2019 Archive

Government faces call for planning reform Coastal councils are among those pressing the government to reform the planning system so housing developments are matched with infrastructure and authorities have an increased role in place-shaping.
Source: 24 Housing
£1.5million boost for 'secret' harbour Lydney Harbour will be getting a £1.5million boost to improve roads in the area alongside a shared space for cyclists and pedestrians.
Town aims for coach friendly status An economic boost could be delivered to Cromer if the Norfolk seaside town can secure a 'coach friendly status'.
Work to start on £2m coastal route Work on a long awaited £2m ‘pier to pier’ cycle route between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon is to start next summer.
Source: Bristol Post
Progress for beach management plan A bid for a £500,000 towards a £9million flood defence scheme for Sidmouth has been recommended for approval.
Source: Sidmouth Herald
Urgent repairs after promenade collapses Urgent repair work has been launched to shore up a crumbling stretch of Southsea seafront promenade.
Source: Portsmouth News
Council approves plan to regenerate building The Cleethorpes building is expected to include commercial space, visitor facilities, beach safety and tourist information services.
Council helps redesign market square Work to transform part of Sandwich town centre in Kent could begin after council agreed funding.
Source: Kent Online
Shoppers bag £4,000 for lifeboat Exmouth lifeboat has been handed a £4,000 boost from Tesco's Bags of Help scheme to support its work saving lives at sea.
Source: East Devon News
Work under way on coastal arts village The first phase of work to transform a former town hall in Hoylake into a major visitor destination could herald a renaissance for the Wirral seaside town.
What coastal resorts expect of politicians Author and broadcaster GP Taylor says politicians contesting the general election must not ignore the needs of coastal communities.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Work to resume on 'welcome hub' Improvement works are due to resume on a 'welcome hub' project which aims to boost the economies of Dorset’s coastal areas.
Source: Bridport News
Winter tourism campaign is under way Cumbria is one of the few rural and coastal destinations to attract people all year-round, says the local tourism board.
Free parking returns to coastal town Free car parking will return to a seaside town to encourage shoppers to head onto the high street instead of shopping online.
Town would be 'killed' by barrage bridge An £8bn barrage across Morecambe Bay has sparked renewed division among councillors.
Source: BBC Online
One in five of shop units empty Council leaders are pledging to regenerate high streets as figures show many shops lay empty.
Tower pavilion building almost complete Pictures have emerged showing work on a £1.46m redevelopment of the Tower Pavilion building in Skegness.
Supermarket scheme boosts lifeguards Life-saving support for hundreds of water-lovers has had a significant boost after Bognor Regis lifeguards received £4,000 donated from Tesco.
Work starts on arts and leisure complex Work has started on a multi-million pound transformation of a former Wirral town hall into a new complex.
Bridge opens pier extension to public A new footbridge means Whitby's east pier will once again be accessible to the public after 18 years.
Source: Teeside Live
Contractors lined up for coastal scheme Wates Construction has been appointed to deliver a £15.5m phase of the Broughty Ferry flood protection scheme.
Safety work outlined after coastal deaths The costs have been outlined for safety work planned following the deaths of a couple whose car washed up on a Scottish beach.
Source: BBC Online
Job: Inshore fisheries and conservation The Marine Management Organisation is looking to recruit three members to the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA).
Homeowners 'abandoned' to climate change MPs are told there is a 'policy void' for helping owners of 5,000 homes across UK at risk of falling into the sea.
Source: iNews
One-metre sea level rise ‘inevitable’ Sea levels are likely to rise by a metre – even if internationally agreed climate change limits are implemented, says an expert.
£2m plan to revamp popular seafront A major £2m plans to revamp seafront at Canvey in Essex is set to be given the green light.
Source: Echo News
New vision for heart of Cleethorpes North East Lincolnshire Council has released artists' impressions for a major development project.
Source: Grimsby Live
Coastal town bids to revitalise high street A scheme to revitalise parts of Lowestoft looks set to move a further step forward next week.
Bournemouth named best seaside town Bournemouth scooped the prestigious title at the 2019 British Travel Awards – with Bude and Blackpool coming second and third.
Wyre moves to next phase with masterplan Wyre Council in Lancashire is set to reveal its masterplan to shape the next 20 years of growth.
Source: Place NorthWest
£500m for culverts and coastal works Four firms have won places on a works framework worth up to £500m across a large swathe of the South of England.
Flood warnings issued for coastal towns The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for coastal towns and villages around the Solent.
Top 10 UK coastal towns at risk of erosion New data outlines the extent of coastal erosion in the UK – showing that 7,000 homes will fall into the sea within this century.
Source: Cambridge News
'Master-planning' drives coastal growth A white paper highlights how masterplanning can contribute to genuine growth in coastal regions.
Source: Sea News
Ambitious plans for Weymouth regeneration Plans have been unveiled for a major project to regenerate and transform Weymouth Quay to provide a boost to the economy and create jobs.
Source: Dorset Echo
'Flood defences could be at breaking point' AN EXPERT has warned flood defences could be pushed to breaking point unless pollution is drastically reduced.
Source: Brighton Argos
Cash boost to shore up coastal erosion A £75,000 cash boost has been granted to protect a threatened coastal village from erosion from the sea.
Projects boosted by supermarket grants TWO community projects in Holyhead have scooped grants from a special coastal voting round of a supermarket scheme.
New clinic opens in coastal town A new clinic which hopes to be a hub to promote wellness and exercise has opened in a coastal town.
Cornwall celebrating as beaches clean up All of Cornwall’s beaches have passed tough bathing water quality standards, according to the latest figures.
Source: Cornish Times
Cash for communities hit by bad weather Practical advice and financial support is available to help Devon communities to deal with an emergency, such as flooding.
Source: East Devon News
Suspected drugs seized in coastal raids Suspected drugs were found when police executed six search warrants in the Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and St Asaph areas.
Source: Daily Post
'Plan for three metre sea level rise' The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is urging governments to plan for sea level rises of up to three metres.
Source: The Engineer
Land projected to be below flood level Improved elevation data indicate far greater global threats from sea level rise and coastal flooding than previously thought, says a study.
Source: Climate Central
Town aims to attract more tourists An economic boost could be delivered to a Norfolk seaside town if it can secure a special status.
Have say on coastal management plan Local residents, businesses and visitors are being invited to have their say on a future strategy for managing Cumbria’s coastline.
Source: North West Mail
Midas wins Watchet community scheme Midas Construction has won a £5.5m contract to build a new community centre in the Somerset seaside town of Watchet.
Would-be MPs pledge better defences Flood defences and coastal erosion have been identified as key issues at the general election by parliamentary candidates in North Norfolk.
East coast beaches rated excellent Scarborough North, Hornsea, Robin Hood's Bay and Reighton are all now achieving ‘Excellent’ quality.
All aboard for coastal celebration A wave of themed events have been unveiled for 2020 – designated Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.
Source: Northern Scot
Blackpool broadens appeal with new venues The seaside resort of Blackpool is targeting an even broader audience by opening the doors to a number of smaller venues.
New developments for coastal resorts A Great Yarmouth holiday park has announced a sweeping revamp of its entertainment facilities.
Yacht association welcomes Marine Plan RYA Cymru Wales has welcomed the first Wales National Marine Plan – a 20-year plan for coastal waters, including recreational boating.
Source: RYA
'Cycle of coastal cuts must be broken' The government should explain how a cycle of unsustainable coastal funding cuts will be broken to ensure communities can adapt to rising sea levels, a committee of MPs has warned.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Coastal flooding and erosion - interim report An interim report into Coastal flooding and erosion, and adaptation to climate change, published by the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee.
Source: Parliament UK
Sea defences funding 'falls well short' Crumbling sea defences will get a £1.6m cash boost from the Welsh Government, but an assembly member says it is not enough.
Source: BBC Online
On the up: What’s happening in Margate? The story of Margate is one of early success, severe downturn and, now, revival through a conscious strategy of ‘culture-led regeneration’.
Source: Geographical
Meeting to discuss £25m coastal funding A meeting is to be held to pave the way to securing £25 million funding for Skegness. and Mablethorpe.
Source: Louth Leader
Coastal residents could be 'climate refugees' Coastal residents in Norfolk are at risk of becoming 'climate refugees' due to erosion, rising sea levels and climate change, it has been claimed.
£400k for East Quay development A project to redevelop Watchet’s East Quay in Somerset has received a cash boost of nearly £400,000.
Work to start on £1m park for Lowestoft Major works to transform Britain's most easterly point and turn it into a landmark destination are set to begin this month.
Seafront water feature completion delayed Work on a new Hastings seafront water feature is expected to be completed approximately three weeks behind schedule.
£125k awarded for repair of historic ceiling Morecambe’s Winter Gardens has been awarded £123,312 by Historic England towards the repair of its historic fibrous plaster ceiling.
Call to back £500k tidal energy appeal Tidal energy company Nova Innovation hopes to raise £500,000 for a project it says will boost local economies and coastal communities.
Coastal communities getting older – report Coastal and rural communities are among the areas ageing twice as fast as the rest of the UK, according to a think tank report.
Community project leader wanted Destination Lydney Harbour is looking for a community project leader to commission a public artwork installation and heritage walking trail – and to establish and run a community boat building project.
Source: Publica Group
Restoring glory days to the seaside Creating jobs by upgrading their traditional holiday-making offer is the best way to revive coastal towns, says a regeneration expert.
Source: Local Gov UK
New £m wind turbine training facility A new £1 million wind turbine training facility — the first of its kind in the UK – is being supported by the Coastal Communities Fund.
Partnership showcases coasts and waters The most stunning coastal waters and landscapes in Scotland are being showcased by the world-famous National Geographic.
Coastal ban on second homes 'backfires' A second home ban in the tourist hotspot of St Ives has backfired, according to a new study - and priced locals out of the market.
Source: Falmouth Packet
Architects appointed for regeneration project A regeneration project to secure Weymouth’s position as a 'thriving harbour and tourist destination' has moved a step closer.
Source: Dorset Echo
Coastal cash deserts cry out for ATMs Coastal areas are among those facing overwhelming demand for free-to-use cash machines.
Source: BBC Online
Defra launches Maritime and Fisheries Fund A new Maritime and Fisheries Fund is designed to provide a boost for the English fishing and seafood industry.
Artists impression of Penzance Promenade An artist's impression has been revealed of what the new and improved Penzance Promenade could look like.
Source: Pirate FM
Britain in Bloom boost for coast Winning coastal communities are celebrating the Britain in Bloom awards.
Source: RHS
Seaside towns 'worst hit by bankruptcies' Seaside towns dominate this year’s rankings for the areas with the highest levels of personal insolvencies in the UK.
Coastal visitor centre plans take shape Work on a new £1.8million visitors centre is set to start early next year at Northam Burrows in North Devon.
£15.4m funding for English fishing industry Defra secretary Theresa Villiers has opened applications for £15.4m from two UK fishing funds.
Plymouth aims to be 'Westcountry Margate' Plymouth aims to be buzzing this autumn and winter – long after the end of the summer tourist season.
Source: Daily Telegraph
‘Game-changing’ tidal energy project Coastal communities could benefit from a European-funded tidal stream energy project.
Source: PBC Today
Free parking spaces created in Cleethorpes Eleven temporary one-hour free parking spaces have been made available in Cleethorpes' Wardall Street car park.
£3m grant saves homes from erosion Dozens of Withernsea homes threatened by coastal erosion have been thrown a lifeline by a £3m grant from Europe.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Sea defence work now completed Forty thousand tonnes of granite later, vital sea defence work to help protect Dorset's West Bay from flooding has been completed.
Source: Bridport News
West Sussex coastal scheme underway A scheme to improve coastal defences and better protect 325 properties from flooding and erosion in West Sussex is underway.
Coastal towns popular for property searches Seaside destinations are among the most popular hotspots for people viewing properties for sale online.
Source: News Hopper
Corbyn speaks out on coastal towns Coastal communities have been "blighted" by "nine years of vicious austerity and Tory cuts", Jeremy Corbyn has claimed in a speech.
Source: BBC Online
Coastal traders look to winter East Lindsey District Council has launched a bid to try and make coastal towns such as Skegness year-round attractions.
Reviving fishing 'could create 300 jobs' Investment in East Anglia's regional fishing industry could create 300 jobs on and offshore, claims a new report.
Source: BBC Online
Expanded fund boosts local groups Demand from coastal youth groups in western Scotland for a new community fund has been so strong that it is being expanded.
Warning over coastal doctor shortage The lives of patients in rural and coastal areas could be at risk due to a nationwide shortage of country doctors, say experts.
Source: Mail Online
'Culture at the heart of regeneration' A new vision is aiming to deliver further cultural opportunities for people living in and visiting coastal Lowestoft.
Source: EDP24
Leading the charge for the environment Defra secretary Theresa Villiers says she wants to use Brexit to deliver a fairer deal for coastal communities.
Source: Defra
Minister backs Eden heat project plan Coastal communities minister Jake Berry has voiced support for geothermal heat generation at the Eden Project in Cornwall.
Source: PBC Today
Plans for surfing reserve released Plans to make part of Hengistbury Head beach into a surfing hot spot for Dorse are being released to the public.
Walking route set to open up coast Southend's coastline will be opened to the public even further as plans were unveiled for a huge walking route.
Source: Echo News
Coastal residents earn £1,600 less Workers living in seaside areas in Great Britain earn on average £1,600 less per year than those living inland, BBC News analysis has found.
Source: BBC Online
Video: Low wages in coastal communities Two-thirds of coastal parliamentary constituencies have seen a real terms fall in wages since 2010, analysis has shown.
Source: BBC Online
Coastal Erosion: Cornwall’s dental problem Thousands of coastal children are having multiple teeth extractions due to a "double whammy of high needs and poor access" to NHS services.
Source: BBC Online
Arts project celebrates coastal communities Coastal communities are being celebrated by a heritage project between the Thelma Hulbert Gallery and East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Source: East Devon News
Coastal teenager faces two-hour commute A special video forming part of a special series exploring the challenges and the opportunities for communities in Coastal Britain.
Source: BBC Online
Work starts to build Romney Marsh cinema Images have been released of a new 'state-of-the-art' cinema – supported by the local Coastal Community Team.
Source: Kent Online
Marine energy test area launched An off-shore area in Pembrokeshire for marine energy developers to test their devices is now open for business.
Source: Wales 247
Plans being drawn-up to rejuvenate coastal town A vision to “modernise” Whitehaven is taking shape to attract more young professionals to live and work in the town.
Source: News & Star
£3.9m scheme to stabilise cliffs completed A £3.9m Tendring Council scheme to stabilise Holland-on-Sea’s crumbling cliffs have been completed.
Tourism initiative brought £3m to coast A Glens coastal tourism initiative generated £3m and brought 22,000 new visitors to the region, it has been revealed.
Coastal living 'means better mental health' People who live close to the sea have better mental health than those who live further away, regardless of their household income, a new study suggests.
How coastal resort copes over winter A special look at how one of Britain's most popular and picturesque seaside resorts keeps ticking over in the colder months.
Source: Fakenham Times
Cumbria gains coastal communities boost Whitehaven Harbour is set to receive £2.45m for a water sports and recreational centre as part of the Coastal Communities Fund.
Paddlesteamer could be back for 2020 The UK’s oldest seagoing paddlesteamer is a step nearer returning to service next summer – following a £1 million grant.
Source: Bristol Live
Scottish coastal communities to get £7.5m Coastal communities across northern Scotland will benefit from millions of pounds in funding to enhance their local areas.
New wave of funding for seaweed farm England’s first commercial seaweed farm has received a new wave of funding from the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF).
Source: BDaily News
Coastal life comes under the spotlight Leaders from coastal communities across the country paid a visit to Allerdale to learn about living and working in the area.
Source: News & Star
Plans unveiled for new coast path stretch Plans to improve public access to the coast as part of the England Coast Path have been unveiled by Natural England.
Source: Natural England
Climate emergency debated in north-east Organisations from across the region meet to discuss the impact of climate change on people, communities and wildlife.
Coastal neighbourhoods 'most deprived' Eight of the 10 most deprived neighbourhoods in England are in Blackpool, according to new statistics.
Source: BBC Online
Coast faces serious rise in sea levels Sea levels could rise by a metre by 2100 – with serious consequences, according to the latest climate change report.
Source: The Independent
20,000 homes face climate change threat A landmark report says sea levels such as those along the Lincolnshire coast are rising faster than predicted.
Warning not to buy coastal properties No part of the planet will be spared a climate crisis as oceans warm and glaciers and ice sheets melt, according to a report by United Nations scientists.
Source: KLFM
'It's our job to protect coast from climate change' The Environment Agency and National Infrastructure Commission say global overheating has already increased the risk of flooding.
Source: The Independent
Walker to enjoy new coastal path A new 10 mile route of England Coast Path has opened in Tees Valley to increase public access to the coastline.
Source: Natural England
Campaigners 'oppose' coastal wind turbines A campaigner against offshore wind turbines says plans to build more off the Welsh coast would be "diabolical".
Source: BBC Online
Coastal arts festival is 'huge success' This year’s Coastal Currents Arts Festival in Hastings and Bexhill has been viewed as a huge success as it enters its last weekend.
'Flood risk' as gales batter Cornwall Forecasters say there is a risk of flooding on the coasts as gales look set to batter Cornwall.
Contractor named for coastal defence work Portsmouth City Council has selected Mackley Construction to deliver the fourth phase of a £58m coastal defence scheme.
Government unveils £10m for coastal communities Five transformational projects along the Great British Coast have been awarded over £10 million from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund.
Five coastal projects share £10m fund Five coastal development projects in five different towns have been given a share of more than £10m.
Source: BBC Online
Dover town receives regeneration grant A downtrodden market square in Dover will be revamped after being selected for a £2.4 million grant.
Source: Kent Online
Coast threatened by rising sea levels An international group of scientists have urgently called on world leaders to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change.
Rising sea levels: an artistic approach Role-play games and “community operas” are part of official proposals to persuade coastal residents that their homes must be sacrificed to the sea because of climate change.
Source: The Times
£2.4m for seafront environmental hub Bournemouth has won £2.4million to set up a seafront visitor centre dedicated to reducing plastic waste along the coast.
Coastal town has high suicide rate Scarborough has joint eighth highest rate of suicide in England, latest figures show.
Important coastal listed building purchased The purchase of an important listed building in St Ives has been completed on behalf of a company set up with help from the Coastal Communities Fund.
Beat the Street game hailed a success More than 16,000 residents took up the challenge to 'Beat the Street' for Coastal West Sussex.
Source: Shoreham Herald
UK launches maritime trade plan The government has launched a strategy to boost trade and investment in maritime businesses.
Support for new-look High Street development A Cleethorpes business owner has praised the redevelopment of the town's High Street.
Source: Grimsby Live
Coastal concern over relocation warning A coastal defence campaign group has criticised a report warning that homes will have to be sacrificed as sea levels rise.
Warning of risks from coastal flooding Rising sea levels means greater risk from storm surges and coastal flooding, says Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd.
Pay gap hitting works in coastal areas Workers in seaside towns earn almost £5,000 a year less than elsewhere in the country, a new study suggests.
Source: Dorset Echo
Government pledges £62m in flood funding Devon County Council was the government to do more to help post offices in coastal communities.
Source: East Devon News
New term for forgotten coastal schools Good teachers are making a difference by encouraging pupils in coastal schools.
Source: Telegraph
Expert backs coastal maternity units A respected medical expert has approved the continuation of two consultant-led maternity units in coastal towns.
Canvey Island aims to create jobs Council bosses are set to form a working group tasked with coming up with ideas to encourage investment and jobs.
Source: Echo News
Hundreds turn out for arts festival Hundreds of people have turned out for a new arts festival in Cleethorpes.
Source: BBC Online
Norfolk gets three miles of new beaches Engineers have pumped more than 1.8 billion cubic metres of sand to protect the North Norfolk coastline from erosion and storm surges.
Source: Country Life
Latest stage of Poole regeneration The latest stage of a £9.5m Poole seafront regeneration project should get underway this month.
Source: Daily Echo
'Share your love' of coastal town A Lowestoft photographer is asking people to submit pictures for a project celebrating the UK's most easterly town.
Push for better bathing water quality The Environment Agency has started weekly spot sampling to try and get a better understanding of bathing water quality.
Coastal towns set for investment? Skegness and Mablethorpe could be in line for money from the Government’s Towns Fund.
Source: Louth Leader
Free seaside festival hits Cleethorpes Supported by the Coastal Communities Fund, a new festival celebrating arts and culture is coming to the seaside.
Coastalwatch team targets seafront crime Protecting Hartlepool’s coastline from crime and other troubles is the focus of a new partnership launched this week.
Source: Hartlepool Mail
What does future hold for Scarborough? High street regeneration means Scarborough Town Centre is set to look a lot different in future.
Weymouth misses out on High Street fund Weymouth has missed out on a vital slice of regeneration funding to revamp and improve its high street.
Source: Dorset Echo
New way to explore Somerset's coastline A NEW online Coastal Story Map has been launched to help people explore the wonders of the Somerset coast in a new way.
Coastal path highlights better foreshore Changes to the Fife Coastal Path mean walkers will soon be able to take in the improved foreshore at Buckhaven.
Source: Fife Today
Celebrations play out in coastal community CELEBRATIONS have been taking place in Lossiemouth after the Scottish Government announced funding for a new bridge.
Source: Northern Scot
Residents adapt to coastal erosion Residents on the coast of East Anglia discuss the encroaching threat of cliff-top erosion.
Source: Country Life
Path named by children 'too infantile' A Parish council says it should have been consulted over a path named by local schoolchildren.
Revitalise coastal resorts, says MP MP Mike Hill, who is leading a new all-parliamentary group on coastal communities, says resorts need investment.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Bank Holiday boost for coastal resorts The hottest August Bank Holiday on record was a boon for coastal resorts, parks and outdoor attractions.
Source: Mail Online
Hot weather benefits coastal traders Scorching weather saw an increase in visitor numbers and benefited coastal businesses.
Source: Lynn News
Coastal projects win more than £800k Nine projects along the Northern Ireland coast have been given government funding worth more than £800,000.
Source: BBC Online
High Street fund for Ramsgate and Dover Ramsgate and Dover will receive up to £150,000 to draw up plans to reinvent their high streets and the town centres.
Source: Kent Online
Review of evidence on coastal erosion The government has published information looking at ways communities can adapt to flood and coastal erosion risk.
Coastal police chief faces complex challenge Chief inspector Lily Benbow says the Essex coastal district of Tendring is a complex – with a lot of different needs.
Coastal walks part of festival events Coastal walks and outdoor activities will form part of an outdoor festival for the ninth year running.
Work to start on £50k upgrade to promenade A £50,000 spend on Maryport promenade in Cumbria will begin in the next couple of months and work is expected to finish by November.
Exhibition to open at coastal arts venue An exhibition is celebrating one of the most photographed and painted buildings on the Isle of Wight.
Source: County Press
Coastal areas suffer £5,000 wage gap Workers in seaside town now earn almost £5,000 less than those elsewhere in the country, a think-tank has revealed.
Full report: Coastal communities 'living on edge' A think-tank report highlights the significant economic and social challenges facing Britain’s coastal communities.
Seaside towns 'poorer than before recession' Seaside towns on the East Coast are poorer now than they were before the 2007 financial crash, according to a new report.
Source: Hull Daily Mail
Government must 'wake up' to coastal woe Boris Johnson’s government has been urged to “wake up” to deeply entrenched issues that mean many coastal communities are worse off than a decade ago.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Dover's records 10% drop in empty homes A 10% drop in Dover's empty homes is credited to the district council's renovation scheme.
Source: Kent Online
Coastal towns 'need economic support' A hot Bank Holiday weekend will not mask the tide of despair facing many people living and working by the seaside, says the Yorkshire Post.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Beach-goers to monitor coastal erosion The National Trust is asking beach-goers to post pictures on Instagram to help monitor coastal erosion.
Source: The Telegraph
Museum will be in national spotlight Work is due to begin in January to create Blackpool's £13m new museum on the resort's seafront – and it will have a high profile.
Under the Pier team celebrates outdoors A team of ecologists and community artists will hold a summer celebration of the curious marine life under Ryde Pier.
VIDEO: Seaside towns need investment A lack of investment, employment and "appalling" transport links are said to be putting the UK's coastal towns at risk.
Source: Sky News
Quiet summer for coastal traders This time of year should be extremely busy for businesses on the Lincolnshire coast as tourists descend on the seaside in the summer holidays.
£22m to improve coastal road route More than £22m is being invested on a major Yorkshire coastal route over the next 12 months, improving journeys for locals, tourists and businesses.
Drug dealers target seaside towns British seaside towns are being targeted by county line drug dealers who operate like supermarkets and putting local criminals out of business.
Source: Mail Online
Youngsters probe coastal climate change Young people are being invited to take part in a major project investigating the effects of climate change on the Scotland's coastlines.
Plastic Free Status for coastal town The seaside town of Swanage has been awarded ‘Plastic Free Communities’ status in its fight against single-use plastics.
Source: Rhyl Journal
Coastal communities task group welcomed Neglected coastal communities will be the focus of a new parliamentary task group, which has been welcomed by Isle of Wight councillors.
Source: County Press
University helps to fight 'coastal squeeze' A team from Bournemouth University will install 150 artificial rock pools as part of a cross-Channel project investigating ways to protect marine ecosystems.
Weston to be connected to coastal path Plans to connect Weston to a 1,600-mile coastal trail have been revealed – and the public are encouraged to have their say.
Source: Weston Mercury
Latest plans for Southsea's sea defences WORK to protect more than 8,000 homes in Portsmouth from rising sea levels is a step closer as plans have now been submitted.
Source: Portsmouth News
Coastal communities count cost of storms Coastal events are being rescheduled and cancelled following severe weather warnings – although others will go ahead as planned.
Source: Sidmouth Herald
Kite Festival cancelled over strong winds A coastal kite festival in Lancashire has been cancelled after a severe weather warning was issued.
Source: BBC Online
Coastal festival cancelled due to storms The Boardmasters music festival in Newquay has been hit by severe weather warnings issued by the Met Office.
Source: The Express
Marine nature reserves could cost £15m Fishing and energy firms could bear the brunt of a £15 million bill if new marine nature reserves are created, it is claimed.
£5.6m for marine economy will 'create jobs' A £5.6m funding boost for Scotland's "vital" marine economy will help firms create jobs, says Rural Minister Mairi Gougeon.
Source: BBC Online
‘Sandscaping’ offers hope for coastal homes Four hundred homes at risk from erosion and flooding are to be protected by the creation of a giant sand dune on the Norfolk coast.
Source: The Times
£4m price tag to revive Clacton pier Plans to revamp Clacton Pier’s oldest building will cost around £4million, it has been revealed.
BID reveals Yorkshire Coastal Road plan Yorkshire Coast BID believes a Yorkshire Coastal Road Route will provide a major boost for tourism and the local economy.
Businesses react to coastal road plan Local businesses say they don't want to pay an "extra tax" to promote a Yorkshire Coastal Road Route aimed at boosting tourism.
Coastal arts programme unveiled for 2019 The programme for this year’s Coastal Currents festival has been unveiled for Hastings, Rye, St Leonards, Bexhill and Eastbourne.
Litter campaigners build sculpture on beach An artist has built a giant takeaway carton sculpture on Weymouth Beach to remind people not to litter.
Source: Dorset Echo
Boris Johnson pledge for seaside towns Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged his support for 'forgotten' seaside communities - on his first day in the job.
Source: Dorset Echo
What new government means for fishing Hartlepool’s MP Mike Hill says he hopes Brexit will help bring about a regeneration of Britain’s fishing industry.
Source: Hartlepool Mail
Government plan to create free ports Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to help revitalise coastal towns with a huge injection of government cash.
£24K raised for coastal flood defences More than 100 people have raised £24,000 towards a multi-million pound scheme to upgrade flood defences on the Suffolk coast.
Safeguarding measures to protect coastline A new service dedicated to safeguarding the North Tyneside coast will be funded by a tariff on new developments in the borough.
Source: Chronicle Live
£20m defence plan for 'queen of resorts' Up to £20m could be spent improving flood defences on two beaches at a north Wales seaside resort.
Source: BBC Online
Beach sculpture highlights litter problem Discarded rubbish has been left on a beach sculpture designed to highlight the fight against litter and plastic.
Source: Bridport News
How to keep seafront tradition alive Minehead has a number of projects working to help the town look more attractive and keep the traditions of the seaside town alive.
MP in call to cut coastal violence Clacton MP Giles Watling has questioned government ministers over what they are doing to stop young people turning to violent crime.
MSP seeks support for coastal erosion project Orkney MSP Liam McArthur is seeking support for a national project to protect Scotland’s heritage sites from the threat of coastal erosion.
Source: The Orkadian
Grid-reference plaques help coastal walkers Walkers on part of the Wales Coast Path will be able to check their exact position after the installation of plaques detailing grid references.
Source: Grough
Seaside towns where young people might disappear Four in 10 coastal communities in England could see a decline in the number of residents aged under 30 by the year 2039.
Source: BBC Online
Government call for evidence on fishing quota The government has launched a call for evidence to shape how additional fishing quota is allocated after the UK leaves the European Union.
Source: Defra
How coastal population will change over the next 20 years Coastal areas will have to rely on more migration or face a decline in their workforce, according to government figures.
Source: EDP24
Councillors call for more coastal funding Councillors are calling on the government to make money available for vulnerable coastal communities.
Work to start on seafront water feature Work is set to start this month on a new water feature for Hastings seafront.
‘No intention of abandoning coastal defences’ There is no intention on abandoning any flood defences or residential areas across Arun’s coast, says the council's leader.
Parking charges introduced at tourist hotspots Northumberland County Council is introducing fees at the main car parks in the coastal communities of Bamburgh and Beadnell.
Projects to preserve Brightlingsea Lido Volunteers at a popular lido saved from closure are celebrating the official opening of two projects.
Source: Gazette News
Vast sand scheme to protect coast Nearly two million cubic metres of sand are being shifted to a stretch of eroding Norfolk coastline in a radical plan to save it from the sea.
Source: BBC Online
Study helps combat £20m coastal flood risk Plans are being drawn up to combat a multi-million pound flood risk to hundreds of Angus homes.
Source: The Courier
MP heads up new group for seaside towns Hartlepool MP Mike Hill is heading up a new group of MPs aimed at boosting the country’s coastal towns.
Source: Hartlepool Mail
Government wants evidence on coastal erosion Local authorities, scientists, the public and industry are invited to give their views to inform future policy.
Coastal residents could pay more for defences People living on part of the coast could be asked to pay more towards works to prevent further erosion.
Source: BBC Online
Do 'incomers' help or hurt coastal villages? Does the preponderance of second homes drive up property prices or bring benefits?
Source: EDP24
Coastal art project coincides with Turner Prize Three Kent coastal towns have been chosen to have specially commissioned art projects as part of a national project.
Source: Kent Online
How our proud heritage can be preserved Standing strong for hundreds of years, military defences and coastal buildings are at risk of falling away to history.
Source: Portsmouth News
A bright future for coastal residents More than 1,000 people have given feedback on proposals to improve Peterlee and Horden in County Durham.
Source: Northern echo
Climate emergency declared by town council A coastal town council has declared a climate and ecological emergency – and vowed to become carbon neutral within six years.
Source: Kent Online
Cornwall's new beach warnings to cut drownings Warning messages are being raked on to beaches in Cornwall in a bid to cut the number of drownings.
Source: Pirate FM
Car park safe in coastal makeover plan A car park due to be turned into a plaza area will now be retained under plans to regenerate part of Cleethorpes.
Seaside towns at risk of being 'left behind' Coastal towns need better transport links so they are not left behind, the House of Lords is told.  
Source: Heart
Tory leadership candidates in 'free ports' pledge Boris Johnson has pledged to would build “about six” free ports to boost trade after Brexit – if he becomes Conservative leader.
Source: The Times
Operator sought for £1m beachside cafe A search has been launched to find an operator for a beachside café be built as part of a seafront regeneration project in Felixstowe.
Source: Ipswich Star
£8m secured for coastal rail plan More than £8m in funding has been secured to improve freight and passenger services on the Cumbrian Coastal Railway Line.
Cash sought to finish promenade revamp A large part of the Whitley Bay promenade was given a facelift by North Tyneside Council last year but one end still needs work.
Source: Chronicle Live
North Sea cod 'on brink of collapse' Conservationists are calling on the UK government to introduce emergency measures to protect and preserve North Sea cod.
Source: Geographical
Work on coastal defences to start in 2020 Work on coastal defence schemes in Aberystwyth and Aberaeron could start in 2020.
Global warming could affect coastal harbour Using climate change software, Save Our Harbour Villages has created a video to show the predicted effects of global warming on Chichester.
Midsummer festival reaches its climax Thousands of people flock to Penzance as the town’s midsummer festival reaches its climax in Cornwall.
Source: Coast FM
1,500 homes to be built in coastal town A new scheme in a North East coastal town which will deliver 1,500 new homes has been awarded garden village status by the government.
Source: BDaily
Boat shed to be £500k visitor centre County tourism bosses want to redevelop a boat shed they own into a £490,000 attraction along Lincolnshire’s coastline.
Volunteering record for coastal clean-up More than 900 bags of marine litter has been cleared from coastlines in Northern Ireland during the Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week.
'Siding with Seaside' campaign could help boost coastal economy A campaign has been launched to lobby the government for investment in seaside towns.
Source: Dorset Echo
UK flooding 'going to get worse' Climate change is making extreme rainfall more common, while more homes are still being built on floodplains.
Source: Wired
Promenade jetty re-opens after refurb The chairman of Ceredigion County Council has formally re-opened the wooden jetty on Aberystwyth Promenade.
Source: Wales 247
£200k cash approved for seafront overhaul The major redevelopment of Canvey’s seafront is set to move forward after Castle Point Council approved funding for the project.
Loans plan to combat coastal flood risk New Forest District Council has been forced to consider borrowing thousands of pounds to fight crumbling cliffs.
Landfill sites still pose coastal hazard Decades after burial in historic coastal landfill sites, many waste materials present a risk to the marine environment.
Beach 'recharge' using 4,000t of shingle Work to restore part of the beach at Milford-on-Sea, which has been lost to strong tides, has started.
Source: Daily Echo
Boost for all-new museum plans Plans for a Blackpool Museum look set to go ahead after funding was received for the scheme.
Coastal communities 'miss out on millions' Scotland’s coastal communities are missing out on millions in government funding while projects elsewhere benefit, the Tories have claimed.
Public have role in new town centre Scarborough Council is asking local residents to play a key part in the regeneration of their town centre.
Folkestone's Leas Lift will not reopen in 2019 An historic water lift - due to be revamped - will not open again before 2020, development bosses have confirmed.
Source: Kent Online
Climate change tops flood and coast agenda The fourth Flood and Coast Conference examined the need to make homes, businesses and communities more resilient to climate change.
Climate: ‘People will die’ unless moved Parts of the UK “could be uninhabitable in a few decades” as a result of the “climate emergency”, warns Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan.
Source: ENDS Report
Poorer coastal pupils behind at GCSE Disadvantaged pupils who live in coastal areas achieve about three grades lower at GCSE than those living in non-coastal locations.
Source: Schools Week
Council agrees to seaweed farm grant Scarborough Council agrees to be a guarantor for a Coastal Communities Fund grant to a seaweed farm.
Source: BBC Online
£3.6m project to transform town high street A huge multi million-pound project that will transform a Wirral seaside town's high street is set to create 140 jobs and open next year.
Source: Liverpool Echo
'No plans' to bring back ferry services Any hopes of a ferry service returning to Weymouth have been rejected by the harbour master.
Source: Dorset Echo
New footpaths for 164 miles of Cornish coast New footpaths covering 164 miles of Cornwall’s stunning coastline will improve access to some of the county’s most iconic coastal landscapes.
Source: Cornwall Live
Swim group takes dip into community fund Ullapool Swimming Club is one of the first youth groups to benefit from west coast ferry operator CalMac’s new community fund.
Business leader recognised for community work Business and community leader Lord Brett McLean has become the first east Sussex resident to be recognised by the British Citizen Awards.
Review into protection for English seas Environment secretary Michael Gove has announced the government’s next steps in protecting England’s precious marine environment.
Bamburgh named best coastal destination A village in Northumberland has been named Britain's best coastal destination.
Source: BBC Online
£1m funding boost for coastal regeneration An ambitious programme to help regenerate Cleethorpes town centre has received a £1 million funding boost.
Council set to back plans seaweed farm Scarborough Council is set to give its backing to a plan to establish England’s first commercial seaweed hatchery off the town’s coast.
Organisations compete for share of funding Three organisations in Dorset are vying for a share of funds to help groups working on or near the coast.
Source: Dorset Echo
The rise, fall and recovery of seaside towns A new photography exhibition chronicles the stories of our seaside towns, their rise, fall and recent recovery.
Plan for Blackpool's Stanley Park lake Residents are being asked what kind of watersports they would like to see on Blackpool's Stanley Park lake as part of a £27,000 study.
Join Great British Beach Clean this year Coastal communities are being encouraged to adopt a beach ahead of this September's Great British Beach Clean.
EU-funding for ports to boost tourism Two Pembrokeshire ports are set to benefit from a share of €2.6m EU-funding to help turn them into key tourist sites.
Bags of help for coastal community projects Shoppers are being asked to vote for coastal community projects to receive a share Tesco' Bags of Help' funding.
Source: Midweek Herald
Work completed on first section of coastal trail A key section of a coastal path taking in Aberdeenshire has been repaired and rejuvenated by a community group.
Future of seaside towns: government response The government has published its response to a report by the House of Lords Select Committee on the future of seaside towns.
Ministers reject calls for coastal enterprise zones The government has rejected calls to create new enterprise zones to help struggling seaside towns.
Source: New Start
Details of Canvey seafront regeneration grant Further details have been revealed of the Coastal Communities Fund grant made to regenerate Canvey seafront.
Source: Leigh Times
Dorset ‘should be coastal city region’ Promoting Dorset as a “coastal city region” could be among the keys to doubling the size of the county’s economy and creating 80,000 jobs.
Source: Dorset Echo
Innovative coastal project to create jobs AN innovative coastal project, led by Copeland Council, has been given the green light from Whitehaven to Millom.
Source: Northwest Mail
Tourism minister invited to see coastal Cumbria The government's new tourism minister has been invited to the county as Cumbria bids to become a Tourism Action Zone.
Work starts on sea wall for coastal rail route Network Rail has started work on a bigger sea wall to protect a key rail route at Dawlish, Devon.
Source: Rail Pro
Coastal fly-tipping is cause for concern A spate of fly-tipping incidents on the coast has prompted a warning from Northumberland County Council.
Campaigners vow to save all-weather lifeboat Ceredigion's only all-weather lifeboat based at New Quay has been granted a temporary stay of execution.
New conservation status for north-east coast The Northumberland Coast from Berwick to St Mary's Island is among 41 Marine Conservation Zones announced by the government.
Website ranks 'Top 50' coastal towns A website for families with children has ranked what it says are the 50 best seaside towns in the UK.
£40m flood defence upgrade set to start Tidal defences in Great Yarmouth are set to receive a £40m upgrade to protect more than 4,500 local homes and businesses.
Major coastal landslides 'every six years' The cliffs of East Yorkshire – some of the fastest eroding in Europe – suffer major landslides every six to seven years, a study has concluded.
Source: BBC Online
Turn back the tide on seaside deprivation Coastal communities face particular challenges — politicians and churches must tackle them, says Jemma Sander-Heys.
Source: Church Times
‘Mobile billboards’ promote coastal tourism Mobile billboards carried by lorries will visit UK cities to promote tourism in Skegness and the wider Lincolnshire coast.
'Poor transport links harm coastal areas' Inadequate transport is a major contributor to poor economic activity in coastal communities, warns a rail user group.
Plea for GP written in sand by coastal villagers A Cornish fishing village has put out a plea for a new GP by writing a message on a beach.
Source: BBC Online
Whitley Bay wins another top award The regeneration of Whitley Bay’s Spanish City has was among four winners recognises by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Source: News Guardian
Council secures funding for heritage centre North East Lincolnshire Council has secured funding from the Coastal Revival Fund to help repair Grimsby's heritage centre.
Date announced for coastal festival A Festival of The Sky celebration aims to attract visitors to Cleethorpes later this summer.
Arts graduate launches coastal card game A Gray’s School of Art graduate is launching a new card game inspired by the historic fishing industry of the north-east.
England's best beaches revealed Keep Britain Tidy has announced the winners of 71 Blue Flags and 137 Seaside Awards - an increase of 18 beaches on 2018.
Source: Sky News
Summer water beach testing starts The Environment Agency has resumed seasonal water quality testing at more than 400 popular swimming spots.
Plastic on beaches triggers 'eco-anxiety' People under the age of 35 say they are ‘triggered’ with guilt when they go to the beach and see plastic litter.
Minister launches flood alleviation scheme Construction of one of the biggest flood defence schemes in the country was officially launched on Thursday (16 May).
Safety days combat coastal drowning A water sports company is hosting water safety training days  to educate people about staying safe along the coastline.
Source: Dorset Echo
Emergency services target 'tombstoners' Tombstoning, rural fires and entering the sea at dangerous times will be the focus of a crackdown on risky behaviour this summer.
Double boost for Canvey Seafront Canvey seafront in Essex is now set to get a double boost thanks to the Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: Leigh Times
Coastal project up for Tesco funding A PROJECT bringing the classroom to the beach in Prestatyn is seeking 'Bags of Help' to combat plastic waste.
Source: Rhyl Journal
Steamer withdraws from summer service The historic paddle steamer Waverley will not operate any of her sailing programme for the first time in 45 years.
Source: Daily Echo
We're alert to flood dangers, say councils The Fylde coast has seen an investment of almost £200million on coastal defences over the past decade.
Environment Agency calls for new approach to coastal resilience Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd has launched a long-term strategy to tackle flooding and coastal change.
Coastal communities may have to move due to flood risks Communities in coastal areas and those at risk of flooding in the UK may have to move as climate change increases.
Consultation: Lincolnshire coastal flood risk strategy The Environment Agency is launching a consultation on Monday 3 June on its new draft strategy to manage coastal flood risk between Saltfleet and Gibraltar Point.
Offshore wind is re-energising seaside town Some of the biggest winners from the multi-billion pound investment look set to be coastal towns searching for their industries of the future.
Source: BBC Online
MP: ‘Resort must not miss out on tourism funding’ Clacton MP Giles Watling says he will ensure the Tendring coast is “not overlooked” as part of a £925,000 tourism project.
Could sacrificing villages save Portsmouth? Rising sea levels have already forced flood planners in Portsmouth to draw up controversial plans for a large wall at the seafront.
Source: Portsmouth News
Re-opening of rail line services pushed back Plans to resume regular passenger rail services on a line which was closed for 45 years have been further delayed.
Source: BBC Online
Flood scheme pumps sand on to beaches A total of 400,000 cubic metres of sand is set to be pumped onto Lincolnshire beaches as part of a £7m Lincolnshire Beach Management scheme.
Awards celebrate the best of Blackpool Council tenants in Blackpool have been recognised for their contributions to the local community.
Coastal club gets new boat thanks to Tesco A coastal rowing club is on the crest of a wave after buying a new boat thanks to funding from a supermarket.
'Bags of Help' for coastal communities A major supermarket is inviting community organisations and charities working to improve Britain’s coastline to apply for a share of almost £300,000.
Source: Groundwork UK
Shoppers vote to fund coastal projects Shoppers in some 42 seaside towns are voting for coastal projects to receive funding of up to £4,000.
Source: Bdaily
How community transforms seaside town Laura Drysdale explores some of the work going on to transform Scarborough - and challenges the area still faces.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Drone trials for search and rescue missions Coastal areas of Essex taking part in a trial of drone technology to support search and rescue missions.
26 proposals to transform coastal town Reviewing car parking charges and reintroducing a local market are among 26 initiatives suggested to revitalise Lowestoft’s high street.
Hull waterfront ideas contest shortlist revealed The Royal Institute of British Architects has named the five finalists in its design contest for a flood-resilient development in Hull.
North Coast 500 locals driven mad by ‘racing tourists’ A spectacular 500-mile coastal road billed as Scotland’s Route 66 threatens to destroy local communities, it has been claimed.
Source: The Times
Sand ‘stealing’ branded ‘unsustainable’ Lovers of Fife’s coasts have frowned upon people spotted “stealing” bags of sand from one of the region’s most beautiful beaches.
Source: The Courier
Power lines to be removed along coast path UK Power Networks is working alongside the Norfolk Coast Partnership to remove overhead power lines from a popular walking area.
Source: Utility Week
Coastal Walking Festival launches A new walking festival celebrating seven years of the country's 870-mile coast path is taking place in Wales.
Source: Tenby Today
Regeneration schemes go before planners Proposals to bring a coastal enhancement scheme to fruition are due to be given the green light by National Park planners.
Source: Milford Mercury
Council declares climate emergency A Norfolk council has declared a state of climate emergency, acknowledging the impact on coastal communities.
Source: EDP24
Old plastic straws transformed into building materials Designers hope their Oltco waste bins will line the beaches of coastal communities.
Source: The Telegraph
Largest coastal walking festival launches The largest ever coastal walking festival in Wales is set to launch next month.
Port development takes a step forward A major contract is awarded to design one of the biggest projects undertaken in the Hebrides.
Chefs cook up a storm at coastal festival Bridlington Seafood Festival is led by the Holderness Coast Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) with help from East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Businesses urged to help promote town Businesses which benefit from tourism are being encouraged to do their bit to help put Berwick on the map.
Preparations for funding bid outlined Plans for a £15million transformation of Berwick Barracks ‘are very much alive and kicking’.
Bids called for £100m coastal works Portsmouth City Council is advertising for a contractor for a £100m coastal protection scheme.
£900k plan to open up coastal path Hundreds of new jobs will be created as part of a project to improve and open up the Essex coast.
Work starts on West Bay regeneration The project to revamp part of the Dorset coast is being funded by the Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: Bridport News
'Green legacy' for coastal risk programme The Environment Agency has unveiled arrangements to increase the legacy of its £2.6bn coastal and flood risk programme.
Company appointed to protect communities from flood erosion How the new Collaborative Delivery Framework aims to protect communities and businesses from flood and coastal erosion.
Source: PBC Today
Calls to breath new life into Weymouth Vision, creativity and daring to be different will breath new life into Weymouth and Portland.
Source: Dorset Echo
Reinventing the seaside in coastal Essex Regeneration bosses in Tendring explain how they are taking action to reinvent the coastal area.
'Amazing city with much to be proud of' Brighton has much to be proud of, writes Steve Bassam, chairman of the House of Lords Seaside Regeneration Select Committee.
Source: The Argos
Worthing Pier wins top national honour Worthing’s seafront landmark has won the National Piers Society’s ‘Pier of the Year’ competition for 2019.
Source: Worthing Herald
Visitor pass now includes coastal attractions York’s official sightseeing pass has relaunched and extended with new options for visitors to explore the coast.
Two-thirds of coastal waters rated 'excellent' Two-thirds of coastal waters across Norfolk and Waveney have been rated as ‘excellent’ by the Environment Agency.
Heritage guardians honour landmarks Multi-million pound investments in Blackpool's coastal attractions have been recognised by civic chiefs.
School takes the classroom to the coast Ofsted has praised a Northumberland school which has structured its curriculum to teach pupils on the beach.
Source: BBC Online
Coastal path to benefit tourists and locals Tourism chiefs are rallying to save a cliffside coastal path between Inverbervie and St Cyrus.
Source: The Courier
How seaside towns are fighting back Coastal communities are adopting creative solutions to regenerate local economies.
Source: BBC Online
More help needed for coastal communities Seaside towns and coastal communities need better transport, housing and broadband, say peers.
Source: Carrick Today
MP welcomes seaside regeneration plan Hartlepool MP Mike Hill has welcomed a high profile report into how seaside towns that have been ‘left behind’ can be regenerated.
Source: Hartlepool Mail
£50,000 funding boost for Lydney Harbour Forest of Dean District Council will receive £50,000 towards the repair and refurbishment of the historic sea gates at Lydney Harbour.
Project to pinpoint coastline litter hotspots Photographs from the air will help local communities tackle the problem of coastal litter.
Source: Orcadian
Seaweed farm wins coastal funding Experts in Scarborough are harvesting seaweed to make biodegradable plastic – thanks to coastal community funding.
Source: BBC Online
Eateries 'helping to revive seaside towns' Industry bodies UKHospitality and the British Beer & Pub Association welcome a House of Lords report on regenerating seaside communities.
Tourism is key to coastal economy Tourism provides big opportunities for the coastal economy – boosting jobs and businesses, says MP Alan Campbell.
Source: News Guardian
Lancashire coastal path is back on track The prospect of a continuous path around Lancashire’s coast has moved a step closer.
Source: LEP
Coastal partnership launched with school A sea cadet force in north Norfolk has teamed up with its local high school to boost pupil involvement in coastal activities.
Source: EDP24
Over £600,000 investment set for Essex’s coast More than £660,000 will be invested in promoting Essex’s 350 miles of coast in a bid to drive tourists to the county.
Seaside towns must be inspired to reinvent themselves, says Lords report Seaside towns have been neglected for too long and are in desperate need of reinvention, says a House of Lords report.
Source: Parliament UK
MPs launch coastal adaptation inquiry The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee launches an inquiry into coastal flooding and adaptation to climate change.
Source: Parliament UK
Patients at ‘wits end’ over GPs Young doctors not wanting to work in coastal areas was underlined as a “fundamental problem” during a board meeting of health bosses.
Car parks set for influx of visitors Major improvements have been carried out to two popular car parks which have now re-opened ahead of the busy tourist season.
Independent spirit key to town’s future Berwick’s independent spirit has shone through in a survey designed to help establish how the town is marketed in the future.
Carnival saved thanks to coastal funding Skegness Carnival has been saved after being awarded thousands of pounds towards the event.
Outdoor gym circuit for coastal village Proposals to build a quarter-of-a mile-long gym circuit through a coastal village have been put forward by councillors.
Community projects benefit from windfarm Sixteen groups have received more than £250,000 from developers behind a wind farm in north-west England.
Milford-on-Sea wins new funding Fears that Milford-on-Sea could become Milford -in-Sea have prompted a cash injection from a government fund.
Funding for marine lake transformation Plans to turn New Brighton's Marine Lake into a centrepiece for performances and artistic events have received almost £40,000 in government funding.
Source: Wirral Globe
Coastal arts festival to happen again A popular Coastal Currents Arts Festival in Hastings is set to happen again after deciding to go independent.
Coastal BID explains what it's doing for Westbourne The body set up to boost Bournemouth’s coastal high streets has insisted it is benefiting the area after a local pub held out against paying for its activities.
'Hidden Coast' project gets the go-ahead A new 40-mile recreational route on the Cumbrian coast featuring cycling facilities and art installations has been given the green light.
Source: ITV News
£370k boost on the way for coast tourism A project to support tourism businesses on the Lincolnshire coast has secured £370,000 of government funding.
£2.5m awarded to Lancashire coast projects Blackpool and Wyre’s councils have thanked the Coastal Communities Fund after more than £2.5m was donated to projects across the Fylde coast.
Marina project gets £5m government grant A proposal to redevelop a Somerset marina has been awarded £5m by the government's Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: BBC Online
Littlehampton gets £2.5m town centre boost A project to transform Littlehampton's public spaces has been successful in getting a £2.45 million grant.
Source: Spirit FM
Coastal Communities funding for sailing trust A major cash boost for a local charity means work can start on a watersports centre for the Lizard Peninsula.
Station Gateway misses out on coastal funding Plans to transform Weymouth railway station into a revamped hub have missed out on Coastal Communities Fund money.
Source: Dorset Echo
£3m for Cornwall's coastal communities Newquay and Falmouth are some of the places which are going to benefit from the investment.
Source: Cornwall Live
Arts Village plan receives £3.4m boost Plans for a cinema, arts centre and creative office space are a step closer to reality after a £3.64m boost from the Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: Wirral Globe
Launch of beach clean board in Staithes A village near Whitby is set to welcome its first two minute beach clean board.
Government unveils £36m for British Coast Some 70 projects from Cornwall to Cumbria are to receive a total of more than £36 million, the government has announced.
£1.75m funding for new Blackpool museum Blackpool is to get further government funding towards plans for a new museum telling the story of the resort.
Source: BBC Online
Funding for outdoor swimming pool project Plans to restore an outdoor swimming pool in Tynemouth have received Government funding.
Source: News Guardian
Canvey seafront plan gets £1.52m boost A MAJOR regeneration of Canvey’s seafront has received £1.52 million to help the exciting plans become a reality.
Suffolk projects secure coastal funding grants More than £1,000,000 has been awarded to Suffolk and Essex coastal community projects as part of the latest round of government grants.
Coastal fund grants for Morecambe Bay A project to build and promote new tourist attractions around Morecambe Bay has been given £2.35m in the latest round of Coastal Communities Fund grants.
Source: Heart
Micro brewery plans get funding boost Sandown has been successful in winning nearly £100,000 from the Coastal Communities Fund for a Micro Brewery and Micro Museum.
Source: On the Wight
£2.7m cash for new North Devon leisure centre North Devon and Torridge are set to get £2.7million from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.
Cornish Museums get £700k for tech project Five Cornish museums are to benefit from almost £700,000 of funding following a successful bid to the Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: Cornish Stuff
MP calls for action to help coastal communities Workington MP Sue Hayman will press the government for prompt action to help communities hit by coastal erosion.
How esplanade will be transformed into 'vibrant' seafront Work to transform Minehead's seafront into a "more vibrant" esplanade is currently underway.
Source: Somerset Live
North Devon leisure centre bid approved Councillors at North Devon Council are backing the plans to provide a new leisure centre at Seven Brethren.
Seafood festival is coming back this summer An event which highlights Bridlington's role as The Lobster Capital of Europe is returning in 2019.
Regeneration experts give talk to civic society ‘Berwick and how to regenerate a town’ was the theme at a meeting of Berwick Civic Society.
Bags of help for Western Isles coastline Tesco is marking the great British summer by offering coastal community projects in Stornoway the chance to bag their share of £300,000.
Natural England urged to ditch ferry plans Campaigners are urging the government’s official outdoors body not to incorporate a ferry into the route of the England Coast Path in Hampshire.
Source: Grough
Vision of how Gosport could look in 2050 Watersports, nightlife and more jobs for residents could all be on the horizon for Gosport, says the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
Source: Portsmouth News
Spring festival attracts record numbers More than 200 community volunteers and 25 town organisations ensured that the Falmouth Spring Festival got off to the brightest start possible.
Source: Falmouth Packet
Residents breathe life back into belongings A community project is giving residents chance to breathe some life back into their belongings on the Fylde coast.
Call for clock tower to stay put Councillors have called for Littlehampton clock tower to be kept in place if funding to revamp the town centre is secured.
Coastal myths recreated in new production A touring theatre company is bringing seafaring tales to coastal communities.
Alarming number of homes at risk of coastal erosion Two dozen homes in East Yorkshire are at risk of succumbing to coastal erosion.
Source: Hull Daily Mail
Coastal communities now going plastic free Two more coastal communities have become plastic free, joining a growing movement among towns and villages in the UK.
Sandown Bay named 'best beach' Countryfile Magazine has crowned Sandown Bay and the village of Bembridge as the best in the UK.
Source: On the Wight
New era for town as plaza plan is approved Members of the public had their say on the two proposed designs for the popular Cleethorpes area.
Transformation of historic buildings reap award nominations Buildings at both Newcastle and Northumbria universities, and Whitley Bay's Spanish City, among nominees for RIBA North East Awards.
Source: Chronicle Live
Concerns over sustainability of homeless services A Scarborough councillor said he is concerned about the long-term sustainability of services in regards to homeless people.
Students have say about Berwick’s future Celebrity design consultant Wayne Hemingway has spoken of his delight at the public response to a survey about Berwick.
Funding starts to add up for Blackpool Museum Councillors have been reassured Blackpool's proposed new museum will be sustainable with the funding package set to be finalised in coming months.
Felixstowe play areas to get £265,000 upgrade Three parks in Felixstowe will be upgraded as part of on-going investment in the coastal town.
Source: Ipswich Star
Fisherman share ideas at conservation event Lyme Bay fishermen are leading the way in sustainable fishing practices with counterparts from the Mediterranean.
Source: Bridport News
Wirral developments shortlisted for awards A former courthouse and beauty spot are among four Wirral developments shortlisted for prestigious awards.
Source: Wirral Globe
Wells-next-the-Sea has longest ambulance wait Critically ill people in a coastal town wait the longest for an ambulance in Britain, figures have revealed.
Source: BBC Online
Plan highlights importance of free ports A plan has been launched to UK port investment to grow trade and increase jobs and prosperity in coastal communities.
‘Voice Box’ project reveals coastal youth concerns A Youth Voice Box programme has helped reveal which local issues most concern youngsters in east Suffolk.
Offshore wind deal to boost coastal communities Coastal communities in the Humber and East Yorkshire could be set for a further boost after the government unveiled a “landmark” new deal.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Hartlepool schemes shortlisted for awards Three engineering projects in Hartlepool to address flooding and coastal defences have been nominated for prestigious awards.
Source: Hartlepool Mail
Blackpool made better place to visit Disabled people on the Fylde coast are set to get helping hands and a useful phone app to show accessible places and facilities.
Enthusiastic support for project to transform town Councillors have shared enthusiastic support for a £2.5m funding bid to help transform Littlehampton town centre.
Cornwall to find out about railway improvements Drop-in sessions are being held in Penzance and Truro about improvements to the main coastal railway line into Cornwall.
Source: Pirate FM
Protecting beaches with annual spring clean A charity to protect oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife is taking plastic pollution head on with coordinated beach cleans.
Coastal community celebrates hero volunteers Volunteers who give their time to support the people, animals, landscape and heritage of Skegness are to be celebrated.
Environment Agency publishes new evidence to plan for flood and coastal risk The Environment Agency has published a new economic assessment to aid planning for flooding and coastal risk management over the next 50 years.
Council urges government investment in coastal infrastructure schemes The government is being urged to encourage utility companies to invest in coastal infrastructure schemes including those earmarked for Scarborough Council's 45 miles of coastline.
Coastal communities to benefit from sports funding A Sport England grant worth £749,300 will be invested in improving the lives of 700 disadvantaged young people in coastal communities.
Council proposes loan to build leisure centre North Devon Council is proposing to take out a loan to help pay for a new multi-million leisure centre in Barnstaple.
Free ports would deliver 'limited' economic boost Reports that the creation of free ports in the Humber could create 64,000 jobs are overblown, suggests new research.
Source: Grimsby Live
Funding bid to transform coastal town centre A project to transform Littlehampton town centre could receive millions of pounds if the plans receive government backing.
New coastal walk includes a world first A new 16-mile walk opens on Lincolnshire's coastline includes the world's first official cloud spotting area.
Plea for council to consider cutting out plastics Surfers Against Sewage has requested that Aberdeenshire Council discusses supporting plastic-free initiatives.
Source: Evening Express
£120m funds will benefit coastal businesses Northumberland businesses may be able to benefit from investment pot North East Fund to promote funding opportunities.
Source: Bdaily News
Council backs work to stabilise coastal cliffs Multi-million pound plans to stabilise a landslide-damaged cliff have been signed-off by Poole council.
Could you help East Anglia prepare for floods? A government agency is looking for three new members for the region’s flood defence planning committee.
Major ports to receive Brexit preparation funding The government has allocated £3.14 million to help 19 local authorities with a major port prepare for Brexit.
Business district could boost coastal communities A business improvement scheme could bring benefits for the region’s coastal communities, says the Yorkshire Post.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Major funding for community action programme Watchet Coastal Community Team (WCCT) has secured a £240,000 grant as part of a government Place Based Social Action programme.
Boating lake’s ‘regeneration vision’ after £15k grant A popular boating lake is to be restored after a Coastal Revival Fund grant to develop a vision for regeneration.
Sightseeing boat trips ‘to start this summer’ Sightseeing boat trips from Aberystwyth beach are set to return this summer, giving the town a huge tourism boost, officials say.
Source: Cambrian News
'Migrant watch' group leaflets coastal Kent A group of self-declared patriots is monitoring the Kent coast from Deal to Dungeness for migrant landings on dinghies.
Source: Kent Online
‘Well-equipped’ message after severe coastal erosion A seaside caravan park has reassured customers following a period of severe coastal erosion which saw holiday homes moved back from a nearby cliff edge.
Council plans urgent work as erosion threatens coastal road Cumbria County Council plans to install rock armour to prevent erosion undermining the coast road north of Maryport.
Ramblers donate 200th gate to coastal paths Access to coastal paths on the the Isle of Wight has improved once again after ramblers donated their 200th gate.
Coastal schools feel isolated from support Ministers should review how schools bid for government support and intervention to improve access for isolated schools, researchers have said.
Source: Schools Week
MP asks Theresa May for coastal boost Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke has called on the Prime Minister to support coastal town communities that have been “left behind”.
Source: Kent Messenger
Town seeks to capitalise on 'uniqueness' Residents and visitors are being urged to get involved in helping to shape Berwick’s future.
Campaigners hopeful of £2m lido grant Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt says efforts to secure a £2m+ grant to overhaul the Hilsea Lido are progressing.
Source: Portsmouth News
EU concerned for protection of fisheries EU officials have moved to protect the interests of fishers across Europe in the event of the UK crashing out without a Brexit deal.
Coastal community team outline ambitions Porlock Vale has become the latest West Somerset area to create a Coastal Communities Team.
Marine conservation project launches An awareness event to mark the launch of a new marine conservation project is due to be held in the south of Skye later this month.
£1.5m could unlock seafront regeneration A Somerset council could lend up to £1.5m to regenerate a key seafront site after a planned commercial redevelopment fell through.
Source: Somerset Live
Lido asks council for £1.6m for restoration Saltdean Lido is asking the council to underwrite £1.6m so it can get a £4.2m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Work gets support to stabilise cliffs Backing for an “essential” multi-million project to stabilise a landslide-damaged cliff has been given by senior councillors in Poole.
Delays for new lighting on Weymouth Esplanade Weymouth seafront's new artistic lighting scheme has been delayed as the council strives to find the right company for the job.
Source: Dorset Echo
Trustees promise 'great future' for Winter Gardens Plans to lead Morecambe’s Winter Gardens into a “great and creative future” are under way with the launch of the theatre’s new board of trustees.
Up to £25,000 to be won in coastal lottery More than 1,000 tickets have been bought for the first draw in a new lottery to help Bournemouth's coastal communities.
Award for iconic North Sea Observatory The UK's first purpose-built marine observatory welcomed 36,000 visitors in its first six months of opening.
Funding boost for barracks transformation English Heritage, which manages Berwick Barracks, has been awarded nearly £70,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Community theatre set for major revamp A community theatre will receive a new lease of life thanks to a £48,000 grant from the Government’s Coastal Revival Fund.
Source: Chronicle Live
Conservation project secures £101,400 funding The project aims to inspire coastal communities in Wirral, Flintshire and Denbighshire about the natural heritage of the Dee Estuary.
Source: Wirral Globe
Have your say on Cleethorpes regeneration Residents are being invited to have their say on two proposed designs for the creation of a plaza area at the top of Sea View Street in Cleethorpes.
£200k funding bid for town centre The awarding of funding to carry out work on some of Southport's most historic buildings looks set to move a step closer.
Source: Liverpool Echo
Plan for new routes revolution in Cornwall Major plans have been revealed which would see a number of new Camel Trail-style cycling and walking routes created around Cornwall.
Source: Falmouth Packet
£50k grant helps return pier to former glory Clacton Pier’s oldest building is set to be restored to its former glory after bosses won a £50,000 Government grant.
Communities benefit from North Coast 500 A Sutherland village is to become a showcase for how communities on the NC500 could benefit from the popular tourist route.
Cycling tour to take in heritage chapels A new cycling tour of west Wales will take riders between locations connecting chapels and churches to the coastline.
Source: The Cyclist
Fishing industry 'may not survive' no-deal Brexit The director of a British fishing company has warned that the industry may not be able to survive a no-deal Brexit.
Source: LBC
Strategy aims to make Scarborough 'best coastal town' A strategy to revitalise Scarborough’s high street and make it the best performing coastal town by 2025 is starting to take shape.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Tickets for Bournemouth's lottery go on sale An innovative coastal lottery will raise money for local charities, voluntary organisations and other good causes across Bournemouth.
County Council designs coastal visitor centre Hampshire County Council was both client and designer for its new visitor centre overlooking the Isle of Wight
Historic Skegness site to receive £75,000 The Rockery Gardens in Skegness are set to get a £75,000 cash injection to celebrate the site's historic roots, says East Lindsey District Council.
Strengthened protection for Poole Harbour wildlife One of the country’s best-loved coasts will be better protected following the expansion of a major wildlife protection area in Dorset.
Funding to help coastal community venue An inclusive community space for arts and culture in North Shields is to get a new lease of life after receiving nearly £50,000.
Source: News Guardian
£1m Tropicana project takes step forward MORE than £30,000 has been awarded to the Marine Theatre to restore the Lyme Regis venue.
Source: Bridport News
Sea defences are needed in Swanage District chiefs have awarded £50,000 towards an initiative to protect Swanage seafront from coastal flooding.
Historic pub destroyed by fire to be re-built A historic Cornish pub that was gutted by fire is coming back from the ashes – with help from the Coastal Revival Fund.
Source: Pirate FM
Coastal communities bid to save services Hundreds of people turned up at a public meeting to campaign against proposed budget cuts in Moray.
Almost £1m to save coastal heritage assets Some 23 projects have been awarded up to £50,000 each to help restore local community assets and landmarks to their former glory.
District award £50k towards coastal protection scheme District chiefs have awarded £50,000 towards an initiative to protect Swanage seafront from coastal flooding.
Source: Dorset Echo
Pub awarded £50,000 from Coastal Revival Fund A project by The Peninsula Trust to revive the Old Ship Inn in Cawsand, Cornwall, following a fire has been awarded £50,000 from the Government’s Coastal Revival Fund.
Work to reinforce eroding coastline to begin Work on coastal protection measures stretching several miles along the coast at Broughty Ferry could begin as early as next month.
Source: The Courier
MP applauds £23,500 grant for Steam Coast Trail West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger has applauded the decision to award another £23,500 to West Somerset’s Steam Coast Trail project.
Piers get £50,000 for study into their future A study into seaside piers will be carried out in a bid to help keep Blackpool’s famous three going for generations to come.
Cash sought for community arts project An ambitious community arts project in Lancing with backing from Arts Council England is looking for the final part of its funding.
Source: Worthing Herald
£75,000 restoration for Skegness foreshore A bid by East Lindsey District Council to the Coastal Revival Fund for £50,000 towards the restoration of Skegness's Southern Foreshore has been approved.
Plastic-free businesses win awards FIFTEEN businesses in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge have been recognised for their work in removing single use plastics from their companies.
Great Yarmouth projects awarded £100,000 Two projects designed to maintain Great Yarmouth’s rich heritage have been awarded grants of £50,000 each.
Whitby going for gold in Britain in Bloom Residents of the town will put their horticultural skills to the test in the coastal category as they prepare to battle it out in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) competition.
Source: Whitby Gazette
Grants for two key coastal heritage sites The historic value of Browns Golf Course in Sandown has been recognised — with the granting of £30,000 towards a conservation plan.
Consultation explores opportunities for coastal erosion management The government is beginning a conversation on increasing local funding for flood and coastal erosion management – and is keen to hear ideas.
Coast guide to reach more people than ever A new guide for 2019 highlighting what a great place the Lincolnshire coast is to visit has been launched at one of the area’s newest attractions.
Coastal litter pick highlights packaging waste The Wilkins Group has participated in a coastal litter pick to raise awareness of plastic packaging waste, which will be displayed at Packaging Innovations 2019.
Source: Packaging News
Draft heritage strategy out to consultation Public consultation on the city council’s new draft Heritage Strategy for the district and coast has begun.
Hastings arts festival faces uncertain future Organisers of a major arts festival are urging Hastings Borough Council (HBC) to reconsider a decision not to fund the event in 2019.
Government help to rejuvenate Canvey seafront A government scheme to provide financial help to rejuvenate seaside resorts around the country is on course to provide a major boost to transform Canvey seafront.
Source: Leigh Times
Coastal erosion could spell end for popular beach Stark warnings have been issued about the potential loss of an entire Moray village to coastal erosion.
Staff savings for new faces at coastal credit union The team behind the Blackpool coast’s credit union has expanded.
Redevelopment could be coming to north-east seafront New cafes, restaurants and beach huts could be created on Sunderland's seafront after being given the go ahead by councillors.
Source: Chronicle Live
Changes to sea defence scheme revealed Big changes have been made to the multi-million pound sea defence scheme to protect more than 8,000 homes from flooding.
Source: The News
Funding to support 'vulnerable' coastal ports Ports could be exploited by traffickers arranging for migrants to cross the English Channel in small boats, say police.
Pier in successful bid for coastal revival fund St Annes Pier has won a £50,000 share of the Government’s £1m Coastal Revival Fund which supports the restoration of historic buildings and coastal assets.
Social enterprise helps keeps beaches clean A social enterprise called Till the Coast is Clear is keeping beaches clean in south-west England.
Source: Totnes Today
Spend information coastal erosion risk management A freedom of information request has seen the Environment Agency disclose its s separate funding streams for the organisation's  main activities.
Source: EA
Another £50k for sea defence project District chiefs are set to rule on awarding £50,000 to protect Swanage seafront from coastal flooding.
Splash of colour transforms seafront box A SPLASH of colour will break over Minehead seafront thanks to the winner of a competition to turn a dull green box into a work of art.
Major upgrade for lake attraction An ambitious £2.9 upgrade of Fairhaven Lake and Gardens between Lytham and St Annes has been given the go ahead.
Source: The Gazette
Charity funding boost for local organisations A community charity on the north Norfolk coast has been given £800 to improve facilities to help local organisations.
Work starts on £750,000 wharf revamp Work is underway to transform part of the Ipswich Waterfront – with £750,000 being pumped into improved conditions.
Source: Ipswich Star
East Anglian coast battered by high winds Coastal communities are braced for more high winds, cliff falls and flooding after a storm surge gave them a battering.
Source: BBC Online
Coastal scheme announces drop-in events The Southsea Coastal Scheme team will return in February with a series of engagement events showing how the designs have developed in response to public feedback.
Source: Local
Coastal community launches own lottery Bournemouth is to launch a coastal community lottery to raise money for local good causes.
New chairman takes helm at coastal partnership The Coastal West Sussex Partnership has announced three changes to its board with a new Chairman taking the reins, a new Vice Chairman and a new board member.
Source: BDaily News
Sailing trust supported by town council A project to make water sports available to all ages and abilities has been given the support of Helston Town Council.
£2m plan to revitalise coastal lido New W jobs, improved leisure facilities and business opportunities could breathe new life into a Portsmouth lido.
Source: The News
Work starts to make Cleethorpes 'fit for future' A £7.2m project to revitalise Cleethorpes is underway and will last until September 2020.
Source: Grimsby Live
Youngsters use creative skills to celebrate coastal history Seaham youngsters have been putting their creative skills to good use in a project celebrating the history of the coastal town.
Work together to transform town, leaders urged Weymouth's leaders are being urged to work together as a new grant to transform towns is unveiled.
Source: Dorset Echo
Contractors to bid for £1.5m watersports centre Contractors hoping to build a new £1.5million watersports centre in Ilfracombe are being invited to submit bids.
Blackpool streets will be submerged if sea levels rise An interactive map highlighting the potential effects of global warming on the coastline has provided an insight into Blackpool's future.