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Coastal Communities and Seas Together for Resilience COAST-R is an inclusive and collaborative community of practice working to build knowledge, action and resilience for UK coastal communities and seas. Read more
The ARISE Initiative ARISE is a ground-breaking research project, funded by UKRI, which seeks to develop resilience within the UK’s coastal seas and communities. Read more
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Centre for Coastal Communities launch The Centre’s official launch event explores the Centre’s vision and research, and provides an opportunity to help us develop and tackle key coastal challenges. Read more
Coastal Inquiry Report Launched - APPG for Coastal Communities APPG for Coastal Communities - Coastal Inquiry Report launch Read more
NCTA England’s Coast April Update NCTA April News Update and Economic Forecast Read more
Coastal Cultural Network The Coastal Cultural Network has been re-established as a sub-group of the Coastal Communities Alliance Read more
Coastal Restoration Officer Job Opportunity Job opportunity as a Coastal Restoration Officer within the Wildlife Trusts Read more
Coastal Sustainability through Careers and Business Skills in Greater Lincolnshire - Reports 2022-23 Research Overview and Evaluation Reports now available
Turning The Tide - New Report Published Addressing Health Inequalities in Coastal Towns through the lens of Employment
Traders optimistic at start of season Ahead of the Easter Bank Holiday, seafront businesses are optimistic as they gear up for the start of the season. Read more
Plans for town expansion approved Plans for a major expansion of Skegness – including homes and businesses – have been approved, despite flooding concerns. Read more
Coastal behaviour teams to return A scheme tackling anti-social behaviour along the North Tyneside coast is to return for its 10th year. Read more
Coastal visits linked to well-being Visiting the coast is popular – but its effect on mental and physical health is under-explored. Read more
Funding for flood and coastal erosion A breakdown of investments into flood and coastal erosion projects, based on deprived communities and local authorities. Read more
Tourist photos track coastal erosion People visiting East Yorkshire are being encouraged to take pictures to help track its receding coastline. Read more
Coastal erosion risk management Guidance for flood and coastal erosion risk management in Wales. Read more
Tourist information office opens A new visitor information centre is being trialled in Lossiemouth over the Easter holidays. Read more
Tower moved to escape coastal erosion A 189-year-old former lookout tower has officially reopened after being moved to escape coastal erosion. Read more
Bus fare cap to be introduced A new capped bus fare is being introduced in Great Yarmouth to help ease pressure on people's pockets. Read more
£90m fund to regenerate Blackpool Blackpool residents will see the creation of new homes and neighbourhoods as part of wider ambitions to transform local communities. Read more
Coastal people face ‘death of despair’ People in the North of England and in coastal areas are more likely to die from ‘death of despair’, say Manchester University researchers. Read more
Plans for major town expansion Plans for a major expansion of Skegness, including 1,000 new homes and industrial space, have been approved. Read more
Podcast examines coastal experience Connecting Shores podcast is part of Natural England’s Connecting People with Nature programme, which aims to tackle barriers of access to nature. Read more
Council approves £20k in arts funding Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has approved almost £20,000 in funding for art and culture programmes across the area. Read more
Margate receives £4m grant boost An iconic concert hall on the Kent coast has received £4m from the local council as the search for new management continues. Read more
Seaside town considers drinking ban A ban on drinking alcohol on the streets of Scarborough town centre is being considered by councillors. Read more
'Roll-back' plan to replace lost homes Villagers vulnerable to coastal erosion could be offered plots of land further inland on which to rebuild their homes. Read more
Whitby Harbour dispute goes to court A dispute about Whitby Harbour will be heard at the High Court after years of legal challenges. Read more
Multi-coloured crossings for Blackpool Improvements are underway for a ‘Be Who You Want To Be’ area in Blackpool town centre. Read more
Coastal protection inspections start Coastal management inspections are set to start in South Tyneside as part of work monitoring the ongoing threat of coastal erosion. Read more
Town publishes draft local plan People living in the  Great Yarmouth area have been invited to have their say on the future of development in the borough. Read more
Approval for sea defence designs A new stage of Portsmouth's coastal defence scheme has been given the go ahead, despite fears it would act as a skatepark. Read more
Judicial review for Coastal Park Campaigners fighting a holiday village being built on a country park will have their case heard as part of a judicial review. Read more
Campaign to keep seaside toilets A campaign to keep vital public toilets at a popular Pembrokeshire beach open for another year is gaining momentum. Read more
Tidal barrier plea to Chancellor A call for funding to help protect homes and businesses in a coastal town from flooding has been made to the government. Read more
Job vacancy: Coastal Project Officer This post is funded through Welsh Government’s Coastal Capacity Communities Fund for Vale of Glamorgan Council. Read more
Torquay gardens plans approved Developers behind plans for a historic walled garden say their proposals are not a ‘Trojan Horse’ for future schemes. Read more
Community hub opens in Margate Community groups are set to benefit after Social Enterprise Kent opened the doors of its new Margate High Street hub. Read more
Scarborough brings festival to town A new Fringe Festival in June will bring "contemporary art and entertainment" to the Yorkshire Coast. Read more
Support for coastal national park Almost two-thirds of Scots want a new national park with coastal and marine areas in it, polling has revealed. Read more
Coastal hotels vote on 'tourist tax' A plan to set up England's first coastal "tourist tax" will be voted on by Dorset hoteliers in April. Read more
Partnership to tackle coastal health A national partnership led by university researchers has received £2.4 million to tackle health inequalities in coastal communities. Read more
Restrictions on coastal holiday lets Residents in a Nortolk community have agreed a neighbourhood plan putting restrictions on second homes and holiday lets. Read more
Council tax second home policy agreed Another coastal council – this time in Dorset – has approved plans to charge double council tax on second homes. Read more
Map reveals wettest coastal towns Some top holiday destinations are among the 20 rainiest seaside towns in the UK – with some surprises. Read more
Estate funding for coastal projects An initiative for key worker accommodation is among the coastal projects to benefit from new funding. Read more
'Save our dunes' erosion scheme Students from Newquay in Cornwall have started a “Defend Our Dunes” Crowdfunder campaign. Read more
Sea defence changes for approval Ceredigion planners are recommended to back changes to Aberaeron’s coastal near-£32m defence scheme. Read more
Project to tackle coastal erosion People living on an island off the Cumbrian coast say they hope a £200m project will help protect their homes from coastal erosion. Read more
Call for new coastal minister Calls are growing for a dedicated government minister with responsibility for coastal areas, sea defences and local communities. Read more
Coastal petition given to No 10 Campaigners concerned about coastal erosion have been to Downing Street to submit a petition calling for funds for sea defences. Read more
Strategy to manage coastal change Westmorland and Furness Council is working with the Our Future Coast project team to develop a strategy to manage coastal change. Read more
Drop-in beach management plan East Devon District Council is holding a drop-in event to answer questions about its Exmouth Beach Management Plan. Read more
£180k plan to tackle coastal erosion South Ayrshire Council has been awarded £180,000 to tackle coastal erosion in the region. Read more
Coastal signs installed to save lives Location markers have been installed along parts of the Wirral coast to help emergency services respond to people in distress in the water. Read more
Flooding and erosion scheme completed One of Somerset’s main coastal towns will be better protected following the completion of a multi-million-pound scheme. Read more
Conservation work for coastal reserve Northumberland Wildlife Trust has started the new year carrying out vital conservation work on its Annstead Dunes reserve. Read more
Coastal Protection Group holds meeting Campaigners were 'surprised' by the amount of people who attended a meeting on coastal erosion in the Lowestoft area. Read more
PM takes questions on coastal visit Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited a seafood factory and held a question-and-answer session in a cafe on a visit to Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. Read more
Coastal defences unfeasible – council North Norfolk District Council has no plans to build new sea defences to protect the crumbling coastline. Read more
Plans to rejuvenate seafronts published Plans to revamp Paignton and Preston seafronts have been put forward by Torbay Council. Read more
£4.9m revamp work to begin Builders are to start work on a £4.9m revamp of Lowestoft's seafront after planners granted approval. Read more
Project celebrates coastal heritage The National Trust launches new Coastal Conservation Centre at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas in north-east Englandt. Read more
AI to create coastal flooding tool Scientists are looking to combine weather and wave data to develop a more accurate way of forecasting coastal flooding. Read more
MPs ‘troubled’ by coastal pylon plan Local MPs have also criticised National Grid’s plans to install electricity hubs and pylons through Lincolnshire's coastal landscape Read more
Government ‘asleep’ on coastal landfill Labour has accused the Government of being “asleep at the wheel” when it comes to coastal landfill sites facing erosion and flooding. Read more
Deprived town could be 'on the up' A forward-thinking strategy could see the Norfolk coastal town of Great Yarmouth undergo a long-awaited revival, reports the BBC. Read more
ABP expands support for communities Ports operator Associated British Ports (ABP) has expanded its support for healthier coastal communities by sponsoring a twilight running event. Read more
Locals priced out of coastal towns A pandemic property boom and the rise of short-term holiday stays could see local people priced out of seaside towns. Read more
Entry opens for creative challenge People in the East Riding are being asked to produce creative concepts that could help communicate the challenge of coastal change. Read more
Wilder Coast project makes progress A project by Somerset Wildlife Trust is making progress thanks to funding from the Somerset Community Foundation. Read more
Yorkshire coast at risk from erosion Rising sea levels are having a lasting impact on communities alongside the Yorkshire coast. Read more
Seaside village 'faces extinction' Residents in a remote seaside village fear climate change could make it become the first in the UK to be made extinct by the sea. Read more
Rejuvenation of UK's seaside towns Local events and arts projects are helping to regenerate seaside towns across England. This article explains how. Read more