Press Articles

  • The beach road area of Happisburgh seems to be in danger of losing its popularity among holidaymakers - at least for the time being. Many people who spend all or part of their annual holidays there, and scores from Norwich and other parts of the...
  • Coastal defence campaigners for Happisburgh are taking their fight overseas in a bid to stop the village from crumbling away. After council officers this week said a further bid for government funds to pay for a £2m sea defence project would be "...
  • THOUSANDS of homes could be swallowed by the sea if conservationists get their way and allow sea defences to be breached to create new wetland habitation. English Nature and the Environment Agency believe it will cost too much to maintain the...
  • It was a sight to behold - from the ground and from the air. Several hundred people seemed to come from nowhere to gather on the sunny cliffs at Happisburgh yesterday lunchtime. They were all there for one reason: to voice their support for...
  • ANGRY villagers are vowing to step up their battle for sea defences to protect their North Norfolk homes, despite being told by a top Government official there is no money in the pot. A deputation from Happisburgh travelled to the corridors of...
  • A lifeboat crew has “moved house” to a temporary station – but any hopes of them returning home hinge on a crunch meeting with the Minister next month. The Happisburgh crew have been forced to shift their boat a mile eastwards to Cart Gap after...
  • Blame who you will for the desperate situation at Happisburgh. Government inefficiency, red tape, individuals from outside the village opposing to proposed schemes, lack of political will from Whitehall. What is for sure is the loss of property...
  • A new public pedestrian access to Happisburgh beach could be built by Easter if plans being put in place by North Norfolk District Council are successful. The village's lifeboat ramp - the only vehicle and pedestrian access available to the...
  • The latest victim in the ongoing saga of sea erosion at a Norfolk village has been claimed after the beach slipway was shut for safety reasons. The closure of the slope down to the sea at Happisburgh means the inshore lifeboat will have to launch...
  • Families living in fear of losing their clifftop homes have been given the early Christmas present of 4000 tonnes of rock. A £160,000 emergency scheme will protect Happisburgh's Beach Road from all but the worst of storms – for the time being....