Date published: 3rd June 2016

Coastal Partnership East, a new innovative approach to managing the coast between Holkham in North Norfolk and Landguard Point in Felixstowe, will be formally launched on Friday 10th June 2016.

The partnership, formed by bringing together the coastal management resources and expertise from Gt. Yarmouth Borough Council, North Norfolk District Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council and Waveney District Council, will be responsible for working along the 220km of coastline in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Cllr Angie Fitch-Tillett, Chair of the Partnership Board, said: “The formation of the partnership is an extremely important step in how we manage the coast in Norfolk and Suffolk.

“We will work together as equals and I am particularly looking forward to seeing the joint expertise of the group benefit all of the authorities involved.

“Together we can take advantage of a larger resource of local knowledge and a higher degree of efficiency. The results will be positive for all involved partly because the marine environment takes no notice of district boundaries.”

The formal launch will see partners, key stakeholders and community groups coming together to learn more about how the new partnership can work with and support them. Speakers include Neil Hornby, Deputy Director Defra and Mark Johnson, Area Coastal Manager for the Environment Agency.

The launch will take place at the Orbis Centre in Lowestoft from 11.45 am, culminating at 2pm with a photo opportunity at Ness Point, Britain’s most easterly point.

Last updated: 6th July 2016