2017 Archive

Canvey Island backs revamp plan THE future vision for Canvey Island's seafront in Essex has received a huge boost from the public.
Source: Gazette Live
Coastal museum to double in size after £1.6m boost The Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum has been awarded £800,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Source: Gazette Live
Welsh coastal heritage site under threat One of Wales’ finest coastal heritage sites is under threat from cliff erosion and climate change.
Source: Wales Online
£7 million investment boost for West Sussex HOMES, workplaces and technology of the future will be developed thanks to £7 million of public investment in the Coastal West Sussex area.
Source: The Argus
Lifeboat Station break-in ‘will cost thousands of pounds’ Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station on the Suffolk coast has issued an appeal for witnesses after it was broken into, causing damage which will cost thousands to repair.
Source: Coastal Scene
What a year its been for Southport BID Local businesses have benefited from increased footfall thanks in part to a packed events calendar for the town.
Coastal protection works up for ‘Project of the Decade’ COASTAL protection works, which have protected almost 500 coastal homes from landslides, have been shortlisted for the Ground Engineering Awards.
Source: View News
Dolphin pod living year-round off coast of England The first resident pod of bottlenose dolphins has been discovered off the south-west coast of England.
Source: BBC Online
Guide to Yorkshire coast launched nationwide A HOLIDAY brochure is set to encourage visitors to explore Bridlington, Hornsea, Withernsea and the east Yorkshire coast in 2018.
Source: York Press
Record-breaking landings reflect healthy fish stock Shetland’s white-fish market has continued its record-breaking streak by topping the 400,000 box mark in 2017.
MPs demand cut in tourism VAT to help coastal towns A cut in tourism VAT and a commitment to replace EU investment funds worth hundreds of millions pounds are among 37 recommendations made by a group of MPs to help UK coastal communities.
Source: Travel Weekly
Nearly £2m to support coastal projects North Yorkshire County Council has agreed nearly £2m of additional funding towards remedial work on piers and coastal protection.
£7.2m regeneration to 'transform' resort Residents and business owners in Cleethorpes have tipped a massive Victorian resort restoration costing £7.2 million to "transform" the resort.
Historic seapool up for major award An historic Cornish seapool, battered by the winter storms of 2014, has been nominated for a major award.
Source: Pirate FM
Volunteers sought to help with potential floods Volunteers are being sought to help people in their local community should crisis occur in high-risk flood coastal communities.
Source: Cambrian News
Helensburgh submarine centre is officially opened Almost one hundred invited guests visited Helensburgh on Saturday for the official opening of the Scottish Submarine Centre.
Brean beach has 'excellent' water quality VISITORS descending on Brean and Berrow’s beaches can rest assured they will be going for a dip in quality water.
Coastal crisis: deprivation in Jaywick Sands Living by the sea may be appealing to some – but many communities face deep economic problems.
Source: Inside Housing
Coastal landmarks to get £5m revamp Two prominent landmarks are set for change under an ambitious £5m plan to reinvigorate understanding of the north east’s coast.
Source: Shields Gazette
Coastal economic growth is above average Research shows the area including the south coast region has grown and will grow more than the UK average.
Seaside towns wiped out if temperatures rise Coastal towns will get gobbled up by rising sea levels if global temperatures increase by just 4C, according to experts.
Coastal parking space sells for £40k A parking space in the busy Cornish holiday resort of St Ives has been sold for up to £40,000.
Source: BBC Online
Historic landmarks receive Grade II listing Landmark areas of Skegness foreshore have been added to Historic England’s register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
£3.4m tourism boost for coastal area An area of outstanding natural beauty on the Northern Ireland coast has been given a major cash injection.
New scheme to manage local assets Crown Estate Scotland has committed to launch a new scheme that will enable local authorities to manage assets in their area.
Free parking to be axed in east Suffolk Consultation is to take place over major car parking changes needed in east Suffolk to raise extra cash to pay for the cost of taking over yellow lines enforcement.
Source: Ipswich Star
‘Keeping young people is a challenge’ North Norfolk's popularity has inadvertently created an affordable housing crisis.
£32.5m flood protection scheme for Lowestoft Residents and business owners on the Suffolk coast are being invited to have their say on proposals to reduce flooding.
Seaton Carew's £1.3m seafront revamp begins Work has begun on a £1.3m project to redevelop the seafront area of a north-east town.
Source: BBC Online
Fresh call for investment to restore Ramsgate Harbour The government is being urged to invest in a project to restore Ramsgate Royal Harbour “to its former glory”.
Source: Kent News
Last chance for Tower Pavilion in Skegness? Skegness Town Council debates the principle of continuing with plans to replace the 1870s Tower Pavilion in Tower Gardens.
Rothesay Pavilion revamp costs rise by £6m The cost to revamp one of Scotland's most significant surviving art deco buildings has risen by £6m.
Source: BBC Online
Report sets out agenda for sustainable coastline A Wildlife Trusts report sets out a vision for the Essex coast and marine environment in light of Brexit.
Source: The Enquirer
Noxious smell triggers coastal chemical alert People in a coastal town have been advised to stay in and keep doors and windows shut after reports of a noxious odour.
Source: The Independent
Islands set sail to attract more visitors A new marina hub forms the last vital link in a chain of marine facilities along the east coast of the Outer Hebrides.
'Time running out to save iconic structure' DJ Fatboy Slim has thrown his support behind the campaign to save Brighton's Madeira Terrace.
Source: Brighton Argus
National sea defence for coastal towns call Storm-threatened coastal towns should be protected by a national sea defence programme, a councillor has said.
Source: BBC Online
EU funding announced for waterway energy project INNOVATIVE marine energy development on the Milford Haven Waterway will be accelerated with a significant cash injection from the EU.
New era for Hartlepool amid £7m projects Council chiefs say it is an ‘exciting’ time for Hartlepool as three regeneration projects totalling more than £7million are set to give the town a facelift.
Source: Hartlepool Mail
Seaton Carew improvements to boost local businesses Work will start next week on a £1.3m Hartlepool Borough Council project to revitalise the Seaton Carew seafront.
Source: BQ Live
Cromer to claw back second homes council tax Thousands of pounds paid in second homes council tax could be clawed back to support services in coastal communities.
Source: EDP24
£7.2m Victorian revival for Cleethorpes Cleethorpes town centre is to be completely transformed with £7.2 million worth of grant funding by summer 2020.
MP says UK will need to follow EU fishing rules Britain will have to abide by European Union fishing rules after Brexit but will not have a "voice at the table", a former environment minister has claimed.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Skegness website takes guess work out of booking A new website has been launched to help visitors find the best places to stay in the Skegness area.
Volunteers urged to join autumn beach clean ups BEACHES in Bude will be taking part in this year’s Surfers Against Sewage autumn beach clean this November.
Meet the Southsea Coastal Scheme team Residents from across Portsmouth are being invited to meet the team behind a coastal flood defence scheme.
Source: Team Locals
Seaside towns hit by rising tide of debt Seaside towns in England and Wales are suffering the worst levels of debt in the country, new figures reveal.
Source: BBC Online
Isle of Wight worst for young adult insolvencies THE Isle of Wight has the highest level of insolvencies among young adults, with the seaside towns of Scarborough and Torbay following closely behind.
Windy weekend ahead for southern Britain An intense low pressure system is forecast to affect southern Britain on Saturday, says the Met Office.
Source: Met Office
New voyage for replica of Captain Cook’s ship The replica of one of the most famous ships in the history of maritime exploration is being prepared for a new voyage along the North York Moors coast to Whitby.
Caravan park wins conservation award A coastal caravan park run by East Lindsey District Council has been awarded a prestigious conservation award.
Study to probe potential of marine economy A major new study is being launched to determine the Highlands and Islands’ potential to develop the UK’s marine economy.
Southport could get multi-million pound boost Sefton Council and Southport BID are applying to Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a Townscape Heritage project.
Source: The Visiter
£20,000 'Golden hello" for GPs TRAINEE doctors are to receive £20,000 to work in rural and coastal communities struggling to recruit GPs.
Source: RSN Online
Be brave and think big for seaside regeneration Breathing new life into Britain’s often ailing seaside towns needed bravery and big-thinking, says urban regeneration guru Wayne Hemmingway.
Source: EADT
Government announces steps to reduce marine litter Environment minister Thérèse Coffey has set out how the UK is taking action to tackle marine litter.
Source: The Smallholder
Backlash gathers pace against second homes in South West Another fishing village prepares to ban outsiders buying new-builds in a bid to create affordable homes for locals.
Source: The Negotiator
Island voices heard as committee gathers evidence The Leader of Orkney Islands Council has welcomed the opportunity to put the case for measures that will make a difference to the lives of people in island communities.
Source: The Orcadian
Plans for gateway to coastal path in Newport A NEW gateway onto the Wales Coastal Path will be created in Newport if plans get the go-ahead.
Volunteers take part in Polzeath beach clean OVER 80 volunteers turn out to take part in a ‘Mega Beach Clean’ of Polzeath beach.
Source: Camelford Today
Step forward in Canvey renaissance Architects will undertake a master planning exercise to ensure the future vitality of Canvey seafront in Essex.
Source: Leigh Times
£4.5m flood defence system completed A multi-million defence system which will cut the risk of flooding to 200 homes and give better protection to a major Somerset road.
Google head to Folkestone to help residents and businesses Experts from internet giant Google visit Kent to give advice to businesses and residents about how to boost business.
Source: Kent Online
Work to resurface Bournemouth's Pier Approach Bournemouth council is due to begin its £2 million 'phase two' project to resurface Pier Approach.
Nominate your community hero for 2017 The Grimsby Telegraph has launched its annual Heart of Your Community Awards for 2017.
Somerset is home to top coastal economy North Somerset is home to the top coastal economy in the south of England, a new study has revealed.
Coastal areas 'at risk' from rising sea levels THE naval base at Faslane and the Helensburgh-Dumbarton railway line are all under threat from rising sea levels, according to a report.
Work to start on £1.3m seafront regeneration A £1.3 million regeneration of Seaton Carew’s seafront with beach huts and a children’s waterplay park is due to start next month.
Source: Hartlepool Mail
TV legend Sir Tony Robinson visits Whitehaven History was brought to life as TV legend Sir Tony Robinson attended a double launch event at The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven.
Source: News & Star
£100k grant for Wells Maltings project An extra £100,000 is helping work on a £5m new arts venue for Wells-next-the-Sea, north Norfolk.
Source: KLFM 96.7
Creatively keeping coastal communities alive The creative industries are booming on the UK coast, writes Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd.
Coastal visitors will pay to use the loo Holidaymakers visiting the coast will have to pay to use public conveniences after a council gave the green light to charge 20p.
Coastal Crime Watch set up in retail parks A Coastal Crime Watch scheme has been set up in retail parks in Great Yarmouth.
£6m hidden gem of nature reserves A £6m coastal scheme is protecting communities from flooding and encouraging wildlife.
Source: The Gazette
£80,000 to save badly damaged sea wall Lewes District Council has earmarked £80,000 to save a 70m stretch of sea wall to reduce the risk of damage to the town’s cliffs.
Source: The Argus
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