Saturday, March 29, 2008

'Stand up and shout' to save the Broads

"If the people of Happisburgh have demonstrated one thing, it is that unless you stand up and shout loudly enough and over a long enough period of time, there is every likelihood you will be ignored," the Yarmouth Mercury observes today.

It goes on: "Whether that lesson will be learned by the thousands of people who could be affected, made homeless even, by a proposal to allow the North Sea to flood 6,500 hectares of Norfolk, remains to be seen."

Both the Mercury and Eastern Daily Press today feature stunned reaction from villagers whose first inkling their homes could be lost as coastal defences are abandoned to the sea was when they read it in the papers.

It comes as signatures to an online petition to Save the Broads topped 300.

Click here to read the Mercury report.

Click here to sign the petition to Gordon Brown, on the 10 Downing Street website.