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It's 'business as usual' in Hemsby, says erosion-hit resort

Businesses at a Norfolk seaside resort hit by coastal erosion are calling on visitors to support them this Easter weekend.

Five homes have been demolished over the past week after recent stormy weather caused the cliffs to crumble.

Community leaders said, while the town was still recovering, businesses were open and they needed people to continue to visit the area.

A house teeters on the edge of the cliffs at Hemsby earlier this month Credit: ITV News Anglia.

"Over the last few days, there have been some heart-breaking images in the media of people's homes being demolished.

"The community has pulled together fantastically well. While Hemsby is still in recovery, it is important during this difficult time that people are not deterred from visiting over the all-important Easter break, otherwise that community will suffer further. So please make sure you support Hemsby this Easter."

– Carl Smith, Deputy Leader, Great Yarmouth Borough Council
A house teeters on the edge of the cliffs at Hemsby earlier this month Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Lorries have brought loads of sand to the beach to help restore it and fill a gap left between the beach and lifeboat shed.

Other properties continue to be monitored closely by the council.

Walkers have been warned to stay away from the area to the east of The Marrams road and the beach below the cliffs, where the worst of the erosion has been.

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