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Watch as demolition work starts on Hemsby homes most at risk of falling off cliff

PUBLISHED: 17:54 23 March 2018 | UPDATED: 18:24 23 March 2018

Demolition work has begun at Hemsby. Picture: Nick Butcher

Demolition work has begun at Hemsby. Picture: Nick Butcher

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The demolition of several homes at risk of falling into the sea at Hemsby has started.

Demolition work has begun at Hemsby. Picture: Nick ButcherDemolition work has begun at Hemsby. Picture: Nick Butcher

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has employed Anglian Demolition to safely demolish five of the 13 properties which are at imminent risk of falling onto the beach.

Work is expected to continue into the weekend and it is estimated that the demolition will be completed before the Easter weekend, subject to weather conditions.

Demolition work has begun at Hemsby. Picture: Nick ButcherDemolition work has begun at Hemsby. Picture: Nick Butcher

Building Control surveyors and Environmental Services officers from the council will continue to monitor the remaining eight properties at risk of being lost through coastal erosion.

On Monday sand is set to be transported from North Beach, Great Yarmouth to Hemsby. This will be used to help fill the gap between the beach and the lifeboat so that the sloping ramp can be sustained.

Demolition work at Hemsby. Picture: Nick ButcherDemolition work at Hemsby. Picture: Nick Butcher

Residents and visitors are reminded that the area to the east of The Marrams road and the beach below the cliffs, remain dangerous.

Members of the public are advised to avoid these areas.

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