Cash-strapped councils in Suffolk and Essex have sold off millions of pounds' worth of assets including schools, care homes, farms and community buildings.
Inspections will today be carried out at Pakefield cliffs after the coastline was battered by high tides.
The damage done to 52 beach huts caught up in surging spring tides is still unknown.
More than £1million in cash for key projects in north Suffolk has moved a step closer after getting the council's backing.
Plans to build 30 retirement apartments on the seafront site of a former special needs care home have been recommended for refusal ahead of a key vote on the project.
The creation of a new 'super council' in East Suffolk has led to damning criticism from a town council.
A row over who owns an iconic harbour has intensified, with campaigners vowing to fight for control for what they call "our land".