each year from its tourism-based infrastructure.

But we are at a tipping point. Lack of action now will mean the beach continues to vanish, in turn leading to economic and social damage to the village and a knock-on effect to Norfolk

Every pound that you can give will make a big difference


How you can add your voice!

The people of Hemsby have been hit again by erosion to their beach. Again homes have been lost and businesses impacted. The solution is known and costed. We need a rock berm for our whole beachfront and we need it now.

We need central government to step in and take ownership of the problem. We need action now.

Hemsby Independent Lifeboat and Save Hemsby Coastline are working together to protect our village.


We need everyone's voice!

The coastal erosion facing Hemsby has been well covered recently by News teams both locally and nationally and has been featured on BBC Radio NorfolkBBC Look East, Anglian News and in the papers such as The Guardian G2 and Eastern Daily Press.

We now need your help to keep the spotlight on Hemsby. Follow this link to be updated with our activities along the path to our goal of a permanent rock-berm for Hemsby.

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Many online retailers like eBay allow you to 'Round-Up' your payment and give a
little to charity - next time you see this...Think Save Hemsby Coastline

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Life on the Edge – Hemsby Coastal Disaster

27 November 2023

The scenery around Kevin Jordan’s house is about to make…

Between the sea and the sky – Stephanie Beeston

7 November 2023

As a community is slowly lost to coastal erosion, one…

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

6 November 2023

Kevin Jordan is one of two joining with ‘Save Hemsby…

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

2 November 2023

A yellow weather warning for wind is now in place…

Claimants take UK government to court over inadequate climate adaptation

1 November 2023

Kevin Jordan, whose home is 5 metres from the cliff…

Climate change increases speed of erosion in Hemsby

24 October 2023

Spanish TV channel RTVE had heard about the plight of…

Our Activities...

Local Marrams Resident, supported by Save Hemsby Coastline, joins Friends of the Earth to legally challenge the Government over its climate adaptation plans.


If you are visiting the 2023 Lifeboat Day on the 13th August, be sure to look out for us! We will be in front of the Lacon Arms from 10:00 am, with our reprinted Calendar for sale!

History of the surge tides Hemsy & The East coast-01

A sparkling and interesting night had by all, kindly hosted by the Lacon Arms with all proceeds going to Save Hemsby Coastline and Hemsby Independent Lifeboat

Hemsby is open for business and would love people to come, enjoy the beach and support the community efforts.

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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Save Hemsy Coastline from coastal erosion

Contact Us

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