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Date published: 14th January 2017

Officers from North Norfolk District Council have been out assisting people overnight and have been out today checking for damage along the North Norfolk seafront and promenades.

  • At Walcott 23 people used the Stalham Rest Centre overnight and have now returned to their homes.
  • Cromer Pier has been closed for safety checks and a damage assessment; NNDC property and coastal teams have been out to check the Pier, Cromer Promenade, Mundesley Promenade and the seafront at Overstrand, Sheringham and further west to Cley, Blakeney and Wells.
  • Cromer West and East Promenade – focus on clearing the debris;
  • Cromer sea walls have not been damaged.
  • Cromer Pier has suffered some damage from the impact of the waves and contractors have been called out to assess the extent of that damage. It is likely that the Pier will remain closed until Monday. Renosteel are working on the Pier decking at the Pier entrance and the west side of the raised decking.
  • Officers from NNDC are hopeful of opening the central area of Cromer Prom on Sunday
  • Some beach huts at Cromer East and West Beach have been lost and there is damage to doors of chalets on the Prom
  • West Prom – it is likely that this section of the prom will need to remain closed until into next week because of damage to the surface of the promenade, the sea walls are undamaged.
  • Sheringham Prom – debris on the promenade is being cleared today, Saturday.
  • Overstrand – beach huts have been lost along with railings in front of the promenade

At this stage the advice is that people need to be careful on beaches and cliff tops and please respect any signs advising that the area has been cordoned off, as this is for their safety.

Coastal management team officers are also concerned that people are accessing the promenade at Overstrand via Clifton Way and this is dangerous.

Cllr Tom FitzPatrick, Leader of North Norfolk District Council said: “We are out in force today to assess and repair the damage caused by the storm surge and I would like to urge people to respect the safety signs.

“Staff have been working alongside the community flood wardens, police, fire and coastguard to help our communities in the face of the surge and gale force winds; and for our teams the focus now is on helping the community to clear the debris and get everything safe and open to the public as quickly as possible.”

Last updated: 16th November 2017