About the Coastal
Communities Alliance

About us

The National Coastal Communities Alliance is a partnership of coastal Local Authorities, coastal organisations and individuals with an interest in coastal matters.

In support of its priority of improving the quality of life and the standard of living for Lincolnshire’s coastal communities, Lincolnshire County Council formed the National Coastal Communities Alliance (CCA) in 2007 and provides its secretariat.

There is no subscription to participate in the CCA. Partners are requested to provide intelligence on the development of specific coastal activities and campaigns. Partners may also be requested/offer to lead on a specific coastal issue where they have the expertise and/or where the issue is a particular local concern, such as renewables, flood risk, deprivation and health.

The “vision” for the CCA is to offer a joint / united voice for coastal communities as collaborative working is stronger than individual working”

The CCA operates as a brokerage organisation with its objective to seek to ‘…build alliances and common purpose around the coast of Britain, with a particular focus on socio-economic challenges.’

The CCA has a well-established relationship with DCLG and worked closely on the development of the Coastal Communities Fund, recently the CCA has been requested to coordinate and lead the national Coastal Communities Teams program.

Mission Statement

Seeking to build alliances and common purpose around the coast of Britain, with a

particular focus on socio-economic challenges.

Our Priorities

  • Current barriers to economic growth (Physical infrastructure, skills and industry structure)
  • The threat of coastal inundation
  • Managing and exploiting the tourism legacy
  • The consequences of deprivation (health, neighbourhood/community cohesion and pressure on local services)
  • Lobbying and influencing on a national

Learn more about CCA, what we do and our projects.

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Waveney Council Waveney Council @waveneydc

Members of Southwold’s new Coastal Community Team take a walk on the wild side: https://t.co/v9FcPmXAB2… https://t.co/1kPao0HZ6O

2 weeks ago
Christchurch&EDorset Christchurch&EDorset @cb_edd_councils

We’ve added steps & handrails to one of the steeper slopes down to #Highcliffe Beach thanks to @CommunitiesUKhttps://t.co/Pv5kVmDJo7

3 weeks ago
Waveney Council Waveney Council @waveneydc

3 Waveney beaches have been rated amongst the best in the country in this year’s @BlueFlagEng awards:… https://t.co/pBQorBbkZP

1 month ago
Redcar Coastal Team Redcar Coastal Team @RedcarCCT

Redcar & Coatham Coastal Community Team are on the way to The Great British Coastal National Conference @tigereventshull #CoastalTeams

2 months ago

Presenting our work at Great British Coast Conference w @CommunitiesUK in @2017Hull tmw. Catch up w pals & making new friends #coastalteams

2 months ago
Lowestoft Rising Lowestoft Rising @LowestoftRising

Over £1m in funding from @CommunitiesUK will create a brand new visitor destination in Lowestoft! #coastalteamshttps://t.co/p7M5TS5shC

3 months ago
Waveney Council Waveney Council @waveneydc

Could you provide children’s entertainment, cycle hire or other activities in Lowestoft this summer?… https://t.co/8KqQGwzUEz

3 months ago
David Koweek David Koweek @davidkoweek

.@SenFeinstein @KamalaHarris @RepAnnaEshoo Please don’t let @SeaGrant be eliminated. Incredibly impt for #coastalCA and other coastal states

4 months ago
Nicola Radford Nicola Radford @nikradford1

Anyone know about Google summer coastal digital champaign would be fab to tie in @CoastalCA #coastalteams

4 months ago
Waveney Council Waveney Council @waveneydc

Just 2 days left to have your say on possible future plans for #Southwold – survey closes 1st March:… https://t.co/dfdhnGnE3M

4 months ago
Coastal Communities Coastal Communities @CoastalCA

Looking forward to welcoming guests from around the coast to the launch of the Coastal Culture Network today… https://t.co/zzZG6CFO4e

4 months ago
Arc Consulting Arc Consulting @arcteam

One of the many reasons why we love living, working & studying in #TheBay… stunning skies! #smugcommutehttps://t.co/Wrhpj6Rtvu

4 months ago
Waveney Council Waveney Council @waveneydc

Thanks to all who came to Saturday’s #coastalteams event in Southwold. Missed it? You can also have your say online… https://t.co/ulclbxaQta

4 months ago
Waveney Council Waveney Council @waveneydc

Have your say on future plans for #Southwold on Saturday 18th Feb at Buckenham Galleries, 10am-1pm:… https://t.co/DM0nmJhgcb

5 months ago
Waveney Council Waveney Council @waveneydc

1st steering group meeting for new Southwold CCT last night, with representatives from local councils, businesses &… https://t.co/qE3lrO9IFB

5 months ago
Waveney Council Waveney Council @waveneydc

Congratulations to Southwold & Leiston on their new #coastalteams, dedicated to driving local growth:… https://t.co/faFVGM831H

5 months ago

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