2018 Archive

£24,000 boost to modernise Hub in Lyme Regis Lyme Regis Development Trust (LRDT) has welcomed a financial boost of more than £24,000 from the Coastal Revival Fund.
Source: Bridport News
How New Brighton's high street could be revived The Wirral waterfront has been reborn - and the resort is now hoping to attract people back to the streets around it.
Source: Liverpool Echo
Campaigners urge council to declare ‘climate emergency’ Eastbourne campaigners are calling on the council to act now to prepare for rising sea levels and climate change.
Coastal landmarks make Historic England list Two west Cornwall coastal buildings have been included in Historic England's list of remarkable buildings.
Source: Falmouth Packet
Coastal cycle way link to go ahead Plans to join up a coastal walking and cycling route from Weston-super-Mare to Clevedon will go ahead, despite concerns about road safety.
Source: Bristol Post
Fears coastal netting could become marine litter Plastic netting aimed at protecting the coast is drawing concerns it could become a hazard for wildlife.
National coastal nature reserve in Suffolk cut by third A national nature reserve has been reduced in size by a third after Natural England failed to agree terms for a new lease with the land owner.
Source: BBC Online
Can Suffolk’s nature coast and energy coast co-exist? With a number of proposed major energy projects, how do we ensure a balance between development and preserving Suffolk’s coast?
Pub gives 100 hampers to local pensioners The landlady of a coastal pub spread some festive cheer this Christmas by creating over 100 hampers for local pensioners.
Historic Cinque Port chains handed over at ceremony A high-ranking dignitary of the Cinque Ports witnessed a special ceremony in Brightlingsea for only the third time in more than 600 years.
Join forces for Big Baiter Beach Clean Up Local school pupils, staff and volunteers joined forces for a clean-up of the beach in Baiter Park, Poole.
Source: Mags4Dorset
Lords visit Scarborough to see challenges faced by seaside towns Members of the House of Lords visit Scarborough as part of their inquiry into seaside towns.
Cash for coast is critical in fight against flooding Colin Mellors argues that properly  funded sea defences are vital to protect coast communities.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Cleethorpes to host Festival Of The Sky Hot air balloons, kites, and light and water displays are all likely to be part of the inaugural Cleethorpes Festival Of The Sky.
Great Yarmouth market revamp still on, says council Plans to revamp Great Yarmouth’s market place remain firmly on the council’s agenda, despite missing out in a crucial funding bid.
Lifeboats receive huge boost from local club Lifeboats at Hastings and Rye Harbour each received substantial donations from the New Beach Club at Pett Level.
Lido petition to be debated by councillors A petition to save a derelict Grade II-listed coastal lido is to be debated by councillors.
Source: BBC Online
Community rallies to purchase lifesaving equipment Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade has joined forces with the coastal community to purchase three new Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
Source: News Guardian
Coastal erosion problem at landfill sites Kate Spencer tells the BBC’s Countryfile programme of the growing problem of coastal erosion at historical landfill sites.
Council tackles tip erosion on Walney's coast Cumbria County Council bosses have been hard at work tackling the erosion of a disused tip along the coast.
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Ministers 'obliged to get best deal for fishermen' Proposed changes to fishing legislation will ensure the industry prospers as the UK leaves the EU, Scottish Secretary David Mundell said.
Council green light to coastal path repair Planning permission has been given for work to restore and protect Blackhead Path near Whitehead.
Coastal activities centre one step closer A £3m Cumbria Coastal Activities Centre is a step closer after the Coastal Communities Fund invited a full funding application.
Source: News & Star
1,400 respond to coastal defence plan Feedback from more than 1,400 members of the public is starting to shape the future of Southsea's coast.
Source: Portsmouth News
Work to start on £7.2m coastal regeneration The first phase of work on a £7.2m project to transform Cleethorpes will start in the new year.
Fort wins £47,000 from coastal revival fund A historic riverside fort has received a big boost after being awarded £47,000 from the government’s Coastal Revival Fund.
£50,000 to create coastal nature reserve A COASTAL nature reserve is set to receive nearly £50,000 in funding to secure the heritage site for future generations.
Brexit chance to rebuild coastal communities, says fishing chief A fishing leader has said Brexit should be an opportunity to rebuild fleets in UK coastal communities, like his home village of Stonehaven.
Seafood industry benefits from EU funding A family-owned aquaculture company is to invest £3m to expand its business after securing almost £1m of European funding.
Source: Shetland News
Fishing sector to receive £5m cash boost Almost £5m of European funding will provide “vital” cash to the fishing sector at a time of “great uncertainty”, says Scotland's rural economy minister Fergus Ewing.
Source: County Press
£50,000 for coastal viaduct project An award of £50,000 to Morecambe Bay Partnership will cost and explore the opportunities of a walking and cycling route alongside Arnside viaduct.
Beach declared unsafe for swimming A Clacton beach has been deemed unsafe for swimming after the water quality was branded as 'poor' in an annual report.
£24,500 to improve community centre access Lyme Regis Development Trust has received £24,500 to make a community centre fully accessible for wheelchair users.
Source: Lyme Online
Revival fund to save coastal heritage sites for future generations Almost £1 million of Coastal Revival Funding has been awarded to 25 projects to restore coastal landmarks and bring economic growth to communities up and down the Great British Coast.
Wildlife centre lands boost from revival fund A Northumberland project has landed a share of almost £1million of funding aimed at saving coastal heritage sites for future generations.
Rising sea levels a threat to coastal communities Large areas of land are set to be destroyed as rising seas levels flood homes and devastate coastal communities, a chastening Met Office report has concluded.
Esplanade shelters to be given £50k makeover Weymouth has received a cash injection from central government which will go towards repairing the Esplanade shelters.
Source: Dorset Echo
Communities should 'plan now for climate change' The Environment Agency is calling on businesses and communities to prepare as latest UK climate change projections are published.
Whitehaven and St Annes among coastal winners Five schemes in the North West have won a share of the Government’s £1m Coastal Revival Fund to help restore the region’s seaside towns.
Source: Place NorthWest
Turning the tide on beach litter Northumberland beaches are some of the cleanest in the country but plastic waste is still a big issue.
Christmas crime support for coastal residents People will visit older people and more vulnerable residents of towns on the North Yorkshire coast this Christmas.
Source: The Press
Millions of pounds needed to combat coastal erosion Millions of pounds are still needed for sea defences along the Holderness coast, says East Riding Council.
Source: Hull Daily Mail
Consultation for Dover improvements Dover Town Team and Dover District Council have applied for a grant from the Coastal Communities Fund to renovate Market Square.
Source: Kent Online
Call for action to save seaside theatres The Theatres Trust has revealed, as it issues a plea for seaside venues to be “restored and repurposed” – with half of them said to be under threat of closure.
Source: The Stage
UK 'will not trade away fishing' in Brexit deal - May The UK government has insisted its Brexit agreement will protect the fishing industry despite claims it is preparing to "sell out" fishermen.
Source: BBC Online
Harbour in line for major cash boost Weymouth Harbour a step closer to receiving a vital boost after reaching the final round of bidding for £3.5m in government funding.
Source: Dorset News
Sea front and theatre secures makeover A Somerset sea front and theatre will be revamped using money designed to offset the impact of the construction of Hinkley Point C.
Source: Somerset Live
Northumberland bids worth £1m are rejected Berwick has been unsuccessful in three bids worth nearly £1million to the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.
Seafront transformation 'complete within three years' The transformation of Canvey’s seafront could be done by 2021 in what is being hailed as a “significant step forward” for the seafront masterplan.
Source: Echo News
Coastal communities 'could lose out in health shake-up' A Welsh Assembly member fears coastal communities could lose out on nearby, high-quality healthcare.
Fishing industry rejects Brexit transition extension Shetland Fishermen’s Association spokesman says UK sovereignty over its own waters outweighs all other considerations for the fishing industry.
Source: Shetland News
Review of Scottish seaweed harvesting rules A review of the regulations around the harvesting of kelp in Scottish waters has been announced by the government.
Source: BBC Online
Coastal footpath reopens thanks to £16k donation A coastal footpath has reopened in Weston-super-Mare thanks to £16,000 worth of funding.
Source: Weston Mercury
Southsea coastal scheme team charity efforts Members of the Southsea Coastal Scheme team have gone that extra mile to raise money for charity.
Source: Team Locals
Armistice Day: Sand portraits drawn on beaches across UK Portraits of those who left Britain to fight in the First World War are etched on beaches across the country to mark Armistice Day.
Source: Sky News
Coastal community celebrates local spirit Local residents and local school children gathered to celebrate the achievements of Cleveleys Coastal Community Team – and unveil a new map in the bus station.
Community vows to fight closure of last bank A coastal community has vowed to fight proposals to close the final bank left in its town.
Down but not out after Berwick bids rejected Berwick has been unsuccessful in three bids worth nearly £1million to the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.
Plans to tackle Isle of Wight nursing crisis Plans to help coastal communities by tackling the nursing crisis on the Isle of Wight have been mentioned in the House of Lords.
Funding rejected for Great Yarmouth market place Great Yarmouth Borough Council insists it will press on with plans to redevelop the town's historic market place – despite a rejected a £1.5m bid for government funding.
Portreath sea wall repair work starts The Environment Agency has started repairing a collapsed section of sea wall which left the Cornish village exposed to the sea.
Weston-super-Mare in line for new arena Exciting plans to create a 9,000 seat outdoor arena on Weston-super-Mare seafront have taken a step forward.
Source: Bristol Post
Blackpool charity celebrates emotional 25th birthday There was laughter and tears as local charity Disability First celebrated 25 years of helping disabled people across Blackpool and the Fylde.
Coastal scheme team goes the distance Members of the Southsea Coastal Scheme team are raising money for the LifeHouse, a resource and support centre for local people in need.
Source: About My Area
'Reinvent coastal towns to attract new visitors' Coastal towns must do more to attract new audiences because focusing on “bread and butter” attractions means many are struggling, peers have heard.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Video: Lords committee visits coastal communities Cornwall has a lot to teach the rest of the country about regenerating seaside towns, says the chairman of a House of Lords Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee.
Funding to bolster community resilience Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Resilient Communities Fund announced funding of more than £187,000 to create safer rural and coastal communities.
£1.8m sea defence project for Lincolnshire A £1.8 million sea defence project to protect Lincolnshire homes, businesses and farmland from future flooding has been completed.
Source: Boston Standard
Businesses urged to vote 'yes' in BID ballot Falmouth businesses are being urged to give the thumbs-up to a scheme that could generate £800,000 of investment in the town.
Coastal nature tourism gets £71k boost A cash boost will send visitors on a voyage of discovery to the Fylde coast in Lancashire.
Four in ten houses sold are second homes Almost 40% of the homes sold in Gwynedd last year were second homes, new figures have revealed.
Source: Daily Post
Coastal erosion unjust and unfair – archbishop Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says coastal erosion is “unjust, unfair and wrong” during a visit to Norfolk.
Rising sea levels put Walney Island at risk Fears are growing that Walney Island could be split in two after it emerged sea levels could rise by a metre before the end of the century.
Source: North-West Mail
Residents asked to help transform town centre Scarborough Borough Council is seeking ideas from businesses and members of the public to transform Scarborough town centre.
UN delegation to visit coastal community A United Nations representative will visit Jaywick in Essex as part of an investigation into poverty in Britain.
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Innovative look for Hastings seafront A Hastings seafront landmark is set for a new lease of life after a major renovation scheme was given unanimous backing by councillors.
Coastal areas are 'least socially mobile' People living in England's rural and coastal counties are having their life chances held back by a "false perception of affluence", MPs say.
Source: BBC Online
Coastal communities ‘not viable’ to save from sea Coastal communities could be abandoned to the sea after government advisors questioned whether it is economically viable to save them.
Rising seas expose coastal protection flaws More than half a million properties around England’s coastline are at risk of flood damage, the Committee on Climate Change has warned.
Campaigners and MP criticise report on risks to coastline Local people criticise a climate change climate report which warns it is not “viable” to save coastal communities.
Team seeks to 'harness Bude's potential' Bude Coastal Communities Team aims to establish the town as a leading business hub for North Cornwall.
Source: Bude Today
Disabled struggling to access coastal path A SUPPORT group claims the disabled community is being discriminated against as many are unable to access the coastal path.
Source: Leader Live
Fishermen worried they will be 'sold out' before Brexit The east of England fishing fleet is worried about the future and the impact of a no-deal Brexit.
Plans unveiled for Tower Pavilion site in Skegness Long-awaited artist’s impressions of a new £1.5m community hub have now been released.
Worthing aims to become plastic-free council Councillors have promised to aspire to make Worthing a plastic-free council – and hope other coastal towns will do the same.
Source: Worthing Herald
Plans to create BID for Yorkshire coast Plans to create a Business Improvement District for the Yorkshire coast could see £5m raised to invest into the region.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Work to protect coastal rail line starting soon Network Rail has announced a six-month programme to protect the Dawlish coastline from the force of waves.
Source: Plymouth Herald
Rejuvenation plans for promenade on the agenda Plans to rejuvenate an area of Hastings seafront could be given the go-ahead.
Rising seas will swamp homes, says report England’s coastal communities haven’t faced up to the reality of rising seas through climate change, a report says.
Source: BBC Online
Approach to coastal protection 'not fit for purpose' A new, long-term approach to coastal management in England is urgently needed given the expected impacts of climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says.
Protections for coastal communities ‘not fit for purpose’ A new strategy to resist sea level rise is urgently needed as regular floods and erosion batter the English coast, according to government climate advisers.
Source: The Independent
Fisheries Bill will 'take back control of UK waters' Legislation creating the powers the UK needs to operate as an independent coastal state after leaving the EU was introduced into Parliament on Thursday (25 October).
Source: Defra
Crunch time for coastal community building Minehead Town Council faces a crunch meeting on the new community building and football clubhouse after the project's costs rise 'significantly'.
Free wi-fi available on West Dorset beach Access to free and fast WiFi has been made available along a stretch of Dorset coast, providing a boost to the economy.
Source: Dorset Echo
Communities gather bags of plastic from coastline A large-scale litter picking project to tidy up beaches and rivers across north Wales has been hailed a success.
Project highlights challenges facing coast A new project which includes a bird box competition and the premiere of a new short film will highlight the challenges facing the north Norfolk coast.
LEP invests in new workspace project The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has announced a £m investment to create a dynamic new workspace on Newquay’s seafront.
MP criticises ‘shocking’ 25% rise in second homes Government figures reveal a third of all properties bought in north Norfolk in 2017-18 were second homes.
Concern about impact of second homes in Gwynedd MP Liz Saville Roberts says she is deeply concerned after figures show nearly 40% of homes sold in Gwynedd last year were holiday homes or buy-to-let.
Source: Cambrian News
Lords spend day in Skegness - here's why Skegness has been visited by members of the House of Lords who are looking at the complex challenges facing coastal towns and communities.
Homes face being lost to coastal erosion MORE than 230 homes could fall into the sea on East Yorkshire’s coast during the next nine decades and a key coastal route could have to be abandoned.
Campaigners urge businesses to drop single-use plastic Litter Free Coast and Sea – a campaign to reduce litter in Dorset and east Devon – is working to help businesses reduce damaging single use packaging.
Source: Bridport News
Decision due on homes in coastal village A bid for new homes in the centre of a popular village on the north Northumberland coast is recommended for approval this week.
Coastal defence scheme for Robin Hood’s Bay A scheme to repair and improve Robin Hood's Bay's main coastal defence asset is set to be designed.
Source: Whitby Gazette
'Older people threaten coastal bus service' A popular coastal bus route is among a host of rural services under threat because there are too many people using it with a free bus pass, the firm’s boss claims.
Source: Norfolk News
Major regeneration for Canvey seafront A major new carpark will be among several improvements under a regeneration plan for Canvey seafront in Essex.
Source: Echo News
MPs hail blueprint to boost Blackpool The launch of the £1bn dream to transform Blackpool by 2030 has been welcomed by the resort’s politicians.
Majority of fishing funding bypasses north-east There was anger last night after it emerged the vast majority of funding for the fishing industry bypasses the north-east.
Businesses to benefit from proposed cycle path Scores of local businesses will benefit from a proposed cycle path between two coastal towns in Scotland, according to a new study.
Source: The Courier
Anger over charity’s £1.1m ‘unlawful property transactions’ A charity which owns land in one of Suffolk’s most iconic coastal villages has admitted to “multiple unlawful property transactions” costing it £1.1million.
Source: EADT
Artist shines spotlight on seaside towns The murkier underbelly of English seaside towns has been uncovered in a project by a student from Bedford.
Source: Bedford Today
BRICTT: The coastal school geared for success The Brighton Institute for Contemporary Theatre Training has quickly acquired a healthy reputation for innovative vocational training.
Source: The Stage
Government ‘faces tough questions’ after coastal visit Tough questions will be put to the Government following a visit to the Skegness coast by members of the House of Lords Select Committee on Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities.
Row over £11m coastal defence payment A row has broken out over who should foot the £11m bill to improve flood defences on a Welsh seafront.
Source: BBC Online
Call for end of ‘wealthy cabal of fishing barons’ A new study commissioned by Greenpeace suggests five families own or run more than a quarter of the UK’s fishing quota.
Mechanical kelp harvesting areas off Scotland 'too large' Marine Scotland has said a plan to mechanically harvest kelp off Scotland's west coast involves too large an area.
Source: BBC Online
MPs demand support for Cumbrian Coastal Line Cumbria’s MPs have come together to demand support from the Government for the upgrade of the Cumbrian Coastal Line.
Source: News & Star
Coastline could become watersports hub A project led by the Coastal West Sussex Partnership aims to promote the area’s coastline, attracting more visitors and extending the amount of time they spend here.
Source: Worthing Herald
Leisure centre reopens after £3.5m improvements Woodbridge’s leisure centre has officially reopened – one of three improvement schemes by Suffolk Coastal District Council.
Tourist seeks saviours after coastal slip A tourist and his wife are seeking two heroic Islanders who helped save his life when a rock broke from under him.
Cliff-hanger decision for community bookshop Community organisations in Watchet are appealing for time to find a solution for the Harbour Community Bookshop after it was given notice.
Brexit should create 'sea of opportunity' for fishing Fishing chiefs claim the industry could become one of the biggest beneficiaries of Brexit.
Source: BBC Online
Why Brexit could be a boom time for ports Many ports are finding opportunities in the UK's departure from the European Union
Source: The Spectator
Cornish resort receives plastics award Newquay has received a prestigious environmental award after reducing its reliance on single-use plastics.
Source: Newquay Voice
Consultation on improvements to coastal defences A major consultation exercise is to begin on plans to improve coast defences in Aberystwyth.
Source: Cambrian News
£2.3M regeneration plan for coastal town A £2.3 million regeneration plan for Maryport will be launched at a breakfast meeting in the west Cumbrian town.
Source: News & Star
Ideas could breathe new life into Felixstowe Government cash is being sought for a new £1million project to regenerate one of the most popular areas of the resort’s seafront.
Why does nobody want a beach hut in Weston-super-Mare? Beach huts sell for eye-wateringly high prices in many parts of the UK but in Weston-super-Mare it seems no-one wants wants one.
Source: BBC Online
Plans to improve Dorset promenade approved Plans for a £650,000 scheme to improve the “major gateway” to Poole's beaches have been given the go-ahead.
Changes could protect 'corroding' colonnades Two new conservation areas could be created in Blackpool in a bid to protect  more of the resort's heritage.
MP calls for fund to help coastal communities The Scottish Government is being urged to establish a fund to help coastal communities blighted by landslips.
Universal Credit could add to economic issues Traditional seaside towns are grappling with a “toxic mix” of low incomes, job insecurity and transport woes, says a historian.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Decision due Weymouth regeneration plan A decision is due on funding to create a new ‘gateway’ to transform Weymouth railway station into a revamped hub.
Source: Dorset Echo
Shadow coastal minister speaks out on poverty Shadow coastal minister and Plymouth MP Luke Pollard says rural communities suffer from austerity just as urban communities.
Source: Plymouth Herald
Crackdown on 'county lines' drug gangs The government has announced a crackdown on urban drugs gangs targeting market towns, coastal areas and rural locations.
Source: Home Office
‘Voice boxes’ give coastal youngsters say Youngsters living in the Suffolk Coastal area can now let their local council know their views on important issues thanks to new “Voice boxes”.
Coastal protection scheme to start this month Scarborough Borough Council has confirmed a £9 million budget for works due to start this month and be completed by the end of December 2019.
Source: Whitby Gazette
Coastal village could get first pay-and-display car park A north Norfolk village could be in line to receive its first pay and display car park, with a £30,000 project proposed.
Coastal attraction to survive major shake-up A Skegness attraction loved for generations is safe – despite the need top take a more commercial approach.
Proposal to make coast route suitable for all National park bosses are examining calls to “supersize” a campaign for the region's Coast to Coast route to be given national trail status.
Source: Northern Echo
Ullapool to host sea life conference Ullapool will host marine conference “Sea Life, Our Life” next month, with the work of a number of primary schools taking centre stage.
East Runton Coastwatch to change name to Cromer A north Norfolk coastal lookout service is changing its name due to the area’s “national importance”.
Coast is secret star of Hollywood film Hollywood star Glen Close is being tipped for her first Oscar, in her new film which was filmed in Scotland.
Source: Scottish Field
£6m awarded to coastal projects in first wave of funding Sixteen successful 'fast track' projects are receiving a share of £6 million Coastal Communities Fund money to help deliver sustainable growth and jobs.
Dorset gets £250k slice of coastal communities fund A project to promote Dorset's Jurassic Coast and create jobs has scooped more than £250,000 worth of regeneration funding.
£1m project to open coast to people with disabilities A Blackpool-based disability charity has clinched almost £1m from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.
£800k to cultivate coastal arts engagement Cornwall-based theatre company Kneehigh has been given £800,000 to stimulate cultural activity in the area.
Source: The Stage
Boost for ‘state of the art’ heritage centre A six-figure sum has been awarded to “bring to life” plans for a new Suffolk records office and heritage centre.
Project receives £900,000 to fund apprenticeships A Scarborough project has been awarded £900,000 of government funding for its work to tackle unemployment in the community.
Major investment announced for Berwick A scheme to establish Berwick as a must-see visitor attraction has been given a big cash boost.
Dream of seafront revamp still alive Plans for a major regeneration of Canvey seafront in Essex are still alive – despite missing out on initial funding for the scheme.
Source: Basildon Echo
Flood warning scheme extended across Orkney Islands The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has extended its flood warning scheme, helping more communities better prepare for extreme weather.
Capturing life on the coast of Britain The winning images of a competition to illustrate Britain's relationship with the sea are published on the BBC website.
Source: BBC Online
Beach Clean provides vital information The annual challenge to clean-up Britain’s beaches provides information to influence changes in policy and behaviour.
Source: Worthing Herald
Litter-picks to help keep beaches clean Environmentally-friendly volunteers will be giving their beaches a spring clean as part of a national tidy-up event.
Backing for free ports grows ahead of Brexit Brexit could see new sea trade routes open in a bid to avoid grid-locked Dover. Parliamentary correspondent Patrick Daly reports.
Bournemouth unveils Christmas tree wonderland plan Visitors will be able to see more than 100 trees and illuminations in a unique trail from November until January.
Scotland aims to turn plastic tide on beaches The East Grampian Coastal Partnership has appointed a new project officer to lead a two-year project to empower communities to clean up beaches.
Source: Scottish Field
Final preparations ahead of Bridport Mind Fest The festival aims to support and celebrate mental health by encouraging people to talk about wellbeing.
Source: Bridport News
Concerns over Blackpool car park report Blackpool councillors raised concerns about the number of people using car parks in the coastal resort.
Bank conversion 'injects fresh energy into coastal town' The revitalisation of a vacant Weston-super-Mare building is nearing completion, with hopes it will ‘inject fresh energy’ to the town centre.
Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival to start Locally produced food and wine will be celebrated this weekend during the Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival.
Opposition to mechanical kelp harvesting A plan to harvest tonnes of wild kelp on Scotland's west coast is being opposed by local communities.
Source: BBC Online
Flood alerts updated to include more of coastline Flood alerts have been extended along the Suffolk and Essex coast urging residents to take care and to avoid unnecessary danger.
Source: EADT
Drones could help find coastal litter hotspots Drones could be used to help identify hidden litter hotspots around the coastline, a beach cleaning charity has said.
Source: BBC Online
Coastline litter map launched to target hotspots The true scale of littering around the coast has been laid bare in a new map.
Green light for £1.5m coastal watersports centre A new watersports centre and café on the north Northumberland coast has been given the green light.
Helping communities be flood resilient It's one year since the Environment Agency's Flood Community Engagement Officers took up post to support communities across north-east England.
Campaigner calls for more police on streets A community campaigner has called for more bobbies on the beat after two shop fronts were smashed in a town centre.
Source: Kent Online
Decision due on £1.3m bid for seafront A DECISION is expected within a week on a major funding pot for Canvey’s seafront - but improvements could still go ahead regardless.
Source: Southend Echo
Work on four coastal projects to start soon Consultation responses are being considered for four Dorset Coastal Connections and Environment Agency projects.
Source: Bridport News
Herne Bay pier to get £4m revamp Extravagant plans to give an iconic seaside attraction a £4 million makeover have been revealed.
Source: Kent Online
Winter Gardens to shut for power switch Blackpool's Winter Gardens will be shut for three days this week to enable key work on the £25m new conference centre to be carried out.
Salt marsh project to combat coastal erosion THE erosion of salt marshes on Morecambe Bay is the focus of a state-of-the-art study involving Cumbrian researchers.
Collapsed cliff path rebuild plans approved Plans to rebuild a crumbling path which leads to a beach in Dorset have been approved by councillors.
Source: BBC Online
Cash needed to combat people smugglers A police commissioner calls for extra funding to fight off people smugglers targeting Suffolk’s vulnerable coastline.
Brexit: Shell fishermen 'won't survive' no deal Many of Wales' fishermen will "not survive" a Brexit no deal, it has been claimed.
Source: BBC Online
Could complaints change traffic flow? Changes to seafront traffic flows on Weymouth Esplanade could be changed – if some borough councillors get their way.
Source: Dorset Echo
Online survey to help coastal town An online survey has been created to help redesign the Norfolk coastal town of Hunstanton.
Source: EDP24
Sea level rises threaten region's coast Studies by the space agency NASA forecast sea level rises that will threaten Lincolnshire coast.
Beach goers warned against taking pebbles Beach goers have been reminded it is illegal to take pebbles away after a man was threatened with legal action.
Source: EDP24
U-turn over coastal rat gassing plan A plan to gas rats at a seaside resort has been stopped because of safety concerns.
Source: BBC Online
£750k for coastal conservation body A coastal community’s trailblazing organisation has been given £750,000 to continue its work.
Source: North Star
Cash will protect marine environment The Scottish Wildlife Trust’s marine conservation work has received a major boost thanks to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Marsh mission could combat coastal erosion Researchers from Cumbria University hope to discover why some salt marshes cope better with rising sea levels.
Seafront lighting plan design backed A new £200,000 seafront lighting plan design in Weymouth has been backed by borough councillors.
Source: BBC Online
Coastal town to host first pride event A small coastal town is getting ready to host its first pride event to "celebrate the diversity of the community".
Source: BBC Online
Sand dunes get helping hand from EU A MULTI-MILLION pound project is set to help restore and improve an at-risk habitat in Dorset.
Britons yearn for seaside with coastal towns Britain’s city dwellers are keen on a change of scenery to the suburbs and the coast, according to new data from Zoopla.
Source: The Telegraph
Injuries unit to be set up by the beach A pop-up minor injuries unit will be set up by the Norfolk beach over the next two weekends to treat coastal residents and holidaymakers.
Lido petition attracts thousands of signatures More than 7,000 people have backed plans to bring a derelict coastal lido in Cumbria back to life.
Source: BBC Online
Heatwave triggers severe coastal overcrowding Cornwall is struggling to cope with an “unprecedented” surge in holidaymakers, the county’s tourist board has said.
Source: The Independent
Seaside roadshow of curiosities tours district A museum of coastal curiosities is heading to the Essex district of Tendring for the first time this summer.
New beach café set for Felixstowe seafront A proposal for a new beach cafe has been drawn up by Suffolk Coastal council – and submitted for approval.
Source: Ipswich Star
Coastal path challenge for countryside champions A team dedicated to preserving East Devon’s countryside is gearing up to raise funds for the South West Coast Path.
Source: Exmouth Journal
Threatened sand dunes given lease of life Sand dunes across England are set for a golden future following £4.3m of funding to protect at-risk habitats.
Source: Natural England
New shadow fisheries minister appointed Plymouth MP Luke Pollard has been promoted to shadow Fisheries Minister in Jeremy Corbyn’s latest reshuffle.
Source: Plymouth Live
Ferry reunites villages after 60 years A historic ferry crossing between two villages has been re-launched today – connecting the two communities for the first time since 1958.
Source: Wales Online
Jet-ski festival is roaring success A jet-ski festival in Minehead was a roading success and attracted thousands of visitors, says the town's coastal communities team.
Blackpool museum scheme takes shape Detailed plans for Blackpool's £13m museum have been unveiled taking the project a step closer.
Former chapel is now heritage centre The West Bay Discovery Centre in Bridport has opened its doors to the public after receiving a £240,000 Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) grant.
Source: Dorset Echo
New cycle shop for Weston-super-Mare North Somerset Council has submitted a planning application to open a cycle hire shop on the seafront.
Source: Bristol Post
Work to start on new watersports centre Work is due to start on Ilfracombe’s £1.5million watersports centre this autumn to bring life back to a quiet part of the town.
£180k plans to smarten up seafront PLANS are being made to transform a ‘car park dominated’ seafront area in Dorset into a more attractive space.
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Are seaside donkey rides ethical? Concerns are growing about the welfare of donkeys and mules in tourist destinations, both home and abroad.
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Heatwave is a real boost for tourism Holiday cottage operators have seen a rush of bookings as the heatwave has encouraged tourists to book staycations.
Coastal communities face GP ‘recruitment crisis’ Warnings have been made of a recruitment crisis facing GP practices in coastal communities.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Future of fishing 'dependent on Brexit' The government's White Paper on the future of fishing post-Brexit is described as a wishlist dependent on Brexit.
44-mile public path opens up coastline NATURAL England has opened the latest stretch of the England Coast Path, boosting the local economy on the north-east coast.
Source: Northern Echo
Councils agree on ground-breaking CCTV trial A ground-breaking partnership aimed at monitoring CCTV cameras operating in three coastal communities has been signed and sealed.
Source: Rhyl Journal
Green light for new visitor centre A brand new £1.8m visitor centre has been given the go-ahead at Northam Burrows, Devon.
Consultation to replace Skegness pavilion A consultation is under way on plans for a dilapidated pavilion in Skegness, Lincolnshire.
£2.2m to create new coastal cycle path Work on a £2.2m scheme to improve transport links in Weston-super-Mare town centre could start next year if a bid for cash is successful.
Source: Bristol Live
High-speed racers heading for Minehead A weekend of racing is a key part of the Minehead Summer Festival – thanks to a partnership involving Minehead Coastal Communities Team.
Call to turn communities into coastal powerhouse We need to reimagine the UK’s coastal communities into a coastal powerhouse, argue Ben Murray and Tim Morris.
Source: The Spectator
Coastal community would benefit from scrapping VAT say tourism leaders UK tourism giants say the Government must act on cutting the cost to help the nation’s industry.
Saltmarshes must be protected, says minister Suffolk Coastal MP and Defra minister Therese Coffey says the coastal environment must be protected.
Beach clean initiative ‘more relevant than ever’ MORE beachgoers will help keep the coastline clean after Cornwall Council teamed up to support the popular #2MinuteBeachClean project.
Source: Bude Today
McDonald’s supports coastal litter scheme Keep Wales Tidy is launching an ambitious new campaign to clean up every public beach in Wales, in partnership with McDonald’s.
Source: Wales 247
Best foot forward for new coastal path A new 64-mile coastal path is to be created in the south of Scotland.
Source: Scottish Field
Whitley Bay's Spanish City restored to former glory A landmark Spanish-themed building in the North East of England is attracting visitors after being restored to its former glory.
Source: BBC Online
£4m for Dorset flood risk management Weymouth and Portland are officially set to get a cash boost to kick-start the town’s regeneration following a long wait.
Butlin’s boss speaks of seaside communities’ ‘misery’  The managing director of Butlin’s has said the government is ‘failing’ coastal communities.
Environment minister Michael Gove visits Hastings Hastings fishermen met Environment Secretary Michael Gove to discuss plans for a sustainable and profitable fishing industry after Britain leaves the European Union.
Milestone for managing seas reached The Government has now adopted England’s South Marine Plan, which brings a new approach to managing the seas between Kent and Devon.
Labour unveils plan to revive local communities Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has unveiled a new plan to put power in the hands of local people and revive “left-behind” towns.
Source: The Mirror
Police officers will be 'anchored' in communities Plans for a merger between Dorset Police and Devon and Cornwall Police could create the largest rural and coastal force in the UK.
Bid to bring ‘Beeching’ coastal path back to life A coastal path along a dismantled Mearns railway line could be restored to its former glory.
Source: The Courier
Seaside attraction is 'money well spent' ‘Money well spent’ is Teesside’s reaction to a new water park and play area which has opened at one of our popular seaside resorts.
Source: Gazette Live
Coastal council encourages local government apprenticeships Applications are open for the Waveney District Council (WDC) and Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) apprenticeship scheme, which helps youngsters kick-start their careers in local government.
New route to drive up visitor numbers A new route along the Scottish coast aims to increase visitor numbers and boost the local economy.
£2m tourist attraction to open near Skegness The North Sea Observatory due to open this month will be a hub for people wanting to explore the natural history of Lincolnshire's coastline.
Decisions due on plans for coastal homes Councillors are due to make decisions on new houses on the north Northumberland coast.
Waterfront will be ‘something to be proud of’ Ipswich council bosses have vowed to make the entrance to the Waterfront “something we can all be proud of” as part of a new million pound investment.
Source: Ipswich Star
Hundreds head to sea defence consultations MORE than 650 people attended two exhibitions on the new coastal defence scheme and have their say on the future look of Southsea.
Source: Portsmouth News
Weymouth hosts minister in coastal fund bid Weymouth hosted a ministerial visit as officials made a case for an injection of much-needed government funding for the town.
Source: Dorset Echo
Police chief says funding must improve Labour's Shadow Police Minister Louise Haigh met community leaders and in Blackpool to discuss problems affecting coastal communities.
Council 'clears the air' over grant application Southend Council issued a ‘clear the air’ statement following claims it blocked a bid for a grant from the government-backed Costal Communities Fund.
Source: The Leigh Times
First draft Suffolk Coastal local plan published More than 12,000 new homes are being eyed for Suffolk Coastal over the next two decades as the first draft of the new local plan is revealed.
Source: EADT
British salt marshes 'to disappear' as sea levels rise Coastal marshlands in south-east England could start to vanish in about 20 years due to rising sea levels, scientists warn.
Source: BBC Online
Church funds for 'communities on the edges' The Church of England has earmarked £27m for a plan to create more than 100 churches in coastal areas, market towns, and outer urban housing estates.
Source: Church Times
Caravan warning after coastal break-ins POLICE are warning people staying in caravans to be vigilant following a number of break-ins.
Source: Leader Live
Successful first day coastal train service A NEW tourist train linking Weymouth and Dorchester with the Swanage Railway was a huge success on its first outing.
Source: Dorset Echo
MPs celebrate launch of tourism campaign Clacton MP Giles Watling joined tourism minister Michael Ellis to celebrate the launch of a new global tourism campaign.
Council hopeful of regeneration funding Council chiefs are hopeful Weymouth will be first in line for a share of £100 million government funding scheme to help revive the resort.
Source: Dorset Echo
Fishing industry warning over future of small boats Hundreds of small fishing boats will be lost before Brexit is complete unless they are allowed to land bigger catches, say industry figures.
Source: BBC Online
Beach clean for Plastic Free Deal Week A group dedicated to reducing the amount of plastic is being launched by the Surfers Against Sewage environmental organisation.
Source: Kent Online
Coastal erosion in focus on new series Montrose beach will be part of a key focus of a new BBC Landward investigation into Scotland's vanishing coasts.
Source: The Courier
£500k Lottery funding for coastal project A grant of more than £½m for a three-year Living Seas Wales project has been awarded to two wildlife trusts.
Coastal rubbish mapped in war against litter The Moray Firth Partnership is teaming up with the Marine Conservation Society and Sky Watch Civil Air Patrol to map the extend of coastal rubbish.
Urgent repairs to coastal defences in spotlight Councillors are due to decide on emergency repairs to a Sunderland's coastal defences and piers damaged in recent extreme storms.
Source: Northern Echo
Coastal footpath closed throughout summer The planned closure of a coastal footpath for the entire summer season has sparked concern among St Helens residents and businesses.
Pioneering golf project to stop coastal erosion Royal Dornoch Golf Club in Scotland is supporting a pioneering project that should help prevent part of its course succumbing to coastal erosion.
Cross-Channel scheme aims to boost coastal enterprise East Anglia will help lead a multi-million pound project to boost enterprise training and job opportunities.
'As a coastal community we need to clean up our act' The Southend Echo launches a campaign to help keep local beaches clean.
Coastline is key for tourism businesses Coastal businesses have a unique chance to capitalise on increased regional tourism across North Wales.
Source: BQ Live
Chance to have say on coastal erosion Norfolk residents are invited to attend a drop-in session to discuss how best to manage and defend the coastline.
Weymouth seafront lighting plan moves forward A new £200,000 scheme to light Weymouth seafront has taken a step forward, six years after green lasers were installed.
Source: BBC Online
Blackpool to Preston railway to reopen The railway between Preston and Blackpool North is to reopen after 22 weeks of work to upgrade the tracks.
Tempers flare at fishermen's Brexit protest Tempers flared between Brexiteers and Remainers at a fishermen's protest attended by Nigel Farage in Whitstable, Kent.
Source: Kent Online
Councillor demands no coastal money for archive project Councillors in Suffolk debate how Coastal Communities Fund money should be used.
Plymouth Hoe makeover 'looks awesome' The shoreline of Plymouth Hoe is looking better than ever after receiving a major makeover.
Source: Plymouth Herald
Fingers crossed for Minehead renaissance A meeting hosted by the Minehead Coastal Communities Team in Somerset generates a welcome response.
Heroin deaths highest in coastal areas Seaside resort towns are among those with the highest rates of death from heroin and morphine, figures show.
Source: BBC Online
Survey launched on seafront plans Minehead residents will be able to have their say on how the seafront could be improved.
Call for projects to showcase coastal success North East Lincolnshire Council is looking for projects from Grimsby and Immingham to take forward to the next round of funding for the Government's Coastal Community Fund.
Cash boost to protect Wirral from floods MORE than 200 properties across Wirral will be ‘better protected’ from flood risks after a new cash boost from the Government.
Source: Wirral Globe
Fisherman protest against Brexit transition A flotilla of fishermen is to protest against the terms of the Brexit transition deal, which will see the UK follow the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) after it leaves the EU.
Members wanted for regional coast committee The Environment Agency is looking for members to join a regional committee which covers West Norfolk and the Fens.
Source: Lynn News
Tidal lagoon to protect coastal property Plans for a North Wales tidal lagoon will help safeguard at least £2 billion worth of property along the coastline, according to flood risk experts.
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Holiday firm launches partnership with RNLI Haven Holidays has launched a three-year partnership with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution to save lives at sea.
Source: Tenby Today
Coastal museum moves a step closer A proposed museum in Blackpool has received a share of the Government’s £15m Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.
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Seaside towns dominate top areas for insolvencies Coastal communities are said to be struggling to recover from decades of decline in coastal industries and the growth of overseas holidays.
Source: EDP24
Floods boss urges debate on abandoning at-risk homes The man in charge of England's flood defences has called for a debate on whether communities at the highest risk should be abandoned.
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Plan to protect homes threatened by landslips Almost 100 homes in a North Yorkshire fishing village are set to be protected under a “critical” £1.5m scheme.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Cliff-top homeowners 'need government help' Residents of a coastal village where houses are on the brink of falling into the sea have called on the government to help them.
Source: BBC Online
£1.75m makeover of historic Portsmouth A NEW creative space was officially opened in historic Old Portsmouth after a £1.75m makeover.
Source: Portsmouth News
Michael Gove: fishermen right to be disappointed Scotland’s fishermen have a right to feel disappointed at the Government’s failure to secure a better Brexit transitional deal, Michael Gove has admitted.
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MP urges residents to apply for Coastal Communities Fund BURNHAM-on-Sea MP James Heappey is calling on residents to apply for funding through the Coastal Communities Fund.
Funding 'essential' to preserve coast communities Multi-million-pound funding packages from the Government are vital in helping to protect communities on the Yorkshire coast, a senior councillor has stressed.
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New coastal centre will monitor climate change A NEW centre monitoring the impact of climate change along Wales' coastline is to be set up.
Council sets target to develop plans Skegness Town Council has set a target to develop a new plan regarding future of the Tower Gardens.
Communities under threat of coastal erosion Communities in north Norfolk remain stoical about the likely effects of coastal erosion in future years despite their obvious concern.
Peer warns over coastal communities climate change A Suffolk peer who advises the government on climate change has issued a weather warning to coastal communities.
Council to host coastal grant meeting Groups bidding for money from the Coastal Communities Fund are being invited to get together by the Isle of Wight Council.
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Coastal regeneration revives Whitley Bay fortunes Businesses are flocking to Whitley Bay thanks to the multi-million pound investment in the coast.
Bournemouth pier approach to be revealed THE revamp of Bournemouth’s Pier Approach will be fully revealed later this month following months of improvement work.
£3m boatbuilding apprenticeship scheme for Maldon Maldon could become home to a leading apprenticeship scheme to get people involved in boatbuilding if a £3m funding bid is accepted.
Geography should not determine social mobility Regional disparities in the UK are wider than any other western European nation.
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Step closer for Plymouth's £37m new museum Plymouth’s new £37m gallery and museum complex has reached another milestone – with the laying of its foundation stone.
Source: The Herald
Popular coastal bus route is saved Confirmation that the popular Coasthopper bus route will continue has been greeted with relief by campaigners in North Norfolk.
Coastal erosion legal dispute 'settled' out of court A multi-million pound legal dispute over coastal erosion has been settled out of court, the BBC has been told.
Source: BBC Online
Funding bid to complete coastal pathway A bid is to be made to complete a £1.1m package to develop a coastal pathway around the Rhins of Galloway.
Source: BBC Online
Coastal Communities Fund open for applications Round five of the Coastal Communities Fund is now open, with £40 million available for projects from April 2019 to end of March 2021.
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Seaside schemes to benefit from new funding pot Coastal building projects are set to benefit from a £40m fund to transform seaside hubs after the government invited bids through the Coastal Communities Fund.
Groups encouraged to apply for government funding Multi-million-pound funding to transform the UK’s coastal communities through investment in jobs, skills and local businesses has opened for bids.
MP in fight to save eroding coastline MP Graham Stuart is seeking government backing in the fight to save the fast-eroding coastline south of Withernsea.
Source: Hull Daily Mail
Minister hears about coastline technology PROTECTING coastlines using technology involving smart pebbles and laser scanning impressed environment minister Therese Coffey.
Source: Portsmouth Echo
Coastal walking route could boost tourism Plans have been revealed to improve public access along a 59-mile coastal stretch between Easington and Filey in east Yorkshire.
Source: Hull Daily Mail
Coastal village in top 15 in-demand locations A coastal village in Norfolk has been named on the list of the 15 most in-demand holiday locations in the UK for 2018.
£11m sea wall planned to protect coast An £11m coastal defence scheme has been designed to help protect east Cardiff from flooding - including a travellers site which now could be there to stay.
Source: Wales Online
Fishermen slam EU call for access to UK waters Scottish fishermen have hit out at the EU after the body's guidelines for the next phase of Brexit talks called for continued access to fishing grounds.
Source: BBC Online
Marketing campaign attracts visitors to Suffolk A marketing campaign to promote Suffolk as a top destination for tourists has reached 1.34 million people.
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£40m to transform UK’s coastal communities Multi-million pound funding to transform the UK’s coastal communities through investment in jobs, skills and local businesses has opened for bids.
Opening up the coastline around Bridlington Bridlington and Flamborough will be included in England's newest National Trail, according to new plans.
Building the coastal town template for the future Graham Boase of Denbighshire County Council discusses the authority’s efforts to regenerate Rhyl for a new generation of residents.
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Homelessness quadruples in two years The number of homeless people in Eastbourne has more than quadrupled in two years, new figures reveal.
Causeway Coastal Route takes to the road The tourism team at Causeway Coast and Glens has taken to the road to maximise publicity after being named the No.1 region to visit.
Drop-in session for £3m ‘prom scheme’ A drop-in information session has been arranged to keep residents and visitors up to date with a £3m scheme regeneration scheme.
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Heritage project to tell coastal tales A NEW heritage project which focuses on the coastal areas of Furness has secured funding in the form of a micro-grant.
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Mill repair project nears completion The final cogs are turning on the major project to restore a listed mill which attracted coastal funding.
Source: Sunderland Echo
Is Brexit worth it? Campaign hits seaside Anti-Brexit campaigners outline their reasons for wanting to remain in the European Union.
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Coastal study to reveal secrets of the sea A temporary radar tower is helping researchers solve the mysteries of Suffolk’s coastal changes.
Source: EADT
Cliff path rebuild to go ahead A cliff path to a beach in Dorset which shut nearly a year ago amid fears it could collapse is to be rebuilt.
Source: BBC Online
Brexit battle over fisheries control Fishing leaders have called for “political backbone” to be shown in Brexit talks to try to regain full control of stocks and access to waters.
New beach kiosk set to open in Sandbanks A NEW beach kiosk is set to open at Sandbanks beach this Easter as part of a major project to regenerate Poole’s seafront.
Dorset nets £28k for fishing industry boost DORSET’S fishing industry is getting a boost as funding is secured to help try and make it fit for the future.
Consultation widened on seafront plans The consultation process has been widened to allow more people to view and comment on plans for Canvey Island seafront.
Source: Leigh Times
Volunteers turn the tide on marine litter An army of volunteers is being recruited to help turn the tide on marine litter on our beaches.
Source: Sunderland Echo
Marina hosts launch of high speed patrol boat Wales' fisheries patrol team was given a major boost yesterday with the launch of a new high speed patrol boat.
Pollution blights UK seagrass meadows Pollution is having a damaging impact on UK seagrass meadow health, a new study has found.
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Coastal erosion ‘will hit poor hardest’ More than 3,000 homes and 100 miles of road along Scotland’s coast will be swallowed by the sea within decades, a study has warned.
Source: The Times
Council hears of Coastal Communities Team initiative A meeting of Bude-Stratton Town Council enabled councillors to get an insight into the role of the local Coastal Communities Team initiative.
Source: Bude Today
Funding bid for new café and toilets A major funding bid is to be submitted to create a new café, surf shop and public toilets on the north Northumberland coast.
Shell-fishing fleet wants help with Brexit Wales' fishing industry risks being "left behind" in Brexit talks due to its unique needs, a report has warned.
Source: BBC Online
Cliff path repairs could be revived Repair plans for a crumbling cliff path in Dorset could be reinstated after a major cut in the estimated price.
Source: BBC Online
Question mark over coastal bus route A question mark is looming over the future of north Norfolk’s popular Coasthopper bus service.
Have your say on new coastal resort plans People living in Hunstanton are being invited to have their say on a new coastal management plan for the resort.
Source: Lynn News
Seaside hotel helps estuary appeal Two hotels in Aldeburgh are donating 50p for every meal sold towards a Save Our Suffolk Estuary campaign to improve flood defences.
Source: Coastal Scene
Consultation seeks to end East Coast flood risk A consultation has been launched outlining the options available to manage the flood risk along the Lincolhnshire coast.
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Heavy rain prompts Cornwall flood warnings A deluge of heavy rain sparks fears that villages on the north coast of Cornwall could be flooded.
Source: The Times
Six vehicles stuck on Somerset beaches The county's beaches have some of the world's highest tidal ranges with fast tides battering the coastline.
Source: Somerset Live
New coastal path will go through town Boston could be set to see more than 12 miles of public access created as part of a 57-mile stretch of improvements along the east coast.
Source: Boston Standard
Judges praise ‘remarkable’ coastal community More than 35 community groups, projects and businesses have been shortlisted for prestigious awards to celebrate success of activities in Suffolk Coastal.
Source: EADT
Air pollution from shipping worse than thought Figures raise concerns that emissions from ships are having a significant but overlooked impact on health in port and coastal towns.
Source: The Independent
Plastic waste is an 'ongoing problem' Campaigners have welcomed the government's promise to wipe out plastic waste in the UK in a bid to clean up the coastline.
Source: Bridport News
Coastal funding for walled garden project A scheme which could bring hundreds of jobs to Kirkleatham is getting more than £6m from the Tees Valley Combined Authority.
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Blackpool MP calls for action on palm oil A Blackpool MP is calling on the Government to review rules about the dumping of palm oil at sea.
Students in fight to tackle coastal litter A group of students in Cumbria have waged a war on litter endangering wildlife in their coastal community.
Coast walks planned for Bridlington Ten circular walks exploring the full East Yorkshire coast in manageable sections are part of a new feature of the Active Coast 2018 programme.
Call for conservation area in coastal village A county councillor is calling for a look at designating a conservation area in Craster, Northumberland.
Coastal defences damaged by storms Strong winds and high tides have caused severe damage to the Old Colwyn coastal defences in Wales.
Have your say on coastal deprivation A EURO MP is calling on businesses and residents in Clacton to have their say as part of a survey looking at deprivation in coastal areas.
100 year flood risk consultation launched The Environment Agency's hopes a new strategy will continue to manage coastal flood risk in the best way.
Source: Skegness Siren
How Plymouth hopes to become plastic-free 'coastline city' Plymouth is vying to be the first UK city to get rid of its single use plastics to become Britain’s first “Plastic Free Coastline” accredited city.
Source: Plymouth Herald
Coast flood warnings over 'supermoon' tidal surge Flood warnings are in force along England's east coast amid concerns over a tidal surge partly caused by the recent supermoon.
Source: BBC Online
New coastal officer to clean up coast Introducing Tanya Cox – Somerset's new Coastal Community officer for Burnham-on-Sea, Berrow and Brean.
Views sought on coastal plan for Hunstanton People living in Hunstanton are being invited to have their say on drawing up a new coastal management plan for the resort.
Source: Lynn News
Dock project opens up coastal cycle route Liverpool’s Regent Road is to become more pedestrian and cycle-friendly in the next stage of £52m council road improvement project.
New fisheries protection vessels named A new Welsh Government fishing patrol boat has been named after former First Minister Rhodri Morgan.
Source: Tenby Today
Pier Approach works to be completed by Easter WORK at Bournemouth’s Pier Approach is due to be completed in time for Easter.
Pembrokeshire students complete coastal fieldwork A group of Year 10 and 11 Geography students have completed fieldwork on the Pembrokeshire coastline
Source: County Echo
Flood risk reduced by back-up sea defence Sea defences have been improved in a seaside town which was devastated by flooding in 2013.
Source: BBC Online
‘We need more support to regenerate seafront’ A SECOND public consultation aims to help secure up to £1m for Canvey Island's seafront regeneration plans.
Source: Echo News
Plan to develop harbour 'could aid tourism' THE WELSH Government claims its plan for managing Wales’ coastline and sea could help boost Ceredigion’s economy.
Source: Cambrian News
Blackpool homes plans sunk due to flooding fears Plans for a major housing development in Blackpool have been thrown out by councillors who heard residents already live in fear of flooding.
Funding boost for sandscaping project A scheme designed to halt erosion along a key part of north Norfolk’s coastline is getting million-pound boost.
Dismissed appeal could save community cafe The Planning Inspectorate has dismissed an appeal challenging South Hams District Council’s decision over the future of a community cafe site.
New sites will allow more visitors to enjoy ‘beach hut experience’ New chalet sites are to be created in Felixstowe for the first time in more than a decade as part of proposals to give more people the “beach hut experience”.
Source: EADT
Coastal AONB extension proposed Natural England has launched a consultation on increasing Suffolk protected landscape area.
Source: Coastal Scene
Port identified for possible development Fishguard is among six Welsh ports marketed by Visit Wales which have been identified as sites for development.
Source: County Echo
Time to shout about the other side of Blackpool A new campaign – Culture Blackpool – aims to show the ‘B side’ of the UK’s most popular seaside resort.
Revealed: rare photographs of 1953 flood aftermath A rare set of photographs – never published before – gives an insight into the aftermath of Britain’s worst peacetime disaster of the last century.
Source: EDP24
Coastal path reopens after 60 years A Pembrokeshire coastal path has been reopened, after being shut to the public for 60 years.
Source: BBC Online
Funding boost to aid coastal communities FUNDING has been received for the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Cardigan Bay.
Source: County Echo
Will parking restrictions ease tourism strain? The coastal town of Wells is a huge attraction for tourists and the council is trying to mitigate the strain on infrastructure.
Work to start on Art B&B project An ambitious plan to convert a disused hotel into a B&B where people can stay and support the Arts at the same time is set to move forward this year.
Progress for Lincolnshire coastal highway A coastal highway could open up new tourism opportunities on the Lincolnshire coast.
Source: Horncastle News
Funding boost for sandscaping project A scheme designed to halt erosion along a key part of north Norfolk’s coastline is getting million-pound boost.
'Chapel on the beach' to be transformed Work to transform a disused former church and make it the heart of the community is set to start in Dorset.
Source: Dorset Echo
Charity seeks marine wildlife lovers Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is looking for new recruits to join a keen group of volunteers at the Fine Foundation Marine Centre.
Source: Dorset Echo
£1m project to strengthen coastal defence A £1million project to tackle erosion which threatens the capacity of Benbecula Airport will soon get under way.
Isle Of Wight nominated in holiday awards The Isle of Wight has been nominated as finalist in a prestigious Countryfile competition.
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Study to protect sites from coastal erosion Researchers are investigating ways to protect important parts of the coastline against the effects of climate change.
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Bournemouth: A seaside success story Significant investment and development has reinvigorated Bournemouth, helping to shift its traditional reputation for a slower pace of life.
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Children's future affected by where they live Where a child grows up on the Fylde could have a huge impact on their opportunities to get ahead in life, a report has found.
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£600,000 flood scheme gets under way More than 1,000 properties in Blyth will be protected from tidal flooding when the scheme is complete.
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Work to transform former church to start A disused former church is to be transformed into the heart of a coastal community.
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Inquiry into post-Brexit fishing rules MPs at Westminster have begun an inquiry into how Brexit will affect Northern Ireland's fishing industry.
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Pictures show how seafront will be transformed More than £10m will be spent on regenerating Hornsea’s seafront and people are being urged to have their say.
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Quay redevelopment moves a step closer Planning permission has been submitted for a multi-million pound plans regeneration of Watchet's East Quay.
New North Sea Observatory starts to take shape Work is well underway and the North Sea Observatory at Chapel St Leonards is starting to take shape on the seafront.
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Trust appoints new chair to oversee redevelopment The governing body overseeing a multi-million pound arts centre in Wells-next-the-Sea has appointed a new chair at a crucial time for the project.
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Coast near Skegness is going places Change is coming to the coast near Skegness with millions of pounds worth of investment.
River and coastal maintenance programme The Environment Agency has updated its maintenance programme for the period up to 31 March 2018.
Photos document how coast is altering A CROWDSOURCING photography project that is documenting coastal change has received more than 1,000 submissions by visitors.
Winners of window dressing competition A festive window dressing competition encouraged Westbourne businesses to exercise their creativity this Christmas.
Cliff-top ‘sanctuary’ to cut down on deaths A cliff-top volunteer group is to help cut down on the number of lives being lost in seaside cliffs.
Source: Shields Gazette
Chariots of fir: unusual coastal protection Laura Cole visits St Andrews to investigate a festive method for protecting the coast.
Source: Geographical
Small businesses key to Grimsby's future Grimsby's biggest challenge in 2018 is regenerating the town centre, says council leader Ray Oxby.
Coastal Observatory on course for opening A coastal observatory in Lincolnshire is on course to be opened around Easter.
Source: Skegness Siren
Blackpool projects bring a dynamic feel Millions of pounds of investment is set to see key projects bring a ‘dynamic feel’ to Blackpool in 2018.
Newquay retail park signs up tenants Eight big name retailers have now been confirmed as principal occupiers of a major retail park in Newquay.
Source: Cornwall Live