Erosion could see spent £100k on land 01 December 2023 Land and buildings worth more than £100,000 could be bought by a council as part of plans to tackle coastal erosion. Read more
Funding fears for shingle ridge 30 November 2023 There are fears that a coastal community could face a similar fate to Hemsby after it was announced the management of sea defences would be reviewed. Read more
Help protect communities from flooding 29 November 2023 The Environment Agency is looking for two new members to join a committee that plays a vital part in coastal management plans across Yorkshire. Read more
Bournemouth festive light trail returns 28 November 2023 Bournemouth's annual festive light trail launches later, with walk-through installations including a light tunnel and illuminated trees. Read more
Sea wall to be replaced after £750k boost 27 November 2023 A stretch of collapsed sea wall will be replaced thanks to more than £750,000, a council has said. Read more
Sea wall project to stave off flooding 26 November 2023 A pioneering research project that aims to strengthen the resilience of sea walls to coastal flooding has been launched by a UK and US collaboration. Read more
Programme to reduce flood risk and boost nature 25 November 2023 The Tees Tidelands project will reduce the risk of flooding, help nature recover and reconnect people with the River Tees estuary. Read more
Coastal residents in legal challenge to government's climate change plans 03 November 2023 A group of coastal residents and environmentalists has applied for judicial review of the National Adaptation Programme, which they claim is putting people’s lives at risk. Read more
Communities exposed to flood risks 02 November 2023 Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan is calling for greater government action to protect communities vulnerable to flooding. Read more
Coastal adaptation projects receive £6m 01 November 2023 Local authorities in south-west England have been allocated £6m to improve the resilience of communities to the effects of coastal erosion. Read more
Council’s concern over energy link 31 October 2023 Suffolk County Council has submitted a second response to proposals for an energy project which it says would affect coastal communities and the natural environment. Read more
Clash over coastal parking charges 30 October 2023 New tariffs would make Whitstable the priciest place to park on the Kent coast - and among the most expensive in the UK. Read more
Council in cash plea to save coastline 28 October 2023 Ministers are being urged to stump up more money to protect Norfolk's crumbling coastline. Read more
Village not abandoned, says MP 28 October 2023 Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis denies claims that Norfolk coastal residents were abandoned after a flood defence scheme was scrapped. Read more
Coastal defences to be scrutinised 27 October 2023 The current west Norfolk coastal management policies are to be scrutinised by the borough council’s Environment and Community panel. Read more
Ramblers object to coastal diversion 26 October 2023 Isle of Wight walkers have voiced their concerns about the proposed diversion of a footpath away from the coastline and on to main roads. Read more
Village gets multi-million-pound boost 25 October 2023 A coastal village is in the running for a multi-million-pound boost after being selected for a major project that could help solve the region’s water crisis. Read more
WATCH: Villages by the Sea 24 October 2023 A BBC TV series looking at coastal villages that have often been on the front line of history is now online. Read more
Understanding coastal community needs 20 October 2023 A special event aims to address the pressing need for a deeper understanding of the complex challenges facing coastal communities in England. Read more
Council unveils town centre revamp 17 October 2023 A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of three phases in the regeneration of Littlehampton, in West Sussex. Read more
Flood walls confirmed for Lowestoft 16 October 2023 A "vital" £67m scheme of works to protect a coastal town from flooding has reached an important landmark. Read more
New passport for coastal path launched 14 October 2023 A new 'passport' for walkers to stamp is attracting visitors to the Somerset coast. Read more
'Desperately needed' homes approved 13 October 2023 Nine new affordable homes are set to be built in a popular coastal community that has seen its population fall dramatically over the last decade. Read more
Seaside town 'could go bankrupt' 12 October 2023 There are fears Hastings Borough Council could face bankruptcy due to a high number of families in need of a home. Read more
Plans for charges at coastal car parks 11 October 2023 Durham County Council is consulting on proposals to introduce a £3 per day or £1 per hour parking charge for coastal car parks. Read more
Beach to host marine life safari 10 October 2023 An event encouraging people to scour a Cornish beach for hidden coastal treasures is coming to Falmouth this October half-term. Read more
Bigger fine call for water companies 09 October 2023 Canterbury City Council leader Alan Baldock says it us time ti hit water company shareholders in their pockets with much heavier fines for dumping sewage in our seas. Read more
£1bn plan for UK's 'left-behind towns' 08 October 2023 Coastal communities are among 55 towns given £20 million endowment-style funds each over 10 years to invest in local people’s priorities. Read more
Coastal projects receive £6m in funding 07 October 2023 Local authorities in the South West have been allocated £6 million in funding to improve the resilience of communities to the effects of coastal erosion and benefit the local economy,Read more Read more
Coastal communities 'good pickings' for thefts 06 October 2023 Boat owners in rural coastal communities have been targeted in a spate of thefts which have seen outboard motors taken from vessels. Read more
Clacton life expectancy '18 years lower' 05 October 2023 People living in some parts of Clacton have a life expectancy 18 years lower than in wealthier areas of Essex, a council chief has said. Read more
Land on the edge - new report released 04 October 2023 The Land on the Edge project forms a companion piece to the Lincolnshire County Council/Historic England Inns on the Edge project. Read more
Communities need transformation 03 October 2023 The symptoms of decline in coastal areas are obvious: they are poorer, sicker, more crime-ridden and poorly housed than the rest of the country. Read more
Turning the tide on health inequality 02 October 2023 Coastal communities require a more nuanced approach to improve public services and infrastructure. Read more
Minister visits pioneering coastal community 01 October 2023 Welsh climate change minister Julie James has seen first-hand work being done to protect Pembrokeshire's coastline and support Wales’ transition to Net Zero. Read more
Plea for more cash to save coastline 30 September 2023 Ministers are being urged to stump up more money to protect Norfolk's crumbling coastline Read more
£80m boost for coastal communities 15 September 2023 The government says coastal communities will benefit from over £80 million of funding to support economic growth and decarbonisation. Read more
Package to 'level up' communities 15 September 2023 Clean maritime measures to help decarbonise the UK's international shipping lanes, create new jobs and boost economic growth, says the government. Read more
Director for coastal communities centre 15 September 2023 Health inequalities expert Dr Emily Murray has been appointed as the Director of the new Centre for Coastal Communities at the University of Essex. Read more
Preparing Norfolk for coastal transition 15 September 2023 North Norfolk District Council have launched Coastwise, a new initiative to communities for climate enhanced coastal change. Read more
Coast faces ‘worse health outcomes' 15 September 2023 North Yorkshire Council’s health scrutiny committee has discussed coastal health infrastructure and funding gaps facing the expansion of primary care services. Read more
Building capacity for communities 15 September 2023 A funding programme to support local projects working to address the climate emergency in coastal areas of Wales is inviting applications. Read more
Coastal Communities Challenge Fund 15 September 2023 The Coastal Communities Challenge Fund (CCCF) offers grants between £10,000 and £50,000 to support and develop coastal communities. Read more
Wales helps Cornwall tackle homes 15 September 2023 A new shared learning agreement between Wales and Cornwall is hoped to help tackle the Cornish housing crisis. Read more
Windfarm expansion off coast accepted 15 September 2023 The application for a windfarm expansion off the Sussex coast has been accepted for examination by the government’s planning inspectorate. Read more
Ferry firm warns of challenging winter 15 September 2023 Ferry company CalMac says its winter timetable for the coming season is one of the most complex it has ever had to produce. Read more
Funding on coastal erosion revealed 03 September 2023 A west Dorset community is to receive a share of £3m to help protect itself from the sea. Read more
University offers coastal PhD 11 August 2023 The University of Lincoln is offering a PhD Studentship in coastal community health, sustainability and resilience. Read more
Book documents 40 coastal towns 11 August 2023 Author Madeleine Bunting visited 40 coastal resorts for a new book called The Seaside: England's Love Affair. Read more
Labour plan for holiday lets scheme 11 August 2023 Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves says a Labour government would introduce a holiday lets licensing scheme to stop coastal areas becoming out of season ghost towns. Read more
Flooding chaos in coastal resorts 11 August 2023 Parts of the North Yorkshire coast have been submerged under water as flash foods and sewage overflows cause chaos. Read more
Coastal village fights for independence 11 August 2023 Residents of a coastal village south of the Ribble have rejected the idea they are part of Merseyside. Read more
Parish council rebels over public toilets 11 August 2023 A parish council has voted against paying to keep open public toilets in a car park it claims makes more than £100,000 for Northumberland County Council. Read more
Town dubbed 'Notting Hill-on-sea' 11 August 2023 The revamped coastal town of Bridport has been dubbed 'Notting Hill-on-sea' by holidaying Londoners who have left glowing reviews. Read more
Council considers plan for giant mural 11 August 2023 Councillors are considering plans for a 30-metre-long seafront mural have been revealed for the Norfolk coastal town of Sheringham Read more
UK's most dangerous seaside town' 11 August 2023 Crime in a seaside village dubbed one of the UK's most dangerous has left residents too scared to venture outside at night, reports the Daily Express. Read more
Totem pole appears on coastal path 11 August 2023 Mystery surrounds a totem pole which has randomly appeared at a nature reserve in south-east England, says the BBC. Read more
Shipbuilding scheme to boost coastal communities 28 July 2023 A new shipbuilding lending scheme has been launched which could create hundreds of UK jobs and contribute hundreds of millions of pounds to the UK economy. Read more
'Endemic problems' in seaside towns 28 July 2023 A report by the house of Lords says seaside communities have continued to see a lack of progress in tackling "entrenched problems". Read more
Most popular seaside towns ranked 28 July 2023 Vacation rental company Airbnb has revealed the towns along the UK's coastline experiencing the biggest spikes in booking – and ranked them. Read more
King visits Lincolnshire coast 28 July 2023 His Majesty King Charles III visited the Lincolnshire coast as part of his first visit to the county as monarch. Read more
'Labour will make seaside great again' 28 July 2023 Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves has vowed to “make seaside towns great again” as new research reveals that coastal jobs have fallen. Read more
Coastal hub transformation progressing 28 July 2023 Work to transform land into a new state-of-the-art workspace has reached a milestone. Read more
Latest stretch of Coast Path opens 28 July 2023 The new path is from Old Passage near Aust just south of the Old Severn Bridge in South Gloucestershire through to Wain’s Hill, Clevedon in North Somerset. Read more
Pollution at 'most noxious beach' 28 July 2023 Anglian Water defends the role played by its nearby sewage treatment centre, which releases 'recycled' water into a river which flows into the sea. Read more
Sewage prompts warning for swimmers 28 July 2023 Swimmers are being warned to stay out of the sea at a popular Pembrokeshire resort after reports of a sewage discharge into the water. Read more
'Migrant barge' arrives in Portland 28 July 2023 A large accommodation barge that will controversially house hundreds of asylum seekers has arrived in the south coast. Read more
Seaside town 'hollowed out' by tourists 26 May 2023 Residents say they are being driven from their seaside town by holiday rentals who have “hollowed out” their community. Read more
Council responds to holiday-let change 26 May 2023 Councillors in Filey are responding to proposals that will give local councils more control over the amount of holiday let accommodation. Read more
Councils plan to quadruple second home council tax 26 May 2023 Political leaders in Devon and Cornwall are calling for new powers to hike taxes on holiday homes amid crackdown. Read more
Westminster forgot coastal communities 26 May 2023 The political spotlight has shifted away from the plight of Britain's seaside towns, writes John Harris. Read more
Local action group funding agreed 26 May 2023 Aberdeenshire Council has agreed to provide more than £76,000 from its Coastal Communities Challenge Fund for two ongoing projects. Read more
Revealed: most affordable coastal towns 26 May 2023 New research has revealed the UK’s most affordable coastal towns for retirement, including some desirable locations. Read more
Coast to miss out on community trials 26 May 2023 A pilot project to create community networks in North Yorkshire towns and parishes won't involve any of the county's seaside resorts. Read more
Seafood jobs added to shortage list 26 May 2023 Fishing occupations are set to be added to the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) following recommendations from the Migration Advisory Committee. Read more
New festival celebrates coastline 26 May 2023 A new festival celebrating the delights of the Somerset coast is to be launched - in a bid to boost tourism in the county. Read more
Revealed: Most popular seaside towns 09 May 2023 More than 3,000 visitors rate the beach, attractions, scenery, value for money – and more – for over 100 UK seaside towns and villages. Read more
Satellite images reveal coastal erosion 09 May 2023 Analysis of satellite images spanning up to 25 years show how coastal eriosion is causing homes and roads to crumble into the sea. Read more
Plans to limit second and holiday homes 09 May 2023 Homeowners could need planning permission to convert their properties into short-term holiday lets under new government plans to ease the housing crisis. Read more
Second homes ‘blight’ on communities 09 May 2023 Elderly residents of coastal towns feel lonely and isolated because a holiday home boom has left them living in streets with few neighbours. Read more
Untapped potential of coastal towns 09 May 2023 The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund is promoting regional economic diversity by providing funding to businesses in coastal towns Read more
Fishing communities in biodiversity battle 09 May 2023 Fishing communities and marine life will be thrust into a battle for survival as the Scottish parliament focuses on plans for ‘no take’ zones in coastal waters. Read more
Call to scrap coastal protection plan 09 May 2023 Scotland's fishing industry has been speaking out against plans which could limit fishing in more than 10% of the country's waters. Read more
Coastal strip 'left with no defences' 09 May 2023 The Lewes District coastline is largely left without coastal defences from the worsening effects of coastal erosion. Read more
Art deco cinema forced to close down 09 May 2023 The Odeon in Weston-super-Mare is set to close down after bosses said it was "no longer viable to operate the cinema". Read more
Volunteers lead the way in litter-picking 09 May 2023 Torquay Coastal Volunteers meet regularly to care for a stretch of coastal path, including linking up with Keep Britain Tidy. Read more
Work progresses on Rothesay Pavilion 14 April 2023 Work will resume to transform Rothesay Pavilion on the Isle of Bute into a modern-day resource for residents and visitors. Read more
Bid to recognise east coast wetland 14 April 2023 Wetlands along the east coast of England have been added to the UK’s Tentative List of World Heritage sites. Read more
Coastal warning over marine zones 14 April 2023 Proposals to protect marine areas would be a "colossal blow" to coastal communities in Scotland, claim opponents. Read more
Access returns after coastal work 14 April 2023 Access to Hemsby beach in Norfolk has been restored after completion of a vital coastal defence project. Read more
Holiday let rules are ‘soul crushing’ 14 April 2023 New tourism occupancy rules affecting Wales’ holiday lets have been branded “unfair” by business owners. Read more
Freeport will 'level up' south coast 14 April 2023 The first chief executive of the Solent Freeport says the initiative could revitalise and help 'level up' coastal communities. Read more
Concern over coastal post offices 14 April 2023 Local councillors voice fears that coastal towns and villages becoming too reliant on Post Offices as banking go digital. Read more
Salcombe is 'most expensive town' 14 April 2023 Britain's most expensive seaside town is Salcombe in Devon - with an average house price of more than £1.2m in 2022, according to Halifax. Read more
Coastal communities celebrate Ramadan 13 April 2023 Cultural awareness of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is growing in coastal communities, say Muslim families. Read more
Long-term strategy to boost tourism 12 March 2023 A geothermal spa and the regeneration could be round the corner as part of Bournemouth’s plans to boost tourism. Read more
Countryfile features coastline 12 March 2023 An episode of Countryfile focuses on Norfolk's beaches and investigates how storms are devouring the coastline. Read more
Second home owners being 'punished' 12 March 2023 The Welsh Government have been trying to close a loophole to stop second home owners classing their property as a business to avoid council tax. Read more
Less than a month remains for people to have their say on latest proposals for England’s marine protected areas 12 March 2023 A consultation on the proposed management of 13 marine protected areas (MPAs) will close on 28 March 2023. Read more
Play area demolished due to coastal defences 12 March 2023 A PARK along Rhyl’s promenade has been demolished while work is undertaken to improve the town’s coastal defences. Read more
Optimism for coastal communities 12 March 2023 A world-leading hydrologist is bucking authorities’ thinking on the potential abandonment of two coastal villages in Wales. Read more
Beach Awards open for nominations 12 March 2023 Annual applications are now open for Scotland's Beach Awards 2023 thanks to environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. Read more
Transport links coastal communities 12 March 2023 A new demand responsive community bus service is set to hit the road in East Suffolk. Read more
Coastal management schemes are go 12 March 2023 North Norfolk Council has now received funding to deliver the Cromer Coastal Management scheme and to start the Mundesley Coastal Management scheme. Read more
Grand Challenge winners revealed 12 March 2023 The Royal College of Art has announced the three winners of its RCA Grand Challenge 2022/23: Engaging Communities for Generating Marine Sustainable Economies. Read more
Rural coast is SMART location 12 March 2023 Public Wi-Fi in coastal locations around Anglesey will benefit fishermen, maritime companies and coastal businesses Read more
Collaboration needed to protect coastal economy 27 January 2023 More work is needed to protect and restore the coastal and marine environment – and to enable coastal populations to thrive, says the government. Read more
Coast could bear brunt of housing plans 27 January 2023 Minehead and other coastal towns in west Somerset could bear the brunt of the district's housing growth. Read more
Communities threatened by erosion 27 January 2023 How would you feel if your home was destined to fall off a cliff? This is the reality for one Yorkshire community. Read more
Residents asked for views on erosion 27 January 2023 Residents of Norfolk and Suffolk are invited to have their say on planning policies in areas that may be affected by changes to the coastline Read more
£18.4m awarded to Cleethorpes 27 January 2023 North East Lincolnshire Council has secured more than £18.4m of Levelling Up money for the resort. Read more
Local plan review for Teignmouth 27 January 2023 No more new housing is to be recommended in Dawlish and Teignmouth before 2040, suggests a submission to update the Local Plan. Read more
£19.8m investment for Eastbourne 27 January 2023 Almost £20 million from the Levelling Up Fund will help Eastbourne become a year-round destination for visitors. Read more
£20m boost for Clacton town centre 27 January 2023 Local MP Giles Watling has welcomed news that Tendring Council's bid to build a ‘Civic Quarter’ has been successful. Read more
Councillor welcomes coastal funding 27 January 2023 Stonehaven and Lower Deeside SNP councillor Dawn Black has welcomed a new round of funding from the Coastal Communities Fund. Read more
Exhibition marks 70th flood anniversary 27 January 2023 A pop-up exhibition in Sea Palling is set to commemorate the 1953 Floods that rocked the village on their 70th anniversary. Read more
Focus on jobs for long-term coastal ill 17 January 2023 Tackling long-term health conditions in “struggling” coastal communities could help turn their fortunes around, says Lincolnshire’s health chief Read more
Council calls for better water testing 17 January 2023 Calls are being made for more government intervention to help improve water quality in coastal communities like South Tyneside. Read more
Winter seascapes in coastal exhibition 17 January 2023 A coastal artwork is displayed on a giant billboard in Sidmouth. Read more
£220,000 flood works completed 17 January 2023 Flood alleviation o reduce the risk of flooding on the coastal road network have been completed by Cumbria County Council. Read more
Flood warnings issued across Britain 17 January 2023 Homes and businesses could be flooded in parts of the UK due to heavy and widespread rain, say forecasters. Read more
Renewable energy project wins funding 17 January 2023 A university project developing heat exchange technology for marine environments called Seawarm has received £750k in support. Read more
Coastal homes delayed over phosphates 17 January 2023 A coastal town development due to take more than 800 homes has been delayed over phosphate concerns. Read more
Milestone for island's flood defences 17 January 2023 Groundwork begins on flood defence refurbishment on the Isle of Wight, part of a wider programme to reduce coastal erosion. Read more
£25m jobs boost for Freeport East 17 January 2023 Freeport East has won £25m in funding – fuelling hope of creating up to 13,500 new jobs in Suffolk and north Essex. Read more
Landfill time-bomb needs urgent action 17 January 2023 Hundreds of historic coastal landfill sites across the country are at risk of polluting Britain’s beaches and waterways, a new survey reveals. Read more
Study on ways to fix coastal economy 05 January 2023 Low job skill levels, housing affordability and pressure on health services are all challenges that must overcome. Read more
More money for coastal towns 05 January 2023 More funding for small towns and villages in Lincolnshire is being pursued as it promises an "exciting" time for the coast. Read more
Business case for flagship project 05 January 2023 The final business case in Torquay’s Town Investment Plan is due to be submitted for funding approval. Read more
Town is 'cool' alternative to Brighton 05 January 2023 The coastal town of Hastings seems to finally be getting the national recognition it deserves. Read more
National award for coastal BID 05 January 2023 A huge 3D projector in the centre of Boscombe has earned a national award for the area’s business improvement district (BID). Read more
Retail pledge for community support 05 January 2023 Scarborough's Brunswick Centre says it will continue to support the local community as redevelopment plans take shape Read more
Funding awarded to support active travel 05 January 2023 Proposals for new walking and cycling networks for several market and coastal towns will be developed in Devon. Read more
Council to buy erosion-risk homes 05 January 2023 A local authority could buy homes from residents who face losing their properties to coastal erosion. Read more
Volunteers sought to count sharks 05 January 2023 Volunteers are being recruited to identify sharks, skates and rays captured on underwater cameras around the Welsh coast. Read more
Art project inspired by coastal swimmers 30 December 2022 A Fife-based artist is set to embark on a new two-year project inspired by the lure of coastal swimming. Read more
Sewage dumps could 'wipe us out' 30 December 2022 An oyster farmer who runs a 300-year-old family firm says sewage dumps by water firms could kill his business. Read more
Second homes face 100% tax hike 30 December 2022 Nearly one in 12 homes across the South Hams is a second home, and that figure is much higher in the coastal towns. Read more
Coastal defence work to start in spring 30 December 2022 THREE sea journeys will be needed to transport boulders needed to shore up a West Somerset sea wall in danger of collapse. Read more
First Freeports in major economic boost 30 December 2022 The UK's first Freeports in Plymouth, Solent, and Teesside are now fully up and running after receiving government approval. Read more
Deprivation claims lives in Blackpool 30 December 2022 Blackpool's latest public health report paints a bleak picture of hundreds of residents struggling with complex needs. Read more
What would you like in seafront space? 30 December 2022 Minehead residents are asked what they would like to see in two new seafront shelters built by Minehead Coast and Development Trust. Read more
Coast team donates cash for Christmas 30 December 2022 A New Brighton community team has spread Christmas joy by delivering cash and toy donations to three schools. Read more
Campaign to save coastal bus route 30 December 2022 A campaign has been launched to secure the future of a North Yorkshire bus route dubbed Britain's most scenic. Read more
£200k boost for coastal forest 30 December 2022 As part of National Tree Week, £200,000 of funding has been unveiled for England's newest Community Forest in Cumbria. Read more
Asylum seekers hosted in coastal hotels 11 December 2022 Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has responded to concerns about asylum seekers being hosted in hotels in Skegness. Read more
Research published into growing up in coastal communities 11 December 2022 Results and findings have been published following a youth-led research project looking at growing up in a coastal community. Read more
Blackpool joins campaign for oceans 11 December 2022 Blackpool has become the 14th local authority to formally join a campaign to protect the world’s oceans from further damage. Read more
£3m funding for coastal projects 11 December 2022 A £3m funding scheme to support the fisheries, marine and aquaculture sectors opens in Wales. Read more
Urgent work to combat coastal erosion 11 December 2022 A scheme of "urgent" works to help protect homes from coastal erosion is to start soon in Suffolk. Read more
Council underlines coastal commitment 11 December 2022 Skegness has celebrated the achievements of a three-year Coastal Communities project, and re-affirmed future investment in Lincolnshire’s coast. Read more
Coast cluster celebrates 20th year 11 December 2022 The Cumbria-based Energy Coast Business Cluster has a growth rate of close to 11% and increasing engagement from members. Read more
Council to consider coastal protection 11 December 2022 A Dorset council is considering strengthening anti-social behaviours (ASB) rules to protect its beaches during the peak summer season. Read more
Coastal sea defences 'unsustainable' 11 December 2022 Sea defences designed to protect Dawlish Warren in Devon are ‘unsustainable’, environment experts have warned. Read more
Storytelling chairs unveiled in Lowestoft 11 December 2022 New storytelling chairs have been set up across a coastal town as part of a scheme to improve wellbeing. Read more
'Most expensive seaside towns' 28 April 2022 The Halifax Seaside Town Review has published information examining house price movements in 191 seaside towns in Great Britain.
Source: Lloyds Banking Group
£5.8m grant falls short for resort 28 April 2022 Blackpool Council says a £5m grant from the Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund will fall short of helping to ‘level up’ the resort.
Probe into problems caused by short-lets 28 April 2022 The government is to investigate the short term lettings sector and the problems platforms like Airbnb are causing within the wider property market and economy.
Source: Landlord Zone
Housing petition to help youngsters 28 April 2022 A petition aims to help people under 35 who are struggling to get on the property ladder in south Devon.
Source: Plymouth Live
Concern for self-catering businesses 28 April 2022 Tourism businesses says legitimate self-catering holiday businesses mustn't be caught up in a clamp down on second home ownership in Wales.
Parking fears raised on coast 28 April 2022 A return to pre-Covid planning rules has prompted fears of parking chaos in tourist hotspots on the Northumberland coast.
Coastal closure 'to prevent trespassers' 28 April 2022 A road in Skegness has been closed after Lincolnshire County Council issued an emergency traffic order to stop trespassers.
£4million scheme to protect coast 28 April 2022 Work to protect a vulnerable part of the Somerset coast could begin in the summer after local councillors awarded the contract for the project.
Coastal festival focuses on ocean 28 April 2022 Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub is gearing up for Sea Fest – its annual festival of music and local food, focusing on the ocean environment.
Source: Sidmouth Herald
Coast gears up for road race 28 April 2022 Nearly 1,000 runners are to compete in the Mammoth Marathon – North Norfolk’s first major road race in almost 30 years.
Source: North Norfolk District Council
Coastal defences to cost £40m 28 April 2022 Plan to bolster flood defences to protect Canvey Island in Essex will cost more than £40 million – and be fully funded by government.
Source: Echo News
Revealed: Most expensive coastal towns 20 April 2022 Sandbanks in Dorset is the UK’s most expensive coastal resort, according to the Halifax’s annual seaside towns review.
Second homes 'mustn't spoil coast' 20 April 2022 The rise in the level of second homes is beginning to become a nightmare for coastal communities, says the Yorkshire Post.
MPs scrutinise UK Seafood Fund 20 April 2022 An influential group of MPs is to hold an inquiry into a government scheme to promote the long-term future and sustainability of the fisheries and seafood sector.
Cash for Cornwall to 'level up' coast 20 April 2022 Coastal communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being given over £130 million to help them 'level up'.
Disadvantaged pupils in coastal schools 20 April 2022 Deprivation is hidden in many coastal towns, says the National Education Union, which is affecting children’s health and wellbeing.
Source: National Education Union
Support for coastal cooperation 20 April 2022 The government has published details of support available for coastal cooperative activities, building capability and advisory services.
Cash for new ways of coastal living 20 April 2022 A Coastal Transition Accelerator Programme money is looking at new ways of living with coastal erosion rather than trying to stop it.
Rise in number of coastal shoppers 20 April 2022 Coastal towns saw the biggest rise in shoppers on Good Friday compared to all other types of retail areas.
Coastal summit for Northumberland 20 April 2022 A summit is being held ahead of what is expected to be another busy summer on the Northumberland coast.
Blackpool bags £61m for sea walls 19 April 2022 Work to replace and upgrade coastal defences will begin next year after the council secured an eight-figure investment from the Environment Agency.
'Drop-in' on coastal management 19 April 2022 Residents and organisations are being encouraged to attend a series of drop-ins and webinars on plans for one of the country's largest coastal flood risk schemes.
Coastal residents get erosion funding 31 March 2022 Coastal communities are set to receive a £36m cash injection to boost local trials of innovative ways to adapt to the effects of coastal erosion.
Help for homes being lost to sea 31 March 2022 The Holderness coast will be the initial focus of a £36m programme where defending land from erosion is no longer deemed viable.
£10m programme for coastal Norfolk 31 March 2022 North Norfolk will receive £10m to explore innovative approaches of adapting to the effects of coastal erosion.
Source: Norfolk Live
Government protects coastal rail route 31 March 2022 A further £32m of funding will protect the iconic Dawlish rail route – giving passengers in Devon and Cornwall a better service, says the government.
Coastal BID ballot result revealed 31 March 2022 Bournmouth Coastal BID has won backing from businesses to continue for another five-year term.
Remote 'sharks' eat coastal litter 31 March 2022 State-of-the-art Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) that survey the surface of the sea are gobbling up litter, keeping coastal waters clean.
Pupils reach out to tackle loneliness 30 March 2022 Youngsters are proving how a chat over the telephone can make all the difference when it comes to tackling loneliness.
Repairs after sea destroys lifeguard station 30 March 2022 Villagers are patching up Hemsby after the weather ravaged a lifeguard station and sparked a community response.
Plan to improve coastal broadband 30 March 2022 Improvements worth £6m could see ultra fast broadband added to the list of improvements in Littlehampton’s town centre.
Big focus on English Tourism Week 25 March 2022 English Tourism Week is showing support for tourism businesses and destinations – with a focus on skills and career opportunities across the sector.
Source: Visit Britain
Prime minister opens Blackpool centre 25 March 2022 Prime minister Boris Johnson has officially opened the new £30m conference and exhibition centre in Blackpool.
Source: Lancashire Business View
Sea swimmers discuss water quality 25 March 2022 Sea swimmers in Eastbourne are going to meet with authorities and water companies about the issue of water quality.
Village 'strangled' by holiday lets 25 March 2022 While staycations have boomed in popularity, not everybody is benefitting from them – especially in rural Northumberland.
Protestors vandalise holiday homes 25 March 2022 Holiday homes in a picturesque West Country village have been vandalised with graffiti in protest over owners not “giving something back” to the community.
Work starts on redevelopment projects 25 March 2022 Two projects will see Whitby communities join forces for an £800,000 redevelopment project starting next week.
Supermarket pledges coastal clean-up 25 March 2022 Supermarket bosses have pledged to help with the clean up after a cargo ship which lost containers saw Lidl-branded items washed up on west Dorset beaches.
Film celebrates coastal mining history 25 March 2022 Local residents, miners and artists have made a poignant documentary celebrating County Durham's coastal coal mining history.
Disability ramp installed at beach 25 March 2022 A Disability ramp to give access to the beach is being installed at Saltdean after £30,000 was secured from the council budget.
Source: Brighton Argus
Coastal residents see artwork for free 24 March 2022 An incomplete artwork at Scarborough Castle has been created in the shape of a dolos — to highlight the threat of coastal erosion.
Helping fishermen to stay SeaFit 10 March 2022 The NHS and other health providers has helped to increase access to healthcare for fishermen and their families in coastal areas.
Source: NHS England
UK Shore 'will boost communities' 10 March 2022 A new office purely dedicated to making maritime greener will support coastal communities, says the government,
Learning centre creates coastal opportunities 10 March 2022 Two universities have teamed up for the start of a new work programme with coastal communities across the region.
Source: University of York
Locals priced out of coastal properties 10 March 2022 North Yorkshire’s coastal towns are at a “tipping point” as second homes and holiday lets price locals out of their area, say campaigners.
£250k to tackle problem seagulls 10 March 2022 Aberdeenshire Council has committed £250,000 to tackle the region’s long-running gull problems.
Help shaping future of Hunstanton 09 March 2022 An advisory board is being set up to support funding bids and develop projects to benefit Hunstanton.
Boost for popular coast path 09 March 2022 The coastal path at Mount’s Bay in Cornwall has fully reopened following a major upgrade work to improve its resilience to storms.
Source: Cornwall Council
Projects net £88k in coastal funding 08 March 2022 Three community projects have been awarded £88,000 in funding from Aberdeenshire Council’s 2021/22 Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: Aberdeen Council
Beach shored up against flood protection 08 March 2022 Natural flood defences along the west Norfolk coast have been bolstered as part of their yearly renewal, helping to protect coastal communities.
College shortlisted for Maritime UK Award 08 March 2022 Cowes Enterprise College has been recognised for its excellent work in embedding maritime learning into the curriculum.
£1.4m to support sustainable fishing 03 March 2022 Eight innovative new projects to support the UK’s fishing industry to be more productive have been awarded £1.4m.
Flood defences finished ahead of schedule 03 March 2022 A new defence scheme to protect 1,650 properties in East Rhyl from coastal flooding has been completed almost a year ahead of schedule.
Approval for £39.5m Blackpool projects 03 March 2022 A £39.5m million Town Deal will back seven projects to strengthen the local economy and help Blackpool become a thriving coastal community again.
Source: North-West Place
Freeport 'worth billions to Portsmouth' 03 March 2022 Councillors are set to approve the final business case for the Solent Freeport ahead of its submission to the government.
Source: Portsmouth News
Plans for new housing in coastal town 03 March 2022 Local residents are being asked for feedback on plans for nearly 100 new homes in Amble, Northumberland.
£635k for coastal community priorities 03 March 2022 Dumfries and Galloway Council has allocated more than £635,000 to projects that will make 34 coastal areas more welcoming for visitors.
Source: Galloway Gazette
Second-homers 'ruining coastal village' 03 March 2022 Only 20% of homes in a North Yorkshire coastal village are now understood to be owned by locals.
Source: Edinburgh Live
Extra boost for coastal public realm 03 March 2022 A £3.5m improvement for Littlehampton is being met from the Coastal Communities Fund, a local growth fund and money from local councils.
Community unites for Jubilee trees 03 March 2022 A tree planting ceremony and community event in Brighton has marked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Major revamp for seaside playpark 02 March 2022 A Saltcoats community group's bid to breathe new life into a rundown seaside playpark has received a £48,000 cash boost.
Source: Daily Record
Beach wheelchair charity fundraiser 02 March 2022 A local cub group held a sponsored walk from Cromer to Sheringham to raise money for one of their pack.
Source: North Norfolk District Council
Michael Gove launches 'levelling up' plan 11 February 2022 Michael Gove visited the coastal towns of Grimsby and Cleethorpes ahead of the unveiling the government's 'levelling up' plans.
Levelling up 'can help coastal communities' 11 February 2022 'Levelling up' minister Neil O'Brien says the policy is not a ‘North/South thing’ and will benefit coastal communities.
Pollution hub for litter pickers 11 February 2022 The Environment Agency and the Solent Forum coastal partnership have launched an information hub for litter pickers.
Projects to benefit from coastal fund 11 February 2022 The Highland Coastal Communities Fund is a new fund designed to support economic regeneration and sustainable development around coastal areas.
Source: The Highland Council
Community praise for coastal work 11 February 2022 Scottish MSP Ariane Burgess has commended the work of 19 Coastal Communities Network groups across Scotland.
Source: Shetland Times
Call to sign 'motion for ocean' 11 February 2022 Councils are being urged to sign a declaration to help mitigate the impact of climate climate change on coastal communities.
Coast on 'frontline' of climate change 11 February 2022 Urgent action is needed to protect the sea off north Norfolk where residents are at the "frontline" of climate change, says a local councillor.
Homes aim to halt depopulation 11 February 2022 Six new affordable homes have been built in a part of Skye that has suffered years of depopulation.
Final coastal defences delayed 11 February 2022 The final phase of a multi-million pound coastal defence scheme has been delayed, after being due to go to consultation in June 2021.
Source: Cambrian News
Refill stations to cut plastic waste 11 February 2022 Eight new water refill stations that have been installed at strategic locations around the Pembrokeshire coast.
Source: Tenby Today
Michael Gove to create Islands Forum 03 February 2022 The UK government will establish a new Islands Forum to empower island communities, says levelling up secretary Michael Gove.
Source: Department for Levelling Up
MPs blast 'levelling up' plan 03 February 2022 Boris Johnson's long awaited plan to 'level up' the country has been widely panned by MPs.
Levelling up to 'reverse' coastal decline 03 February 2022 Cumbria MP Simon Fell says levelling up will help "reverse the decline many coastal communities have faced for too long."
Source: North-West Mail
£160k to fight coastal erosion 03 February 2022 A Moray village is in line to benefit from a £160,000 action plan to help deal with the impact of climate change along its shoreline.
MP vows to pursue ferry link 03 February 2022 A Fife MP pledged to keep pursuing a direct ferry link between Scotland and Europe “until we see results”.
Brexit 'failure' on fishing promises 03 February 2022 Benefits to UK fisheries from Brexit “fall far short of government rhetoric”, a new study has revealed.
Source: University of York
Fishing talks are "utter disaster" 03 February 2022 A Whitby fisherman says negotiations between the UK and Norway have proved a “total and utter disaster”.
Source: The Scarborough News
'Sad to see' beach erosion 03 February 2022 A tense "watch and wait" operation is underway as high winds and surging seas batter the Norfolk coast.
Parking trial for coastal town 03 February 2022 Measures are being trialled in Ceredigion to create safer, inviting towns and to improve traffic flow in those coastal areas.
Coastal residents have fewer services 03 February 2022 People in coastal communities have poorer access to health and social care services than those living in towns and cities.
£60k grant for coastal youth club 03 February 2022 Thurso Youth Club is enjoying a new lease of life after a £60,000 refurbishment including a complete kitchen refit.
Seaside towns among most upmarket 03 February 2022 Two seaside towns in Norfolk have been named among the most upmarket coastal spots in Britain.
Big plans to revamp Grand Pier 03 February 2022 PLANS are in the early stages to find cash grants to revamp and regenerate Teignmouth’s iconic Grand Pier.
Source: Mid-Devon Advertiser
Coastguard exhibition in Falmouth 02 February 2022 People in Cornwall have the opportunity to learn more about the coastguard’s unique 200th anniversary.
Minister makes keynote coastal speech 27 January 2022 Coastal communities must be at the heart of the government's levelling up agenda, says Defra minister Rebecca Pow
Coastal village 'most isolated' in England 27 January 2022 People living in one of the most isolated parts of the UK have spoken about life in a coastal village where many essential services are hours away.
Grants help boost coastal tourism 27 January 2022 Eight projects receive a share of £73,000 from Aberdeenshire Council’s 2021-22 Coastal Communities Challenge Fund (CCCF).
Board to create brighter town future 27 January 2022 Plans have been outlined to set up a new town board, which officials hope could help to bring future investment to coastal Hunstanton.
How erosion changes coastal path 27 January 2022 Rising sea levels and more frequent storms due to climate change mean there is more pressure on the coast.
Tourism campaign to 'rebrand' Essex 27 January 2022 A £300,000 TV tourism campaign to woo visitors to Essex will highlight the county's 350-mile long coastline.
Sea wall trail wins lottery cash 27 January 2022 A history project charting the changing faces of Scarborough through the ages has been awarded almost £40,000 in lottery funding.
Coastal villages hit by burglaries 26 January 2022 Norfolk's coastal villages have been hit by a series of burglaries where property was damaged and cash and jewellery were stolen.
Source: Norfolk Live
Flood event hosted by coastal forum 26 January 2022 Residents in a high-risk flood area of Weymouth learned how to protect themselves and their homes at a series of drop-in events.
Trees planted in seven coastal towns 26 January 2022 Environmental charity Trees for Cities is planting 55,000 trees across seven coastal towns to support green jobs.
Source: Trees for Cities
Covid: 'Left behind' communities worst hit 19 January 2022 People in "left behind" coastal communities are among those more likely to die from Covid-19, a study has found.
Coastal idyll lacks affordable housing 19 January 2022 The Northumberland coastal town of Beadnell is a popular place to live – but locals say it lacks affordable housing.
Coastal village is 'completely cut off' 19 January 2022 A village in Yorkshire is among one of the most isolated in the UK – with residents facing hour-long walks to reach their nearest GP and schools.
Project helps children explore coast 19 January 2022 A £250,000 project aims to get children from a deprived area of Cornwall to explore the coast.
Revealed: 10 most popular coastal towns 19 January 2022 Property search website Rightmove has released its list of coastal towns and villages with the biggest price growth in a year.
£375k boost for tourism hotspots 19 January 2022 Rural tourist destinations across the north of Scotland will receive share of £2.6mm to improve the visitor experience.
Funding plea for coastal landscape 19 January 2022 The chair of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB Partnership has called for funding to be doubled.
Consultation to improve coastal defences 19 January 2022 Denbighshire County Council has launched a 28-day consultation on proposals to improve coastal defences at Rhyl.
Source: News from Wales
Coast park plan could be revisited 19 January 2022 Plans to create a coastal park in Flintshire could be revisited in a bid to attract tourists to the area.
New visitor guide for Bridlington 19 January 2022 A new guide to encourage visitors to book now for Bridlington and the East Coast for 2022 has been produced.
Source: This is the coast
Busiest year for coastal rescues 19 January 2022 Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade attended a record 150 incidents in 2021, passing the previous highest total of 147 in 2008.
£75m to modernise UK fishing industry 12 January 2022 Coastal communities will benefit from better infrastructure, strengthened supply chains, new jobs and an investment in skills thanks to a £75m boost from the government.
Source: Business Leader
Town centre transformation begins 12 January 2022 A £3.5 million project to regenerate Littlehampton aims to make the coastal town centre a better place to live, work and visit.
Source: Littlehampton Gazette
Plan to spruce up town's seafront 12 January 2022 Plans to spruce up Sheringham seafront over the next couple of years include murals and wall sculptures.
New lights bring 'glamour' to Cleethorpes 12 January 2022 Work to create a new public art lighting project in Cleethorpes has been paid for through the Coastal Communities Fund.
Beaches get recycled litter stations 12 January 2022 A pair of Norfolk beaches are the first in England to get litter picking stations made entirely of recycled rubbish.
Source: Fakenham Times
Cafe for guests 'old and new' 12 January 2022 A council regeneration plan means visitors to Lydney Harbour can now enjoy a coffee at a new cafe.
Source: The Forester
Free guide to Great Yarmouth's trees 12 January 2022 Households in Great Yarmouth are being invited to learn more about their neighbourhood trees and how they can help protect the environment.
Village sees hike in property searches 12 January 2022 The coastal village of Rhos-on-Sea sees a huge spike in interest while two Welsh communities were in the top ten for price rises.
Coastal project keeps beaches clean 12 January 2022 A Turning the Plastic Tide initiative from the East Grampian Coastal Partnership (EGCP) is keeping coastlines clean in Aberdeenshire.
RNLI has record-breaking fundraising year 12 January 2022 The Royal National Lifeboat Institute is set to achieve the best fundraising year in its two century history, according to the charity’s fundraising director.
Source: Liverpool World
£850k for coastal protection works 12 January 2022 Scarborough Borough Council is being asked to approve an additional £850,000 for work on the sea wall at Robin Hood’s Bay.
Two bids to regenerate coastal areas 12 January 2022 Two multi-million-pound bids are being prepared to regenerate deprived coastal communities in Flintshire.
12 January 2022 The official opening of a new stretch of the England Coast Path connects central London to the north Kent coast.
Revealed: Most in-demand coastal towns 17 December 2021 The most sought-after coastal areas are unveiled by home-search website Rightmove – defined as those which received the highest numbers of buyer enquiries in 2021.
Residents calls for action on power cuts 17 December 2021 A coastal community in Northumberland is calling for action to limit disruption after losing power for days on end during Storm Arwen.
Job hub to 'future proof' coastal town 17 December 2021 An employment hub in Southwold aims to help make the Suffolk coastal town less reliant on tourism.
Cumbria unveils plan for coastal forest 17 December 2021 Cumbria County Council will lead the Cumbria Coastal Community Forest project in partnership with Cumbria Woodlands and the National Trust.
PM to meet MPs over industry strategy 17 December 2021 Boris Johnson has agreed to meet East Anglian MPs, saying the region faces significant challenges – including deep pockets of deprivation in coastal communities.
Scotland unveils £3m for fishing sector 17 December 2021 Scottish fishing businesses and organisations have received more than £3m in the latest round of government funding.
Source: Deadline News
Addressing issues faced by fishing community 17 December 2021 West Dorset MP Chris Loder describes a visit by fisheries minister Victoria Prentis as an opportunity to voice concerns about issues facing the industry.
Train station would link coastal towns 17 December 2021 The reintroduction of a railway station would create opportunities by linking the coastal towns of Redcar and Whitby, says local MP Paul Howell.
Blackpool secures £39.5m town deal 17 December 2021 Multi-million pound bids that could help shape Blackpool's have been approved by the council’s executive committee and are awaiting government sign-off.
Can saltmarsh slow coastal erosion? 17 December 2021 Conservationist Clare Maynard from St Andrews University has warned that erosion and flood risk are “real and growing threats” to the Fife coast.
Grandmother takes 2,200-mile trip 17 December 2021 A grandma has taken a 2,200-mile trip around the coast of the entire country by bus – using only her free pensioners' pass.
Source: Cambridge News
Coastal Santa paddle boarding events 17 December 2021 Scores of paddle boarding enthusiasts have taken part in festive trips along the Dorset Coast in the run-up to Christmas.
Tourists leave town braced for winter 01 December 2021 The coastal town of Southport - known for its booming summer tourism - is tougher for local businesses during winter.
Source: Liverpoool Echo
Cornwalls sees big jump in house prices 01 December 2021 Three towns in Cornwall have some of the highest house prices of coastal areas across the country, says online estate agent Rightmove.
Seaside towns amongst most ‘in-demand’ 01 December 2021 Two towns in Lancashire have seen big rises in coastal buyer searches this year compared with 2020.
Scots' coastal community fund doubled 01 December 2021 The Scottish Government has doubled the share of crown estate revenue going to Highland Council, thanks to a new funding formula.
Concern over second homes in Wales 01 December 2021 First Minister Mark Drakeford has said there are "too many second homes" in some parts of Wales that are affecting communities and causing housing prices to rise sharply.
Source: Wales Online
Hub to reduce plastic on beaches 01 December 2021 ONE million pounds is spent removing waste from beaches across the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council area.
Councillors oppose offshore wind farm 01 December 2021 Parish councils and borough councillors in West Norfolk have added their voice to a plea to block plans for the largest wind farm in the world to be built off the Norfolk coast.
Dover vigil after Channel tragedy 01 December 2021 Dozens of people in Dover gathered under its White Cliffs to remember 27 migrants who lost their lives while trying to cross the English Channel in a dinghy.
Source: Morning Star Online
Views sought on coastal transport plan 01 December 2021 A regional transport plan for eastern England includes proposals to energise rural and coastal communities.
Biggest investment into tidal power 25 November 2021 The government says its biggest investment in a generation into tidal power will benefit coastal communities and the environment.
Tide tuns on single-use plastics 25 November 2021 A report by City to Sea points the way to reducing plastic on the 15 miles of beaches across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Coastal towns 'among happiest places' 25 November 2021 Coastal towns are among the happiest places to live he according to a poll of more than 21,000 people across Britain.
Bathing waters deliver 100% compliance 25 November 2021 Beaches across Wales have achieved 100% compliance with high quality bathing water standards for the fourth consecutive year.
Cornwall feels impact of climate change 25 November 2021 A new film tells how Cornwall’s seaside communities are facing up to a future of sea level rise and coastal erosion.
Siân Lloyd launches new farmers' market 25 November 2021 The Aber Falls Farmers' Market in Abergwyngregyn is funded by the Coastal Communities Fund.
Art trail installation now underway 25 November 2021 Dorset Council is installing sculptural artworks in Weymouth, to encourage people to explore the town and its relationship with water.
Source: Dorset Council
Harbour takes shape with trees 24 November 2021 The Lydney Harbour regeneration project is being funded by a £2.1 million grant from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: The Forester
Next step forward for heritage building 24 November 2021 A heritage landmark in Sunderland has taken a step towards a bright new future, with a listed building application submitted to seek approval on plans that will breathe new life into it.
Source: North East Times
Village to be abandoned to the sea 12 November 2021 Residents of a small coastal village due to be abandoned to the sea in north Wales face becoming the UK’s first “climate refugees."
Hundreds join vigil for climate change 12 November 2021 Hundreds of environmentalists gathered to call on delegates at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow to take action to stop rising sea levels.
Source: New Milton Advertiser
Coast 'engineered' to fight climate change 12 November 2021 Re-flooding coastal wetlands could provide an opportunity to "work with nature" and use sea level rise to fight climate change, scientists say.
How coastal town survived pandemic 12 November 2021 How has Great Yarmouth - one of the UK's most well-known seaside resorts - been affected by the coronavirus pandemic?
Councils to pilot £5m funding boost 12 November 2021 Councils in England are being empowered to better tackle issues affecting their communities, including youth unemployment, health disparities and crime.
£2.6m for 'levelling up' projects 12 November 2021 Tendring will benefit from more than £2.5million from a Government fund aimed at “levelling-up” flagging communities.
Source: Clacton and Frinton Gazette
Habitat and flood scheme leads the way 12 November 2021 An award-winning coastal habitat creation and flood alleviation scheme on the West Sussex coast has successfully piloted a new global standard.
Call for plan to support fishing sector 12 November 2021 THE Welsh Government should bring forward a new strategy to support the fishing industry in Wales, Plaid Cymru has said.
Proposals unveiled for flood defences 12 November 2021 Further details have been announced of a proposal for flood defences to protect almost 600 homes and businesses in Rhyl.
All-weather lifeboat to protect coastline 11 November 2021 An all-weather lifeboat will be stationed between Fishguard and Barmouth to deliver the most effective search and rescue service in the area.
£200m to help level up communities 05 November 2021 The government is backing 477 locally-led, innovative projects that will help breathe new life into towns, villages and coastal communities across the UK.
Source: UK Government
£18m for communities across Scotland 05 November 2021 The Community Renewal Fund will pilot new programmes that invest in people, boost skills and support local business.
Source: UK Government
'Snap up' great funding opportunity 05 November 2021 Coastal communities across north-east Scotland are being urged to bid for funding to give their area a boost.
Children take fight to climate change 05 November 2021 Sefton Council is using the COP26 conference to shine a light on the role of youngsters in the fight against climate change.
Source: My Sefton
COP26: Road could be destroyed 05 November 2021 Erosion could destroy parts of an important coastal road by 2036 with no guarantee a replacement will be built.
How climate change threatens coast 05 November 2021 Rising sea levels caused by climate change pose a growing threat to the Yorkshire coast.
Norfolk sand: Has experiment worked? 05 November 2021 Two years ago, millions of tonnes of sand were used to stop the sea from engulfing coastal Norfolk. But has the experiment worked?
Twin threats of flooding and drought 05 November 2021 Coastal residents voice concern about high tides, storm surges and the longer-term risk of rising sea levels due to climate change.
Government backs offshore wind ports 05 November 2021 Up to £160 million of government funding is now available to developers and manufacturers looking to invest in UK large-scale floating offshore wind ports and factories.
Source: Current News
Protest against coastal sewage spills 05 November 2021 Campaigners are due to protest against "ongoing" sea pollution - after sewage outpours and dead crustaceans washed up on beaches.
Source: Teeside Live
Coastal town project boosts area 05 November 2021 A coastal project in Rhyl is being supported with funding from the Welsh Government’s £6m Transforming Towns Coastal Communities Fund.
Southend to become city in honour of murdered MP Sir David Amess 20 October 2021 Southend will become a city in honour of Sir David Amess – the MP who had been a long-time committed campaigner for the coastal town.
What city status means for Southend 20 October 2021 City status is mainly seen as an opportunity to boost the local economy and attract more tourists and investment.
Big gap in life expectancy in Blackpool 20 October 2021 A new study has found Blackpool has some of the worst life expectancy rates in England and figures have also declined.
Holiday home premium set to double 20 October 2021 Decision makers on Anglesey are set to increase the premium charged on holiday homes despite owners threatening to exploit a tax "loophole".
Call to apply for coastal funding 20 October 2021 Gordon MP Richard Thomson has urged coastal communities to take apply for funding made available by the Scottish Government.
MP has 'appreciation' for fishermen 20 October 2021 Totnes and South Devon MP Anthony Mangnall says he has a new-found appreciation for fishermen after experiencing work on a Brixham trawler.
Source: Torbay Weekly
Town prepares for 'tidal surge' 20 October 2021 The east coast town of Lowestoft is set to test its flood defences ahead of a potential winter "tidal surge".
Have your say on flood defence plan 20 October 2021 Residents are invited to give their views on plans to improve coastal defences and the promenade in Penrhyn Bay.
Source: North Wales Pioneer
Fight to stem coastal flood tide 20 October 2021 MP Mark Menzies emphasised the importance of tackling inland flooding as he welcomed Defra minister Rebecca Pow to the Fylde coast.
Coast is inspiration for artists 20 October 2021 A group of artists inspired by the coastal landscape of Cornwall are showing their work at an Oxfordshire gallery.
Source: Henley Standard
Dorset Harbours plan needs views 20 October 2021 Dorset Council needs views from members of the public to guide the development of Bridport, Lyme Regis and Weymouth harbours over the next 10 years.
Deprived neighbours lend helping hand 01 October 2021 Neighbours are helping neighbours in Hastings – a deprived town which has received millions of pounds of investment.
Fishing industry 'to lose £300m' 01 October 2021 A trade organisation says the fishing industry will make multi-million pound losses every year post-Brexit.
Deprived coastal towns 'need redesign' 01 October 2021 Seaside towns need to be redesigned for the modern age to tackle deprivation and health inequalities, England's chief medical officer has said.
Skegness reacts to 'redesign town' call 01 October 2021 More investment in the high street and less reliance on tourism could improve Skegness after a report on how coastal towns can adapt to the modern world was published.
Low paid 'priced out' of tourist areas 01 October 2021 Young and low paid workers in tourist hotspots are increasingly being priced out of homes, new analysis has shown.
Charity slams 'extortionate' house prices 01 October 2021 National housing charity Shelter says a housing crisis in South Devon is a result of “extortionate” rents and long-term underinvestment in homes.
Source: Radio Exe
Petition calls for affordable homes 01 October 2021 A petition calling for more social and affordable homes for permanent residents on the Northumberland coast has received a boost.
Council to protect homes from erosion 01 October 2021 A council has secured vital funding to help protect more than 2,000 homes from coastal erosion.
Plan to transform coastal beauty spot 01 October 2021 A global search has been launched for designers to transform a coastal lagoon in Cumbria.
Photo essay captures coastal erosion 01 October 2021 The crumbling coastline at the north Norfolk village of Happisburgh has been captured in a photo essay.
Climate concerns for coastal properties 01 October 2021 A 40m coastal landslide in North Wales has sparked concern for nearby residents and business owners.
Source: Today's Conveyancer
£24m for UK Seafood Fund 17 September 2021 The UK government has announced the first investment from £100 million UK Seafood Fund to boost innovation in the fishing industry.
Recovery could be boost to coast 17 September 2021 A rise in people ‘staycationing’ could help deliver a £5bn a year boost to coastal and rural areas by 2030.
Source: Local Government Association
Report warns of coastal brain drain 17 September 2021 Coastal communities are set to lose at least 49% of their young people, with the majority of 18-24 year olds already planning on moving away.
Source: Business Cornwall
Public meeting to tackle seagull issue 17 September 2021 A public meeting to seek solutions to the problem of seagulls in many coastal towns in Aberdeenshire will be hosted by Karen Adam MSP.
Flood and coastal erosion tackled 17 September 2021 The establishment of a Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Centre of Excellence aims to help tackle the climate crisis.
Council unveils plans to transform lido 17 September 2021 Excitement surrounds plans by South Lakeland District Council to bring a derelict lido back to life after a start date was announced.
Revealed: Most expensive coastal resorts 17 September 2021 The most expensive places to buy a property around the coastline of mainland Britain have been revealed, as people flock to move to the seaside.
Source: Daily Mail
Coastal defences plan revealed 17 September 2021 Plans for coastal defences, a new sandy beach, and promenade improvements for Rhos-on-Sea have been revealed to the public.
Photographers capture maritime heritage 17 September 2021 An aerial shot of a trawler has been named as the overall winner of this year's Shipwrecked Mariners' Society photography competition.
£320k bid for coastal City of Culture 10 September 2021 East Suffolk Council has committed £100,000 to developing its City of Culture bid with Great Yarmouth and Gorleston to give it “the best chance possible” of winning.
Minister chairs flood-risk roundtable 10 September 2021 More than £146 million will be invested in over 150 flood coastal erosion schemes across Yorkshire and the Humber this year.
Fishing campaigners call for urgent action 10 September 2021 Campaigners have joined anglers, fishers and businesses to call for urgent action to protect coastal communities and seas.
Blackpool to open entertainment museum 10 September 2021 A £13m family-friendly museum is set to showcase the stories of the comedians, acrobats, dancers and other entertainers who made Blackpool a vacation destination.
Source: Place North West
Seaside town to hold first arts festival 10 September 2021 An art group known for placing copies of famous paintings around Crome is hosting its first arts festival.
Debate over wind farm proposals 10 September 2021 A nine-week public consultation on plans to expand an offshore wind farm has divided residents on the West Sussex coast.
Source: Bognor Regis Observer
'Line in Sand' highlights climate emergency 10 September 2021 A human 'line in the sand' event aims to highlight climate emergency facing coastal communities in Scotland.
Builder unveils disability friendly coastal path 10 September 2021 A stretch of the South West Coastal Path in Cornwall has been improved so it is accessible to people with disabilities.
Pupils address coastal climate crisis 10 September 2021 Local students are set to work with Lancaster University researchers to create visualisations of local coastal "pasts and futures".
Source: Lancaster Guardian
Emergency plea after cliff collapse 10 September 2021 Emergency services are pleading with locals and visitors to take care when the coastline following a recent cliff collapse.
Source: The Orcadian
National Trust protects coastal habitat 10 September 2021 A conservation project to help retain vital saltmarsh habitat in the Blackwater Estuary over the next century is underway at Northey Island in Essex.
Exhibition highlights coastal plastic pollution 10 September 2021 An environmental art exhibition exploring the problem of coastal plastic pollution includes hundreds of items washed up on North East beaches.
Seaside town debates need for change 27 August 2021 BBC News is following the fortunes of the levelling up agenda in the seaside town of Rhyl, which has the two poorest neighbourhoods in Wales.
Source: Salvation Army
Coast will miss out on ‘Levelling Up’ 27 August 2021 Coastal communities are among those most likely to miss out from the government's "levelling up" funding, despite being some of the most deprived.
Source: Salvation Army
Coastal youngsters 'fall between cracks' 27 August 2021 There is little or no co-ordinated provision in many rural areas to tackle inequalities and put young people at the heart of Covid-recovery, says a report.
Source: National Youth Agency
Pleas for action against seagulls 27 August 2021 Moray Council’s Conservative group want to ask the Scottish Government for help to end the gull misery for coastal communities.
Call to end coastal parking chaos 27 August 2021 A tourism leader has called on councils and businesses to follow the lead set by Portmeirion in building a dedicated parking facility for motorhomes.
Work commences on heritage centre 27 August 2021 The Marine Group Marine Services team has commenced work on the Saundersfoot Coastal Schooner Maritime Heritage Centre project.
Uncrowded beaches easier to find 27 August 2021 Finding the best UK beach to visit on a staycation has become easier with the help of a new app.
Fisheries funding schemes open 27 August 2021 Four funding rounds have opened for applications to help support the fishing and seafood sector in England.
Cornwall housing crisis protest in Truro 27 August 2021 Protests about the housing crisis in Cornwall spilled on to the streets of Truro today with the promise of more demonstrations to come.
Listed status for Blackpool heritage 27 August 2021 Key elements of Blackpool’s seaside heritage have been given national protection in recognition of their historical significance.
Source: The Gazette
Coast at risk from global warming 13 August 2021 Global warming could become a major problem for the coast – with potentially catastrophic flooding unless action is taken.
Map shows impact of rising sea levels 13 August 2021 Vast swathes of Norfolk will face regular flooding by 2030, a map showing how rising sea levels will impact the county reveals.
Call for action on climate change 13 August 2021 A Cornwall-based charity is urging the government to 'act now' over the climate crisis, as a new report issues a stark warning.
Residents join flood defence talks 13 August 2021 Anglesey Council is to consult on plans to help protect homes and businesses in Red Wharf Bay from more severe flooding.
NHS 'emergency' in seaside towns 13 August 2021 A Yorkshire peer has claimed that GP surgeries along the region’s coastal areas are facing funding issues which are causing additional challenges on hospitals.
Coastal communities face 'housing crisis' 13 August 2021 A local councillor has warned that communities on the north Northumberland coast are in the middle of a housing crisis.
National status for coastal walk? 13 August 2021 Plans to turn the iconic Coast to Coast walk into a National Trail have been welcomed by long-time campaigner and Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Concern over Cornish housing crisis 13 August 2021 A housing crisis in Cornwall is leaving people unable to find anywhere to live due to a massive increase in demand.
Top seaside town for electric cars 13 August 2021 Weymouth has come out top in a new poll of the most electric car-friendly places for a staycation.
Seagull problem is getting ‘ridiculous’ 13 August 2021 A Fife MSP has said the local authority has to do more to tackle the menace of seagulls “terrorising” people.
£850k fund for coastal areas 13 August 2021 A fund to support local regeneration and sustainable development around Scotland’s coast has opened for a second round of applications.
Source: Strathspey Herald
Poor coastal health must be tackled 02 August 2021 Those living in seaside towns face lower life expectancies and higher rates of many major diseases compared to people in inland areas.
Residents welcome coastal health report 02 August 2021 Local communities have welcome a report highlighting the challenges around mental health and deprivation in coastal towns.
The lure of new coastal life 02 August 2021 More people are moving from cities to a seaside town, compared with before the coronavirus pandemic.
App shows beach crowd levels 02 August 2021 Sun seekers are being urged to download an app before heading to the beach to stop beauty spots from becoming overcrowded.
Council bids for Levelling Up funding 02 August 2021 North Devon Council is making a bid, with Ilfracombe at its heart, for investment in infrastructure improvements and regenerate deprived town centres.
Support for City of Culture bid 02 August 2021 Great Yarmouth and East Suffolk Council have received the backing of local groups in the race to becoming the UK City of Culture in 2025.
High hopes for seaweed farmers 02 August 2021 Farming seaweed could provide an alternative source of income for fishing communities.
Council unveils Get Out Get Active 02 August 2021 Blackpool Council has revealed details of its Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme – encouraging disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together.
Communities may not get flood defences 01 August 2021 More funding will have to be found if projects to protect the local coastline are to go ahead, civic chiefs have warned.
Source: Advertiser and Times
Coastal councils bid for City of Culture 16 July 2021 Two councils have announced plans for a joint bid for UK City of Culture 2025 – to showcase coastal culture, diversity and people.
'Sleepwalking' into coastal erosion warning 16 July 2021 Some areas of Wales at risk of coastal erosion could be "sleepwalking into oblivion" due to climate change.
Coastal landfills risk leaking into sea 16 July 2021 Historic landfills – those built before the introduction of stringent environmental regulation – are a ticking time bomb, say scientists.
Source: Queen Mary University of London
£15m bid to transform Weston super Mare 16 July 2021 Weston’s Tropicana could be transformed into an 8,000-seat arena, following a £15million bid for levelling up funding.
Source: The Weston Mercury
New seafood champion for Cumbria 16 July 2021 Cumrbia Wildlife Trust has launched a My Local Catch project in to celebrate local seafood and to promote low-impact fishing.
Source: North-West Mail
35 projects to promote Yorkshire coast 16 July 2021 Yorkshire Coast BID has pledged its support towards more than 35 projects to help the local economy to bounce back after a challenging 18 months.
Source: Business Up North
New £3m fund to help marine tourism 16 July 2021 A NEW £3 million investment fund for boat-based tourism in Scotland will promote the sustainable development of the marine sector.
Source: Shetland News
Police jet ski tackles antisocial behaviour 16 July 2021 Police will use a jet ski provided by Maldon District Council to tackle antisocial behaviour on the Essex coast and waterways.
Source: Maldon Standard
Minister visits Dorset 5G project 16 July 2021 Better digital infrastructure for Dorset has been shown to a government minister as the county strives to be at the forefront of mobile phone technology.
Call for help over coastal parking 15 July 2021 A councillor calls on police to take action on ‘inconsiderate and dangerous’ parking on the Northumberland coast.
Arts Council funds Lyme Regis event 15 July 2021 ARTS Council England has announced funding for a dance and poetry event to take place on Lyme Regis seafront.
Government responds to seaside towns report 25 June 2021 The government has updated its response to the House of Lords Select Committee on the future of seaside towns.
Staycation summer 'good for tourism' 25 June 2021 A growing trend for staycations in the face of foreign travel uncertainty could help coastal areas bounce back.
Source: Exmouth Journal
Railway boost from coastal fund 25 June 2021 The Mid Wales project has received a £300,000 boost from the Welsh Coastal Communities Fund.
Funding to help safeguard sand dunes 25 June 2021 Cornwall is getting a share of £150m from the Flood and Coastal Innovative Resilience Programme to help safeguard its sand dunes.
£1.25m cycleway officially opens 25 June 2021 A new £1.25m cycleway along Cumbria's Solway Coast has been officially opened.
£3m fund for boat-based tourism 25 June 2021 A £3 million fund has been launched to help promote the sustainable development of Scotland’s marine tourism sector.
£20m revamp plan for Sussex coast 25 June 2021 ARUN District Council will submit a bid to the government’s Levelling Up Fund in the hope of receiving £20m to pay for two projects.
Covid prayers held on coastal path 25 June 2021 About 3,000 Christians formed prayer groups at one-mile intervals along a coastal path to pray for those bereaved by the pandemic.
Work starts on £6m flood defences 25 June 2021 Work is underway on a new £6.4m scheme that will help to defend Porthcawl from flooding and any potential future rise in sea levels.
Map predicts impact of climate change 25 June 2021 An interactive map shows the British seaside spots likely to be wiped out by 2050 because of rising sea levels caused by global warming.
Source: Mail Online
G7: Coastal residents in global spotlight 11 June 2021 The Cornish coastal town of St Ives and neighbouring village of Carbis Bay are in full view of the world this week.
Folkestone launches nationwide campaign 11 June 2021 Climate activists launched a four-day creative campaign to in Folkestone to highlight rising sea levels ahead of G7 summit in Cornwall.
Villages turned into 'coastal ghost towns' 11 June 2021 Locals are being priced out of villages and towns in north and west Wales as second home owners snap up coastal properties.
Coastal Connections launches video 11 June 2021 A NEW video has been launched to showcase a portfolio of 18 projects across the county, co-ordinated by Dorset Coastal Connections.
Huge project for seaside town 11 June 2021 A major project featuring a cinema and three food and drink outlets is moving forward, despite disruption caused by the pandemic.
Source: Liverpool Echo
Coast could benefit from £2m funding 11 June 2021 Arun District Council will submit a bid to the government’s Levelling Up Fund in the hope of receiving £20m to pay for two coastal projects.
Source: Littlehapmton Gazette
Scheme enhances coastal facilities 11 June 2021 Facilities in Tenby for local people and visitors with disabilities have been enhanced this week as part of Tenby Town Council’s ongoing ‘Accessible Tenby’ project.
Source: Tenby Today
Resorts appeal for common sense 11 June 2021 The owners of Somerset’s holiday parks and resorts have urged holidaymakers to use their common sense and act respectfully over the summer.
Source: Chew Valley Gazette
Coastal town proposes neighbourhood plan 11 June 2021 Community leaders in Southwold are encouraging residents to have their say on the resort's proposed neighbourhood plan before it is submitted for inspection.
Deadline looms for coastal fund 11 June 2021 Expressions of interest in a fund which supports coastal communities throughout the Scottish Highlands must be received before 14 June.
Source: Northern Times
BID urges visitors to go beyond beach 04 June 2021 A coastal business improvement district has funded 50,000 guides to encourage tourists to venture “beyond the beach”.
Staycations forces out coastal tenants 04 June 2021 From Cornwall to Kent, people are driven out of popular destinations where landlords favour short lets for tourists.
Source: The Guardian
Coastal homes cost up to £24k more 04 June 2021 House-buyers joining the exodus to the seaside in the past year typically waved goodbye to an extra £24,055, experts revealed.
Residents lose homes to holiday lets 04 June 2021 Residents of a picturesque Welsh hamlet fear their community will be lost as most houses are only used as holiday homes.
Holiday homes outnumber residents 04 June 2021 Residents of a small village fear their community will be lost forever as most of the homes are being used for holiday lets.
Boost for 4G coverage this summer 04 June 2021 People visiting coastal towns this summer will have greater access to 4G coverage, as EE announced plans to boost network capacity.
Residents to bid for recovery fund 04 June 2021 Coastal communities in Ross-shire are being invited to stake a claim to a share of funding pot aimed to supporting projects which benefit locals.
Source: Ross-shire Journal
No white palm tree for Cleethorpes 04 June 2021 Plans to install a giant 72ft white palm tree in Cleethorpes have been cancelled due to “escalating costs” and delays brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Car parks packed as summer begins 03 June 2021 Coastal towns around Somerset are relishing visitors after the Covid pandemic significantly reduced tourism numbers over the past year.
Temporary car park eases congestion 03 June 2021 A temporary carpark on the site of a proposed £1m is being used to help ease coastal congestion in a Northumberland seaside village.
Town hopes for levelling-up funding 28 May 2021 Community leaders are preparing a bid for Clacton-on-Sea to receive a share of the government's Levelling Up Fund - with hopes it could attract more people to the coastal resort.
£67m flood projection project 28 May 2021 A multi-million-pound scheme of works to protect a coastal town has taken a significant step forward.
Village fears summer of parking woes 28 May 2021 People in a North Norfolk village say they fear a repeat of last year's parking chaos as a hectic 'staycation summer' looms.
Coastal towns secure share of £39m 28 May 2021 Chatham, Dover and Ramsgate are among seven areas in the South East to benefit from a £39 million boost, the government has confirmed.
£880k awarded to Morecambe Bay 28 May 2021 Morecambe Bay has been awarded £880,000 in funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to help the community recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Call to tackle coastal housing now 28 May 2021 Welsh first minister Minister Mark Drakeford is asked make a statement on the availability of housing in the local market in Anglesey.
Plan to create Humber coastal path 28 May 2021 People are being asked to have their say on plans to improve a 50-mile stretch of the Lincolnshire coast between Mablethorpe and the Humber Bridge.
Homes 'will merge seaside villages' 28 May 2021 Residents and campaigners in Dorset highlight planning applications they say mean the threat of significant new developments.
Source: Chichester Observer
Seafront café moves to final phase 27 May 2021 Work on a new £1.5m beachside café in Felixstowe is entering its final phase - and the attraction is set to open this summer.
Summit bid to save Chichester Harbour 25 May 2021 Action must address the root causes of declining water quality and damage to natural habitats in Chichester Harbour, a multi-industry summit has agreed.
Source: Chichester Observer
Plans to replace seafront boardwalk 24 May 2021 An ambitious £523,000 project to replace a dilapidated seafront boardwalk in Inverness will go out to public consultation next month.
Source: Inverness Courier
Garden shines spotlight on coast 23 May 2021 Logan Botanic Garden is hosting the adventurous Wildflowers of Coastal Cliffs exhibition in collaboration with Rhins of Galloway Coast Path Project.
Source: Galloway Gazette
Seaside attractions reopen at last 20 May 2021 Coastal attractions have reopened as the government eases lockdown measures for indoor hospitality venues, hotels and B&Bs.
Source: Manchester Evening News
Ship building could 'level up' coastal towns 20 May 2021 Could a revitalised national shipbuilding strategy help Boris Johnson meet his "levelling up" ambitions in coastal communities?
Source: Daily Express
Debate over second home-owners 20 May 2021 As Norfolk’s coastal areas deal with the challenges of second homeowners, is now the time for legal measures to protect communities?
'Lobster tourism' to boost coast 20 May 2021 Special excursions and the promotion of locally-caught shellfish could raise the profile of “lobster tourism” along the east coast.
Coastal erosion plan launched 20 May 2021 The Environment Agency has launched its annual action plan outlining ways to prevent coastal erosion in England.
Source: The Planner
Have your say on coastal path 20 May 2021 Natural England is calling for the public to have their say on proposals to improve public access along a 120-mile stretch of coast around the Humber estuary.
Religious walks boost heritage tourism 20 May 2021 The Wales Coast Path has released a series of walking routes to showcase the religious sites of coastal Wales.
£90k funding for coastal town 20 May 2021 Historic parts of the high street in coastal Lowestoft are set to be celebrated as part of a new cultural programme.
Green light for £6m development 20 May 2021 Builders have been given the go-ahead to start work on 20 new industrial units at a thriving business park in Scarborough.
Best coastal spots revealed ahead of 'staycation summer' 14 May 2021 Britain’s best seaside destinations are being highlighted ahead of a big summer getaway expected to be particularly popular for UK holidays.
Source: Yorkshire Evening Post
Drug testing coastal bars and pubs 14 May 2021 Lincolnshire Police carry out drug testing at over 20 coastal bars and pubs in Skegness, Ingoldmells and Chapel St Leonards.
Green light for coastal business park 14 May 2021 Developers say the go-ahead for a new business park in Scarborough will bring new enterprises to the region.
5G sensors to improve coastal safety 14 May 2021 Special 5G connected sensors are to be deployed along the Jurassic Coast to monitor land stability and cliff movement.
Source: The Engineer
Plan to help south-east coast recover 14 May 2021 The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) has outlined its plan to help boost the region's economy after both the pandemic and Brexit.
Coastal pledge too little too late? 14 May 2021 A Conservative pledge to give more support to coastal areas on the Isle of Wight is too late, claim opposition leaders.
Assurances over £3m coastal project 14 May 2021 Community leaders in Southwold say a £3m plan for new office and retail units are still "going forward" in Southwold.
Boardwalk landscaping about to begin 14 May 2021 The next step is set to be taken in the transformation of a popular boardwalk in Stonehaven, north-east Scotland.
Measuring resilience to coastal change 30 April 2021 The government says it is working out how to measure changes in resilience to flooding and coastal change over time.
Coast 'can cope' with visitor surge 30 April 2021 A Norfolk council is preparing for a summer of increased visitors with a new park and ride, extra parking and new food stalls for local businesses.
North-east celebrates Heritage Coast status 30 April 2021 A STRETCH of North-East coastline once blighted by industry is celebrating 20 years of Heritage Coast status, placing it on the same footing as Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.
Vision unveiled for Isle of Wight 30 April 2021 The Conservatives have set out their vision for securing the renaissance of seaside towns and villages across the Isle of Wight.
Caithness cash from coastal fund 30 April 2021 A dozen community projects can move ahead as more than £300,000 is distributed around Caithness from the Highland coastal communities fund.
Ultrafast broadband delivery welcomed 30 April 2021 A coastal town is benefitting from better broadband after the line was upgraded to bring faster speeds.
£2.5m project to help young people 30 April 2021 Coastal youngsters are among those who will benefit from a £2.5m project to increase opportunities for young people in the outdoor sector.
Cash needed to save coastal tower 30 April 2021 A fundraising campaign to save a historic storm tower on the cliffs above Bude in Cornwall.
Pub researcher wanted for coastal job 30 April 2021 Lincolnshire County Council is looking for a lover of pubs and history as part of its efforts to preserve coastal inns.
Artworks installed for coastal project 30 April 2021 England's Creative Coast includes projects in Gravesend, Margate and Folkestone, which hope to engage locals and visitors to Kent.
Coastal village 'among friendliest places' 29 April 2021 Residents in the seaside village of Highcliffe are celebrating after the Dorset village was named one of the friendliest neighbourhoods in the UK.
Coastal recovery 'will be tracked' 16 April 2021 The recovery of 10 coastal towns in England will be tracked to ensure they recovers as coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease.
Park-and-ride for busy seaside towns 16 April 2021 Park-and-ride schemes could be introduced to help busy seaside towns cope with an expected influx of summer tourists.
Railway boost from coastal fund 16 April 2021 A project by the world’s first preserved railway in Mid Wales has received a £300,000 boost from the Welsh Coastal Communities Fund.
Extra money could see seaside investment 16 April 2021 All 33 town and parish councils on the Isle of Wight will receive extra funding to help boost tourism this summer.
Second homes 'socially purge' coastal areas 16 April 2021 Increasing housing costs are forcing local people away from coastal areas, a councillor has said.
Concern over cuts to coastal bus services 16 April 2021 Coastal communities could be severely impacted by bus service cuts, warns a Scottish politician.
Towns to share improvement scheme 16 April 2021 Plans to spend £1m to improve Filey, Whitby and Scarborough seafronts look set to get the go-ahead.
Island is popular location for homes 16 April 2021 A south Essex coastal town has been named as one of the fastest places to sell a property in Britain.
Source: Basildon Echo
'Stay away' warning from coastal cliff 16 April 2021 Urgent warnings have been issued for people to 'stay away' from a stretch of the west Dorset coast following a massive cliff fall.
Dredging not to blame for erosion 16 April 2021 Licensed dredging off Sandown Bay is not impacting the Isle of Wight's coastline, says a local MP.
Innovative projects to protect against flooding 09 April 2021 Cutting-edge forecasting and natural management schemes are to be trialled in 25 areas to combat flooding.
Details of fisheries and seafood scheme 09 April 2021 The Fisheries and Seafood Scheme will provide financial support for projects in England that secure sustainable growth across the fishing sector.
Enjoy our coastline responsibly – council 09 April 2021 Somerset council says covid wardens will be present along Minehead beach and in the town centre to offer help and advice to visitors.
£6m for beacons for flood warnings 09 April 2021 Huge new beacons will be put in place in Southend to raise the alarm if there is a risk of flooding.
Source: Echo News
Plan for marine park met with interest 09 April 2021 A proposal to create a series of 10 marine national parks including one covering the Wash and north Norfolk has been met with interest.
Source: Fakenham Times
£600k fund to prepare for tourists 09 April 2021 A £600,000 fund to support the economic recovery in the South Hams’ main towns and to prepare for the influx of tourists has been agreed.
Tuna return 'could boost tourism' 09 April 2021 The return of giant bluefin tuna to waters off the Welsh coast presents a "massive opportunity" for tourism, fishing groups have said.
‘Left behind neighbourhoods’ disconnected 09 April 2021 People in many coastal areas are disconnected from urban centres and essential services due to poor public transport and low car ownership.
Source: Campaign for Better Transport
Residents fear cliff collapse from storms 09 April 2021 Winter storms which led to erosion to sand dunes protecting a coastal village have left one homeowner "hanging on by my teeth".
Funding scheme launched for coastal groups 09 April 2021 Two of East Suffolk Council's community partnerships will reopen their small grant schemes in the coming weeks and months.
How marina became lockdown haven 09 April 2021 Sunderland Marina has recently been chosen as the location for some ambitious restoration projects.
Communities explore £100,000 grant fund 08 April 2021 Coastal communities are welcoming the benefits of a dedicated fund designed to breathe new life into seaside spots around Easter Ross in Scotland)
Covid: Plan to 'spruce up' coastal areas 29 March 2021 All coastal towns in England will be eligible for government funding to help them reopen as restrictions are eased, under new plans set out by ministers.
£56m seaside ‘welcome back’ fund 29 March 2021 England’s high streets and coastal towns will be given funding to help them reopen safely when coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
Coastal running challenge launched 29 March 2021 An innovative coastal running challenge – part of Copeland Council’s Connecting Cumbria’s Hidden Coast programme - has been launched virtually.
Call for action on holiday home loophole 29 March 2021 A government plan to tighten a loophole enabling holiday let owners in England to avoid paying council tax could encourage similar action in Wales.
Source: South Wales Argus
Flood defences protect 48,000 homes 25 March 2021 A scheme to protect 48,000 homes in Lincolnshire marks the end of a six-year period of government investment in flood and coastal defences.
'Freeports' could leave communities behind 25 March 2021 Maritime UK say at least some of the benefits handed out to the eight new freeport locations should be utilised across the coast.
Call for coastal al fresco dining 25 March 2021 A Southend councillor has called for a slice of £56m government funding to help the town's coastal pubs and restaurants launch al fresco dining.
Source: Basildon Echo
PM backs campaign against dock closure 25 March 2021 Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed a campaign to stop the closure of docks where hundreds of skilled jobs are at risk.
Coastal path upgrade 'huge asset' 25 March 2021 A coastal footpath at John O'Groats has undergone a transformation in the latest improvement project carried out by the local development trust.
Source: Caithness Courier
£20m Green Shipbuilding fund launched 24 March 2021 Hydrogen-powered vessels and e-charge points at ports could soon become a common sight on our seas and in our coastal towns.
Hopes of £5.2m lido renovation 24 March 2021 The historic Grange Lido in south Lakeland, Cumbria, could be restored to its former glory after a raft of renovations were agreed.
How Covid changed where we want to live 19 March 2021 The coronavirus pandemic has changed where we want to live – with coastal areas increasingly popular.
Seaside town 'well-placed' to recover from pandemic 19 March 2021 Great Yarmouth is well placed to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, say local leaders.
Businesses benefit from coastal fund 19 March 2021 A NEW project in Rhyl is to receive a share of a funding pot thanks to a Welsh Government cash injection.
£7m beach management reduces flood risk 19 March 2021 Sand will be topped up on beaches between Saltfleet and Gibraltar Point, reducing the risk of flooding for Lincolnshire's coastal communities.
Council looks to stem coastal erosion 19 March 2021 Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet have approved a new strategy for managing coastal flooding and erosion risks.
Funding boost for coastal harbour 19 March 2021 Fraserburgh Harbour is set to receive more than £500,000 from a Scottish Government fund.
Source: The Fraserburgh Herald
Cruise ships lined up to visit coastal port 19 March 2021 Tourism could benefit if a Northumberland town becomes Britain’s answer to the Croatian port of Dubrovnik, says a local councillor.
Millions pledged to regenerate coastal towns 19 March 2021 Margate is set to receive a massive £22 million in funding - and the district council will bid for up to £20 million to see the same happen in Ramsgate.
Disappointment over regional inequality plan 19 March 2021 A government announcement puts North Devon in the bottom priority category for a new package of funding to help areas recover from the pandemic.
Booze ban plan for seaside promenade 19 March 2021 A ban on drinking alcohol is being proposed for a seaside promenade in Hartlepool and parks across the town.
Source: Gazette Live
Calls to protect Kent coastline 19 March 2021 Calls have been made to protect hundreds of miles of coastline from the damaging effects of climate change.
Coastal warning after huge cliff fall 18 March 2021 A coastal warning has been issued in Somerset after a huge cliff fall occurred elsewhere in the UK this week.
High demand pushes up holiday prices 12 March 2021 UK seaside breaks look set to be more expensive this summer, with some coastal accommodation prices rising by an average of 35%.
Council measures to solve seagull problem 12 March 2021 Seagull-proof flaps are set to be fixed to litter bins in a bid to solve problems in a Northumberland coastal hotspot.
£25m town deal announced for Skegness 12 March 2021 Businesses in Skegness have welcomed news the resort is to be offered millions of pounds from the Government’s Towns Fund scheme.
Coastal projects for Somerset youngsters 12 March 2021 A new local environmental award scheme – called Somerset Schools Coastal Champions – has been launched for youngsters in the county.
Wind farm ports to 'create 6,000 jobs' 12 March 2021 Up to 6,000 jobs could be created by two new river ports to support offshore wind farms, the government has said.
Consultation on north-east coastal paths 12 March 2021 A public consultation been carried out to uncover how residents would like to see coastal footpaths improved in north-east Scotland.
Threat to coast from climate change 12 March 2021 The National Trust has warned that many of its most cherished coastal properties could be damaged forever by climate change.
Second home ‘blight’ on coastal communities 11 March 2021 Elderly residents of coastal towns feel lonely and isolated because a holiday home boom has left them living in streets with few neighbours.
Source: Coleraine Chronicle
Cash boost for Cornish coastal projects 11 March 2021 Two coastal community projects in Cornwall have been given a boost to make the Duchy a better place to live and visit.
Coastal partnerships help drive recovery 05 March 2021 How a coastal-based approach provides flexible, collaborative, inclusive and effective leadership for challenges faced by coastal communities.
Community Renewal Fund details unveiled 05 March 2021 The government has published details of its plan to help rebuild the economy, including cities to ex-industrial, rural and coastal communities.
Eight freeports to be created in England 05 March 2021 Eight English ports are to become low-tax freeports – which the government says will “unlock billions” in investment, trade and jobs.
Source: The Guardian
Freeports: What and where will they be? 05 March 2021 Chancellor Rishi Sunak says eight new freeports will help the coastal economy – but critics disagree.
Call for care ahead of visitors' return 05 March 2021 The leader of East Lindsey District Council is urging visitors to 'Care for our Communities' when they return to the coast.
How coastal towns are fighting back 05 March 2021 With staycations set to rise in popularity, seaside towns are once again. becoming hotspots for British holidaymakers.
Seaside town gets recovery boost 05 March 2021 A coastal town in north-east England is set to receive a boost in its connectivity capabilities through a new multi-million pound initiative.
Second homes impact on communities 05 March 2021 Second homes and holiday homes are having a detrimental impact on local seaside communities – fuelling rural isolation.
Source: Causeway Coast Community
Coastal projects improve Cornish communities 05 March 2021 Two coastal community projects in Cornwall have been given a boost to make the Duchy a better place to live and visit.
Council sets out Covid recovery plan 19 February 2021 Northumberland County Council has unveiled a plan to bring the county out of the coronavirus pandemic in a stronger position.
Source: News Post Leader
People urged not to visit coast for holidays 19 February 2021 People are being urged not to visit Cornwall for a holiday or to stay in a second home over the half term holiday.
Seaside holiday best bet this summer 19 February 2021 Coastal camp sites are experiencing a surge in bookings due to the coronavirus pandemic forcing people to holiday at home.
Source: Daily Mail
Warning over travelling to coastal spots 19 February 2021 Visitors are being asked to temporarily stay away from Hartlepool's coast to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Seaside towns ‘risk losing high street' 19 February 2021 Seaside towns are at risk of losing their high streets for good due to the Covid pandemic, research reveals.
Source: The Sun
Brexit caused 'perfect storm' for fishing 19 February 2021 The fishing industry which supports 2,000 jobs in Plymouth has been hit by a “perfect storm” of Covid-19 and Brexit, councillors heard.
Cleethorpes regeneration starts to take shape 19 February 2021 Funky street furniture is being installed as part of a project to regenerate the seafront in Cleethorpes.
Guidelines make it harder for holiday lets 19 February 2021 New planning guidelines could make it more difficult to build holiday lets in areas deemed to have too many second homes.
Groyne replacement work on track 19 February 2021 The project is part of a wider £1.9million scheme to eventually replace all 53 timber groynes along Bournemouth's beaches.
First section of boardwalk completed 19 February 2021 The Coastal Communities Fund has helped pave the way for a new boardwalk at Stonehaven which has opened to the public.
Coastal path project is well underway 19 February 2021 Progress is moving on apace on the Steinish Circular Coastal Trail, with construction work well underway on the first phase of the path.
Source: Stornaway Gazette
Surge in domestic holiday bookings 08 February 2021 Thousands of domestic holiday bookings are being made for the summer months as people choose to stay at home rather than travel abroad due to coronavirus.
Race to win summer visitors' hearts 08 February 2021 Torbay's tourism industry is looking ahead to the summer with confidence as it seeks to attract visitors following the Covid crisis.
Online guide to woo coastal visitors 08 February 2021 Virtual project funded by Discover England aims to encourage more people to visit the north-east coast.
Funding pledge to help seafood industry 08 February 2021 Money for the seafood and fishing industry has been allocated to help the sector deal with the impact of coronavirus and Brexit.
Bid to turn Solent into freeport 08 February 2021 A 'once-in-a-generation' bid has been made to attract up to £2bn in extra investment across the Solent.
Source: Portsmouth News
Work starts on new flood defence gates 08 February 2021 Construction work has started as part of a £34m scheme to improve Tilbury’s flood defences in Essex.
Source: Thurrock Gazette
£80m sea wall to reach new phase 08 February 2021 Work to complete the sea wall protecting the main line railway through Dawlish in Devon is expected to be completed by 2023.
Call for evidence on coastal erosion risk 08 February 2021 The government is asking for evidence on how to strengthen its future flood and coastal defence investment programme.
'Coastal erosion is being taken seriously' 08 February 2021 A Tendring councillor reiterates that he takes coastal erosion “incredibly seriously” after a resident raises concerns about sea defences.
Source: Clacton Gazette
New coastal path planned for Suffolk 08 February 2021 Proposals have been unveiled for a 39-mile path to be constructed between Bawdsey and Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast.
Lockdown advice for coastal walkers 08 February 2021 The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is asking people to follow government guidelines and think carefully if they are live close to the coast.
Coastal teenagers being 'left behind' 01 February 2021 Poor white teenagers in England's coastal are among those least likely to go to university, warns the watchdog for fair access.
Head teacher questions survey findings 01 February 2021 A school principal has refuted the idea that "nobody from Great Yarmouth goes to university" after a study found coastal teenagers are among those least likely to consider higher education.
Covid-19 sparks UK holiday boom 01 February 2021 Would-be holidaymakers are thinking of opting for UK destinations this summer - with bookings coming in "thick and fast".
Coastal towns 'Mecca for Covidiots' 01 February 2021 A motion calling for "more support" for the UK coast has been put to one northern council amid a surge in anti-social behaviour linked to Covid-19 lockdown rules.
Source: Daily Mirror
Flood investigation underway in Bangor 01 February 2021 Gwynedd Council now preparing the design for a coastal flood alleviation scheme.
Have your say on coastal path plan 01 February 2021 Aberdeenshire Council is inviting communities to play an active role in an engagement process focusing on the north-east coastal path corridor.
Community group to protect sand dunes 01 February 2021 A new community group has been set up to help protect Newquay’s sand dunes and the fragile ecosystems they support.
Marine tourism restart fund launched 01 February 2021 A £2.5 million fund to help adventure and marine tourism businesses in Scotland prepare for the 2021 season has been launched by Visit Scotland.
Source: Royal Yachting Association
Coastguards join Covid-19 effort 01 February 2021 Coastguards are on hand to help non-Covid patients before ambulance staff are able to attend in Suffolk.
£300m theme park for Blackpool 01 February 2021 Rides and attractions based on ‘unsolved mysteries’ including the pyramids and aliens could soon be built on 17 acres of land in Blackpool.
Save our Seaside: How can coastal communities recover from pandemic? 25 January 2021 Coastal council leaders are calling on businesses to be ready for an 'influx of tourism' after coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
Coastal councils want £5 tax hikes 25 January 2021 Councils along Lincolnshire’s east coast want to increase their share of council tax by almost £5 due to challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic
Speech: A vision for UK seas 25 January 2021 Environment Minister Rebecca Pow sets out the government's vision for our seas at the 2021 Coastal Futures conference.
Government to compensate fish exporters 25 January 2021 A government scheme has been set up so companies hit by Brexit red tape delays can claim up to £100k if they have suffered 'genuine loss'.
Lockdown sparks rise in coastal visitors 25 January 2021 The trust which manages Fife’s countryside and coast has reported a huge rise in the number of people heading outdoors during the pandemic.
Tech firm relocates to coastal hub 25 January 2021 A pioneering international nano technology sensor manufacturer has opened its UK headquarters at Torbay’s £8million tech innovation centre.
New stretch of coastal path approved 25 January 2021 Natural England has given the go-ahead for plans to open a 26-mile coastal path between Whitstable and Iwade.
Take part in coastal art project 25 January 2021 A new community art project is encouraging people taking their lockdown exercise to take short video clips of the coastal landscape and wildlife.
Source: Market Rasen Mail
Designers picked for £2m project 24 January 2021 AN ambitious £2million project to improve a coastal community has moved one step closer to becoming a reality after a talented design team was appointed.
Source: Essex County Standard
New bid to reintroduce eagles to Norfolk 24 January 2021 Local communities are being consulted on plans by conservationists to reintroduce the white-tailed sea eagle to the Norfolk coast.
Cash could be on cards for coast 15 January 2021 Help will be in store for coastal towns following the pandemic, Fylde MP Mark Menzies has been assured.
Fishing scaled back as exports halt 15 January 2021 A local fleet has almost suspended fishing to avoid high quality seafood from being wasted in export bottlenecks created by post-Brexit red-tape.
Source: Shetland News
Brexit delays risk £50k of shellfish 15 January 2021 A fourth-generation shellfish wholesaler says her business is hanging in the balance due to border problems and uncertainty over paperwork.
Seafood industry faces end, warns exporter 15 January 2021 Post-Brexit export problems could end the seafood industry on England's south coast, says a Dorset fish merchant.
PM urged to move on fishing deals 15 January 2021 Lack of a post-brexit distant-waters fishing deal means one of the UK's biggest trawlers with a 100-strong crew remains tied up in port.
Fishing industry 'needs urgent help' 15 January 2021 A council leader has written to Government to complain about EU trade deal – and ask for funds and decommissioning scheme.
Coronavirus: Police fine coastal visitors 15 January 2021 More than 30 people were fined in Norfolk over the weekend for breaching the COVID-19 restrictions.
Source: Norfolk Police
Coastal projects net £300k of support 15 January 2021 Fife coastal communities have benefitted from over £320,000 of grant money from the Crown Estate in the last two years.
Tuna 'is future for coastal economy' 15 January 2021 The arrival of Atlantic bluefin tuna in the waters off Torbay has been hailed as a lifeline to the dwindling charter boat industry.
Boost for coastal tourism project 15 January 2021 The Newburgh Seal Viewing Project has received a boost after securing funding from the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund. (Source: Grampian Online)
Beach hut and chalet shake-up 15 January 2021 People who rent beach chalets face having to hand back their lease if they no longer live in Brighton and Hove.
Hospice raises £77k for coastal families 14 January 2021 A coastal hospice has raised £77,000 for families in Suffolk as part of its Christmas campaign.
Brexit deal: What it means for fishing 08 January 2021 Some parts of the industry - such as shellfish - are totally dependent on such exports.
Fishing crews 'worse off' after Brexit 08 January 2021 A former chairman of the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations says the sector is worse off after Brexit.
Fishing ‘sold down river’ on Brexit 08 January 2021 Newquay’s harbour community has accused the Government of “selling the fishing industry down the river” to get a Brexit free trade deal.
Source: Newquay Voice
Newlyn is now official fishing port 08 January 2021 Newlyn is finally a 'designated port' for fish and crustacean landings, recognised on the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) list.
£2.7m for Ramsgate high Street 08 January 2021 Ramsgate High Street will benefit from nearly £3m of extra investment thanks to support from the government.
Scarborough wins coastal protection award 08 January 2021 Scarborough Borough Council’s projects team is celebrating a national award for improving protection from the sea along the Yorkshire coast.
Source: The Scarborough News
Barnstaple to secure £6m in funding 08 January 2021 Millions of pounds are set to be invested into Barnstaple, but there’s bitter disappointment across the River Torridge as Bideford misses out.
£3.5m boost secures fishing industry 08 January 2021 A £3.5m upgrade of Hornsea boat compound is benefiting the resort’s fishermen and visitors to the seaside town.
Green light for Otter Valley project 08 January 2021 East Devon District Council has approved a pioneering project to help a river valley on England’s Jurassic Coast adapt to climate change.
#13.7m for Great Yarmouth town centre 08 January 2021 A huge overhaul of Great Yarmouth town centre will take a leap forward, thanks to £13.7m in government funding.
Residents kick off about cycle path 07 January 2021 Flooding and damage are just two problems residents have raised in regards to the work being carried out for a new cycle path.
£2.4m plastic waste seafront hub 14 December 2020 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 14 December 2020 An investigation report into the impact of storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge this year will come before councillors in early 2021.
Stunning video showcases new walks 14 December 2020 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.
Call to suspend coastal power projects 14 December 2020 Campaigners say huge proposed power projects could “cause permanent and indefensible damage” to the Suffolk coast.
Coastal buoys involved in 5G trial 14 December 2020 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 14 December 2020 A cafe left hanging above a beach after high seas washed away part of the surrounding dunes has been demolished near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Work starts on derelict coastal pool 14 December 2020 Construction has started on an outdoor pool in Pittenweem, south of Cellardyke – and it is hoped the renovation could be completed by late February.
Army supports coastal flood defence 14 December 2020 The armed forces are being trained to protect Lowestoft families and businesses from severe flooding this winter.
Plan to tackle holiday homes issue 14 December 2020 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 14 December 2020 The government has published advice on ways owners, tenants or occupiers of affected land may can object to a coastal access report.
Local history along coastal walkway 11 December 2020 Local historians have teamed up with a seaside festival and a water company for an exclusive exhibition alongside the coastal walkway in Bangor.
Source: Belfast Newsletter
10 projects boosted by coastal fund 11 December 2020 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.
Work to start on £49m port project 11 December 2020 Initial work can get under way on the Stornoway Deep Water Terminal following confirmation of £49m investment package.
Source: The Construction Index
Scheme to protect homes and coastline 11 December 2020 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 10 December 2020 A local branch of the RNLI, which has rescued countless people since it was formed in 1824, has started an online fundraising drive.
Coronavirus 'killing seaside resorts' 03 December 2020 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 03 December 2020 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.
Source: APPG Hospitality & Tourism
Coastal season extension called off 03 December 2020 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.
'Big demand' for coastal homes 03 December 2020 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 03 December 2020 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 03 December 2020 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 03 December 2020 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 02 December 2020 Revised plans have been given the go-ahead for an improved visitor centre at Northam Burrows in north Devon.
Essential funding for coastal foodbank 02 December 2020 The Homeless In Teignbridge Support (HITS) foodbank in Devon has been given a helping hand after applying for support.
Opportunity to manage inshore fisheries 02 December 2020 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 02 December 2020 The final phase of the West Bay Coastal Defence Improvements Scheme is due to start in Dorset.
Coast to benefit from 'levelling up' fund 27 November 2020 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 27 November 2020 Workington MP Mark Jenkinson called for urgent action to tackle the erosion on a west Cumbrian coastal road.
Coastal towns 'among happiest places' 27 November 2020 The Cornish coastal town of St Ives is the happiest place to live in Great Britain, suggests a survey.
Cultural arts project for Cleethorpes 27 November 2020 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 26 November 2020 Natural England has published proposals to improve publish access to The Wash on the Lincolnshire and Norfolk coast.
New fisheries plan for Brightlingsea 26 November 2020 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 26 November 2020 Bathing water quality at a North Wales beach is rated ‘good’ after an innovative project developed at Aberystwyth University.
County to get share of coastal fund 25 November 2020 A total of £700,407 has been earmarked for projects in Sutherland from the Highland Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: The Northern Times
£400k for Scottish coastal fund 25 November 2020 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 20 November 2020 Brexit responsibilities could leave Tendring council in Essex out of pocket, taxpayers have been warned.
Seaside village top for house prices 20 November 2020 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 20 November 2020 At least seven freeports will be created in England to “turbo-charge post-Brexit trade” – boosting the economy and creating thousands of jobs.
"Rock armour" protects Somerset coast 20 November 2020 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.
SEPA launches flood warning service 20 November 2020 A new coastal flood warning service aims to provide local flood warnings to communities and businesses.
Source: Stornoway Gazette
Sea power concern over high tides 20 November 2020 Tons of sand are being moved along the coast to repair beaches ravaged in recent high tides.
Peer pledges action on coastal erosion 19 November 2020 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 19 November 2020 A free interactive map for smartphones is making it easier for visitors to discover the delights of the Norfolk coast.
Heritage funding for community projects 19 November 2020 Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has handed grants to projects which help promote coastal life as part of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.
Source: The Edinburgh Reporter
Campaign launched for coastal path 19 November 2020 Local businesses are backing a campaign to protect the south-west coastal path from increasing extreme weather.
Work to start on resort ‘furniture’ 18 November 2020 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 18 November 2020 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 13 November 2020 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 13 November 2020 Dozens of north-east businesses have secured cash designed to help town centres recover from the economic impact of Covid-19.
Apply for flood resilience programme 13 November 2020 The Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme will help communities improve resilience to flooding and coastal change.
Source: Defra & Environment Agency
Coastal flood warning for Western Isles 13 November 2020 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 13 November 2020 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 13 November 2020 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.
Coastal ban for nuisance motorhomes 13 November 2020 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 13 November 2020 A scheme to turn Ness Point in Lowestoft into a landmark destination has seen work continuing over recent months.
Join south-west coastal committee 13 November 2020 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 12 November 2020 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.
Project lead for new coast initiative 11 November 2020 Aberdeenshire Council has appointed a project lead for phase one of the new Coast Aberdeenshire initiative.
Owner’s plea for coastal high street 30 October 2020 A Lowestoft shop keeper believes more people should be using the coastal town’s historic high street.
Upgrade scheme for coastal path 30 October 2020 Work is starting on a big project to improve resilience and accessibility on the Mount's Bay coast path in Cornwall.
Have your say on coastal plan 29 October 2020 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 15 October 2020 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 15 October 2020 The government is seeking views on new measures to boost the UK's fishing industry and coastal communities.
Brexit fishing protection 'too weak' 15 October 2020 Conservationists say the government's Fisheries Bill lacks ambition to protect vulnerable habitats and spells “the end of sustainable fishing”.
‘Beauty spot’ to become tourism hub 15 October 2020 A coastal County Durham town is set for a new learning and community hub that is expected to boost the area’s tourism.
Businesses aim to extend tourist season 15 October 2020 Businesses on the Lincolnshire coast can apply to extend the season after the East Lindsey Council signed off a Coastal Local Development Order.
Storytellers explore coastal heritage 15 October 2020 The Scottish International Storytelling Festival will take audiences on a voyage of exploration through Scotland’s coasts and water.
Artists’ plan to boost the British seaside 15 October 2020 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 15 October 2020 A cutting edge electronics business run by three former Nortel engineers has moved into Torbay’s £8m tech innovation centre.
Maritime hub primed for go-ahead 15 October 2020 A £23m Maritime Knowledge Hub close to Birkenhead waterfront is gearing up to submit a planning application to the local council.
Work starts on coastal watersports centre 15 October 2020 An accessible watersports centre is to be built at Trevassack, a 26-hectare former serpentine quarry near Garras on the Lizard peninsula.
Coastal arts project for Yorkshire 15 October 2020 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' 08 October 2020 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.
MP hails first Brexit fishing deal 08 October 2020 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 08 October 2020 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 08 October 2020 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 08 October 2020 A Hartlepool company is investing £1.5million as it prepares for a huge deal in the wind turbine industry.
Coastal 999 stickers prove lifesaver 08 October 2020 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 08 October 2020 Plans for 72-mile (115km) walkway along England's coastline between Merseyside and Lancashire have been unveiled.
Beach message highlights housing crisis 08 October 2020 A message has been etched on a beach in Pen Llyn to highlight the housing 'crisis' in North Wales.
Final plans submitted for coastal project 07 October 2020 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' 07 October 2020 The British Ports Association has welcomed suggestions that the government is minded to be more inclusive regarding the number of designated freeports.
Sculpture supports Dogger Bank action 07 October 2020 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 02 October 2020 The Institute for Fiscal Studies says the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and Brexit could have negative affects on tourism-dependent areas.
Source: Institute for Fiscal Studies
‘Double whammy’ from Covid and Brexit 02 October 2020 Disruption from the coronavirus outbreak and Brexit could complicate attempts to increase economic equality between some coastal towns.
CoastSnap to track coastal erosion 02 October 2020 Hundreds of beachgoers' smartphone photos are being gathered to track the impact of rising sea levels and climate change.
Plea for coastal communities support 02 October 2020 Councillors are considering pushing for more government support for Aberdeenshire’s maritime industry and coastal communities.
Coastal erosion risk management strategy 02 October 2020 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 02 October 2020 Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum has announce the appointment of marine scientist Steve Hall as its new chief executive.
Source: Marine Energy Wales
LEP launches plan for economic survival 02 October 2020 The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched an economic recovery plan as it addresses the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Masterplanner sought for coastal ‘catalyst’ 02 October 2020 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.
£65,000 Coastal BID grant secured 02 October 2020 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 01 October 2020 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 01 October 2020 Visitors to Scotland's north-east beaches are being encouraged to do their bit to keep the sands and coastline in pristine condition.
Bridge project seeks government backing 01 October 2020 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 25 September 2020 The coastal towns of Scarborough and Whitby are among 101 places picked to share an £80 million regeneration pot.
Renewables can boost coastal communities 25 September 2020 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 25 September 2020 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 25 September 2020 The leaflet to prepare local communities for flooding has been funded by the Northumbria Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.
Coastal celebrations 'must take place' 25 September 2020 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 25 September 2020 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 25 September 2020 Visitors to some of the most beautiful north-east beaches are being encouraged to do their bit to keep sand in pristine condition.
Coastal community fight to save pub 25 September 2020 A community has moved a step closer to realising their dream of saving their village pub after receiving an £80,000 confidence boost.
Funding for flood prevention project 25 September 2020 A funding award of £50,000 will enable the next steps in protecting the waterfront area from regular flooding in Saltash, Cornwall.
Work to start on new leisure centre 25 September 2020 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 24 September 2020 The existing boardwalk was installed around 20 years ago, but has since reached the end of its life.
Survey highlights importance of coast 18 September 2020 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' 18 September 2020 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.
Communities celebrate multi-million windfall 18 September 2020 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’ 18 September 2020 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 18 September 2020 A campaign group has called for proper overnight parking facilities for camper vans in coastal Northumberland.
'Overcrowding’ concern on coastal route 18 September 2020 A pensioner has aired his concerns about overcrowding on a local coastal bus service – claiming there was ‘no social distancing’.
Film celebrates life in coastal town 18 September 2020 A 17-year-old teenager has created a documentary celebrating the life, past, present and future of the town of Lowestoft.
Source: Beccles & Bungay Journal
Coastal town wants power over AirBnB 18 September 2020 A town council in Pen Llŷn is fighting back against an increase in houses bought as holiday homes in the area.
Ready for Great British Beach Clean 18 September 2020 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.
Designer wins arts village contract 17 September 2020 Castree Design & Relocation will undertake the interior design of the Beacon Arts Village on the Wirral.
Tribute paid to coastal clean-up crew 16 September 2020 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.
Source: Causeway Coast Community
Coastal towns call for own minster 03 September 2020 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.
'Keep coming back' - plea to visitors 03 September 2020 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' 03 September 2020 A Conservative MS says coronavirus has made a seaside town fund for Wales vital ahead of the winter months.
Coronavirus threat to seaside towns 03 September 2020 But amid potential pandemic ruin is historic opportunity, experts say, to transform long-overlooked communities – to benefit of whole country.
Staycations divide coastal communities 03 September 2020 As more countries are added to the UK's quarantine list, holidaymakers are flocking to their own fair shores – but at what cost?
Local authorities look to push culture 03 September 2020 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 03 September 2020 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? 03 September 2020 A feasibility study is set to examine the possible introduction of a 20mph speed limit in Beadnell, Northumberland.
Shop local initiative for coast 03 September 2020 Independent coastal businesses are to get a free helping hand thanks to the Yorkshire Coast Business Improvement District (BID).
New coastal project for Aberdeen 03 September 2020 Aberdeenshire Council has committed £25,000 from its Coastal Communities Fund allocation towards establishing a new Coast Aberdeenshire Project.
Beauty spot celebrates AONB anniversary 02 September 2020 A 60th anniversary programme fundraising initiative has been launched for the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
Visitors asked to respect coastal residents 30 August 2020 Tourists coming to Dorset are being urged to plan ahead and respect communities across the region as the Bank Holiday weekend gets underway.
Support call for children’s mental health 27 August 2020 Children living in remote coastal communities are at risk of missing out on mental health support, says a report.
Source: Centre for Mental Health
Eat out scheme boosts seaside 27 August 2020 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)
Minister meets local fishing community 27 August 2020 Fisheries minister Victoria Prentis met representatives from the fisheries and seafood sector to learn about resilient coastal communities.
Summit to discuss parking concerns 27 August 2020 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 27 August 2020 Five big developments are planned to regenerate coastal North East Lincolnshire.
Source: Grimsby Live
More space for pontoon leisure boats 27 August 2020 Work is starting to extend the pontoons beside King's Lynn's south quay and allow more boats to moor there.
Social distancing 'aggression' at coast 27 August 2020 Visitors to Walberswick in Suffolk have turned aggressive when challenged about social distancing, it has been claimed.
Coastal groups secure £200k funding 27 August 2020 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 27 August 2020 Local councillors have held meetings to discuss the future of Cardigan's "vital" coastal swimming pool.
MP urges backing for local lifeboats 14 August 2020 Questions in Parliament will be asked on ways to support independent lifeboats that receive no central funding and are not part of the RNLI.
Entertainment to lure tourists to coast 14 August 2020 A three-year project featuring large-scale drama performances, live music and light shows aims to lure tourists to the coast.
Source: Bridlington Free Press
LEP unveils boost for coastal businesses 14 August 2020 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.
Police warning over 'coastal chaos' 14 August 2020 Police have warned people to respect local communities and refrain from causing further summer disruption at the coast in North Tyneside.
Bold 'green recovery' planned for Sussex 14 August 2020 National Park chiefs want to boost green spaces along the Sussex coast to improve residents’ health and wellbeing.
Makeover for gateway to coastal towns 14 August 2020 Business leaders welcomed a plan to use grant-funding to improve derelict properties between Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
Residents and tourists get lockdown fines 14 August 2020 Residents across Lancashire's Fylde coast were more likely than tourists to have received a fixed penalty notice during lockdown.
Source: Fleetwood Weekly News
Coastal partnership unveils name change 14 August 2020 AN umbrella organisation which seeks to promote and sustainably develop Scotland's Moray coast has changed its name.
New coastal ranger service launched 14 August 2020 A new coastal wildlife ranger service has been launched by Northumberland County Council.
Work progresses on coastal pollution 14 August 2020 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 14 August 2020 A coastal community has come together to form a vigilant alliance to keep local residents safe and informed.
Source: Clacton & Frinton Gazette
Top trending seaside towns for 2020 07 August 2020 With staycations popular this summer, Airbnb has revealed which seaside British towns are trending.
Two-speed recovery for tourism 07 August 2020 Visitor numbers are rising as lockdown eases – but coastal areas tend to be faring better than cities and towns.
Blackpool bid for £50m regeneration grant 07 August 2020 A bid for £50m of government regeneration cash has been submitted by Blackpool Council for plans including an upgrade of the town's illuminations.
Trade booms as crowds flock to coast 07 August 2020 Thousands of families flocked to the east coast to hit the sun-drenched sands as the temperatures soared.
Tourism warning for north-east coast 07 August 2020 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 07 August 2020 The much-delayed Ilfracombe watersports centre could be back on track after a further £1.5million from the Government.
Coastal protection schemes planned 07 August 2020 A multi-million-pound programme of coastal protection works looks set to reduce the coastal erosion on the Isle of Wight.
UK coast at risk from climate change 07 August 2020 Hundreds of thousands of people will see a drastic increase in coastal flooding within the next 30 years due to climate change, say scientists.
New tougher marine protection rules 07 August 2020 Areas off the Northumberland coast could be considered for a higher level of marine protection.
Award is 'only blue flag in Suffolk' 06 August 2020 A Suffolk seaside resort is celebrating after its beaches were named among the best in the country – winning a prestigious Blue Flag.
Big coastal development plan unveiled 31 July 2020 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 31 July 2020 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' 31 July 2020 Up to 2,000 homes could be lost to the sea to coastal erosion, which is expected to accelerate with climate change.
Seaside towns have teen drink problem 31 July 2020 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 31 July 2020 Dorset Council is putting measures measures in place to cope with an expected influx of visitors to the county due to warm weather.
Funding bid for coastal high street 31 July 2020 Proposals to regenerate Fleetwood as part of a major Government funding initiative have been submitted by Wyre Council.
Source: Fleetwood Weekly News
Anti-social behaviour in coastal towns 31 July 2020 Wirral Council is consulting on plans to for temporary Public Space Protection Orders in areas affected by crime and anti-social behaviour.
Wildlife trust wins coastal grant 31 July 2020 Sussex Wildlife Trust has been awarded a £528,600 grant by the National Lottery Heritage Fund for its Wild Coast Sussex Project.
Isles secure £1.36m of coastal funding 30 July 2020 Shetland will receive a £1.36m share of funding for Scottish coastal communities.
Source: Shetland Times
UK's best seaside towns revealed 24 July 2020 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.
We are open, say coastal resorts 24 July 2020 ‘Please come and visit’ is the message as coastal businesses look to rebuild this summer following the coronavirus lockdown.
Whitstable Maritime unveils coastal trail 24 July 2020 Whitstable Maritime has announced the launch of a new coastal trail in partnership with Natural England and Vattenfall Wind Power.
Source: Whitstable Maritime
Flood survey to protect coastal homes 24 July 2020 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 24 July 2020 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 24 July 2020 Traders on the coast are hoping the school summer holidays will bring an upturn in business on the coast.
Coastal living 'improves mental health' 24 July 2020 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 24 July 2020 Dorset Police and Portland Port Police Service are joining forces in a 12-month pilot project to protect coastline security.
Police target coastal route drivers 24 July 2020 Fifteen drivers have been charged with speeding in the first major crackdown on the Highland's North Coast 500 since lockdown.
How seaside towns continue to change 24 July 2020 Seaside attractions and coastal towns are being brought back to life following years of hardship.
Work to protect rail link completed 20 July 2020 A rail link between Devon and Cornwall and the rest of the country is now better protected from rising sea levels and extreme weather.
Call grows for 'coastal economies minister' 11 July 2020 There are growing calls for the Government to appoint a minister to help coastal towns and cities to reach their full potential.
VAT cut for hospitality and tourism 11 July 2020 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 11 July 2020 "Urgent" support is needed to prevent "widespread devastation", the hospitality sector has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Grant boost for tourism businesses 11 July 2020 Communities that depend on tourism are to receive a major boost from a £10m Kick-starting Tourism Package, says the government.
'Government committed to coastal communities' 11 July 2020 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 11 July 2020 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 11 July 2020 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 11 July 2020 A council partnership has been set up to protect local residents from coastal flooding and to face the challenges created by rising sea levels.
Villages start own transport service 11 July 2020 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 11 July 2020 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.
Source: Barry & District News
In-demand seaside towns revealed 03 July 2020 Whitby in North Yorkshire is the UK’s most sought-after seaside town for homebuyers, according to a new report.
Coastal observatory to transform colonnade 03 July 2020 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 03 July 2020 The tourism and hospitality industry in Dorset says it is going the extra mile to open safely this weekend.
First cruise ship set to visit Berwick 03 July 2020 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.
Ports welcome relaxation of quarantine 03 July 2020 The British Ports Association has welcomed the targeted relaxation of the quarantine restrictions at the border.
Ferry company confirms 650 job losses 03 July 2020 Redundancies by Danish ferry operator DFDS, which runs out of Dover, have been described as a "kick in the teeth" for port communities.
Weymouth seafront lights switched off 03 July 2020 The new promenade lighting and the laser lighting have been switched off just as tourists are being welcomed back to Weymouth.
Work to restore historic bandstand 03 July 2020 Work to restore Bognor’s historic Grade II listed bandstand back to its former glory is set to begin this month.
Source: Bognor Regis Observer
Pembrokeshire to host rowing events 03 July 2020 World Rowing has announced that Great Britain will stage the 2022 World Rowing Coastal Championships and Beach Sprint Finals.
Lifeguards return to Suffolk beach 03 July 2020 RNLI lifeguards are set to return to Southwold beach this weekend as more coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased.
Brewing approved for regeneration project 03 July 2020 A regeneration project in Sandown will now be able to brew its own beer, now the Isle of Wight Council has approved planning permission.
Source: Isle of Wight County Press
Work starts on St Ives enterprise hub 03 July 2020 Work has started to convert the former Chellews building into a new flexible workspace for business and community use.
Source: Business Cornwall
'We need new deal for coastal towns' 26 June 2020 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 26 June 2020 Prime minister Boris Johnson is encouraging people to holiday in the UK to help the economy recover from coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Beaches could be closed 26 June 2020 Health secretary Matt Hancock has threatened to close down beaches if they become too crowded and social distancing is not observed.
Flood scheme for coastal communities 26 June 2020 Two local authorities have joined forces in a bid to protect residents and coastal communities from flooding and erosion.
Council backs ambitious town projects 26 June 2020 East Lindsey District Council’s Executive Board have agreed to support three ambitious projects for submission to the Connected Coast Towns Fund Board.
Elmer coastal defences now complete 26 June 2020 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' 26 June 2020 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.
Coastal fund boosts lighthouse trail 26 June 2020 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 26 June 2020 Work is starting on a £2.1 million project to transform Lydney Harbour into a major tourism destination for Gloucestershire.
Source: Gloucestershire Live
National Trust to build coastal hub 26 June 2020 PLANS for a new coastal conservation centre near the iconic Souter Lighthouse have been approved.
Source: The Northern Echo
Business owners defend coastal takeaway 26 June 2020 A Moray business has defended its recently opened coastal takeaway after the Scottish Government dashed hopes for local cafés, restaurants and pubs.
Source: The Northern Scot
Light pollution threatens coastal species 26 June 2020 Scientists from Plymouth University say sandhoppers are struggling to navigate to find food because of light pollution along Britain’s coast.
Coastal town among worst hit by Covid-19 19 June 2020 Minehead is among the towns in the country most affected economically by the coronavirus lockdown, according to a study.
Opinion: Deprived coastal areas need help 19 June 2020 The health, economic risks and consequences posed by coronavirus mean coastal communities deserve special help, says the Yorkshire Post.
Businesses secure £100k in grants 19 June 2020 Bournemouth Coastal BID’s ‘villages’, have received funding to help them to survive.
New partnership to manage coast 19 June 2020 A new coastal partnership has been established between Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole (BCP) Council.
Holiday firms see surge in bookings 19 June 2020 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' 19 June 2020 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 19 June 2020 The maritime sector will have a critical role to play in the UK’s post-COVID recovery, says a former minister.
Source: Liverpool Business News
Coastal areas face coronavirus fallout 19 June 2020 Coastal areas such as Dorset are vulnerable to the health and economic impacts of Covid-19, says a report.
Art inspires coastal communities 19 June 2020 A Communication through Art’ programme is inspiring a new movement of positivity for well being projects across Blackpool.
Walkers told to ‘respect each other’ 19 June 2020 Police have called for calm amid rising tensions between coastal cyclists and walkers on two popular Fife routes during lockdown.
Step forward for flood protection 19 June 2020 A multi-million pound project to protect Lowestoft from tidal flooding will move another significant step forward next week.
Source: Beccles & Bungay Journal
£422k to tackle Welsh coastal flooding 18 June 2020 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 12 June 2020 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? 12 June 2020 Fears are growing that coastal visitors could contribute to a second wave of Covid-19 infections.
Summer season opening to save jobs 12 June 2020 A hospitality group claims an orderly and clearly signalled opening date for the sector could safeguard thousands of jobs.
Marina extension to attract more visitors 12 June 2020 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 12 June 2020 Plans for a new £1.25m cycle path along the Solway Coast have taken a step forward, says Allerdale Council.
Motor home ban made permanent 12 June 2020 A ban on motor caravans staying overnight in two areas of New Brighton has been made permanent, following cabinet member approval.
Coastal team loans computers to school 12 June 2020 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 12 June 2020 Councillors are to make a decision on whether funding will be allocated to north-east groups in Scotland.
Council installs more litter bins 12 June 2020 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 11 June 2020 PLANS for a new beach cafe in west Cumbria are moving a step closer after planning permission was granted.
Towns 'vulnerable' to coronavirus impact 05 June 2020 An economic downturn from coronavirus will fall "most heavily" on coastal towns and communities, suggests a research group.
Funding 'critical' to coastal recovery 05 June 2020 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 05 June 2020 Police are urging coastal residents and visitors to take care in public spaces to ensure lives are not being put at risk.
Lockdown 'rips heart' from seaside resort 05 June 2020 Like coastal tourism communities across North Wales, Abersoch has ground to a halt since the coronavirus lockdown.
Community unrest and concerns raised 05 June 2020 Community unrest continues in some coastal areas due to people travelling from outside the county to occupy second homes and holiday lets.
Source: Narberth & Whitland Observer
Youngsters save seas during lockdown 05 June 2020 Lockdown hasn't stopped the efforts of East Grampian Coastal Partnership in cleaning up the coastlines of the north-east.
Weymouth doesn't want crowd problems 05 June 2020 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.
Wash basins keep coastal visitors safe 05 June 2020 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 05 June 2020 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 05 June 2020 Funding for a cycle path linking Weston and Clevedon worth more than £2m has been secured.
Source: The Weston Mercury
MP: Tourism stimulus package required 29 May 2020 Shadow tourism minister Alex Sobel calls for government support for UK sector during English Tourism Week.
Loss of Shearings will hit tourism 29 May 2020 The collapse of coach operator Shearings spells trouble for dozens of hotels and many of Britain's most popular destinations.
Impact of coronavirus on coastal economy 29 May 2020 The knock-on economic effects from market disruptions will further affect coastal communities.
Source: Coastal Management
Tourism 'could need help for three years' 29 May 2020 A new national report says that coastal tourism in the UK will need investment for the next three years.
Opinion: Seaside needs special measures 29 May 2020 Coastal towns need financial help to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Are 'staycations' the way forward? 29 May 2020 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 29 May 2020 People are being reminded the coronavirus lockdown rules do not allow overnight camping at coastal beauty spots.
Beaches packed with hundreds of Brits 29 May 2020 Hundreds of sunseekers have flocked to Bournemouth beach amid scorching bank holiday temperatures.
Tourists heed warnings to stay away 29 May 2020 Coastal communities in Suffolk breathed a sigh of relief as tourists appeared to heed warnings to act responsibly.
What Bank Holiday lockdown looked like 29 May 2020 Crowds flocked to the North East’s beaches as the winds finally dropped on the third day of the Bank Holiday weekend.
Arts village to open by end of year 29 May 2020 The developer of a new visitor destination in Wirral is working hard to keep the project on track to aid the area’s recovery.
Iconic bridge to receive £25m upgrade 29 May 2020 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 22 May 2020 People are being urged to stay away from Britain’s beauty spots this Bank Holiday weekend despite the slight easing of lockdown measures.
Source: PA News via Bury Times
Seaside resorts face three years of pain 22 May 2020 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 22 May 2020 People are being reminded that coronavirus lockdown rules do not allow overnight camping at beauty spots.
Crowds hit beaches despite lockdown 22 May 2020 The UK has recorded its hottest day of the year so far – with people across the country journeying to jam-packed beaches.
British seaside towns need tourists 22 May 2020 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 22 May 2020 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 22 May 2020 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 22 May 2020 The British tourist industry is likely to lose billions because of the coronavirus pandemic, sector leaders have said.
Source: About Manchester
Clock tower redesign dealt blow 22 May 2020 Calls have been made to preserve a much-loved landmark in the heart of Littlehampton.
Source: Littlehampton Gazette
Coronavirus: Coastal towns feel fear over lockdown easing 15 May 2020 People in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire's coastal communities say an influx of visitors would be a "nightmare" after a change in travel restrictions.
Minister quizzed over coastal lockdown 15 May 2020 Businesses on the coast are none the wiser over when they will be reopen – despite questioning government ministers.
Coastal towns extend lockdown 15 May 2020 Councils covering Scarborough and Whitby have taken the decision to continue to deter visitors from overwhelming coastal communities this weekend.
Stay away from coast, visitors urged 15 May 2020 Hartlepool Borough Council is asking visitors to stay away from its coastline as the Coronavirus lockdown eases in England.
Coastal car parks stay closed – for now 15 May 2020 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 15 May 2020 A project has been launched to highlight the beauty spots which often go overlooked in Scotland.
Beaches could be without lifeguards 15 May 2020 Beaches at Hastings and Camber Sands could be unprotected due to government measures to control the spread of coronavirus.
Source: Rye & Battle Observer
Urgent work to save coastal bus service 15 May 2020 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 15 May 2020 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.
Source: North Yorkshire County Council
Floating platform to transform Merseyside 14 May 2020 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 01 May 2020 Seaside resorts reliant on seasonal crowds could become “ghost towns” as people stay at home amid the coronavirus emergency.
Source: District Councils' Network
Coastal BID calls for extra help 01 May 2020 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 01 May 2020 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 01 May 2020 A coastal Yorkshire town is offering a free weekend break to frontline NHS staff to thank them for fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus: Councils losing millions 01 May 2020 Councils are expecting to lose out on millions of pounds due to reduced income caused by the coronavirus lockdown
Councils 'can divert coastal money' 01 May 2020 Scottish councils have been told they can divert funding to help coastal businesses and charities struggling because of coronavirus.
Communities worst-hit by coronavirus 01 May 2020 Two reports have laid bare the coastal communities set to be impacte hardest by the economic fallout from coronavirus.
Coastal community copes with lockdown 01 May 2020 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? 01 May 2020 The coronavirus lockdown has left many Britons yearning for a day at the seaside.
Source: Daily Telegraph
Coastal resort fears bleak summer 01 May 2020 A tourist-dependent coastal town – already recovering from an economic downturn – may well be facing another bleak summer.
Redevelopment work begins in Cleethorpes 01 May 2020 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 01 May 2020 Double yellow lines are being proposed to help ease traffic congestion in a popular Northumberland coastal village.
Coronavirus hits coastal communities hard 24 April 2020 Coastal and ex-industrial towns are most economically at risk from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research.
Coastal trips still “not reasonable” 24 April 2020 Police chiefs say going travelling to the coast for exercise is still not “reasonable” after new guidance was issued to forces nationally.
Source: Lincolnshire Reporter
Building flood defences fit for future 24 April 2020 Government announces new formula for allocating funding for flood and coastal defences across England.
Climate change pulls house into sea 24 April 2020 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 24 April 2020 Much of the Scottish fishing fleet is tied up because continental markets have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
£10m lifeline for fishermen announced 24 April 2020 Fishing and aquaculture businesses will receive direct cash grants through a fisheries support scheme announced today by the UK Government.
Network upgrade scheme progressing 24 April 2020 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 24 April 2020 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 23 April 2020 A new television series will showcase the remarkable stories and wonderful scenery along North Wales’ stunning coastline.
Fishing industry to receive £10m bailout 17 April 2020 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 17 April 2020 It should have been the best start to the tourist season - but coastal businesses fear this could be the year they go bust.
Changes ahead to coastal erosion rules 17 April 2020 Wales is changing some of its coastal risk management rules to allow more pro-active work to be put into planning future flood defences.
'Buy fish to help coastal communities' 17 April 2020 Shoppers are being encouraged to try UK-caught produce as fishermen struggle with the impact of the coronavirus crisis.
'Stay away from resorts in lockdown' 17 April 2020 Tourist hotspots have said holidaymakers and second homeowners are not welcome during the lockdown, and want visitors to stay at home.
Source: Wandsworth Guardian
Nature reserve 'gateway to prosperity' 17 April 2020 Plans to turn a 'dramatic and very beautiful' piece of the Lincolnshire coastline into a nature reserve have been welcomed by Chapel Parish Council.
Litter still affects coastal areas 17 April 2020 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 17 April 2020 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 17 April 2020 The Blackpool Museum Trust has received a £150,000 boost towards bringing the Showtown museum to the resort next year.
Seafront regeneration moving forward 17 April 2020 Progress is being made on a scheme to create a beachside restaurant as part of a multi-million pound seafront regeneration project in Felixstowe.
Silecroft beach cafe plans submitted 17 April 2020 A new beach cafe for Silecroft has moved a step nearer with the submission of an application to National Park planners in Cumbria.
Coastal MPs back police message 06 April 2020 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 06 April 2020 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 06 April 2020 Coastal car parks have been closed as North Tyneside Council does its bit to slow the spread of coronavirus in the borough.
£70m to support coastal regeneration 06 April 2020 Crown Estate Scotland will invest £70 million over the next three years to support regeneration of coastal communities, renewable energy and sustainable food production.
Partnership supports call for workers 06 April 2020 The Coastal West Sussex Partnership has backed a call for more workers to take up jobs across the horticultural sector.
Large sections of coastal path closed 06 April 2020 Large sections of the coastal path in Ceredigion have now been closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Timetable changes on bus services 06 April 2020 Revised timetables are operating on a number of bus routes across the eastern region due to coronavirus.
Explore coast from your living room 06 April 2020 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 06 April 2020 People on the coast are being warned seagulls may be more aggressive due to a drop in food sources caused by the coronavirus lockdown.
Clifftop homeowner hails DIY barrier 05 April 2020 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 04 April 2020 MORE than £450,000 is to be spent fighting flooding problems in Helensburgh – and more money might be needed.
Source: Helensburgh Advertiser
Coronavirus: support for fishing industry 29 March 2020 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.
Coronavirus: 'Please stay away" 29 March 2020 MPs are warning owners of second and holiday homes to stay away from our coastline.
Coronavirus: Tourist accommodation closes 29 March 2020 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.
Coronavirus: Coast will wait 29 March 2020 In line with the latest government guidelines, the Jurassic Coast Trust is urging people to stay at home and avoid busy coastal sites.
Coronavirus: Open businesses 'a disgrace' 29 March 2020 Councils should use 'emergency powers' to revoke the licences of businesses who ignore pleas to shut during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus: Parking restrictions relaxed 29 March 2020 Parking restrictions on some of Devon’s roads are to be temporarily relaxed by Devon County Council during the coronavirus outbreak.
Source: Teignmouth Today
£3.7m from Coastal Communities Fund 29 March 2020 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 29 March 2020 The region’s coastline is set to benefit from a multi-million-pound cash investment thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Source: The Northern Echo
Former nightclub to be demolished next wee 29 March 2020 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 29 March 2020 Somerset will receive an extra £114m for flood prevention – to be spent on constructing and maintaining a new tidal barrier across the River Parrett.
Green light for coastal distillery 29 March 2020 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 28 March 2020 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 20 March 2020 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 20 March 2020 Residents of a coastal village have been banding together to help each other throughout the coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus: Volunteers week cancelled 20 March 2020 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 20 March 2020 A popular coastal cinema in Lowestoft has closed temporarily amid the continuing coronavirus crisis.
Threat to fish if talks break down 20 March 2020 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.
Source: University of Strathclyde
'Our coastal communities have vanished' 20 March 2020 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.
Really old 'fossil forest' to reopen 20 March 2020 The Fossil Forest on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset will be re-opened to the public after more than four years.
Beach huts make way for visitor centre 20 March 2020 Beachhuts will be demolished to make way for a £2.4million seafront visitor centre at Durley Chine.
£1.3m to support maritime projects 20 March 2020 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 19 March 2020 Historic Environment Scotland is encouraging organisations with community-based projects to apply for its new Coasts and Waters Heritage Fund.
Source: Helensburgh Advertiser
Government minister visits fishing industry 13 March 2020 Defra minister Victoria Prentis meets fish processors, traders and fishing industry representatives in Scotland.
Carbon-reducing coastal seagrass planted 13 March 2020 A million seagrass seeds are being planted as part of Britain's largest project to save the "wonder plant".
Flooding alert issued for spring tides 13 March 2020 The Environment Agency has issued a flooding alert for the Kent coast because of high spring tides and anticipated strong winds.
Year celebrates coastal communities 13 March 2020 The Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 celebrates the ‘lifeblood’ of Scotland’s coastal communities.
Grants available for waterside communities 13 March 2020 Residents in Scotland’s seaside communities could receive funding from Historic Environment Scotland (HES).
Coastal sculptures could create 30 jobs 13 March 2020 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 13 March 2020 Coastal town Cleethorpes is moving in the right direction thanks to a £7.2 million regeneration programme.
Clacton among popular retirement places 13 March 2020 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 13 March 2020 The Coast Road in South Shields could be moved to save the seafront from the devastation of coastal erosion.
Clifftop vigil highlights coastal erosion 12 March 2020 The impact of storm surges and heavy winter rain has prompted green groups to hold a coastal climate change vigil.
Source: Advertiser & Times
UK's 'capital of coastal renaissance' 06 March 2020 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 06 March 2020 An official ceremony has been held to mark the completion of a £3million restoration scheme at Seahouses.
Coastal community gets lease of life 06 March 2020 Millions of pounds are being spent on the regeneration of Seaburn, with new businesses and buildings popping up across the area.
EU demands access to UK fishing grounds 06 March 2020 European Union negotiators are hardening their demands for “status quo” access to UK fishing grounds after Brexit.
Exhibition examines coastal change 06 March 2020 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 06 March 2020 Coastal towns in East Anglia are being "left behind" just as much as struggling Midlands and northern areas, say MPs.
72ft steel palm tree for Cleethorpes 06 March 2020 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 06 March 2020 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 06 March 2020 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 06 March 2020 The fight to improve coastal defence work along a west Cumbrian coastal road is continuing.
Source: Times & Star
New coastal walk along Wyre estuary 05 March 2020 Lancashire Wildlife Trust has launched a new family walk complete with map for the Wyre Estuary and surrounding coast.
Source: Garstang Courier
Coastal erosion: What is the future? 28 February 2020 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.
Battle lines drawn over fishing rights 28 February 2020 Fish have been served up among the main bones of contention between the UK government and the European Union.
Approval for £1.9m landmark revamp 28 February 2020 A Morecambe Bay landmark is to get a new lease of life after a revamp plan was agreed.
Source: Lancashire Evening Post
Trains could return to East Cleveland 28 February 2020 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’ 28 February 2020 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.
Public urged to secure town's future 28 February 2020 Cleveleys coastal community team wants more people for a new government initiative called the "Community Access to Cash Pilots."
Sculpture plan goes before councillors 28 February 2020 Plans for a huge white palm tree sculpture in Cleethorpes will be discussed by councillors next week.
Festival forges links across North Sea 28 February 2020 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 28 February 2020 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 28 February 2020 The Access Fylde project is helping businesses on the Fylde Coast make their venues more accessible and generate more revenue.
Source: Lancashire Business View
New face forCoast Care team 28 February 2020 The ‘Coast Care’ coastal initiative has welcomed Rob Drummond as its new project assistant to train volunteers and deliver conservation tasks.
Elephant arrives at Blackpool museum 28 February 2020 A fibreglass elephant was manoeuvred onto the first floor of the hotel taking shape on Central Promenade.
Plan for coastal 'tourism tax' 14 February 2020 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' 14 February 2020 Legislation to implement an independent fisheries policy has moved a step forward – two weeks after its introduction.
Fishing Bill must protect UK rights – MP 14 February 2020 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 14 February 2020 Storm Dennis is set to batter coastal areas this weekend bringing very strong wind and rain.
Businesses welcome freeports consultation 14 February 2020 The British Ports Association says free portt have the potential to transform coastal communities and unleash economic growth.
£195,000 for coastal protection project 14 February 2020 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 14 February 2020 Community leaders are to debate plans to create an enterprise hub in a Suffolk seaside town.
Coastal protection cost could reach £16bn 14 February 2020 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 14 February 2020 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 14 February 2020 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 13 February 2020 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 07 February 2020 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.
Source: Maldon & Burnham Standard
Celebrating Maritime 2050 one-year-on 07 February 2020 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 07 February 2020 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.
Wales to ban new homes by sea 07 February 2020 Stricter planning curbs are likely along the Welsh coastline to prevent properties being built in areas likely to be affected by sea level rises.
£25k for coastal tourism route 07 February 2020 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