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Hun Community meeting - March 2019

The Norfolk Coast Partnership held a second community meeting on Friday, 29th March 2019 at Thornham Village Hall to discuss the findings of the HunStory feasibility study to date and ask for questions from the local community. There was a good turn out of at least 45 people. Adam Worley of Anglian Water presented on findings of samples that they had been taking, together with plans for further sampling. Jonah Tosney of the Norfolk RiversTrust spoke about the wider reasonings behind river restoration and its beneficial impact on the local landscape and biodiversity. James Albone from the Historic Environment team at Norfolk County Council spoke on his fascinating research and findings of the area including a previously un-recorded watermill and documents relating to the original straightening of the river. Author and naturalist Mark Cocker, introduced the geomorphologist Prof. Richard Hey and spoke of the increasing importance of such projects in Norfolk today. Prof. Hey advised of adjustments made in his original suggestions for reallignments in response to suggestions and discourse with local landowners and managers. Please find the presentations from the event as below.   

See below for questions that were asked by members of the public during the event, we have tried to include all that were asked, however if any information is missing please do get in touch