2020 Archive

£2.4m plastic waste seafront hub A special facility to reduce waste and eliminate single use packaging has been given the go-ahead for the Dorset sea front.
Impact report into winter storms An investigation report into the impact of storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge this year will come before councillors in early 2021.
Source: Rhyl Journal
Stunning video showcases new walks A video of coastal walks aims to help people get the most out of public rights of way in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Source: In Your Area
Call to suspend coastal power projects Campaigners say huge proposed power projects could “cause permanent and indefensible damage” to the Suffolk coast.
Coastal buoys involved in 5G trial Constant monitoring of sea conditions using 5G technology is set to be trialled off the Dorset coast.
Source: BBC News
Coastal erosion: beach cafe demolished A cafe left hanging above a beach after high seas washed away part of the surrounding dunes has been demolished near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Source: BBC Online
Work starts on derelict coastal pool Construction has started on an outdoor pool in Pittenweem, south of Cellardyke – and it is hoped the renovation could be completed by late February.
Source: Fife Today
Army supports coastal flood defence The armed forces are being trained to protect Lowestoft families and businesses from severe flooding this winter.
Plan to tackle holiday homes issue Plans to stop new holiday lets and second homes on parts of the Northumberland coast have passed a key stage.
How to object to coastal access The government has published advice on ways owners, tenants or occupiers of affected land may can object to a coastal access report.
Source: Natural England
Local history along coastal walkway Local historians have teamed up with a seaside festival and a water company for an exclusive exhibition alongside the coastal walkway in Bangor.
10 projects boosted by coastal fund Grants worth a total of more than £194,000 have been awarded to organisations across Aberdeenshire by the North East Scotland Fisheries Local Action Group.
Source: Grampian Online
Work to start on £49m port project Initial work can get under way on the Stornoway Deep Water Terminal following confirmation of £49m investment package.
Scheme to protect homes and coastline A scheme of maintenance work is close to being completed as part of temporary protection to the base of eroding cliffs.
Fundraising drive for life-saving volunteers A local branch of the RNLI, which has rescued countless people since it was formed in 1824, has started an online fundraising drive.
Source: Kent Online
Coronavirus 'killing seaside resorts' Seaside resorts are dying a slow death as a result of the coronavirus pandemic -- and urgently need to be rescued from financial ruin, says the Daily Express.
Source: Daily Express
Acute impact of Covid-19 on UK's coastal communities The acute impact of the COVID-19 crisis on UK coastal communities has been highlighted in new report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hospitality and Tourism.
Coastal season extension called off East Lindsey District Council will not extend the holiday season this year, after it has been told by the government not to act on requests from almost 40 caravan parks on the Lincolnshire coast.
Source: The Lincolnite
'Big demand' for coastal homes Demand for housing coastal Gwynedd is so high that householders are being contacted by would-be buyers seeking properties they can turn into holiday lets.
Boost for £100m coastal rail scheme A £100m rail project hailed as the “biggest game changer in a generation” for Norfolk has been handed a major boost.
Plan to refurbish coastal bridge Major refurbishment works are set to be carried out next year on a footbridge that connects two coastal communities in Suffolk.
Conundrum over parking fee plan Wyre Council has lodged objections to plans to charge for on-street parking on Fleetwood and Cleveleys seafronts in Lancashire.
Go-ahead for visitor centre scheme Revised plans have been given the go-ahead for an improved visitor centre at Northam Burrows in north Devon.
Essential funding for coastal foodbank The Homeless In Teignbridge Support (HITS) foodbank in Devon has been given a helping hand after applying for support.
Source: In Your Area
Opportunity to manage inshore fisheries The Marine Management Organisation is looking to recruit several members to the North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA).
Final phase for coastal defences The final phase of the West Bay Coastal Defence Improvements Scheme is due to start in Dorset.
Source: Dorset Echo
Coast to benefit from 'levelling up' fund The government says its long-awaited UK Shared Prosperity Fund will be worth some £1.5bn a year – but might not be available until 2022.
Source: Third Sector
MP demands action on coastal road Workington MP Mark Jenkinson called for urgent action to tackle the erosion on a west Cumbrian coastal road.
Source: News & Star
Coastal towns 'among happiest places' The Cornish coastal town of St Ives is the happiest place to live in Great Britain, suggests a survey.
Source: Rightmove
Cultural arts project for Cleethorpes A cultural arts project is to include the installation of new street furniture on the North Promenade at Cleethorpes.
Coastal path plan for The Wash Natural England has published proposals to improve publish access to The Wash on the Lincolnshire and Norfolk coast.
Source: Natural England
New fisheries plan for Brightlingsea Native oysters could be bred in Brightlingsea for the first time in more than 50 years as part of plans to open a new fishery in the town.
Source: Gazette News
Scientists help improve bathing water Bathing water quality at a North Wales beach is rated ‘good’ after an innovative project developed at Aberystwyth University.
Source: In Your Area
County to get share of coastal fund A total of £700,407 has been earmarked for projects in Sutherland from the Highland Coastal Communities Fund.
£400k for Scottish coastal fund Over £400,000 will be available in Caithness as part of a funding initiative set up by Highland Council and supported by Scottish Government.
Taxpayers could face Brexit port bill Brexit responsibilities could leave Tendring council in Essex out of pocket, taxpayers have been warned.
Seaside village top for house prices House prices in the seaside village of Mundesley have risen by 40 per cent in five years –among the biggest increases in the country.
Freeport bidding process opens At least seven freeports will be created in England to “turbo-charge post-Brexit trade” – boosting the economy and creating thousands of jobs.
Source: Business Live
"Rock armour" protects Somerset coast Almost 2,000 tonnes of "rock armour" will be delivered to Blue Anchor Bay from Cornwall over the next four weeks to safeguard a section of the Somerset coast.
Source: Somerset Live
SEPA launches flood warning service A new coastal flood warning service aims to provide local flood warnings to communities and businesses.
Sea power concern over high tides Tons of sand are being moved along the coast to repair beaches ravaged in recent high tides.
Peer pledges action on coastal erosion A new member of the House of Lords has pledged to press for action against coastal erosion threatening homes and natural resources.
Interactive map for Norfolk coast A free interactive map for smartphones is making it easier for visitors to discover the delights of the Norfolk coast.
Source: The Independent
Heritage funding for community projects Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has handed grants to projects which help promote coastal life as part of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.
Campaign launched for coastal path Local businesses are backing a campaign to protect the south-west coastal path from increasing extreme weather.
Source: Falmouth Packet
Work to start on resort ‘furniture’ Work will start this week on unique new ‘furniture’ to be installed along Cleethorpes’ North Promenade.
Source: GI Media
Bay rated good for bathing water Sea water quality has improved and in Cemaes Bay is now rated as ‘good’ in the Welsh Government’s annual Bathing Water Quality classifications.
Bournemouth residents urged to shop locally Residents across Bournemouth are being encouraged to ‘Search and Shop Local’ as part of an ongoing campaign to support businesses throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Grant scheme for north-east towns Dozens of north-east businesses have secured cash designed to help town centres recover from the economic impact of Covid-19.
Source: Evening Express
Apply for flood resilience programme The Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme will help communities improve resilience to flooding and coastal change.
Coastal flood warning for Western Isles A new coastal flood alert system is being rolled out across the Western Isles which could protect nearly 7,000 homes and businesses.
Town could ‘thrive’ with 10-year plan A bright future for an East Anglian coastal town has taken a step closer to becoming a reality with a 10-year investment plan.
Torbay lobbies for flood prevention cash Torbay councillor Andrew Barrand is lobbying for the bay to be at the head of the queue when the government hands out money for flood defences.
Source: In Your Area
Coastal ban for nuisance motorhomes Residents who live near a Kent beach have been successful in banning motorhome from overnight visits.
Source: Caravan Times
Work completed at site of £1m park A scheme to turn Ness Point in Lowestoft into a landmark destination has seen work continuing over recent months.
Join south-west coastal committee The Environment Agency is looking for new members to join the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC).
Progress on new £1.5m seafront cafe Rapid progress is being made on a new £1.5million beachside cafe/restaurant which is part of a regeneration project at one of Suffolk’s best-loved resorts.
Source: Ipswich Star
Project lead for new coast initiative Aberdeenshire Council has appointed a project lead for phase one of the new Coast Aberdeenshire initiative.
Source: Buchan Observer
Owner’s plea for coastal high street A Lowestoft shop keeper believes more people should be using the coastal town’s historic high street.
Source: EDP24
Upgrade scheme for coastal path Work is starting on a big project to improve resilience and accessibility on the Mount's Bay coast path in Cornwall.
Source: Planet Radio
Have your say on coastal plan Walkers are being invited to have their say on proposals for a coastal path stretching all the way from Salcott to Jaywick in Essex.
Source: Gazette News
Council joins call to 'kick-start' communities The leader of Cumbria County Council has put his name to a letter calling for a £1bn economic ‘kick-start’ for coastal industries – to help them recover from the coronavirus.
Government consults on coastal communities The government is seeking views on new measures to boost the UK's fishing industry and coastal communities.
Source: Defra
Brexit fishing protection 'too weak' Conservationists say the government's Fisheries Bill lacks ambition to protect vulnerable habitats and spells “the end of sustainable fishing”.
Source: The Independent
‘Beauty spot’ to become tourism hub A coastal County Durham town is set for a new learning and community hub that is expected to boost the area’s tourism.
Source: Business Daily
Businesses aim to extend tourist season Businesses on the Lincolnshire coast can apply to extend the season after the East Lindsey Council signed off a Coastal Local Development Order.
Source: Louth Leader
Storytellers explore coastal heritage The Scottish International Storytelling Festival will take audiences on a voyage of exploration through Scotland’s coasts and water.
Source: The Courier
Artists’ plan to boost the British seaside A series of artist-led festivals during the October half-term aim to help lure people back to the seaside and boost the economy.
Source: GI Media
Electronics firm moves to tech hub A cutting edge electronics business run by three former Nortel engineers has moved into Torbay’s £8m tech innovation centre.
Source: Business Live
Maritime hub primed for go-ahead A £23m Maritime Knowledge Hub close to Birkenhead waterfront is gearing up to submit a planning application to the local council.
Source: Place NorthWest
Work starts on coastal watersports centre An accessible watersports centre is to be built at Trevassack, a 26-hectare former serpentine quarry near Garras on the Lizard peninsula.
Source: In Your Area
Coastal arts project for Yorkshire An outdoor performance of the Odyssey will showcase the diverse landscapes, architecture and communities of the Yorkshire coast.
Coronavirus: Coastal areas demand £1bn 'kick-start' More than 40 councils in coastal areas of the UK have demanded a £1bn "kick-start" from the government to help recover from the impact of coronavirus.
Source: BBC Online
MP hails first Brexit fishing deal Blackpool MP has welcomed the UK’s first steps in taking control of its fisheries policy, thanks to a new agreement signed with Norway.
Bay bridge plan ready for next step The Morecambe Bay tidal bridge has now been estimated at costing £10 billion, which has increased from the last estimation of £8 billion.
Fund could benefit Norfolk coast A project to protect and sustain wildlife in gardens, school playing fields and community spaces along the Norfolk coast will start before the end of the year, if funding is approved.
Hartlepool port set for £1.5m investment A Hartlepool company is investing £1.5million as it prepares for a huge deal in the wind turbine industry.
Source: Hartlepool Mail
Coastal 999 stickers prove lifesaver A new partnership campaign to keep people safer along the coastline has been launched by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.
Coastal path walkway plan unveiled Plans for 72-mile (115km) walkway along England's coastline between Merseyside and Lancashire have been unveiled.
Source: BBC Online
Beach message highlights housing crisis A message has been etched on a beach in Pen Llyn to highlight the housing 'crisis' in North Wales.
Source: Daily Post
Final plans submitted for coastal project A ground-breaking project to help the lower Otter Valley adapt to climate change and create an internationally important wildlife reserve has been submitted to planners.
Freeports proposals 'now more inclusive' The British Ports Association has welcomed suggestions that the government is minded to be more inclusive regarding the number of designated freeports.
Source: Sea News
Sculpture supports Dogger Bank action An artist has delivered a 1.25-tonne sculpture to Defra's doorstep in support of action at sea to protect the Dogger Bank.
Source: Essex Magazine
Coast faces 'levelling up' challenge The Institute for Fiscal Studies says the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and Brexit could have negative affects on tourism-dependent areas.
‘Double whammy’ from Covid and Brexit Disruption from the coronavirus outbreak and Brexit could complicate attempts to increase economic equality between some coastal towns.
CoastSnap to track coastal erosion Hundreds of beachgoers' smartphone photos are being gathered to track the impact of rising sea levels and climate change.
Source: BBC Online
Plea for coastal communities support Councillors are considering pushing for more government support for Aberdeenshire’s maritime industry and coastal communities.
Coastal erosion risk management strategy The government has updated its National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England, outlining what needs to be done to benefit local people and places.
Coastal Forum welcomes new CEO Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum has announce the appointment of marine scientist Steve Hall as its new chief executive.
LEP launches plan for economic survival The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched an economic recovery plan as it addresses the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Source: Island Echo
Masterplanner sought for coastal ‘catalyst’ A working group is looking for a consultant to develop a vision for a coastal site in Ulverston offered for development by pharma giant GSK.
Source: Place NorthWest
£65,000 Coastal BID grant secured Bournemouth Coastal BID has secured a £65,000 grant for Boscombe, which will be used to add seating, lights and plants, as well as give it a deep clean.
£11.5m proposal to save coastal road More than £11.5m could be spent in the next few years to stop one of Somerset’s key coast roads falling into the sea.
‘Take 4 for Shore’ keeps coast clean Visitors to Scotland's north-east beaches are being encouraged to do their bit to keep the sands and coastline in pristine condition.
Source: Mearns Leader
Bridge project seeks government backing The Northern Tidal Power Gateways project is providing evidence to the government on plans to build tidal range power barrages across Morecambe Bay and the Duddon estuaries.
Towns win share of £80m regeneration cash The coastal towns of Scarborough and Whitby are among 101 places picked to share an £80 million regeneration pot.
Renewables can boost coastal communities Renewable green hydrogen is a cheap source of power and can help regenerate coastal communities, the government has been told.
Source: Current News
Community delivers affordable home A much-needed affordable home has been created on the Northumberland coast – and there will be no issue with noisy neighbours.
Leaflet helps preparations for flooding The leaflet to prepare local communities for flooding has been funded by the Northumbria Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.
Coastal celebrations 'must take place' A north-east councillor is calling for events celebrating the Scottish coast to be rolled into next year to help boost local tourism.
11,000 new homes for coastal district A blueprint has been adopted to develop more than 11,353 new homes across what was Suffolk Coastal District.
Visitors urged to keep beaches clean Visitors to some of the most beautiful north-east beaches are being encouraged to do their bit to keep sand in pristine condition.
Source: Evening Express
Coastal community fight to save pub A community has moved a step closer to realising their dream of saving their village pub after receiving an £80,000 confidence boost.
Source: News & Star
Funding for flood prevention project A funding award of £50,000 will enable the next steps in protecting the waterfront area from regular flooding in Saltash, Cornwall.
Source: Cornish Times
Work to start on new leisure centre Contractors are now on site to start work on a new leisure centre in Barnstaple, part-funded by the Coastal Communities Fund.
Replacement boardwalk for Stonehaven The existing boardwalk was installed around 20 years ago, but has since reached the end of its life.
Source: Mearns Leader
Survey highlights importance of coast Exposure to coastal environments can play a significant role in boosting human health and well-being, says a study.
Sea grass and salt marshes 'vital' Coastal salt marshes - once seen as "wasteland" to be reclaimed for farming and industry - play a vital role in offsetting emissions, a study has found.
Source: BBC Online
Communities celebrate multi-million windfall Highland coastal communities are celebrating a long-awaited £3 million windfall which will help get projects they’ve been dreaming of for years off the ground.
Visitor centre plan to be ‘more modest’ Plans to build a new £1.8million visitor centre at Northam Burrows have been changed at the 11th hour in favour of a ‘more modest’ scheme.
Campaign calls for parking facilities A campaign group has called for proper overnight parking facilities for camper vans in coastal Northumberland.
'Overcrowding’ concern on coastal route A pensioner has aired his concerns about overcrowding on a local coastal bus service – claiming there was ‘no social distancing’.
Source: Louth Leader
Film celebrates life in coastal town A 17-year-old teenager has created a documentary celebrating the life, past, present and future of the town of Lowestoft.
Coastal town wants power over AirBnB A town council in Pen Llŷn is fighting back against an increase in houses bought as holiday homes in the area.
Source: Daily Post
Ready for Great British Beach Clean Families, small groups and social bubbles are invited to join in the fun at Westward Ho! by taking part in the Great British Beach Clean.
Source: In Your Area
Designer wins arts village contract Castree Design & Relocation will undertake the interior design of the Beacon Arts Village on the Wirral.
Source: LBNDaily
Tribute paid to coastal clean-up crew The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has paid tribute to volunteers who removed marine waste from the water beneath the iconic Dunluce Castle.
Coastal towns call for own minster A coalition of struggling seaside towns and cross-party MPs has urged Boris Johnson to appoint a minister dedicated to coastal communities to kick-start their economic revival.
Source: The Telegraph
'Keep coming back' - plea to visitors A plea has been made for visitors to 'keep coming back' to the coast as East Lindsey District Council explores plans to extend the holiday season.
Seaside town fund 'even more crucial' A Conservative MS says coronavirus has made a seaside town fund for Wales vital ahead of the winter months.
Source: Business Live
Coronavirus threat to seaside towns But amid potential pandemic ruin is historic opportunity, experts say, to transform long-overlooked communities – to benefit of whole country.
Source: The Independent
Staycations divide coastal communities As more countries are added to the UK's quarantine list, holidaymakers are flocking to their own fair shores – but at what cost?
Source: The Independent
Local authorities look to push culture A council cross-boundary collective is looking to bolster its team to help improve an already booming coastal economy.
Source: The Mail
Parking charges to fund Covid deficit Parking charges could be introduced at coastal car parks in Fareham borough to make up some of the cash lost in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Source: The News
Reduced speed limit for coastal village? A feasibility study is set to examine the possible introduction of a 20mph speed limit in Beadnell, Northumberland.
Shop local initiative for coast Independent coastal businesses are to get a free helping hand thanks to the Yorkshire Coast Business Improvement District (BID).
New coastal project for Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Council has committed £25,000 from its Coastal Communities Fund allocation towards establishing a new Coast Aberdeenshire Project.
Source: Buchan Observer
Beauty spot celebrates AONB anniversary A 60th anniversary programme fundraising initiative has been launched for the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
Source: In Your Area
Visitors asked to respect coastal residents Tourists coming to Dorset are being urged to plan ahead and respect communities across the region as the Bank Holiday weekend gets underway.
Source: Lyme Online
Support call for children’s mental health Children living in remote coastal communities are at risk of missing out on mental health support, says a report.
Eat out scheme boosts seaside Seaside communities have been the biggest benefactors of the government's discount Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which has been less effective in bigger cities. (Source: Morning Advertiser)
Source: Defra
Minister meets local fishing community Fisheries minister Victoria Prentis met representatives from the fisheries and seafood sector to learn about resilient coastal communities.
Source: Defra
Summit to discuss parking concerns A summit meeting is to be held to discuss issues caused by large numbers of visitors on the Northumberland coast.
Big developments planned for coast Five big developments are planned to regenerate coastal North East Lincolnshire.
Source: Grimsby Live
More space for pontoon leisure boats Work is starting to extend the pontoons beside King's Lynn's south quay and allow more boats to moor there.
Source: Lynn News
Social distancing 'aggression' at coast Visitors to Walberswick in Suffolk have turned aggressive when challenged about social distancing, it has been claimed.
Source: BBC Online
Coastal groups secure £200k funding Bude Climate Partnership has been awarded £200,000 for an 18-month project to investigate ways to protect the area and community against the impact of climate change.
Source: Bude Today
Plans discussed for swimming pool Local councillors have held meetings to discuss the future of Cardigan's "vital" coastal swimming pool.
MP urges backing for local lifeboats Questions in Parliament will be asked on ways to support independent lifeboats that receive no central funding and are not part of the RNLI.
Source: In Your Area
Entertainment to lure tourists to coast A three-year project featuring large-scale drama performances, live music and light shows aims to lure tourists to the coast.
LEP unveils boost for coastal businesses The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership has opened the Isle of Wight Rural Fund with businesses now able to apply for a share of £105,000.
Source: Island Echo
Police warning over 'coastal chaos' Police have warned people to respect local communities and refrain from causing further summer disruption at the coast in North Tyneside.
Source: Chronicle Live
Bold 'green recovery' planned for Sussex National Park chiefs want to boost green spaces along the Sussex coast to improve residents’ health and wellbeing.
Source: The Argus
Makeover for gateway to coastal towns Business leaders welcomed a plan to use grant-funding to improve derelict properties between Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
Residents and tourists get lockdown fines Residents across Lancashire's Fylde coast were more likely than tourists to have received a fixed penalty notice during lockdown.
Coastal partnership unveils name change AN umbrella organisation which seeks to promote and sustainably develop Scotland's Moray coast has changed its name.
Source: Grampian Online
New coastal ranger service launched A new coastal wildlife ranger service has been launched by Northumberland County Council.
Work progresses on coastal pollution Plans to tackle the historic pollution on the Northumberland coast are progressing with site investigations set to take place later this month.
Coastal residents form neighbourhood group A coastal community has come together to form a vigilant alliance to keep local residents safe and informed.
Top trending seaside towns for 2020 With staycations popular this summer, Airbnb has revealed which seaside British towns are trending.
Two-speed recovery for tourism Visitor numbers are rising as lockdown eases – but coastal areas tend to be faring better than cities and towns.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Blackpool bid for £50m regeneration grant A bid for £50m of government regeneration cash has been submitted by Blackpool Council for plans including an upgrade of the town's illuminations.
Source: BBC Online
Trade booms as crowds flock to coast Thousands of families flocked to the east coast to hit the sun-drenched sands as the temperatures soared.
Tourism warning for north-east coast A key plan for the Northumberland coast contains warnings over the impact of tourism as the sector strives to recover from Covid-19.
£1.5m for coastal watersports centre The much-delayed Ilfracombe watersports centre could be back on track after a further £1.5million from the Government.
Coastal protection schemes planned A multi-million-pound programme of coastal protection works looks set to reduce the coastal erosion on the Isle of Wight.
Source: Island Echo
UK coast at risk from climate change Hundreds of thousands of people will see a drastic increase in coastal flooding within the next 30 years due to climate change, say scientists.
Source: The Express
New tougher marine protection rules Areas off the Northumberland coast could be considered for a higher level of marine protection.
Award is 'only blue flag in Suffolk' A Suffolk seaside resort is celebrating after its beaches were named among the best in the country – winning a prestigious Blue Flag.
Source: Ipswich Star
Big coastal development plan unveiled Two projects are set to transform Whitehaven harbour, helping to open up the West Cumbrian coastline.
Source: HM Government
£2.4m to create all-year employment A £2.4million extension of the business park site in Skegness.is set to create more all-year employment opportunities.
Forgotten community is 'falling off cliff' Up to 2,000 homes could be lost to the sea to coastal erosion, which is expected to accelerate with climate change.
Source: BBC Online
Seaside towns have teen drink problem Barrow-in-Furness tops the list of places where children have drink-related problems, with six more coastal towns also in the top ten.
Source: The Mirror
Coast prepares for influx of visitors Dorset Council is putting measures measures in place to cope with an expected influx of visitors to the county due to warm weather.
Source: Dorset Echo
Funding bid for coastal high street Proposals to regenerate Fleetwood as part of a major Government funding initiative have been submitted by Wyre Council.
Anti-social behaviour in coastal towns Wirral Council is consulting on plans to for temporary Public Space Protection Orders in areas affected by crime and anti-social behaviour.
Source: Wirral Globe
Wildlife trust wins coastal grant Sussex Wildlife Trust has been awarded a £528,600 grant by the National Lottery Heritage Fund for its Wild Coast Sussex Project.
Source: The Argus
Isles secure £1.36m of coastal funding Shetland will receive a £1.36m share of funding for Scottish coastal communities.
Source: Shetland Times
UK's best seaside towns revealed More than 100 of the country’s coastal towns and villages have been rated by visitors for value for money, scenery, and peace and quiet.
Source: Which?
We are open, say coastal resorts ‘Please come and visit’ is the message as coastal businesses look to rebuild this summer following the coronavirus lockdown.
Whitstable Maritime unveils coastal trail Whitstable Maritime has announced the launch of a new coastal trail in partnership with Natural England and Vattenfall Wind Power.
Flood survey to protect coastal homes The resilience of dozens of streets in a coastal town is being assessed in an attempt to best protect local communities from future flooding.
New homes help boost deprived town New homes will help bringing lasting change to Jaywick Sands – England’s most deprived coastal town, say Essex community leaders.
Traders pray for upturn in business Traders on the coast are hoping the school summer holidays will bring an upturn in business on the coast.
Coastal living 'improves mental health' Spending time in marine and coastal environments has positive benefits on health and well-being, says a study by two research institutions.
Source: Plymouth Live
Partnership to address coastal security Dorset Police and Portland Port Police Service are joining forces in a 12-month pilot project to protect coastline security.
Source: Mags4Dorset
Police target coastal route drivers Fifteen drivers have been charged with speeding in the first major crackdown on the Highland's North Coast 500 since lockdown.
Source: BBC Online
How seaside towns continue to change Seaside attractions and coastal towns are being brought back to life following years of hardship.
Source: Kent Online
Work to protect rail link completed A rail link between Devon and Cornwall and the rest of the country is now better protected from rising sea levels and extreme weather.
Source: Cornish Times
Call grows for 'coastal economies minister' There are growing calls for the Government to appoint a minister to help coastal towns and cities to reach their full potential.
Source: Business Live
VAT cut for hospitality and tourism A 5% cut for hospitality and tourism businesses will continue until 12 January, says Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Source: Plymouth Herald
Hospitality sector calls for support "Urgent" support is needed to prevent "widespread devastation", the hospitality sector has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Source: BBC Online
Grant boost for tourism businesses Communities that depend on tourism are to receive a major boost from a £10m Kick-starting Tourism Package, says the government.
Source: Island Echo
'Government committed to coastal communities' Central government is committed to doing whatever it takes to help coastal communities bounce back, says communities minister Simon Clarke.
Financial support for fishing businesses More than 1,000 fishing and aquaculture businesses in England will receive direct cash grants through a fisheries support scheme.
Source: Business Leader
Largest coastal community handout yet Coastal communities across the north of Scotland will share more than £6 million handed out from the country’s marine assets pot.
Dorset Council to tackle coastal erosion A council partnership has been set up to protect local residents from coastal flooding and to face the challenges created by rising sea levels.
Source: Dorset Echo
Villages start own transport service Faced with journeys of up to four hours to see a doctor a group of coastal residents are starting their own minibus service.
Source: Northern Scot
Council acts to prevent mass gatherings A Welsh council is taking action to further protect the public from the spread of coronavirus following a significant increase in visitors to coastal locations.
In-demand seaside towns revealed Whitby in North Yorkshire is the UK’s most sought-after seaside town for homebuyers, according to a new report.
Source: Which?
Coastal observatory to transform colonnade Plans for a new observatory, gallery, and other facilities have been identified as a priority in new attractions which could be coming to the Lincolnshire coast.
Tourism businesses reopen after lockdown The tourism and hospitality industry in Dorset says it is going the extra mile to open safely this weekend.
Source: Bridport News
First cruise ship set to visit Berwick A new alignment jetty at the Port of Berwick is set to be officially opened – with the first cruise ship due to visit next summer.
Source: Hartlepool Mail
Ports welcome relaxation of quarantine The British Ports Association has welcomed the targeted relaxation of the quarantine restrictions at the border.
Source: Sea News
Ferry company confirms 650 job losses Redundancies by Danish ferry operator DFDS, which runs out of Dover, have been described as a "kick in the teeth" for port communities.
Source: Kent Online
Weymouth seafront lights switched off The new promenade lighting and the laser lighting have been switched off just as tourists are being welcomed back to Weymouth.
Source: Dorset Echo
Work to restore historic bandstand Work to restore Bognor’s historic Grade II listed bandstand back to its former glory is set to begin this month.
Pembrokeshire to host rowing events World Rowing has announced that Great Britain will stage the 2022 World Rowing Coastal Championships and Beach Sprint Finals.
Source: Wales 247
Lifeguards return to Suffolk beach RNLI lifeguards are set to return to Southwold beach this weekend as more coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased.
Brewing approved for regeneration project A regeneration project in Sandown will now be able to brew its own beer, now the Isle of Wight Council has approved planning permission.
Work starts on St Ives enterprise hub Work has started to convert the former Chellews building into a new flexible workspace for business and community use.
'We need new deal for coastal towns' Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell says a New Deal for seaside and coastal towns is needed to help realise their potential and secure their future.
Source: News Guardian
Take a staycation, says Prime Minister Prime minister Boris Johnson is encouraging people to holiday in the UK to help the economy recover from coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Beaches could be closed Health secretary Matt Hancock has threatened to close down beaches if they become too crowded and social distancing is not observed.
Source: Sky News
Flood scheme for coastal communities Two local authorities have joined forces in a bid to protect residents and coastal communities from flooding and erosion.
Council backs ambitious town projects East Lindsey District Council’s Executive Board have agreed to support three ambitious projects for submission to the Connected Coast Towns Fund Board.
Source: Louth Leader
Elmer coastal defences now complete The Environment Agency in partnership with Arun District Council and Elmer Sands has completed major coastal defence works in West Sussex.
Peninsula scheme put 'under review' Council chiefs are said to be reviewing redevelopment plans for the Weymouth peninsula and examining other ideas for the site – including a new ferry service.
Source: Dorset Echo
Coastal fund boosts lighthouse trail An application for funding  lodged on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council has been approved for a planned ‘Light the North’ lighthouse sculpture trail.
Work starts on £2.1m tourist attraction Work is starting on a £2.1 million project to transform Lydney Harbour into a major tourism destination for Gloucestershire.
National Trust to build coastal hub PLANS for a new coastal conservation centre near the iconic Souter Lighthouse have been approved.
Business owners defend coastal takeaway A Moray business has defended its recently opened coastal takeaway after the Scottish Government dashed hopes for local cafés, restaurants and pubs.
Light pollution threatens coastal species Scientists from Plymouth University say sandhoppers are struggling to navigate to find food because of light pollution along Britain’s coast.
Source: iNews
Coastal town among worst hit by Covid-19 Minehead is among the towns in the country most affected economically by the coronavirus lockdown, according to a study.
Source: Somerset Live
Opinion: Deprived coastal areas need help The health, economic risks and consequences posed by coronavirus mean coastal communities deserve special help, says the Yorkshire Post.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Businesses secure £100k in grants Bournemouth Coastal BID’s ‘villages’, have received funding to help them to survive.
Source: Mags4Dorset
New partnership to manage coast A new coastal partnership has been established between Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole (BCP) Council.
Source: Lyme Online
Holiday firms see surge in bookings Holiday parks and campsites are seeing a rise in demand as people look closer to home for a post-lockdown break.
Coastal path will be 'world’s longest' When complete, England's coastal path trail will be 2,800 miles long making it the world’s longest coastal walking route.
Maritime sector ‘critical’ to UK recovery The maritime sector will have a critical role to play in the UK’s post-COVID recovery, says a former minister.
Coastal areas face coronavirus fallout Coastal areas such as Dorset are vulnerable to the health and economic impacts of Covid-19, says a report.
Art inspires coastal communities A Communication through Art’ programme is inspiring a new movement of positivity for well being projects across Blackpool.
Walkers told to ‘respect each other’ Police have called for calm amid rising tensions between coastal cyclists and walkers on two popular Fife routes during lockdown.
Source: The Courier
Step forward for flood protection A multi-million pound project to protect Lowestoft from tidal flooding will move another significant step forward next week.
£422k to tackle Welsh coastal flooding More than £400,000 has been allocated towards solving flooding issues on the main road at Newgale, west Wales.
Source: County Echo
Review supports marine protection An independent review led by former Defra minister Richard Benyon is calling for the introduction of Highly Protected Marine Areas in English waters.
Coronavirus: Could UK beaches close? Fears are growing that coastal visitors could contribute to a second wave of Covid-19 infections.
Source: The Independent
Summer season opening to save jobs A hospitality group claims an orderly and clearly signalled opening date for the sector could safeguard thousands of jobs.
Source: Business Live
Marina extension to attract more visitors A coastal communities project to improve Sutton Bridge Marina aims attract more boaters to the area.
Source: Spalding Today
Progress made on £1.25m cycle path Plans for a new £1.25m cycle path along the Solway Coast have taken a step forward, says Allerdale Council.
Source: News & Star
Motor home ban made permanent A ban on motor caravans staying overnight in two areas of New Brighton has been made permanent, following cabinet member approval.
Source: Wirral Globe
Coastal team loans computers to school A community support group has lent five laptop computers to a school to support pupils working from home during the Coronavirus crisis.
Source: Bude Today
Committee to decide on coastal funding Councillors are to make a decision on whether funding will be allocated to north-east groups in Scotland.
Source: Evening Express
Council installs more litter bins Additional bins are to be installed at coastal resorts in North Somerset – after visitors left them swamped with rubbish during the hot weather.
Source: Bristol Post
Beach cafe approved by planners PLANS for a new beach cafe in west Cumbria are moving a step closer after planning permission was granted.
Source: News & Star
Towns 'vulnerable' to coronavirus impact An economic downturn from coronavirus will fall "most heavily" on coastal towns and communities, suggests a research group.
Source: BBC Online
Funding 'critical' to coastal recovery Bids are being finalised and submitted by coastal councils for a share of the Government’s £1bn Future High Streets Fund.
Police message to coastal visitors Police are urging coastal residents and visitors to take care in public spaces to ensure lives are not being put at risk.
Source: Dorset Echo
Lockdown 'rips heart' from seaside resort Like coastal tourism communities across North Wales, Abersoch has ground to a halt since the coronavirus lockdown.
Source: Daily Post
Community unrest and concerns raised Community unrest continues in some coastal areas due to people travelling from outside the county to occupy second homes and holiday lets.
Youngsters save seas during lockdown Lockdown hasn't stopped the efforts of East Grampian Coastal Partnership in cleaning up the coastlines of the north-east.
Source: Grampian Online
Weymouth doesn't want crowd problems Visitors are being urged to think before visiting Weymouth as the town doesn't want a repeat of scenes along the coast at Durdle Door.
Source: Dorset Echo
Wash basins keep coastal visitors safe Visitors to the coast are being warned to stay safe by washing their hands and following social distancing guidelines.
Fishing industry set for Brexit battle Fishing industry leaders have told UK negotiators "there must be no concessions" to the EU on access to waters.
Coastal cycle path wins £2m funding Funding for a cycle path linking Weston and Clevedon worth more than £2m has been secured.
MP: Tourism stimulus package required Shadow tourism minister Alex Sobel calls for government support for UK sector during English Tourism Week.
Source: Travel Weekly
Loss of Shearings will hit tourism The collapse of coach operator Shearings spells trouble for dozens of hotels and many of Britain's most popular destinations.
Source: The Telegraph
Impact of coronavirus on coastal economy The knock-on economic effects from market disruptions will further affect coastal communities.
Tourism 'could need help for three years' A new national report says that coastal tourism in the UK will need investment for the next three years.
Source: Falmouth Packet
Opinion: Seaside needs special measures Coastal towns need financial help to recover from the impact of the  coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Are 'staycations' the way forward? With countries around the world in varying degrees of lockdown, our future travel plans look increasingly focused on destinations closer to home.
Source: Huffington Post
Police 'losing battle' with campers People are being reminded the coronavirus lockdown rules do not allow overnight camping at coastal beauty spots.
Source: BBC Online
Beaches packed with hundreds of Brits Hundreds of sunseekers have flocked to Bournemouth beach amid scorching bank holiday temperatures.
Tourists heed warnings to stay away Coastal communities in Suffolk breathed a sigh of relief as tourists appeared to heed warnings to act responsibly.
What Bank Holiday lockdown looked like Crowds flocked to the North East’s beaches as the winds finally dropped on the third day of the Bank Holiday weekend.
Source: Chronicle Live
Arts village to open by end of year The developer of a new visitor destination in Wirral is working hard to keep the project on track to aid the area’s recovery.
Source: Wirral Globe
Iconic bridge to receive £25m upgrade The Grade II listed Barmouth Bridge, in Gwynedd, is to undergo a £25m upgrade to protect it for visitors in the future.
Source: Rail Advent
Bank Holiday travellers told to stay away People are being urged to stay away from Britain’s beauty spots this Bank Holiday weekend despite the slight easing of lockdown measures.
Seaside resorts face three years of pain Seaside resorts such as those critical to Devon and Cornwall's tourism industry face a long road to recovery that may stretch into 2023, says the National Coastal Tourism Academy.
Source: Plymouth Herald
Police 'losing battle' with campers People are being reminded that coronavirus lockdown rules do not allow overnight camping at beauty spots.
Source: BBC Online
Crowds hit beaches despite lockdown The UK has recorded its hottest day of the year so far – with people across the country journeying to jam-packed beaches.
Source: The Independent
British seaside towns need tourists Locals say a battle for survival facing the UK's seaside towns after coronavirus is already playing out.
Source: Daily Mirror
Car parks to reopen - and stay closed Many car parks on the Northumberland coast and in other visitor hotspots are reopening – but others are not.
Cycle path link gets £1.3m boost The new mile-long link will reduce the distance to travel between Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare.
Source: Bristol Live
Tourist industry set to lose billions The British tourist industry is likely to lose billions because of the coronavirus pandemic, sector leaders have said.
Clock tower redesign dealt blow Calls have been made to preserve a much-loved landmark in the heart of Littlehampton.
Coronavirus: Coastal towns feel fear over lockdown easing People in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire's coastal communities say an influx of visitors would be a "nightmare" after a change in travel restrictions.
Source: BBC Online
Minister quizzed over coastal lockdown Businesses on the coast are none the wiser over when they will be reopen – despite questioning government ministers.
Coastal towns extend lockdown Councils covering Scarborough and Whitby have taken the decision to continue to deter visitors from overwhelming coastal communities this weekend.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Stay away from coast, visitors urged Hartlepool Borough Council is asking visitors to stay away from its coastline as the Coronavirus lockdown eases in England.
Source: Northern Echo
Coastal car parks stay closed – for now Northumberland County Council opened its four country parks on May 13 – but coastal car parks will remain closed for now.
Project to connect coastal communities A project has been launched to highlight the beauty spots which often go overlooked in Scotland.
Beaches could be without lifeguards Beaches at Hastings and Camber Sands could be unprotected due to government measures to control the spread of coronavirus.
Urgent work to save coastal bus service Urgent talks are underway to save a bus service that runs between Weston-super-Mare and Cribbs Causeway.
Source: Bristol Post
Good news for town’s digital infrastructure Six public buildings in coastal Filey are to benefit from inclusion in a £15.1m project providing high-speed broadband to public sector sites in North Yorkshire.
Floating platform to transform Merseyside Plans for a floating ‘event platform’ set to host performances are described as an investment in the future of coastal communities.
Source: Liverpool Echo
Coronavirus: Coastal towns under threat Seaside resorts reliant on seasonal crowds could become “ghost towns” as people stay at home amid the coronavirus emergency.
Coastal BID calls for extra help Bournemouth Coastal BID has got behind a national campaign, urging the government to give extra help to the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.
Fears coastal businesses won't reopen Businesses on the Lincolnshire coast fear shops and pubs will never reopen as the area's economy is named the most at risk from the coronavirus crisis.
Free coastal weekend for NHS workers A coastal Yorkshire town is offering a free weekend break to frontline NHS staff to thank them for fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Examiner Live
Coronavirus: Councils losing millions Councils are expecting to lose out on millions of pounds due to reduced income caused by the coronavirus lockdown
Source: Louth Leader
Councils 'can divert coastal money' Scottish councils have been told they can divert funding to help coastal businesses and charities struggling because of coronavirus.
Communities worst-hit by coronavirus Two reports have laid bare the coastal communities set to be impacte hardest by the economic fallout from coronavirus.
Source: Daily Post
Coastal community copes with lockdown Visitors have deserted a tiny coastal community as life goes on in lockdown for everyone but the birds.
When will we get back to beach? The coronavirus lockdown has left many Britons yearning for a day at the seaside.
Source: Daily Telegraph
Coastal resort fears bleak summer A tourist-dependent coastal town – already recovering from an economic downturn – may well be facing another bleak summer.
Redevelopment work begins in Cleethorpes North East Lincolnshire Council is transforming part of Cleethorpes with the creation of a new multi-purpose venue opposite the pier.
Parking restrictions for coastal village Double yellow lines are being proposed to help ease traffic congestion in a popular Northumberland coastal village.
Source: Sky News
Coronavirus hits coastal communities hard Coastal and ex-industrial towns are most economically at risk from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research.
Source: Sky News
Coastal trips still “not reasonable” Police chiefs say going travelling to the coast for exercise is still not “reasonable” after new guidance was issued to forces nationally.
Building flood defences fit for future Government announces new formula for allocating funding for flood and coastal defences across England.
Climate change pulls house into sea Happisburgh in Norfolk is the picture-perfect coastal village – but it is falling into the sea, turning its residents into climate migrants.
Source: Huffington Post
Fishermen adapt to catch local markets Much of the Scottish fishing fleet is tied up because continental markets have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: BBC Online
£10m lifeline for fishermen announced Fishing and aquaculture businesses will receive direct cash grants through a fisheries support scheme announced today by the UK Government.
Source: Cornish Times
Network upgrade scheme progressing Work is continuing on a multi-million pound scheme to install new ultrafast broadband as part of a major upgrade to a coastal town.
Help save Devon's coastal path Supporters are being asked to help save the South West Coast Path charity by taking part in a challenge from this Sunday.
Source: Teignmouth Post
TV series to explore wonders of coastline A new television series will showcase the remarkable stories and wonderful scenery along North Wales’ stunning coastline.
Source: Leader Live
Fishing industry to receive £10m bailout The fishing industry in England will receive a £10-million bailout after its markets in the UK and Europe collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
How to save seaside businesses It should have been the best start to the tourist season - but coastal businesses fear this could be the year they go bust.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Changes ahead to coastal erosion rules Wales is changing some of its coastal risk management rules to allow more pro-active work to be put into planning future flood defences.
Source: Leader Live
'Buy fish to help coastal communities' Shoppers are being encouraged to try UK-caught produce as fishermen struggle with the impact of the coronavirus crisis.
Source: Metro
'Stay away from resorts in lockdown' Tourist hotspots have said holidaymakers and second homeowners are not welcome during the lockdown, and want visitors to stay at home.
Nature reserve 'gateway to prosperity' Plans to turn a 'dramatic and very beautiful' piece of the Lincolnshire coastline into a nature reserve have been welcomed by Chapel Parish Council.
Source: Louth Leader
Litter still affects coastal areas Beaches in or near England’s marine protected areas have the same levels of litter as those in unprotected areas, new research shows.
College campaign boost for foodbanks A coastal college has become one of 10 colleges across the country to sign up to a national initiative aimed at tackling food shortages.
Grant brings museum a step closer The Blackpool Museum Trust has received a £150,000 boost towards bringing the Showtown museum to the resort next year.
Seafront regeneration moving forward Progress is being made on a scheme to create a beachside restaurant as part of a multi-million pound seafront regeneration project in Felixstowe.
Source: Ipswich Star
Silecroft beach cafe plans submitted A new beach cafe for Silecroft has moved a step nearer with the submission of an application to National Park planners in Cumbria.
Source: News & Star
Coastal MPs back police message Coastal MPs have urged the public to respect the message of the county’s chief of police and called for people to “stay home, protect the NHS and save lives”.
How coronavirus hit Pembrokeshire Tenby and Pembrokeshire’s communities have been coming to terms with the impact that the measures will have on the local economy and people’s liberty.
Source: Pembroke Today
Car parks closed to deter visitors Coastal car parks have been closed as North Tyneside Council does its bit to slow the spread of coronavirus in the borough.
Source: Chronicle Live
£70m to support coastal regeneration Crown Estate Scotland will invest £70 million over the next three years to support regeneration of coastal communities, renewable energy and sustainable food production.
Source: Insider
Tourism chiefs continue coastal expansion Tourism businesses continue to show “huge confidence” in the county’s coastal economy despite the coronavirus pandemic, council bosses have said.
Partnership supports call for workers The Coastal West Sussex Partnership has backed a call for more workers to take up jobs across the horticultural sector.
Source: BDaily
Large sections of coastal path closed Large sections of the coastal path in Ceredigion have now been closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Timetable changes on bus services Revised timetables are operating on a number of bus routes across the eastern region due to coronavirus.
Explore coast from your living room While the Jurassic Coast remains off limits to visitors, a new resource is being launched to bring it directly into people's homes.
Gulls 'aggressive' over lack of food People on the coast are being warned seagulls may be more aggressive due to a drop in food sources caused by the coronavirus lockdown.
Source: BBC Online
Clifftop homeowner hails DIY barrier A householder’s DIY defences look to have saved his property as the region’s coast took a battering from storm-force winds and wild waves.
£450k to fight seafront flooding MORE than £450,000 is to be spent fighting flooding problems in Helensburgh – and more money might be needed.
Coronavirus: support for fishing industry The seafood sector is to receive an initial package of more than £5 million in financial support to assist businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Source: Buchan Observer
Coronavirus: 'Please stay away" MPs are warning owners of second and holiday homes to stay away from our coastline.
Source: EADT
Coronavirus: Tourist accommodation closes Hotels, hostels, B&Bs, campsites, boarding houses, campsites and caravan parks have been ordered to close in an effort to slow the transmission of the coronavirus.
Source: EDP24
Coronavirus: Coast will wait In line with the latest government guidelines, the Jurassic Coast Trust is urging people to stay at home and avoid busy coastal sites.
Source: Dorset Echo
Coronavirus: Open businesses 'a disgrace' Councils should use 'emergency powers' to revoke the licences of businesses who ignore pleas to shut during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Daily Post
Coronavirus: Parking restrictions relaxed Parking restrictions on some of Devon’s roads are to be temporarily relaxed by Devon County Council during the coronavirus outbreak.
£3.7m from Coastal Communities Fund A share of £3.m is available to Pembrokeshire's coastal enterprises as round six opens of the Welsh Government's Coastal Communities Fund.
Cash funding for north-east coastline The region’s coastline is set to benefit from a multi-million-pound cash investment thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Former nightclub to be demolished next wee The building in Cleethorpes will make way for a new commercial space, visitor facilities, toilets, beach safety and tourist information.
£114m for Somerset coast flood prevention Somerset will receive an extra £114m for flood prevention – to be spent on constructing and maintaining a new tidal barrier across the River Parrett.
Source: Somerset Live
Green light for coastal distillery A new micro Scotch whisky distillery is set to open in John O’Groats in 2021 making it the northernmost mainland whisky distillery.
Source: Deadline News
Boost from tidal stream project Investment in the sector could bring an economic boost to coastal communities where traditional industries such as fishing have declined.
Source: The Engineer
Coastal concern over coronavirus Businesses which make the coastal economy thrive are now fearing they could close for good as the country fights to contain coronavirus.
Coastal help through coronavirus crisis Residents of a coastal village have been banding together to help each other throughout the coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus: Volunteers week cancelled Skegness groups showed their true resilience by turning out to support a celebration of their work – only to see the remainder of the events cancelled.
We will be back, vows coastal cinema A popular coastal cinema in Lowestoft  has closed temporarily amid the continuing coronavirus crisis.
Source: EDP24
Threat to fish if talks break down Fish stocks in British waters could suffer or even collapse if forthcoming negotiations between the UK and the EU fail to reach an agreement, according to research.
'Our coastal communities have vanished' Fisherman James Stephen hopes to benefit from a new framework for UK fishing waters after the Brexit transition period ends at the end of 2020.
Source: BBC Online
Really old 'fossil forest' to reopen The Fossil Forest on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset will be re-opened to the public after more than four years.
Source: Bridport News
Beach huts make way for visitor centre Beachhuts will be demolished to make way for a £2.4million seafront visitor centre at Durley Chine.
£1.3m to support maritime projects Groups across the north of Scotland are to receive a share of £1.3 million to support maritime projects within local communities.
Groups to bid for 'coasts and waters' funds Historic Environment Scotland is encouraging organisations with community-based projects to apply for its new Coasts and Waters Heritage Fund.
Government minister visits fishing industry Defra minister Victoria Prentis meets fish processors, traders and fishing industry representatives in Scotland.
Carbon-reducing coastal seagrass planted A million seagrass seeds are being planted as part of Britain's largest project to save the "wonder plant".
Source: BBC Online
Flooding alert issued for spring tides The Environment Agency has issued a flooding alert for the Kent coast because of high spring tides and anticipated strong winds.
Source: Kent Online
Year celebrates coastal communities The Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 celebrates the ‘lifeblood’ of Scotland’s coastal communities.
Source: The Courier
Grants available for waterside communities Residents in Scotland’s seaside communities could receive funding from Historic Environment Scotland (HES).
Coastal sculptures could create 30 jobs A project to develop a national bird sculpture trail, which aims to support the creation of 30 tourism jobs, is making progress.
£7.2m regeneration plan for Cleethorpes Coastal town Cleethorpes is moving in the right direction thanks to a £7.2 million regeneration programme.
Clacton among popular retirement places Clacton-on-Sea has been found to have one of the largest retirement communities in the UK, figures have revealed.
Coast road plan to avoid erosion The Coast Road in South Shields could be moved to save the seafront from the devastation of coastal erosion.
Source: Chronicle Live
Clifftop vigil highlights coastal erosion The impact of storm surges and heavy winter rain has prompted green groups to hold a coastal climate change vigil.
UK's 'capital of coastal renaissance' THE Solent area could become the UK capital for “coastal renaissance”, claims a new strategy for the area.
Source: Daily Echo
£3m restoration of pier completed An official ceremony has been held to mark the completion of a £3million restoration scheme at Seahouses.
Coastal community gets lease of life Millions of pounds are being spent on the regeneration of Seaburn, with new businesses and buildings popping up across the area.
Source: Chronicle Live
EU demands access to UK fishing grounds European Union negotiators are hardening their demands for “status quo” access to UK fishing grounds after Brexit.
Exhibition examines coastal change Changing aspects of our coastal environments and heritage are examined in a new exhibition on the Isle of Wight.
Source: County Express
Coastal towns being left behind - MPs Coastal towns in East Anglia are being "left behind" just as much as struggling Midlands and northern areas, say MPs.
Source: EDP24
72ft steel palm tree for Cleethorpes Councillors have decided that a 72ft palm tree made out of steel will help encourage tourists back to Cleethorpes.
Source: Mail Online
£400k boost for Northumberland port Berwick Port is in line to receive a £400,000 boost in its bid to bring cruise ships to the town and increase tourism.
Green light for £2m lido scheme South Lakeland District Council has given the thumbs up for a £1.96m scheme to make Grange Lido “stable, safe and accessible”.
Fight to improve coastal defences The fight to improve coastal defence work along a west Cumbrian coastal road is continuing.
New coastal walk along Wyre estuary Lancashire Wildlife Trust has launched a new family walk complete with map for the Wyre Estuary and surrounding coast.
Coastal erosion: What is the future? A community leader has visited a coastal area where homes have fallen into the sea to see what lessons can be learned as his own village is being threatened by the waves.
Source: BBC Online
Battle lines drawn over fishing rights Fish have been served up among the main bones of contention between the UK government and the European Union.
Source: BBC Online
Approval for £1.9m landmark revamp A Morecambe Bay landmark is to get a new lease of life after a revamp plan was agreed.
Trains could return to East Cleveland Passenger rail services could return to East Cleveland for the first time in 50 years – boosting coastal tourism.
Source: Gazette Live
Include south-east in ‘decade of renewal’ The Coastal West Sussex Partnership is urging the Chancellor not to leave the South East behind in his plans for the country when he delivers his first Budget.
Source: Business Daily
Public urged to secure town's future Cleveleys coastal community team wants more people for a new government initiative called the "Community Access to Cash Pilots."
Sculpture plan goes before councillors Plans for a huge white palm tree sculpture in Cleethorpes will be discussed by councillors next week.
Festival forges links across North Sea Lincolnshire's ground-breaking SO Festival was presented to a European audience when the festival team was invited to a cultural conference in London.
First look at new beach cafe Architects Konishi Gaffney were contracted by Copeland Borough Council to oversee the design of a new beach cafe for Millom, after 59 hopeful bids from across the UK were considered.
Special song puts coast in spotlight The Access Fylde project is helping businesses on the Fylde Coast make their venues more accessible and generate more revenue.
New face forCoast Care team The ‘Coast Care’ coastal initiative has welcomed Rob Drummond as its new project assistant to train volunteers and deliver conservation tasks.
Source: Business Daily
Elephant arrives at Blackpool museum A fibreglass elephant was manoeuvred onto the first floor of the hotel taking shape on Central Promenade.
Plan for coastal 'tourism tax' A ‘tourism tax’ to help protect Teignbridge’s coastal areas and make sure facilities keep pace with high visitor numbers could be introduced.
Source: Radio Exe
'Profitable future for UK fishing sector' Legislation to implement an independent fisheries policy has moved a step forward – two weeks after its introduction.
Fishing Bill must protect UK rights – MP Fleetwood MP Cat Smith has urged the Government to ensure British fishing rights are protected in post-Brexit trade talks.
Source: Fleetwood Today
Storm Dennis weather warning updated Storm Dennis is set to batter coastal areas this weekend bringing very strong wind and rain.
Source: BBC Online
Businesses welcome freeports consultation The British Ports Association says free portt have the potential to transform coastal communities and unleash economic growth.
Source: Sea News
£195,000 for coastal protection project A project to protect coastal communities from the impacts of climate change has been awarded up to £195,000.
Alternative hub plans to be discussed Community leaders are to debate plans to create an enterprise hub in a Suffolk seaside town.
Coastal protection cost could reach £16bn Loss of coastal protection could cost the UK £15bn a year by 2050, with damage to fisheries costing a further £1bn, says a report.
Source: This is money
MP appeals for harbour wall funding West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger says damage caused to the local coastline during recent storms is compelling evidence of more violent weather.
Maps reveal risk from coastal flood A map has been published showing how Norfolk and Suffolk could look if global warming goes unchecked and sea levels rise.
Coastal cafe to open on beach A former boatshed will become a year-round cafe serving food and drinks right on the beach at Huttoft, Lincolnshire.
Don’t overlook coastal towns, warns MP Clacton MP Giles Watling has called on the government not to overlook deprived coastal areas as it seeks to invest in the north of England.
Celebrating Maritime 2050 one-year-on Government minister Nusrat Ghani updates parliament on the government's vision and ambitions for the future of the British maritime sector.
Project brings 'singing bells' to coast A "Time and Tide Bell" arts project in Sussex aims to install bells at the seaside which chime with the ebb and flow of the tide.
Source: The Argus
Wales to ban new homes by sea Stricter planning curbs are likely along the Welsh coastline to prevent properties being built in areas likely to be affected by sea level rises.
Source: Daily Post
£25k for coastal tourism route A coastal tourism project in Northern Ireland has received £25,000 to further improve the area’s popularity as a visitor destination.
Source: Larne Times
Seagulls could damage coastal waters Town hall chiefs have ruled out culling seagulls despite the birds being found to be one of the main causes of pollution to Blackpool's bathing waters.
‘Major redevelopment’ for iconic coast Plans to transform a historic public space on the Lincolnshire coast are to be unveiled to residents and businesses.
Rise in homeless in Great Yarmouth The Salvation Army has expressed doubts that £111,000 to tackle rough sleeping is enough to overturn a 150% increase in the last decade.
Source: EDP24
West Bay projects almost complete West Bay’s four Dorset Coastal Connections projects are nearly completed and open and available for the community and visitors.
Source: Bridport News
Top consultants advise on renovation A top hospitality consultancy has been appointed to deliver and partner operate three outlets as part of the revival of an historic Wirral town hall.
Source: Wirral Globe
Fishing is 'red line' in Brexit talks The UK government will make getting a better deal for UK fishermen one of its five key negotiating principles with the EU.
Source: BBC Online
Fisheries group backed by council Aberdeenshire Council has pledged its commitment to the North East Scotland Fisheries Local Action Group for three more years.
Source: Grampian Online
Experts put case for sea defences Council officers are putting together a fresh business case for further sea defence works in Northumberland.
Coast benefits from Hinkley Point fund More than £600,000 from the Hinkley Point C development will be spent on improving tourist attractions on and around the Somerset coast up to 2023.
Source: Somerset Live
Coastlines 'eaten away' by sea Drone footage has captured the extent of coastal erosion on the east Yorkshire coast.
Source: Hull Daily Mail
Combating drug smuggling on coast Coastal communities have a key role in acting as the eyes and ears of the police in helping to tackle the drugs menace.
Regeneration 'halfway there' for towns The regeneration of coastal communities in north-east Scotland has been praised as work continues on a range of new projects.
'Coast must not lose out to cities' Coastal communities must not be marginalised by the political emphasis on city-regions, says an opinion piece in the Yorkshire Post.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Slogan dropped for North Northumberland The "Secret Kingdom" strapline used as a branding tool by the North Northumberland Tourism Association (NNTA) has been dropped after more than 20 years.
Diggers to transform coastal town Work has officially begun to transform the Sea Road area of Cleethorpes as part of a three week plan.
Work set to begin on new cycleway Work is set to begin on a new £1.25million cycle path along the Solway coast this summer.
Minister visits special coastal scheme Environment Minister Rebecca Pow visited Wallasea Island to see efforts to tackle the effects of climate change.
£500k for seafront protection scheme A long-awaited scheme to safeguard Sidmouth seafront and protect the town from flooding has been given a £500,000 boost.
Source: East Devon News
Scottish Year of Coasts and Waters The Scottish government has designated 2020 the Year of Coasts and Waters – including a Coastal Connections Day.
Source: Fife Today
New plans for hazardous Devon line Network Rail is consulting plans to protect a 1.8km stretch of train track in South Devon – an important link to the south-west coast.
Second home council tax projects Just over £80,000 for community projects was signed off in the latest round of second home council tax funds contributions in Pembrokeshire.
Source: Tenby Today
Fresh ideas for business hub Alternative proposals to plans for an enterprise hub in a seaside Suffolk town are to be presented at a town council meeting.
'Nightmare' as homes fall into the sea What was once a dream location for those wishing to spend time on the picturesque East Yorkshire coast are now facing a nightmare.
Source: Hull Daily Mail
£300k for Scottish coastal communities Decisions will be made next week on spending £300,000 awarded to coastal communities in north-east Scotland.
Source: Evening Express
Website explains Marine Protected Areas A NEW Marine Protected Area (MPA) website has been launched to highlight the important marine wildlife of Dorset.
Call for dedicated coastal minister Prime minister Boris Johnson should appoint a dedicated Minister for the Coast as part of his Whitehall overhaul, says the Yorkshire Post.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Coasts on the front line Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd urges conference delegates to look towards the 'best possible coastal future'.
Minister hails port’s green credentials Maritime minister Nusrat Ghani hailed the Port of Blyth as one of the leading lights in the British maritime industry’s push for a greener future.
Source: Sea News
Minister commits to seabird strategy Environment Minister Rebecca Pow announces plans for new protections for seabirds in a keynote speech at the 2020 Coastal Futures conference.
Hartlepool unveils £5m Seascape bid A new bid to secure £5million lottery funding to improve the coastline along the North East could provide several benefits and improvements.
Source: Hartlepool Mail
Support grows for 'conversation starters' Plymouth Coastal Observatory have erected two special cradles for holding mobile phones to take photographs of the coast.
Source: Bridport News
Coastal community shuns single-use plastic A group of Seaford residents has been recognised by a marine conservation charity following their action to prevent plastic pollution and reduce single-use plastic.
Source: Sussex Express
Regeneration group to rise from ashes A new group is to rise from the ashes of Furness Economic Development Forum to drive forward efforts to regenerate Barrow.
Source: North West Mail
University wins £500k for digital tourism Two digital heritage tourism research projects at the University of the Highlands and Islands are among nine projects to share £5m in funding.
Source: Oban Times
Plan for new coastal protection zone Moves have been announced  for a Special Protection Area to help preserve Dorset's rare and vulnerable seabirds.
Source: Dorset Echo
MP to relaunch coastal communities group Re-elected Hartlepool MP Mike Hill says he plans to resurrect the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Coastal Communities.
Source: Hartlepool Mail
125-mile coastal path plan unveiled Plans to create a 125-mile coastal path in England's North West have been unveiled by Natural England.
Source: BBC Online
UK’s most popular holiday destinations Britain's top 10 holiday destinations have been revealed for people visiting from overseas, alongside those looking to stay local and explore what the nation offers.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Blackpool's £13m museum revealed Details of the first museum to tell the story of Blackpool and the seaside resort's role in the British entertainment scene have been revealed.
Source: BBC Online
Boost from second home council tax The latest projects to benefit from second home council tax funds in coastal Pembrokeshire include a football club, community halls and a pub.
Source: Tenby Observer
Cash for Scottish coastal communities North-east Scottish communities are being urged to apply for a new fund celebrating Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.
Source: Evening Express
Sea defences could 'destroy' heritage Campaigners have united to oppose plans for sea defences that would protect more than 100 homes and businesses in their village.
Source: Portsmouth News
Funding call for Welsh coastal towns Calls have been made for a change of focus to encourage regeneration in Welsh market and seaside towns.
Source: Rhyl Journal
£2m seaside project to go ahead A £2m development, dubbed as the "ultimate workspace by the sea"’, will go ahead despite one of its partners going into liquidation.
Source: Cornwall Live
New welcome hub installed at West Bay New benches, designed by artist Michael Pinksy, have been installed as a "welcome hub" at West Bay, Bridport.
Source: Bridport News
'Lots of interest' in old seaside pier An iconic 117-year-old pier in Lowestoft looks set for a new lease of life after its asking price was halved.
Coastal paths in huge boost to economy The huge popularity of England’s coastal paths are boosting local economies and bringing health and wellbeing benefits to visitors.
Satellites to help combat climate change A new satellite data centre will use cutting-edge technology to help combat climate change – including its impact on coastal communities.
New £1.5m boost for harbour targeted Another £1.5m of funding could be in the pipeline to revitalise the Lydney Docks area in Gloucestershire.
£5m for Highlands and Islands tourism Nine projects in the Highlands and Islands will share a £5m European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Source: Oban Times
Funding boost for coastline projects Projects along Scotland's north coastline will share £1.2m of funding allocated to Argyll and Bute from the Scottish Government.
New name for Blackpool museum project A new name for Blackpool's museum will be revealed as branding plans are unveiled for the £13m attraction.
Seaside pier closed amid sales bid Lowestoft's iconic Claremont Pier is to be closed for a month as its owner tries one final time to sell it.
Improvements continue to Cleethorpes Multi-million-pound improvements are continuing to the north Lincolnshire resort of Cleethorpes.
Cliff top shelter targeted by vandals A village community group has described vandalism of a refurbished cliff top shelter as “heartbreaking”.
Source: Daily Echo