Resilient Coasts Project
In 2022, Coastal Partnership East on behalf of East Suffolk Council and Great Yarmouth Borough Council were successful in attracting £9.1million from DEFRA for the Resilient Coasts project. The project takes a proactive approach to co-creating resilient, coastal places.
For information, project updates, and details of how to get involved, please visit the website here.
A film commemorating the 70th anniversary of the 1953 floods and reflecting on 2013 and future challenges has been produced to support commemorations across the Norfolk and Suffolk coast.
The devastating North Sea flood of 1953 caused catastrophic damage and loss of life in Scotland, England, Belgium and The Netherlands. It became one of the worst peacetime disasters of 20th century. In England alone 307 people lost their lives, many of those on the Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex coast.
The failure of any preventative measures meant that may people, children and adults alike, went to bed on that fateful night of 31st January 1953 not knowing of the devastation to come.
Coastal Partnership East, in partnership with the Anglian (Eastern) Regional Flood and Coastal Committee are supporting schools, parishes, communities and others to remember those sadly lost and those affected by the floods of 1953 by providing a film that includes memories of those who were there in 1953, stories from those who have captured memories of those no longer with us and reflections of those who remember family members affected by the floods. The film also includes reflections from some of those impacted by the 2013 East Coast tidal surge and takes a look at future challenges. If you are a community group and wish to have access to the full film for community or educational use please contact Coastal Management.
A public version of the film can be viewed here: