Coordinator's Comments

  • Anyone who listened to the radio 4 programme Costing The Earth broadcast last week surely can be left in no doubt that marine aggregate dredging is extremely harmful to our marine environment and holds significant responsibility for the massive...
  • Having attended two conferences in recent weeks namely the CLA organised ‘On The Brink’ at Barnham Broom Norfolk and the National Flood Forum Second Annual Conference in Birmingham, I am left with mixed feelings and emotions. The ‘On The Brink’...
  • It is with much sadness and great anger that I have to report this month that our District Council has met with owners of the four Edwardian houses, one of which is Cliff House Guest house and Tea room, to inform them that the garages at the rear...
  • The storm of December 21st. caused yet more significant losses at Happisburgh, I remain utterly confirmed in the belief that our problems are, in the main, man made. I have before me the Crown Estates Licensed Dredging Areas Index of Plans. There...
  • One of the questions put to the officials with whom we met in Brussels was: "Does offshore aggregate dredging and extraction have any impact on coastal erosion?" The reply indicated that it most certainly does! Over the Last 5 years our...
  • This past few weeks have proved extremely worrying for North Norfolk as a region. There seems to be a pattern emerging that Central Government (DEFRA) has decided, in coastal defence and flood terms we do not exist. There seems to be a hidden...
  • I have today been handed the reply received from 10 Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA dated 2nd September 03, to a letter sent by a couple who reside in Cambridge urging Tony Blair to become involved in seeking a solution to the Happisburgh coast...
  • August has been a busy month for us. Some weeks ago I appealed via both Radio Norfolk and the Eastern Daily Press, for professional assistance and advice with setting up and operating a registered charity. It is most pleasing to report the...
  • This month I have to report there is still much going on even though it appears not much is happening. Happisburgh is appalled, angry and still smarting from the complete blank its representatives drew from the ministerial meeting in May....
  • Since the inception of CCAG and throughout this campaign I have at all times tried to represent Happisburgh at every level correctly, honourably and with absolute integrity. Of course it is not for me to judge whether I have achieved those ideals...