Crumbling coasts: Meetings over cash fund to help relocate East Yorkshire residents
PEOPLE living near coastal erosion hotspots are invited to public meetings.
East Riding Council carried out surveys in September last year. They revealed a wetter than normal summer had not led to a significant increase in overall cliff erosion rates.
But one notable exception was Skipsea, where up to eight metres has eroded in the past six months.
Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic development, tourism and rural issues, said: "The council continues to work positively with local MPs to lobby Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ministers for a dedicated, ongoing fund to help our residents to deal with the effects of coastal erosion.
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"That type of fund would allow us to build on the good work we've been able to deliver in coastal communities through the Coastal Change Pathfinder."
The council has organised informal public events so residents can access the latest coastal erosion maps and speak to council officers who monitor coastal erosion.
People will be able to find out about accessing funds to help with possible relocation.
The first event will take place at Skipsea Village Hall, from 3pm to 7pm, on Monday, February 25. It will be followed by events in Aldbrough and Withernsea.
Areas that were particularly hit by erosion during the monitoring period included Aldbrough, Skipsea and north and south of Withernsea.
Between these sites relatively little erosion has occurred.