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MP praises work of Environment Agency in Snettisham and Heacham

North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham sees the repairs and some of the damage to property at Snettisham beach. From left: Ryan Ely (Environment Agency Project Manager), Henry Bellingham MP, Adrian Gosling (Environment Agency Operations Manager), Julie Foley (Environment Agency Area Manager) and Eric Langford (Parish Council Chairman).

North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham sees the repairs and some of the damage to property at Snettisham beach. From left: Ryan Ely (Environment Agency Project Manager), Henry Bellingham MP, Adrian Gosling (Environment Agency Operations Manager), Julie Foley (Environment Agency Area Manager) and Eric Langford (Parish Council Chairman).

MP Henry Bellingham joined community leaders to look at the work being done to repair flood defences along the coast in the wake of last month’s tidal surge.

Mr Bellingham, pictured second left, saw the repairs at Snettisham and Heacham during a visit on Friday and paid tribute to the Environment Agency’s work.

He said: “Although any damage caused from the storm surge of last month is highly regrettable and devastating to individuals, the overwhelming majority of properties and land were saved by the sea defences.

“I would like to praise the Environment Agency for all the work that has gone into the sea defences and for the really good team working and integration with other agencies.”

Thousands of tonnes of shingle have been used to repair the banks and Julie Foley, the agency’s area manager, centre right, said: “We still have more repairs to plan, but at the moment we’re confident that the work we have done offers a good standard of protection to people and property ahead of the February spring tides.”

Also pictured above are, from left, Environment Agency project manager Ryan Ely, operations manager Adrian Gosling and Snettisham parish council chairman Eric Langford

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