Team spirit conquers Cardiac Hill

Volunteers restore the beach access at Mundesley.

Volunteers restore the beach access at Mundesley. - Credit: Photos Liz Morgan and Eduardo Garcia

Community action is alive and digging in Mundesley as a group of dedicated individuals work to restore the beach access at the back of Trafalgar Court.

Volunteers restore the beach access at Mundesley.

Volunteers restore the beach access at Mundesley. - Credit: Photos Liz Morgan and Eduardo Garcia

The existing ramp, nicknamed 'Cardiac Hill' because of its steepness, was destroyed in the December 2013 sea surge storm.

Volunteers restore the beach access at Mundesley.

Volunteers restore the beach access at Mundesley. - Credit: Photos Liz Morgan and Eduardo Garcia

Largely due to the dogged persistence of Bev Reynolds and Denise Revell to ensure a beach access was re-instated no matter the local politics, a small band of volunteers - named Team Slope - met on Bank Holiday Sunday to clear the overgrown remaining section of ramp and dig out new steps.

Despite the chill wind and threatening sea fret about half of the steps were carved into the cliffs – the marvellous team effort, helped by North Norfolk District Council having cleared away the broken lower section of concrete ramp, an earlier recce to plan the new steps, and a call to arms.

Victoria Hicks said: 'Wow that's amazing!!! It's going to make our summer being able to get down to the beach with three young children instead of hiking everything down into the village and back. Thanks to everyone who has put in all the hard work. Those steps will make a massive difference to my family and many other holidaymakers like us.'

The group received donations of timber, food from Tesco Mundesley, a team of sandwich makers and a delivery of hot coffee from Mundesley Corner House.

Bev said: 'Our first big thank you goes to John and Cathy Brightman who have donated all the wood required to build the new slope steps. John has also cut all the wood to size.'

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Anyone who would like to support the project, whether that be financially, offers of labour to complete and maintain the new access, or donations of seed to help stop erosion, are being asked to follow the 'Mundesley Action 4 Cardiac Hill' Facebook page.

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