Hunstanton safety advice day in The Spinney

The Spinney in Hunstanton which opens on Wednesday. ANL-140217-143422001
The Spinney in Hunstanton which opens on Wednesday. ANL-140217-143422001
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Beach Safety and Flood advice will be on offer in The Spinney, Hunstanton, this Thursday to help people stay safe on the beach and to help them protect their property from flooding.

The Environment Agency, MCA Coastguard, Norfolk police and the West Norfolk Council will all have representatives available to talk to passers by about the RLNI’s recently-launched national Beach Safety Campaign, the Sandy the Starfish lost child scheme and bathing water quality as well as providing stacks of invaluable information about flood prevention and flood safety.

Brian Long, cabinet member for the environment, said: “The main purpose of this event is to speak to tourists and visitors as they pass through The Spinney. We work year round with residents and businesses in the area but it is much more difficult to get beach safety and flood prevention messages to those who are only in the area for a relatively short time. Many of our visitors have property in the area and information about flooding and flood protection is vital for them, as is signing up for flood alerts so that they know in advance if they need to get their property secured.

“For day trippers and other tourists spending time on the beach can be great fun. Our main aim is to ensure that while they are with us they are safe, understand the dangers of our coastal waters and know what to do if they experience any difficulties.”

To find out more pop along to The Spinney, Hunstanton on Thursday, between 10am and 1pm.