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NCTA England’s Coast April Update NCTA April News Update and Economic Forecast Read more
Coastal Cultural Network The Coastal Cultural Network has been re-established as a sub-group of the Coastal Communities Alliance Read more
Coastal Restoration Officer Job Opportunity Job opportunity as a Coastal Restoration Officer within the Wildlife Trusts Read more
Coastal Sustainability through Careers and Business Skills in Greater Lincolnshire - Reports 2022-23 Research Overview and Evaluation Reports now available
Turning The Tide - New Report Published Addressing Health Inequalities in Coastal Towns through the lens of Employment
Traders optimistic at start of season Ahead of the Easter Bank Holiday, seafront businesses are optimistic as they gear up for the start of the season. Read more
Plans for town expansion approved Plans for a major expansion of Skegness – including homes and businesses – have been approved, despite flooding concerns. Read more
Coastal behaviour teams to return A scheme tackling anti-social behaviour along the North Tyneside coast is to return for its 10th year. Read more
Coastal visits linked to well-being Visiting the coast is popular – but its effect on mental and physical health is under-explored. Read more
Funding for flood and coastal erosion A breakdown of investments into flood and coastal erosion projects, based on deprived communities and local authorities. Read more
Tourist photos track coastal erosion People visiting East Yorkshire are being encouraged to take pictures to help track its receding coastline. Read more
Coastal erosion risk management Guidance for flood and coastal erosion risk management in Wales. Read more
Tourist information office opens A new visitor information centre is being trialled in Lossiemouth over the Easter holidays. Read more
Tower moved to escape coastal erosion A 189-year-old former lookout tower has officially reopened after being moved to escape coastal erosion. Read more
Bus fare cap to be introduced A new capped bus fare is being introduced in Great Yarmouth to help ease pressure on people's pockets. Read more
£90m fund to regenerate Blackpool Blackpool residents will see the creation of new homes and neighbourhoods as part of wider ambitions to transform local communities. Read more
Coastal people face ‘death of despair’ People in the North of England and in coastal areas are more likely to die from ‘death of despair’, say Manchester University researchers. Read more
Plans for major town expansion Plans for a major expansion of Skegness, including 1,000 new homes and industrial space, have been approved. Read more
Podcast examines coastal experience Connecting Shores podcast is part of Natural England’s Connecting People with Nature programme, which aims to tackle barriers of access to nature. Read more
Council approves £20k in arts funding Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has approved almost £20,000 in funding for art and culture programmes across the area. Read more
Margate receives £4m grant boost An iconic concert hall on the Kent coast has received £4m from the local council as the search for new management continues. Read more
Seaside town considers drinking ban A ban on drinking alcohol on the streets of Scarborough town centre is being considered by councillors. Read more
'Roll-back' plan to replace lost homes Villagers vulnerable to coastal erosion could be offered plots of land further inland on which to rebuild their homes. Read more
Whitby Harbour dispute goes to court A dispute about Whitby Harbour will be heard at the High Court after years of legal challenges. Read more
Multi-coloured crossings for Blackpool Improvements are underway for a ‘Be Who You Want To Be’ area in Blackpool town centre. Read more
Coastal protection inspections start Coastal management inspections are set to start in South Tyneside as part of work monitoring the ongoing threat of coastal erosion. Read more
Town publishes draft local plan People living in the  Great Yarmouth area have been invited to have their say on the future of development in the borough. Read more
Approval for sea defence designs A new stage of Portsmouth's coastal defence scheme has been given the go ahead, despite fears it would act as a skatepark. Read more
Judicial review for Coastal Park Campaigners fighting a holiday village being built on a country park will have their case heard as part of a judicial review. Read more
Campaign to keep seaside toilets A campaign to keep vital public toilets at a popular Pembrokeshire beach open for another year is gaining momentum. Read more
Tidal barrier plea to Chancellor A call for funding to help protect homes and businesses in a coastal town from flooding has been made to the government. Read more
Job vacancy: Coastal Project Officer This post is funded through Welsh Government’s Coastal Capacity Communities Fund for Vale of Glamorgan Council. Read more
Torquay gardens plans approved Developers behind plans for a historic walled garden say their proposals are not a ‘Trojan Horse’ for future schemes. Read more
Community hub opens in Margate Community groups are set to benefit after Social Enterprise Kent opened the doors of its new Margate High Street hub. Read more
Scarborough brings festival to town A new Fringe Festival in June will bring "contemporary art and entertainment" to the Yorkshire Coast. Read more
Support for coastal national park Almost two-thirds of Scots want a new national park with coastal and marine areas in it, polling has revealed. Read more
Coastal hotels vote on 'tourist tax' A plan to set up England's first coastal "tourist tax" will be voted on by Dorset hoteliers in April. Read more
Partnership to tackle coastal health A national partnership led by university researchers has received £2.4 million to tackle health inequalities in coastal communities. Read more
Restrictions on coastal holiday lets Residents in a Nortolk community have agreed a neighbourhood plan putting restrictions on second homes and holiday lets. Read more
Council tax second home policy agreed Another coastal council – this time in Dorset – has approved plans to charge double council tax on second homes. Read more
Map reveals wettest coastal towns Some top holiday destinations are among the 20 rainiest seaside towns in the UK – with some surprises. Read more
Estate funding for coastal projects An initiative for key worker accommodation is among the coastal projects to benefit from new funding. Read more
'Save our dunes' erosion scheme Students from Newquay in Cornwall have started a “Defend Our Dunes” Crowdfunder campaign. Read more
Sea defence changes for approval Ceredigion planners are recommended to back changes to Aberaeron’s coastal near-£32m defence scheme. Read more
Project to tackle coastal erosion People living on an island off the Cumbrian coast say they hope a £200m project will help protect their homes from coastal erosion. Read more
Call for new coastal minister Calls are growing for a dedicated government minister with responsibility for coastal areas, sea defences and local communities. Read more
Coastal petition given to No 10 Campaigners concerned about coastal erosion have been to Downing Street to submit a petition calling for funds for sea defences. Read more
Strategy to manage coastal change Westmorland and Furness Council is working with the Our Future Coast project team to develop a strategy to manage coastal change. Read more
Drop-in beach management plan East Devon District Council is holding a drop-in event to answer questions about its Exmouth Beach Management Plan. Read more
£180k plan to tackle coastal erosion South Ayrshire Council has been awarded £180,000 to tackle coastal erosion in the region. Read more
Coastal signs installed to save lives Location markers have been installed along parts of the Wirral coast to help emergency services respond to people in distress in the water. Read more
Flooding and erosion scheme completed One of Somerset’s main coastal towns will be better protected following the completion of a multi-million-pound scheme. Read more
PM takes questions on coastal visit Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited a seafood factory and held a question-and-answer session in a cafe on a visit to Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. Read more
Coastal defences unfeasible – council North Norfolk District Council has no plans to build new sea defences to protect the crumbling coastline. Read more
Plans to rejuvenate seafronts published Plans to revamp Paignton and Preston seafronts have been put forward by Torbay Council. Read more
£4.9m revamp work to begin Builders are to start work on a £4.9m revamp of Lowestoft's seafront after planners granted approval. Read more
Project celebrates coastal heritage The National Trust launches new Coastal Conservation Centre at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas in north-east Englandt. Read more
AI to create coastal flooding tool Scientists are looking to combine weather and wave data to develop a more accurate way of forecasting coastal flooding. Read more
MPs ‘troubled’ by coastal pylon plan Local MPs have also criticised National Grid’s plans to install electricity hubs and pylons through Lincolnshire's coastal landscape Read more
Conservation work for coastal reserve Northumberland Wildlife Trust has started the new year carrying out vital conservation work on its Annstead Dunes reserve. Read more
Coastal Protection Group holds meeting Campaigners were 'surprised' by the amount of people who attended a meeting on coastal erosion in the Lowestoft area. Read more
Government ‘asleep’ on coastal landfill Labour has accused the Government of being “asleep at the wheel” when it comes to coastal landfill sites facing erosion and flooding. Read more
Deprived town could be 'on the up' A forward-thinking strategy could see the Norfolk coastal town of Great Yarmouth undergo a long-awaited revival, reports the BBC. Read more
ABP expands support for communities Ports operator Associated British Ports (ABP) has expanded its support for healthier coastal communities by sponsoring a twilight running event. Read more
Locals priced out of coastal towns A pandemic property boom and the rise of short-term holiday stays could see local people priced out of seaside towns. Read more
Entry opens for creative challenge People in the East Riding are being asked to produce creative concepts that could help communicate the challenge of coastal change. Read more
Wilder Coast project makes progress A project by Somerset Wildlife Trust is making progress thanks to funding from the Somerset Community Foundation. Read more
Yorkshire coast at risk from erosion Rising sea levels are having a lasting impact on communities alongside the Yorkshire coast. Read more
Seaside village 'faces extinction' Residents in a remote seaside village fear climate change could make it become the first in the UK to be made extinct by the sea. Read more
Rejuvenation of UK's seaside towns Local events and arts projects are helping to regenerate seaside towns across England. This article explains how. Read more
Erosion could see spent £100k on land 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan is calling for greater government action to protect communities vulnerable to flooding. Read more
Coastal adaptation projects receive £6m 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 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 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 Ministers are being urged to stump up more money to protect Norfolk's crumbling coastline. Read more
Village not abandoned, says MP 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 A "vital" £67m scheme of works to protect a coastal town from flooding has reached an important landmark. Read more
Another stretch of coastal path opens Read more
New passport for coastal path launched A new 'passport' for walkers to stamp is attracting visitors to the Somerset coast. Read more
'Desperately needed' homes approved 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' 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 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 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 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' 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 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 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' 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 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 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 Coastal communities require a more nuanced approach to improve public services and infrastructure. Read more
Minister visits pioneering coastal community 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 Ministers are being urged to stump up more money to protect Norfolk's crumbling coastline Read more
£80m boost for coastal communities 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 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 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 North Norfolk District Council have launched Coastwise, a new initiative to communities for climate enhanced coastal change. Read more
Coast faces ‘worse health outcomes' 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 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 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 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 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 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 A west Dorset community is to receive a share of £3m to help protect itself from the sea. Read more
University offers coastal PhD The University of Lincoln is offering a PhD Studentship in coastal community health, sustainability and resilience. Read more
Book documents 40 coastal towns 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 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 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 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 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' 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 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' 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 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 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 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 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 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' 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 Work to transform land into a new state-of-the-art workspace has reached a milestone. Read more
Latest stretch of Coast Path opens 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' 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 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 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 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 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 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 The political spotlight has shifted away from the plight of Britain's seaside towns, writes John Harris. Read more
Local action group funding agreed 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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' 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 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 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 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 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 Proposals to protect marine areas would be a "colossal blow" to coastal communities in Scotland, claim opponents. Read more
Access returns after coastal work 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’ New tourism occupancy rules affecting Wales’ holiday lets have been branded “unfair” by business owners. Read more
Freeport will 'level up' south coast 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 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' 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 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 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 An episode of Countryfile focuses on Norfolk's beaches and investigates how storms are devouring the coastline. Read more
Second home owners being 'punished' 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 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 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 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 Annual applications are now open for Scotland's Beach Awards 2023 thanks to environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. Read more
Transport links coastal communities A new demand responsive community bus service is set to hit the road in East Suffolk. Read more
Coastal management schemes are go 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 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 Public Wi-Fi in coastal locations around Anglesey will benefit fishermen, maritime companies and coastal businesses Read more
Collaboration needed to protect coastal economy 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 Minehead and other coastal towns in west Somerset could bear the brunt of the district's housing growth. Read more
Communities threatened by erosion 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 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 North East Lincolnshire Council has secured more than £18.4m of Levelling Up money for the resort. Read more
Local plan review for Teignmouth 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 A coastal artwork is displayed on a giant billboard in Sidmouth. Read more
£220,000 flood works completed 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 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 A university project developing heat exchange technology for marine environments called Seawarm has received £750k in support. Read more
Coastal homes delayed over phosphates 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 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 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 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 Low job skill levels, housing affordability and pressure on health services are all challenges that must overcome. Read more
More money for coastal towns 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 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 The coastal town of Hastings seems to finally be getting the national recognition it deserves. Read more
National award for coastal BID 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 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 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 A local authority could buy homes from residents who face losing their properties to coastal erosion. Read more
Volunteers sought to count sharks 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 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' 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 A £3m funding scheme to support the fisheries, marine and aquaculture sectors  opens in Wales. Read more
Urgent work to combat coastal erosion A scheme of "urgent" works to help protect homes from coastal erosion is to start soon in Suffolk. Read more
Council underlines coastal commitment 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 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 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' Sea defences designed to protect Dawlish Warren in Devon are ‘unsustainable’, environment experts have warned. Read more
Storytelling chairs unveiled in Lowestoft 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' The Halifax Seaside Town Review has published information examining house price movements in 191 seaside towns in Great Britain.
£5.8m grant falls short for resort Blackpool Council says a £5m grant from the Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund will fall short of helping to ‘level up’ the resort.
Source: Planet Radio
Probe into problems caused by short-lets 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 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 Tourism businesses says legitimate self-catering holiday businesses mustn't be caught up in a clamp down on second home ownership in Wales.
Source: Business Live
Parking fears raised on coast 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' A road in Skegness has been closed after Lincolnshire County Council issued an emergency traffic order to stop trespassers.
£4million scheme to protect coast Work to protect a vulnerable part of the Somerset coast could begin in the summer after local councillors awarded the contract for the project.
Source: Somerset Live
Coastal festival focuses on ocean 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 Nearly 1,000 runners are to compete in the Mammoth Marathon – North Norfolk’s first major road race in almost 30 years.
Coastal defences to cost £40m 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 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' The rise in the level of second homes is beginning to become a nightmare for coastal communities, says the Yorkshire Post.
Source: Yorkshire Post
MPs scrutinise UK Seafood Fund 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 Coastal communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being given over £130 million to help them 'level up'.
Source: Planet Radio
Disadvantaged pupils in coastal schools Deprivation is hidden in many coastal towns, says the National Education Union, which is affecting children’s health and wellbeing.
Support for coastal cooperation The government has published details of support available for coastal cooperative activities, building capability and advisory services.
Cash for new ways of coastal living 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 Coastal towns saw the biggest rise in shoppers on Good Friday compared to all other types of retail areas.
Coastal summit for Northumberland 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 Work to replace and upgrade coastal defences will begin next year after the council secured an eight-figure investment from the Environment Agency.
Source: Place NorthWest
'Drop-in' on coastal management 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 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.
Source: The Independent
Help for homes being lost to sea The Holderness coast will be the initial focus of a £36m programme where defending land from erosion is no longer deemed viable.
Source: Hull Daily Mail
£10m programme for coastal Norfolk 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 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 Bournmouth Coastal BID has won backing from businesses to continue for another five-year term.
Remote 'sharks' eat coastal litter State-of-the-art Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) that survey the surface of the sea are gobbling up litter, keeping coastal waters clean.
Source: Somerset Live
Pupils reach out to tackle loneliness Youngsters are proving how a chat over the telephone can make all the difference when it comes to tackling loneliness.
Source: The Independent
Repairs after sea destroys lifeguard station Villagers are patching up Hemsby after the weather ravaged a lifeguard station and sparked a community response.
Plan to improve coastal broadband Improvements worth £6m could see ultra fast broadband added to the list of improvements in Littlehampton’s town centre.
Source: Sussex World
Big focus on English Tourism Week 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 Prime minister Boris Johnson has officially opened the new £30m conference and exhibition centre in Blackpool.
Sea swimmers discuss water quality Sea swimmers in Eastbourne are going to meet with authorities and water companies about the issue of water quality.
Source: Sussex World
Village 'strangled' by holiday lets While staycations have boomed in popularity, not everybody is benefitting from them – especially in rural Northumberland.
Source: Chronicle Live
Protestors vandalise holiday homes Holiday homes in a picturesque West Country village have been vandalised with graffiti in protest over owners not “giving something back” to the community.
Source: Telegraph.co.uk
Work starts on redevelopment projects Two projects will see Whitby communities join forces for an £800,000 redevelopment project starting next week.
Supermarket pledges coastal clean-up 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.
Source: Bridport News
Film celebrates coastal mining history Local residents, miners and artists have made a poignant documentary celebrating County Durham's coastal coal mining history.
Source: Chronicle Live
Disability ramp installed at beach 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 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 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' A new office purely dedicated to making maritime greener will support coastal communities, says the government,
Learning centre creates coastal opportunities Two universities have teamed up for the start of a new work programme with coastal communities across the region.
Locals priced out of coastal properties North Yorkshire’s coastal towns are at a “tipping point” as second homes and holiday lets price locals out of their area, say campaigners.
Source: Northern Echo
£250k to tackle problem seagulls Aberdeenshire Council has committed £250,000 to tackle the region’s long-running gull problems.
Help shaping future of Hunstanton An advisory board is being set up to support funding bids and develop projects to benefit Hunstanton.
Boost for popular coast path The coastal path at Mount’s Bay in Cornwall has fully reopened following a major upgrade work to improve its resilience to storms.
Projects net £88k in coastal funding Three community projects have been awarded £88,000 in funding from Aberdeenshire Council’s 2021/22 Coastal Communities Fund.
Beach shored up against flood protection 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 Cowes Enterprise College has been recognised for its excellent work in embedding maritime learning into the curriculum.
Source: Island Echo
£1.4m to support sustainable fishing Eight innovative new projects to support the UK’s fishing industry to be more productive have been awarded £1.4m.
Source: Gov.uk
Flood defences finished ahead of schedule A new defence scheme to protect 1,650 properties in East Rhyl from coastal flooding has been completed almost a year ahead of schedule.
Source: Rhyl Journal
Approval for £39.5m Blackpool projects A £39.5m million Town Deal will back seven projects to strengthen the local economy and help Blackpool become a thriving coastal community again.
Freeport 'worth billions to Portsmouth' 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 Local residents are being asked for feedback on plans for nearly 100 new homes in Amble, Northumberland.
£635k for coastal community priorities Dumfries and Galloway Council has allocated more than £635,000 to projects that will make 34 coastal areas more welcoming for visitors.
Second-homers 'ruining coastal village' 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 A £3.5m improvement for Littlehampton is being met from the Coastal Communities Fund, a local growth fund and money from local councils.
Source: Sussex World
Community unites for Jubilee trees A tree planting ceremony and community event in Brighton has marked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Source: In Your Area
Major revamp for seaside playpark 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 A local cub group held a sponsored walk from Cromer to Sheringham to raise money for one of their pack.
Michael Gove launches 'levelling up' plan 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' 'Levelling up' minister Neil O'Brien says the policy is not a ‘North/South thing’ and will benefit coastal communities.
Source: The Telegraph
Pollution hub for litter pickers The Environment Agency and the Solent Forum coastal partnership have launched an information hub for litter pickers.
Projects to benefit from coastal fund The Highland Coastal Communities Fund is a new fund designed to support economic regeneration and sustainable development around coastal areas.
Community praise for coastal work 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' Councils are being urged to sign a declaration to help mitigate the impact of climate climate change on coastal communities.
Source: Cornish Times
Coast on 'frontline' of climate change 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 Six new affordable homes have been built in a part of Skye that has suffered years of depopulation.
Source: BBC Online
Final coastal defences delayed 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 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 The UK government will establish a new Islands Forum to empower island communities, says levelling up secretary Michael Gove.
MPs blast 'levelling up' plan Boris Johnson's long awaited plan to 'level up' the country has been widely panned by MPs.
Source: Chronicle Live
Levelling up to 'reverse' coastal decline 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 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 A Fife MP pledged to keep pursuing a direct ferry link between Scotland and Europe “until we see results”.
Source: The Courier
Brexit 'failure' on fishing promises Benefits to UK fisheries from Brexit “fall far short of government rhetoric”, a new study has revealed.
Fishing talks are "utter disaster" A Whitby fisherman says negotiations between the UK and Norway have proved a “total and utter disaster”.
'Sad to see' beach erosion A tense "watch and wait" operation is underway as high winds and surging seas batter the Norfolk coast.
Parking trial for coastal town Measures are being trialled in Ceredigion to create safer, inviting towns and to improve traffic flow in those coastal areas.
Source: Wales 247
Coastal residents have fewer services People in coastal communities have poorer access to health and social care services than those living in towns and cities.
Source: LocalGov
£60k grant for coastal youth club 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 Two seaside towns in Norfolk have been named among the most upmarket coastal spots in Britain.
Source: EDP24
Big plans to revamp Grand Pier PLANS are in the early stages to find cash grants to revamp and regenerate Teignmouth’s iconic Grand Pier.
Coastguard exhibition in Falmouth People in Cornwall have the opportunity to learn more about the coastguard’s unique 200th anniversary.
Source: Falmouth Packet
Minister makes keynote coastal speech 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 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.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Grants help boost coastal tourism Eight projects receive a share of £73,000 from Aberdeenshire Council’s 2021-22 Coastal Communities Challenge Fund (CCCF).
Source: Grampian Online
Board to create brighter town future Plans have been outlined to set up a new town board, which officials hope could help to bring future investment to coastal Hunstanton.
Source: Lynn News
How erosion changes coastal path Rising sea levels and more frequent storms due to climate change mean there is more pressure on the coast.
Tourism campaign to 'rebrand' Essex A £300,000 TV tourism campaign to woo visitors to Essex will highlight the county's 350-mile long coastline.
Source: iNews
Sea wall trail wins lottery cash A history project charting the changing faces of Scarborough through the ages has been awarded almost £40,000 in lottery funding.
Source: BBC Online
Coastal villages hit by burglaries 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 Residents in a high-risk flood area of Weymouth learned how to protect themselves and their homes at a series of drop-in events.
Source: Dorset Echo
Trees planted in seven coastal towns Environmental charity Trees for Cities is planting 55,000 trees across seven coastal towns to support green jobs.
Covid: 'Left behind' communities worst hit People in "left behind" coastal communities are among those more likely to die from Covid-19, a study has found.
Source: BBC Online
Coastal idyll lacks affordable housing The Northumberland coastal town of Beadnell is a popular place to live – but locals say it lacks affordable housing.
Source: BBC Online
Coastal village is 'completely cut off' 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.
Source: Examiner Live
Project helps children explore coast A £250,000 project aims to get children from a deprived area of Cornwall to explore the coast.
Source: BBC Online
Revealed: 10 most popular coastal towns Property search website Rightmove has released its list of coastal towns and villages with the biggest price growth in a year.
Source: Yorkshire Post
£375k boost for tourism hotspots Rural tourist destinations across the north of Scotland will receive share of £2.6mm to improve the visitor experience.
Funding plea for coastal landscape The chair of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB Partnership has called for funding to be doubled.
Consultation to improve coastal defences 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 Plans to create a coastal park in Flintshire could be revisited in a bid to attract tourists to the area.
Source: Leader Live
New visitor guide for Bridlington A new guide to encourage visitors to book now for Bridlington and the East Coast for 2022 has been produced.
Busiest year for coastal rescues 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 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 A £3.5 million project to regenerate Littlehampton aims to make the coastal town centre a better place to live, work and visit.
Plan to spruce up town's seafront Plans to spruce up Sheringham seafront over the next couple of years include murals and wall sculptures.
New lights bring 'glamour' to Cleethorpes 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 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' 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 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 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.
Source: Business Live
Coastal project keeps beaches clean A Turning the Plastic Tide initiative from the East Grampian Coastal Partnership (EGCP)  is keeping coastlines clean in Aberdeenshire.
Source: Grampian Online
RNLI has record-breaking fundraising year 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 Scarborough Borough Council is being asked to approve an additional £850,000 for work on the sea wall at Robin Hood’s Bay.
Source: Planet Radio
Two bids to regenerate coastal areas Two multi-million-pound bids are being prepared to regenerate deprived coastal communities in Flintshire.
Source: Leader Live
The official opening of a new stretch of the England Coast Path connects central London to the north Kent coast.
Source: Natural England
Revealed: Most in-demand coastal towns 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.
Source: Metro
Residents calls for action on power cuts 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 An employment hub in Southwold aims to help make the Suffolk coastal town less reliant on tourism.
Cumbria unveils plan for coastal forest 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 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 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 West Dorset MP Chris Loder describes a visit by fisheries minister Victoria Prentis as an opportunity to voice concerns about issues facing the industry.
Source: Lyme Online
Train station would link coastal towns The reintroduction of a railway station would create opportunities by linking the coastal towns of Redcar and Whitby, says local MP Paul Howell.
Source: Northern Echo
Blackpool secures £39.5m town deal 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? Conservationist Clare Maynard from St Andrews University has warned that erosion and flood risk are “real and growing threats” to the Fife coast.
Source: The Courier
Grandmother takes 2,200-mile trip 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 Scores of paddle boarding enthusiasts have taken part in festive trips along the Dorset Coast in the run-up to Christmas.
Source: BBC Online
Tourists leave town braced for winter 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 Three towns in Cornwall have some of the highest house prices of coastal areas across the country, says online estate agent Rightmove.
Source: Planet Radio
Seaside towns amongst most ‘in-demand’ Two towns in Lancashire have seen big rises in coastal buyer searches this year compared with 2020.
Scots' coastal community fund doubled 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 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 ONE million pounds is spent removing waste from beaches across the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council area.
Councillors oppose offshore wind farm 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.
Source: Lynn News
Dover vigil after Channel tragedy 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.
Views sought on coastal transport plan A regional transport plan for eastern England includes proposals to energise rural and coastal communities.
Biggest investment into tidal power 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 A report by City to Sea points the way to reducing plastic on the 15 miles of beaches across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Source: Dorset View
Coastal towns 'among happiest places' Coastal towns are among the happiest places to live he according to a poll of  more than 21,000 people across Britain.
Source: In Your Area
Bathing waters deliver 100% compliance Beaches across Wales have achieved 100% compliance with high quality bathing water standards for the fourth consecutive year.
Source: Wales 247
Cornwall feels impact of climate change A new film tells how Cornwall’s seaside communities are facing up to a future of sea level rise and coastal erosion.
Source: Cornish Times
Siân Lloyd launches new farmers' market The Aber Falls Farmers' Market in Abergwyngregyn is funded by the Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: Leader Live
Art trail installation now underway 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 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 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.
Village to be abandoned to the sea Residents of a small coastal village due to be abandoned to the sea in north Wales face becoming the UK’s first “climate refugees."
Source: The Independent
Hundreds join vigil for climate change Hundreds of environmentalists gathered to call on delegates at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow to take action to stop rising sea levels.
Coast 'engineered' to fight climate change Re-flooding coastal wetlands could provide an opportunity to "work with nature" and use sea level rise to fight climate change, scientists say.
Source: BBC Online
How coastal town survived pandemic How has Great Yarmouth - one of the UK's most well-known seaside resorts - been affected by the coronavirus pandemic?
Source: BBC Online
Councils to pilot £5m funding boost 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 Tendring will benefit from more than £2.5million from a Government fund aimed at “levelling-up” flagging communities.
Habitat and flood scheme leads the way 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 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 Further details have been announced of a proposal for flood defences to protect almost 600 homes and businesses in Rhyl.
Source: Rhyl Journal
All-weather lifeboat to protect coastline An all-weather lifeboat will be stationed between Fishguard and Barmouth to deliver the most effective search and rescue service in the area.
Source: Wales 247
£200m to help level up communities 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 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 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 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 Erosion could destroy parts of an important coastal road by 2036 with no guarantee a replacement will be built.
Source: BBC Online
How climate change threatens coast Rising sea levels caused by climate change pose a growing threat to the Yorkshire coast.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Norfolk sand: Has experiment worked? Two years ago, millions of tonnes of sand were used to stop the sea from engulfing coastal Norfolk. But has the experiment worked?
Source: BBC Online
Twin threats of flooding and drought Coastal residents voice concern about high tides, storm surges and the longer-term risk of rising sea levels due to climate change.
Source: BBC Online
Government backs offshore wind ports 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 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 A coastal project in Rhyl is being supported with funding from the Welsh Government’s £6m Transforming Towns Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: Wales247
Southend to become city in honour of murdered MP Sir David Amess 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.
Source: BBC Online
What city status means for Southend City status is mainly seen as an opportunity to boost the local economy and attract more tourists and investment.
Source: BBC Online
Big gap in life expectancy in Blackpool 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 Decision makers on Anglesey are set to increase the premium charged on holiday homes despite owners threatening to exploit a tax "loophole".
Source: Daily Post
Call to apply for coastal funding Gordon MP Richard Thomson has urged coastal communities to take apply for funding made available by the Scottish Government.
Source: Grampian Online
MP has 'appreciation' for fishermen 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' 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 Residents are invited to give their views on plans to improve coastal defences and the promenade in Penrhyn Bay.
Fight to stem coastal flood tide 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 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 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.
Source: Dorset View
Deprived neighbours lend helping hand Neighbours are helping neighbours in Hastings – a deprived town which has received millions of pounds of investment.
Source: BBC Online
Fishing industry 'to lose £300m' A trade organisation says the fishing industry will make multi-million pound losses every year post-Brexit.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Deprived coastal towns 'need redesign' Seaside towns need to be redesigned for the modern age to tackle deprivation and health inequalities, England's chief medical officer has said.
Source: BBC Online
Skegness reacts to 'redesign town' call 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 Young and low paid workers in tourist hotspots are increasingly being priced out of homes, new analysis has shown.
Source: BBC Online
Charity slams 'extortionate' house prices 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 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 A council has secured vital funding to help protect more than 2,000 homes from coastal erosion.
Source: The Argus
Plan to transform coastal beauty spot A global search has been launched for designers to transform a coastal lagoon in Cumbria.
Photo essay captures coastal erosion The crumbling coastline at the north Norfolk village of Happisburgh has been captured in a photo essay.
Climate concerns for coastal properties A 40m coastal landslide in North Wales has sparked concern for nearby residents and business owners.
£24m for UK Seafood Fund 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 A rise in people ‘staycationing’ could help deliver a £5bn a year boost to coastal and rural areas by 2030.
Report warns of coastal brain drain 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.
Public meeting to tackle seagull issue 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 The establishment of a Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Centre of Excellence aims to help tackle the climate crisis.
Source: Dorset View
Council unveils plans to transform lido 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 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 Plans for coastal defences, a new sandy beach, and promenade improvements for Rhos-on-Sea have been revealed to the public.
Source: Business Live
Photographers capture maritime heritage An aerial shot of a trawler has been named as the overall winner of this year's Shipwrecked Mariners' Society photography competition.
Source: BBC Online
£320k bid for coastal City of Culture 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 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 Campaigners have joined anglers, fishers and businesses to call for urgent action to protect coastal communities and seas.
Blackpool to open entertainment museum 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.
Seaside town to hold first arts festival An art group known for placing copies of famous paintings around Crome  is hosting its first arts festival.
Debate over wind farm proposals A nine-week public consultation on plans to expand an offshore wind farm has divided residents on the West Sussex coast.
'Line in Sand' highlights climate emergency A human 'line in the sand' event aims to highlight climate emergency facing coastal communities in Scotland.
Source: Fife Today
Builder unveils disability friendly coastal path A stretch of the South West Coastal Path in Cornwall has been improved so it is accessible to people with disabilities.
Source: In Your Area
Pupils address coastal climate crisis Local students are set to work with Lancaster University researchers to create visualisations of local coastal "pasts and futures".
Emergency plea after cliff collapse 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 A conservation project to help retain vital saltmarsh habitat in the Blackwater Estuary over the next century is underway at Northey Island in Essex.
Source: In Your Area
Exhibition highlights coastal plastic pollution An environmental art exhibition exploring the problem of coastal plastic pollution includes hundreds of items washed up on North East beaches.
Source: Northern Echo
Seaside town debates need for change 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’ 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' 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.
Pleas for action against seagulls 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 A tourism leader has called on councils and businesses to follow the lead set by Portmeirion in building a dedicated parking facility for motorhomes.
Source: Daily Post
Work commences on heritage centre The Marine Group Marine Services team has commenced work on the Saundersfoot Coastal Schooner Maritime Heritage Centre project.
Uncrowded beaches easier to find Finding the best UK beach to visit on a staycation has become easier with the help of a new app.
Source: The Express
Fisheries funding schemes open Four funding rounds have opened for applications to help support the fishing and seafood sector in England.
Cornwall housing crisis protest in Truro Protests about the housing crisis in Cornwall spilled on to the streets of Truro today with the promise of more demonstrations to come.
Source: Falmouth Packet
Listed status for Blackpool heritage 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 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 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 A Cornwall-based charity is urging the government to 'act now' over the climate crisis, as a new report issues a stark warning.
Source: Planet Radio
Residents join flood defence talks 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 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.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Coastal communities face 'housing crisis' 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? Plans to turn the iconic Coast to Coast walk into a National Trail have been welcomed by long-time campaigner and Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Concern over Cornish housing crisis A housing crisis in Cornwall is leaving people unable to find anywhere to live due to a massive increase in demand.
Source: Planet Radio
Top seaside town for electric cars Weymouth has come out top in a new poll of the most electric car-friendly places for a staycation.
Source: Dorset Echo
Seagull problem is getting ‘ridiculous’ A Fife MSP has said the local authority has to do more to tackle the menace of seagulls “terrorising” people.
Source: Fife Today
£850k fund for coastal areas A fund to support local regeneration and sustainable development around Scotland’s coast has opened for a second round of applications.
Poor coastal health must be tackled 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 Local communities have welcome a report highlighting the challenges around mental health and deprivation in coastal towns.
The lure of new coastal life More people are moving from cities to a seaside town, compared with before the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: BBC Online
App shows beach crowd levels Sun seekers are being urged to download an app before heading to the beach to stop beauty spots from becoming overcrowded.
Source: The Argus
Council bids for Levelling Up funding 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 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 Farming seaweed could provide an alternative source of income for fishing communities.
Source: BBC Online
Council unveils Get Out Get Active Blackpool Council has revealed details of its Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme – encouraging disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together.
Source: Planet Radio
Communities may not get flood defences More funding will have to be found if projects to protect the local coastline are to go ahead, civic chiefs have warned.
Coastal councils bid for City of Culture 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 Some areas of Wales at risk of coastal erosion could be "sleepwalking into oblivion" due to climate change.
Source: BBC Online
Coastal landfills risk leaking into sea Historic landfills – those built before the introduction of stringent environmental regulation – are a ticking time bomb, say scientists.
£15m bid to transform Weston super Mare Weston’s Tropicana could be transformed into an 8,000-seat arena, following a £15million bid for levelling up funding.
New seafood champion for Cumbria 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 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.
New £3m fund to help marine tourism 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 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 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 A councillor calls on police to take action on ‘inconsiderate and dangerous’ parking on the Northumberland coast.
Arts Council funds Lyme Regis event ARTS Council England has announced funding for a dance and poetry event to take place on Lyme Regis seafront.
Source: Lyme Online
Government responds to seaside towns report The government has updated its response to the House of Lords Select Committee on the future of seaside towns.
Staycation summer 'good for tourism' 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 The Mid Wales project has received a £300,000 boost from the Welsh Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: In Your Area
Funding to help safeguard sand dunes Cornwall is getting a share of £150m from the Flood and Coastal Innovative Resilience Programme to help safeguard its sand dunes.
Source: Planet Radio
£1.25m cycleway officially opens A new £1.25m cycleway along Cumbria's Solway Coast has been officially opened.
Source: BBC Online
£3m fund for boat-based tourism 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 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.
Source: The Argus
Covid prayers held on coastal path About 3,000 Christians formed prayer groups at one-mile intervals along a coastal path to pray for those bereaved by the pandemic.
Source: BBC Online
Work starts on £6m flood defences 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.
Source: In Your Area
Map predicts impact of climate change 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 The Cornish coastal town of St Ives and neighbouring village of Carbis Bay are in full view of the world this week.
Source: BBC Online
Folkestone launches nationwide campaign Climate activists launched a four-day creative campaign to in Folkestone to highlight rising sea levels ahead of G7 summit in Cornwall.
Source: In Your Area
Villages turned into 'coastal ghost towns' Locals are being priced out of villages and towns in north and west Wales as second home owners snap up coastal properties.
Source: Daily Post
Coastal Connections launches video A NEW video has been launched to showcase a portfolio of 18 projects across the county, co-ordinated by Dorset Coastal Connections.
Source: Lyme Online
Huge project for seaside town 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 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.
Scheme enhances coastal facilities 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 The owners of Somerset’s holiday parks and resorts have urged holidaymakers to use their common sense and act respectfully over the summer.
Coastal town proposes neighbourhood plan 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 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 A coastal business improvement district has funded 50,000 guides to encourage tourists to venture “beyond the beach”.
Staycations forces out coastal tenants 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 House-buyers joining the exodus to the seaside in the past year typically waved goodbye to an extra £24,055, experts revealed.
Source: The Express
Residents lose homes to holiday lets Residents of a picturesque Welsh hamlet fear their community will be lost as most houses are only used as holiday homes.
Source: iNews
Holiday homes outnumber residents Residents of a small village fear their community will be lost forever as most of the homes are being used for holiday lets.
Source: BBC Online
Boost for 4G coverage this summer People visiting coastal towns this summer will have greater access to 4G coverage, as EE announced plans to boost network capacity.
Source: The Lincolnite
Residents to bid for recovery fund 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.
No white palm tree for Cleethorpes 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 Coastal towns around Somerset are relishing visitors after the Covid pandemic significantly reduced tourism numbers over the past year.
Source: Somerset Live
Temporary car park eases congestion 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 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 A multi-million-pound scheme of works to protect a coastal town has taken a significant step forward.
Village fears summer of parking woes 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 Chatham, Dover and Ramsgate are among seven areas in the South East to benefit from a £39 million boost, the government has confirmed.
Source: Kent Online
£880k awarded to Morecambe Bay 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 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 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' Residents and campaigners in Dorset highlight planning applications they say mean the threat of significant new developments.
Seafront café moves to final phase Work on a new £1.5m beachside café in Felixstowe is entering its final phase - and the attraction is set to open this summer.
Source: Ipswich Star
Summit bid to save Chichester Harbour Action must address the root causes of declining water quality and damage to natural habitats in Chichester Harbour, a multi-industry summit has agreed.
Plans to replace seafront boardwalk An ambitious £523,000 project to replace a dilapidated seafront boardwalk in Inverness will go out to public consultation next month.
Garden shines spotlight on coast Logan Botanic Garden is hosting the adventurous Wildflowers of Coastal Cliffs exhibition in collaboration with Rhins of Galloway Coast Path Project.
Seaside attractions reopen at last Coastal attractions have reopened as the government eases lockdown measures for indoor hospitality venues, hotels and B&Bs.
Ship building could 'level up' coastal towns 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 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 Special excursions and the promotion of locally-caught shellfish could raise the profile of “lobster tourism” along the east coast.
Source: Hull Daily Mail
Coastal erosion plan launched 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 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.
Source: Natural England
Religious walks boost heritage tourism The Wales Coast Path has released a series of walking routes to showcase the religious sites of coastal Wales.
Source: In Your Area
£90k funding for coastal town 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 Builders have been given the go-ahead to start work on 20 new industrial units at a thriving business park in Scarborough.
Source: Examiner Live
Best coastal spots revealed ahead of 'staycation summer' Britain’s best seaside destinations are being highlighted ahead of a big summer getaway expected to be particularly popular for UK holidays.
Drug testing coastal bars and pubs Lincolnshire Police carry out drug testing at over 20 coastal bars and pubs in Skegness, Ingoldmells and Chapel St Leonards.
Source: The Lincolnite
Green light for coastal business park Developers say the go-ahead for a new business park in Scarborough will bring new enterprises to the region.
Source: Yorkshire Post
5G sensors to improve coastal safety 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 The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) has outlined its plan to help boost the region's economy after both the pandemic and Brexit.
Source: Kent Online
Coastal pledge too little too late? A Conservative pledge to give more support to coastal areas on the Isle of Wight is too late, claim opposition leaders.
Source: County Press
Assurances over £3m coastal project 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 The next step is set to be taken in the transformation of a popular boardwalk in Stonehaven, north-east Scotland.
Source: Mearns Leader
Measuring resilience to coastal change 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 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.
Source: EDP24
North-east celebrates Heritage Coast status 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.
Source: Northern Echo
Vision unveiled for Isle of Wight The Conservatives have set out their vision for securing the renaissance of seaside towns and villages across the Isle of Wight.
Source: County Press
Caithness cash from coastal fund 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 A coastal town is benefitting from better broadband after the line was upgraded to bring faster speeds.
Source: In Your Area
£2.5m project to help young people 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 A fundraising campaign to save a historic storm tower on the cliffs above Bude in Cornwall.
Source: In Your Area
Pub researcher wanted for coastal job Lincolnshire County Council is looking for a lover of pubs and history as part of its efforts to preserve coastal inns.
Source: BBC Online
Artworks installed for coastal project England's Creative Coast includes projects in Gravesend, Margate and Folkestone, which hope to engage locals and visitors to Kent.
Source: Kent Online
Coastal village 'among friendliest places' 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' The recovery of 10 coastal towns in England will be tracked to ensure they recovers as coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease.
Source: In Your Area
Park-and-ride for busy seaside towns 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 A project by the world’s first preserved railway in Mid Wales has received a £300,000 boost from the Welsh Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: Wales 247
Extra money could see seaside investment All 33 town and parish councils on the Isle of Wight will receive extra funding to help boost tourism this summer.
Source: Island Echo
Second homes 'socially purge' coastal areas Increasing housing costs are forcing local people away from coastal areas, a councillor has said.
Concern over cuts to coastal bus services Coastal communities could be severely impacted by bus service cuts, warns a Scottish politician.
Towns to share improvement scheme Plans to spend £1m to improve Filey, Whitby and Scarborough seafronts look set to get the go-ahead.
Source: Business Live
Island is popular location for homes 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 Urgent warnings have been issued for people to 'stay away' from a stretch of the west Dorset coast following a massive cliff fall.
Source: Dorset Echo
Dredging not to blame for erosion Licensed dredging off Sandown Bay is not impacting the Isle of Wight's coastline, says a local MP.
Source: County Press
Innovative projects to protect against flooding Cutting-edge forecasting and natural management schemes are to be trialled in 25 areas to combat flooding.
Details of fisheries and seafood scheme 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 Somerset council says covid wardens will be present along Minehead beach and in the town centre to offer help and advice to visitors.
Source: In Your Area
£6m for beacons for flood warnings 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 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 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.
Source: Planet Radio
Tuna return 'could boost tourism' The return of giant bluefin tuna to waters off the Welsh coast presents a "massive opportunity" for tourism, fishing groups have said.
Source: BBC Online
‘Left behind neighbourhoods’ disconnected People in many coastal areas are disconnected from urban centres and essential services due to poor public transport and low car ownership.
Residents fear cliff collapse from storms Winter storms which led to erosion to sand dunes protecting a coastal village have left one homeowner "hanging on by my teeth".
Source: BBC Online
Funding scheme launched for coastal groups 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 Sunderland Marina has recently been chosen as the location for some ambitious restoration projects.
Source: Chronicle Live
Communities explore £100,000 grant fund 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 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.
Source: BBC Online
£56m seaside ‘welcome back’ fund England’s high streets and coastal towns will be given funding to help them reopen safely when coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
Source: iNews
Coastal running challenge launched 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 A government plan to tighten a loophole enabling holiday let owners in England to avoid paying council tax could encourage similar action in Wales.
Flood defences protect 48,000 homes 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 Maritime UK say at least some of the benefits handed out to the eight new freeport locations should be utilised across the coast.
Source: Planet Radio
Call for coastal al fresco dining 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 Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed a campaign to stop the closure of docks where hundreds of skilled jobs are at risk.
Source: Kent Online
Coastal path upgrade 'huge asset' A coastal footpath at John O'Groats has undergone a transformation in the latest improvement project carried out by the local development trust.
£20m Green Shipbuilding fund launched Hydrogen-powered vessels and e-charge points at ports could soon become a common sight on our seas and in our coastal towns.
Source: Sea News
Hopes of £5.2m lido renovation 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 The coronavirus pandemic has changed where we want to live – with coastal areas increasingly popular.
Source: BBC Online
Seaside town 'well-placed' to recover from pandemic Great Yarmouth is well placed to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, say local leaders.
Businesses benefit from coastal fund A NEW project in Rhyl is to receive a share of a funding pot thanks to a Welsh Government cash injection.
Source: Rhyl Journal
£7m beach management reduces flood risk 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 Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet have approved a new strategy for managing coastal flooding and erosion risks.
Source: News & Star
Funding boost for coastal harbour Fraserburgh Harbour is set to receive more than £500,000 from a Scottish Government fund.
Cruise ships lined up to visit coastal port 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 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.
Source: In Your Area
Disappointment over regional inequality plan A government announcement puts North Devon in the bottom priority category for a new package of funding to help areas recover from the pandemic.
Source: In Your Area
Booze ban plan for seaside promenade 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 Calls have been made to protect hundreds of miles of coastline from the damaging effects of climate change.
Source: Kent Online
Coastal warning after huge cliff fall A coastal warning has been issued in Somerset after a huge cliff fall occurred elsewhere in the UK this week.
Source: Somerset Live
High demand pushes up holiday prices UK seaside breaks look set to be more expensive this summer, with some coastal accommodation prices rising by an average of 35%.
Source: Travel Weekly
Council measures to solve seagull problem 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 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 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' Up to 6,000 jobs could be created by two new river ports to support offshore wind farms, the government has said.
Source: BBC Online
Consultation on north-east coastal paths A public consultation been carried out to uncover how residents would like to see coastal footpaths improved in north-east Scotland.
Source: Evening Express
Threat to coast from climate change 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 Elderly residents of coastal towns feel lonely and isolated because a holiday home boom has left them living in streets with few neighbours.
Cash boost for Cornish coastal projects Two coastal community projects in Cornwall have been given a boost to make the Duchy a better place to live and visit.
Source: In Your Area
Coastal partnerships help drive recovery How a coastal-based approach provides flexible, collaborative, inclusive and effective leadership for challenges faced by coastal communities.
Community Renewal Fund details unveiled 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 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? Chancellor Rishi Sunak says eight new freeports will help the coastal economy – but critics disagree.
Source: BBC Online
Call for care ahead of visitors' return 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 With staycations set to rise in popularity, seaside towns are once again. becoming hotspots for British holidaymakers.
Source: The Independent
Seaside town gets recovery boost A coastal town in north-east England is set to receive a boost in its connectivity capabilities through a new multi-million pound initiative.
Source: BDaily
Second homes impact on communities Second homes and holiday homes are having a detrimental impact on local seaside communities – fuelling rural isolation.
Coastal projects improve Cornish communities Two coastal community projects in Cornwall have been given a boost to make the Duchy a better place to live and visit.
Source: In Your Area
Council sets out Covid recovery plan Northumberland County Council has unveiled a plan to bring the county out of the coronavirus pandemic in a stronger position.
People urged not to visit coast for holidays People are being urged not to visit Cornwall for a holiday or to stay in a second home over the half term holiday.
Source: Planet Radio
Seaside holiday best bet this summer 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 Visitors are being asked to temporarily stay away from Hartlepool's coast to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Source: Hartlepool Mail
Seaside towns ‘risk losing high street' 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 The fishing industry which supports 2,000 jobs in Plymouth has been hit by a “perfect storm” of Covid-19 and Brexit, councillors heard.
Source: Planet Radio
Cleethorpes regeneration starts to take shape Funky street furniture is being installed as part of a project to regenerate the seafront in Cleethorpes.
Guidelines make it harder for holiday lets 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 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 The Coastal Communities Fund has helped pave the way for a new boardwalk at Stonehaven which has opened to the public.
Source: Mearns Leader
Coastal path project is well underway Progress is moving on apace on the Steinish Circular Coastal Trail, with construction work well underway on the first phase of the path.
Surge in domestic holiday bookings 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.
Source: Travel Weekly
Race to win summer visitors' hearts Torbay's tourism industry is looking ahead to the summer with confidence as it seeks to attract visitors following the Covid crisis.
Source: In Your Area
Online guide to woo coastal visitors Virtual project funded by Discover England aims to encourage more people to visit the north-east coast.
Source: Chronicle Live
Funding pledge to help seafood industry Money for the seafood and fishing industry has been allocated to help the sector deal with the impact of coronavirus and Brexit.
Source: BBC Online
Bid to turn Solent into freeport 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 Construction work has started as part of a £34m scheme to improve Tilbury’s flood defences in Essex.
£80m sea wall to reach new phase Work to complete the sea wall protecting the main line railway through Dawlish in Devon is expected to be completed by 2023.
Source: Business Live
Call for evidence on coastal erosion risk The government is asking for evidence on how to strengthen its future flood and coastal defence investment programme.
Source: Defra
'Coastal erosion is being taken seriously' 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 Proposals have been unveiled for a 39-mile path to be constructed between Bawdsey and Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast.
Source: Planet Radio
Lockdown advice for coastal walkers The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is asking people to follow government guidelines and think carefully if they are live close to the coast.
Source: News & Star
Coastal teenagers being 'left behind' Poor white teenagers in England's coastal are among those least likely to go to university, warns the watchdog for fair access.
Source: BBC Online
Head teacher questions survey findings 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 Would-be holidaymakers are thinking of opting for UK destinations this summer - with bookings coming in "thick and fast".
Source: BBC Online
Coastal towns 'Mecca for Covidiots' 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 Gwynedd Council now preparing the design for a coastal flood alleviation scheme.
Have your say on coastal path plan Aberdeenshire Council is inviting communities to play an active role in an engagement process focusing on the north-east coastal path corridor.
Source: Buchan Observer
Community group to protect sand dunes A new community group has been set up to help protect Newquay’s sand dunes and the fragile ecosystems they support.
Source: In Your Area
Marine tourism restart fund launched 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.
Coastguards join Covid-19 effort Coastguards are on hand to help non-Covid patients before ambulance staff are able to attend in Suffolk.
Source: Planet Radio
£300m theme park for Blackpool Rides and attractions based on ‘unsolved mysteries’ including the pyramids and aliens could soon be built on 17 acres of land in Blackpool.
Source: Examiner Live
Save our Seaside: How can coastal communities recover from pandemic? 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 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
Source: The Lincolnite
Speech: A vision for UK seas Environment Minister Rebecca Pow sets out the government's vision for our seas at the 2021 Coastal Futures conference.
Government to compensate fish exporters 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'.
Source: Business Live
Lockdown sparks rise in coastal visitors The trust which manages Fife’s countryside and coast has reported a huge rise in the number of people heading outdoors during the pandemic.
Source: Fife Today
Tech firm relocates to coastal hub A pioneering international nano technology sensor manufacturer has opened its UK headquarters at Torbay’s £8million tech innovation centre.
Source: Business Live
New stretch of coastal path approved Natural England has given the go-ahead for plans to open a 26-mile coastal path between Whitstable and Iwade.
Source: Kent Online
Take part in coastal art project A new community art project is encouraging people taking their lockdown exercise to take short video clips of the coastal landscape and wildlife.
Designers picked for £2m project 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.
New bid to reintroduce eagles to Norfolk Local communities are being consulted on plans by conservationists to reintroduce the white-tailed sea eagle to the Norfolk coast.
Source: Kent Online
Cash could be on cards for coast Help will be in store for coastal towns following the pandemic, Fylde MP Mark Menzies has been assured.
Fishing scaled back as exports halt 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 A fourth-generation shellfish wholesaler says her business is hanging in the balance due to border problems and uncertainty over paperwork.
Source: BBC Online
Seafood industry faces end, warns exporter Post-Brexit export problems could end the seafood industry on England's south coast, says a Dorset fish merchant.
Source: BBC Online
PM urged to move on fishing deals 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.
Source: News & Star
Fishing industry 'needs urgent help' A council leader has written to Government to complain about EU trade deal – and ask for funds and decommissioning scheme.
Source: Business Live
Coronavirus: Police fine coastal visitors 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 Fife coastal communities have benefitted from over £320,000 of grant money from the Crown Estate in the last two years.
Source: Fife Today
Tuna 'is future for coastal economy' The arrival of Atlantic bluefin tuna in the waters off Torbay has been hailed as a lifeline to the dwindling charter boat industry.
Source: Business Live
Boost for coastal tourism project The Newburgh Seal Viewing Project has received a boost after securing funding from the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund. (Source: Grampian Online)  
Source: The Argus
Beach hut and chalet shake-up People who rent beach chalets face having to hand back their lease if they no longer live in Brighton and Hove.
Source: The Argus
Hospice raises £77k for coastal families A coastal hospice has raised £77,000 for families in Suffolk as part of its Christmas campaign.
Brexit deal: What it means for fishing Some parts of the industry - such as shellfish - are totally dependent on such exports.
Source: BBC Online
Fishing crews 'worse off' after Brexit A former chairman of the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations says the sector is worse off after Brexit.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Fishing ‘sold down river’ on Brexit 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 Newlyn is finally a 'designated port' for fish and crustacean landings, recognised on the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) list.
Source: Falmouth Packet
£2.7m for Ramsgate high Street Ramsgate High Street will benefit from nearly £3m of extra investment thanks to support from the government.
Source: In Your Area
Scarborough wins coastal protection award Scarborough Borough Council’s projects team is celebrating a national award for improving protection from the sea along the Yorkshire coast.
Barnstaple to secure £6m in funding Millions of pounds are set to be invested into Barnstaple, but there’s bitter disappointment across the River Torridge as Bideford misses out.
Source: In Your Area
£3.5m boost secures fishing industry A £3.5m upgrade of Hornsea boat compound is benefiting the resort’s fishermen and visitors to the seaside town.
Source: Hull Daily Mail
Green light for Otter Valley project 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 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 Flooding and damage are just two problems residents have raised in regards to the work being carried out for a new cycle path.
Source: News & Star
£2.4m plastic waste seafront hub A special facility to reduce waste and eliminate single use packaging has been given the go-ahead for the Dorset sea front.
Impact report into winter storms An investigation report into the impact of storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge this year will come before councillors in early 2021.
Source: Rhyl Journal
Stunning video showcases new walks A video of coastal walks aims to help people get the most out of public rights of way in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Source: In Your Area
Call to suspend coastal power projects Campaigners say huge proposed power projects could “cause permanent and indefensible damage” to the Suffolk coast.
Coastal buoys involved in 5G trial Constant monitoring of sea conditions using 5G technology is set to be trialled off the Dorset coast.
Source: BBC News
Coastal erosion: beach cafe demolished A cafe left hanging above a beach after high seas washed away part of the surrounding dunes has been demolished near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Source: BBC Online
Work starts on derelict coastal pool Construction has started on an outdoor pool in Pittenweem, south of Cellardyke – and it is hoped the renovation could be completed by late February.
Source: Fife Today
Army supports coastal flood defence The armed forces are being trained to protect Lowestoft families and businesses from severe flooding this winter.
Plan to tackle holiday homes issue Plans to stop new holiday lets and second homes on parts of the Northumberland coast have passed a key stage.
How to object to coastal access The government has published advice on ways owners, tenants or occupiers of affected land may can object to a coastal access report.
Source: Natural England
Local history along coastal walkway Local historians have teamed up with a seaside festival and a water company for an exclusive exhibition alongside the coastal walkway in Bangor.
10 projects boosted by coastal fund Grants worth a total of more than £194,000 have been awarded to organisations across Aberdeenshire by the North East Scotland Fisheries Local Action Group.
Source: Grampian Online
Work to start on £49m port project Initial work can get under way on the Stornoway Deep Water Terminal following confirmation of £49m investment package.
Scheme to protect homes and coastline A scheme of maintenance work is close to being completed as part of temporary protection to the base of eroding cliffs.
Fundraising drive for life-saving volunteers A local branch of the RNLI, which has rescued countless people since it was formed in 1824, has started an online fundraising drive.
Source: Kent Online
Coronavirus 'killing seaside resorts' Seaside resorts are dying a slow death as a result of the coronavirus pandemic -- and urgently need to be rescued from financial ruin, says the Daily Express.
Source: Daily Express
Acute impact of Covid-19 on UK's coastal communities The acute impact of the COVID-19 crisis on UK coastal communities has been highlighted in new report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hospitality and Tourism.
Coastal season extension called off East Lindsey District Council will not extend the holiday season this year, after it has been told by the government not to act on requests from almost 40 caravan parks on the Lincolnshire coast.
Source: The Lincolnite
'Big demand' for coastal homes Demand for housing coastal Gwynedd is so high that householders are being contacted by would-be buyers seeking properties they can turn into holiday lets.
Boost for £100m coastal rail scheme A £100m rail project hailed as the “biggest game changer in a generation” for Norfolk has been handed a major boost.
Plan to refurbish coastal bridge Major refurbishment works are set to be carried out next year on a footbridge that connects two coastal communities in Suffolk.
Conundrum over parking fee plan Wyre Council has lodged objections to plans to charge for on-street parking on Fleetwood and Cleveleys seafronts in Lancashire.
Go-ahead for visitor centre scheme Revised plans have been given the go-ahead for an improved visitor centre at Northam Burrows in north Devon.
Essential funding for coastal foodbank The Homeless In Teignbridge Support (HITS) foodbank in Devon has been given a helping hand after applying for support.
Source: In Your Area
Opportunity to manage inshore fisheries The Marine Management Organisation is looking to recruit several members to the North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA).
Final phase for coastal defences The final phase of the West Bay Coastal Defence Improvements Scheme is due to start in Dorset.
Source: Dorset Echo
Coast to benefit from 'levelling up' fund The government says its long-awaited UK Shared Prosperity Fund will be worth some £1.5bn a year – but might not be available until 2022.
Source: Third Sector
MP demands action on coastal road Workington MP Mark Jenkinson called for urgent action to tackle the erosion on a west Cumbrian coastal road.
Source: News & Star
Coastal towns 'among happiest places' The Cornish coastal town of St Ives is the happiest place to live in Great Britain, suggests a survey.
Source: Rightmove
Cultural arts project for Cleethorpes A cultural arts project is to include the installation of new street furniture on the North Promenade at Cleethorpes.
Coastal path plan for The Wash Natural England has published proposals to improve publish access to The Wash on the Lincolnshire and Norfolk coast.
Source: Natural England
New fisheries plan for Brightlingsea Native oysters could be bred in Brightlingsea for the first time in more than 50 years as part of plans to open a new fishery in the town.
Source: Gazette News
Scientists help improve bathing water Bathing water quality at a North Wales beach is rated ‘good’ after an innovative project developed at Aberystwyth University.
Source: In Your Area
County to get share of coastal fund A total of £700,407 has been earmarked for projects in Sutherland from the Highland Coastal Communities Fund.
£400k for Scottish coastal fund Over £400,000 will be available in Caithness as part of a funding initiative set up by Highland Council and supported by Scottish Government.
Taxpayers could face Brexit port bill Brexit responsibilities could leave Tendring council in Essex out of pocket, taxpayers have been warned.
Seaside village top for house prices House prices in the seaside village of Mundesley have risen by 40 per cent in five years –among the biggest increases in the country.
Freeport bidding process opens At least seven freeports will be created in England to “turbo-charge post-Brexit trade” – boosting the economy and creating thousands of jobs.
Source: Business Live
"Rock armour" protects Somerset coast Almost 2,000 tonnes of "rock armour" will be delivered to Blue Anchor Bay from Cornwall over the next four weeks to safeguard a section of the Somerset coast.
Source: Somerset Live
SEPA launches flood warning service A new coastal flood warning service aims to provide local flood warnings to communities and businesses.
Sea power concern over high tides Tons of sand are being moved along the coast to repair beaches ravaged in recent high tides.
Peer pledges action on coastal erosion A new member of the House of Lords has pledged to press for action against coastal erosion threatening homes and natural resources.
Interactive map for Norfolk coast A free interactive map for smartphones is making it easier for visitors to discover the delights of the Norfolk coast.
Source: The Independent
Heritage funding for community projects Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has handed grants to projects which help promote coastal life as part of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.
Campaign launched for coastal path Local businesses are backing a campaign to protect the south-west coastal path from increasing extreme weather.
Source: Falmouth Packet
Work to start on resort ‘furniture’ Work will start this week on unique new ‘furniture’ to be installed along Cleethorpes’ North Promenade.
Source: GI Media
Bay rated good for bathing water Sea water quality has improved and in Cemaes Bay is now rated as ‘good’ in the Welsh Government’s annual Bathing Water Quality classifications.
Bournemouth residents urged to shop locally Residents across Bournemouth are being encouraged to ‘Search and Shop Local’ as part of an ongoing campaign to support businesses throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Grant scheme for north-east towns Dozens of north-east businesses have secured cash designed to help town centres recover from the economic impact of Covid-19.
Source: Evening Express
Apply for flood resilience programme The Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme will help communities improve resilience to flooding and coastal change.
Coastal flood warning for Western Isles A new coastal flood alert system is being rolled out across the Western Isles which could protect nearly 7,000 homes and businesses.
Town could ‘thrive’ with 10-year plan A bright future for an East Anglian coastal town has taken a step closer to becoming a reality with a 10-year investment plan.
Torbay lobbies for flood prevention cash Torbay councillor Andrew Barrand is lobbying for the bay to be at the head of the queue when the government hands out money for flood defences.
Source: In Your Area
Coastal ban for nuisance motorhomes Residents who live near a Kent beach have been successful in banning motorhome from overnight visits.
Source: Caravan Times
Work completed at site of £1m park A scheme to turn Ness Point in Lowestoft into a landmark destination has seen work continuing over recent months.
Join south-west coastal committee The Environment Agency is looking for new members to join the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC).
Progress on new £1.5m seafront cafe Rapid progress is being made on a new £1.5million beachside cafe/restaurant which is part of a regeneration project at one of Suffolk’s best-loved resorts.
Source: Ipswich Star
Project lead for new coast initiative Aberdeenshire Council has appointed a project lead for phase one of the new Coast Aberdeenshire initiative.
Source: Buchan Observer
Owner’s plea for coastal high street A Lowestoft shop keeper believes more people should be using the coastal town’s historic high street.
Source: EDP24
Upgrade scheme for coastal path Work is starting on a big project to improve resilience and accessibility on the Mount's Bay coast path in Cornwall.
Source: Planet Radio
Have your say on coastal plan Walkers are being invited to have their say on proposals for a coastal path stretching all the way from Salcott to Jaywick in Essex.
Source: Gazette News
Council joins call to 'kick-start' communities The leader of Cumbria County Council has put his name to a letter calling for a £1bn economic ‘kick-start’ for coastal industries – to help them recover from the coronavirus.
Government consults on coastal communities The government is seeking views on new measures to boost the UK's fishing industry and coastal communities.
Source: Defra
Brexit fishing protection 'too weak' Conservationists say the government's Fisheries Bill lacks ambition to protect vulnerable habitats and spells “the end of sustainable fishing”.
Source: The Independent
‘Beauty spot’ to become tourism hub A coastal County Durham town is set for a new learning and community hub that is expected to boost the area’s tourism.
Source: Business Daily
Businesses aim to extend tourist season Businesses on the Lincolnshire coast can apply to extend the season after the East Lindsey Council signed off a Coastal Local Development Order.
Source: Louth Leader
Storytellers explore coastal heritage The Scottish International Storytelling Festival will take audiences on a voyage of exploration through Scotland’s coasts and water.
Source: The Courier
Artists’ plan to boost the British seaside A series of artist-led festivals during the October half-term aim to help lure people back to the seaside and boost the economy.
Source: GI Media
Electronics firm moves to tech hub A cutting edge electronics business run by three former Nortel engineers has moved into Torbay’s £8m tech innovation centre.
Source: Business Live
Maritime hub primed for go-ahead A £23m Maritime Knowledge Hub close to Birkenhead waterfront is gearing up to submit a planning application to the local council.
Source: Place NorthWest
Work starts on coastal watersports centre An accessible watersports centre is to be built at Trevassack, a 26-hectare former serpentine quarry near Garras on the Lizard peninsula.
Source: In Your Area
Coastal arts project for Yorkshire An outdoor performance of the Odyssey will showcase the diverse landscapes, architecture and communities of the Yorkshire coast.
Coronavirus: Coastal areas demand £1bn 'kick-start' More than 40 councils in coastal areas of the UK have demanded a £1bn "kick-start" from the government to help recover from the impact of coronavirus.
Source: BBC Online
MP hails first Brexit fishing deal Blackpool MP has welcomed the UK’s first steps in taking control of its fisheries policy, thanks to a new agreement signed with Norway.
Bay bridge plan ready for next step The Morecambe Bay tidal bridge has now been estimated at costing £10 billion, which has increased from the last estimation of £8 billion.
Fund could benefit Norfolk coast A project to protect and sustain wildlife in gardens, school playing fields and community spaces along the Norfolk coast will start before the end of the year, if funding is approved.
Hartlepool port set for £1.5m investment A Hartlepool company is investing £1.5million as it prepares for a huge deal in the wind turbine industry.
Source: Hartlepool Mail
Coastal 999 stickers prove lifesaver A new partnership campaign to keep people safer along the coastline has been launched by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.
Coastal path walkway plan unveiled Plans for 72-mile (115km) walkway along England's coastline between Merseyside and Lancashire have been unveiled.
Source: BBC Online
Beach message highlights housing crisis A message has been etched on a beach in Pen Llyn to highlight the housing 'crisis' in North Wales.
Source: Daily Post
Final plans submitted for coastal project A ground-breaking project to help the lower Otter Valley adapt to climate change and create an internationally important wildlife reserve has been submitted to planners.
Freeports proposals 'now more inclusive' The British Ports Association has welcomed suggestions that the government is minded to be more inclusive regarding the number of designated freeports.
Source: Sea News
Sculpture supports Dogger Bank action An artist has delivered a 1.25-tonne sculpture to Defra's doorstep in support of action at sea to protect the Dogger Bank.
Source: Essex Magazine
Coast faces 'levelling up' challenge The Institute for Fiscal Studies says the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and Brexit could have negative affects on tourism-dependent areas.
‘Double whammy’ from Covid and Brexit Disruption from the coronavirus outbreak and Brexit could complicate attempts to increase economic equality between some coastal towns.
CoastSnap to track coastal erosion Hundreds of beachgoers' smartphone photos are being gathered to track the impact of rising sea levels and climate change.
Source: BBC Online
Plea for coastal communities support Councillors are considering pushing for more government support for Aberdeenshire’s maritime industry and coastal communities.
Coastal erosion risk management strategy The government has updated its National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England, outlining what needs to be done to benefit local people and places.
Coastal Forum welcomes new CEO Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum has announce the appointment of marine scientist Steve Hall as its new chief executive.
LEP launches plan for economic survival The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched an economic recovery plan as it addresses the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Source: Island Echo
Masterplanner sought for coastal ‘catalyst’ A working group is looking for a consultant to develop a vision for a coastal site in Ulverston offered for development by pharma giant GSK.
Source: Place NorthWest
£65,000 Coastal BID grant secured Bournemouth Coastal BID has secured a £65,000 grant for Boscombe, which will be used to add seating, lights and plants, as well as give it a deep clean.
£11.5m proposal to save coastal road More than £11.5m could be spent in the next few years to stop one of Somerset’s key coast roads falling into the sea.
‘Take 4 for Shore’ keeps coast clean Visitors to Scotland's north-east beaches are being encouraged to do their bit to keep the sands and coastline in pristine condition.
Source: Mearns Leader
Bridge project seeks government backing The Northern Tidal Power Gateways project is providing evidence to the government on plans to build tidal range power barrages across Morecambe Bay and the Duddon estuaries.
Towns win share of £80m regeneration cash The coastal towns of Scarborough and Whitby are among 101 places picked to share an £80 million regeneration pot.
Renewables can boost coastal communities Renewable green hydrogen is a cheap source of power and can help regenerate coastal communities, the government has been told.
Source: Current News
Community delivers affordable home A much-needed affordable home has been created on the Northumberland coast – and there will be no issue with noisy neighbours.
Leaflet helps preparations for flooding The leaflet to prepare local communities for flooding has been funded by the Northumbria Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.
Coastal celebrations 'must take place' A north-east councillor is calling for events celebrating the Scottish coast to be rolled into next year to help boost local tourism.
11,000 new homes for coastal district A blueprint has been adopted to develop more than 11,353 new homes across what was Suffolk Coastal District.
Visitors urged to keep beaches clean Visitors to some of the most beautiful north-east beaches are being encouraged to do their bit to keep sand in pristine condition.
Source: Evening Express
Coastal community fight to save pub A community has moved a step closer to realising their dream of saving their village pub after receiving an £80,000 confidence boost.
Source: News & Star
Funding for flood prevention project A funding award of £50,000 will enable the next steps in protecting the waterfront area from regular flooding in Saltash, Cornwall.
Source: Cornish Times
Work to start on new leisure centre Contractors are now on site to start work on a new leisure centre in Barnstaple, part-funded by the Coastal Communities Fund.
Replacement boardwalk for Stonehaven The existing boardwalk was installed around 20 years ago, but has since reached the end of its life.
Source: Mearns Leader
Survey highlights importance of coast Exposure to coastal environments can play a significant role in boosting human health and well-being, says a study.
Sea grass and salt marshes 'vital' Coastal salt marshes - once seen as "wasteland" to be reclaimed for farming and industry - play a vital role in offsetting emissions, a study has found.
Source: BBC Online
Communities celebrate multi-million windfall Highland coastal communities are celebrating a long-awaited £3 million windfall which will help get projects they’ve been dreaming of for years off the ground.
Visitor centre plan to be ‘more modest’ Plans to build a new £1.8million visitor centre at Northam Burrows have been changed at the 11th hour in favour of a ‘more modest’ scheme.
Campaign calls for parking facilities A campaign group has called for proper overnight parking facilities for camper vans in coastal Northumberland.
'Overcrowding’ concern on coastal route A pensioner has aired his concerns about overcrowding on a local coastal bus service – claiming there was ‘no social distancing’.
Source: Louth Leader
Film celebrates life in coastal town A 17-year-old teenager has created a documentary celebrating the life, past, present and future of the town of Lowestoft.
Coastal town wants power over AirBnB A town council in Pen Llŷn is fighting back against an increase in houses bought as holiday homes in the area.
Source: Daily Post
Ready for Great British Beach Clean Families, small groups and social bubbles are invited to join in the fun at Westward Ho! by taking part in the Great British Beach Clean.
Source: In Your Area
Designer wins arts village contract Castree Design & Relocation will undertake the interior design of the Beacon Arts Village on the Wirral.
Source: LBNDaily
Tribute paid to coastal clean-up crew The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has paid tribute to volunteers who removed marine waste from the water beneath the iconic Dunluce Castle.
Coastal towns call for own minster A coalition of struggling seaside towns and cross-party MPs has urged Boris Johnson to appoint a minister dedicated to coastal communities to kick-start their economic revival.
Source: The Telegraph
'Keep coming back' - plea to visitors A plea has been made for visitors to 'keep coming back' to the coast as East Lindsey District Council explores plans to extend the holiday season.
Seaside town fund 'even more crucial' A Conservative MS says coronavirus has made a seaside town fund for Wales vital ahead of the winter months.
Source: Business Live
Coronavirus threat to seaside towns But amid potential pandemic ruin is historic opportunity, experts say, to transform long-overlooked communities – to benefit of whole country.
Source: The Independent
Staycations divide coastal communities As more countries are added to the UK's quarantine list, holidaymakers are flocking to their own fair shores – but at what cost?
Source: The Independent
Local authorities look to push culture A council cross-boundary collective is looking to bolster its team to help improve an already booming coastal economy.
Source: The Mail
Parking charges to fund Covid deficit Parking charges could be introduced at coastal car parks in Fareham borough to make up some of the cash lost in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Source: The News
Reduced speed limit for coastal village? A feasibility study is set to examine the possible introduction of a 20mph speed limit in Beadnell, Northumberland.
Shop local initiative for coast Independent coastal businesses are to get a free helping hand thanks to the Yorkshire Coast Business Improvement District (BID).
New coastal project for Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Council has committed £25,000 from its Coastal Communities Fund allocation towards establishing a new Coast Aberdeenshire Project.
Source: Buchan Observer
Beauty spot celebrates AONB anniversary A 60th anniversary programme fundraising initiative has been launched for the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
Source: In Your Area
Visitors asked to respect coastal residents Tourists coming to Dorset are being urged to plan ahead and respect communities across the region as the Bank Holiday weekend gets underway.
Source: Lyme Online
Support call for children’s mental health Children living in remote coastal communities are at risk of missing out on mental health support, says a report.
Eat out scheme boosts seaside Seaside communities have been the biggest benefactors of the government's discount Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which has been less effective in bigger cities. (Source: Morning Advertiser)
Source: Defra
Minister meets local fishing community Fisheries minister Victoria Prentis met representatives from the fisheries and seafood sector to learn about resilient coastal communities.
Source: Defra
Summit to discuss parking concerns A summit meeting is to be held to discuss issues caused by large numbers of visitors on the Northumberland coast.
Big developments planned for coast Five big developments are planned to regenerate coastal North East Lincolnshire.
Source: Grimsby Live
More space for pontoon leisure boats Work is starting to extend the pontoons beside King's Lynn's south quay and allow more boats to moor there.
Source: Lynn News
Social distancing 'aggression' at coast Visitors to Walberswick in Suffolk have turned aggressive when challenged about social distancing, it has been claimed.
Source: BBC Online
Coastal groups secure £200k funding Bude Climate Partnership has been awarded £200,000 for an 18-month project to investigate ways to protect the area and community against the impact of climate change.
Source: Bude Today
Plans discussed for swimming pool Local councillors have held meetings to discuss the future of Cardigan's "vital" coastal swimming pool.
MP urges backing for local lifeboats Questions in Parliament will be asked on ways to support independent lifeboats that receive no central funding and are not part of the RNLI.
Source: In Your Area
Entertainment to lure tourists to coast A three-year project featuring large-scale drama performances, live music and light shows aims to lure tourists to the coast.
LEP unveils boost for coastal businesses The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership has opened the Isle of Wight Rural Fund with businesses now able to apply for a share of £105,000.
Source: Island Echo
Police warning over 'coastal chaos' Police have warned people to respect local communities and refrain from causing further summer disruption at the coast in North Tyneside.
Source: Chronicle Live
Bold 'green recovery' planned for Sussex National Park chiefs want to boost green spaces along the Sussex coast to improve residents’ health and wellbeing.
Source: The Argus
Makeover for gateway to coastal towns Business leaders welcomed a plan to use grant-funding to improve derelict properties between Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
Residents and tourists get lockdown fines Residents across Lancashire's Fylde coast were more likely than tourists to have received a fixed penalty notice during lockdown.
Coastal partnership unveils name change AN umbrella organisation which seeks to promote and sustainably develop Scotland's Moray coast has changed its name.
Source: Grampian Online
New coastal ranger service launched A new coastal wildlife ranger service has been launched by Northumberland County Council.
Work progresses on coastal pollution Plans to tackle the historic pollution on the Northumberland coast are progressing with site investigations set to take place later this month.
Coastal residents form neighbourhood group A coastal community has come together to form a vigilant alliance to keep local residents safe and informed.
Top trending seaside towns for 2020 With staycations popular this summer, Airbnb has revealed which seaside British towns are trending.
Two-speed recovery for tourism Visitor numbers are rising as lockdown eases – but coastal areas tend to be faring better than cities and towns.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Blackpool bid for £50m regeneration grant A bid for £50m of government regeneration cash has been submitted by Blackpool Council for plans including an upgrade of the town's illuminations.
Source: BBC Online
Trade booms as crowds flock to coast Thousands of families flocked to the east coast to hit the sun-drenched sands as the temperatures soared.
Tourism warning for north-east coast A key plan for the Northumberland coast contains warnings over the impact of tourism as the sector strives to recover from Covid-19.
£1.5m for coastal watersports centre The much-delayed Ilfracombe watersports centre could be back on track after a further £1.5million from the Government.
Coastal protection schemes planned A multi-million-pound programme of coastal protection works looks set to reduce the coastal erosion on the Isle of Wight.
Source: Island Echo
UK coast at risk from climate change Hundreds of thousands of people will see a drastic increase in coastal flooding within the next 30 years due to climate change, say scientists.
Source: The Express
New tougher marine protection rules Areas off the Northumberland coast could be considered for a higher level of marine protection.
Award is 'only blue flag in Suffolk' A Suffolk seaside resort is celebrating after its beaches were named among the best in the country – winning a prestigious Blue Flag.
Source: Ipswich Star
Big coastal development plan unveiled Two projects are set to transform Whitehaven harbour, helping to open up the West Cumbrian coastline.
Source: HM Government
£2.4m to create all-year employment A £2.4million extension of the business park site in Skegness.is set to create more all-year employment opportunities.
Forgotten community is 'falling off cliff' Up to 2,000 homes could be lost to the sea to coastal erosion, which is expected to accelerate with climate change.
Source: BBC Online
Seaside towns have teen drink problem Barrow-in-Furness tops the list of places where children have drink-related problems, with six more coastal towns also in the top ten.
Source: The Mirror
Coast prepares for influx of visitors Dorset Council is putting measures measures in place to cope with an expected influx of visitors to the county due to warm weather.
Source: Dorset Echo
Funding bid for coastal high street Proposals to regenerate Fleetwood as part of a major Government funding initiative have been submitted by Wyre Council.
Anti-social behaviour in coastal towns Wirral Council is consulting on plans to for temporary Public Space Protection Orders in areas affected by crime and anti-social behaviour.
Source: Wirral Globe
Wildlife trust wins coastal grant Sussex Wildlife Trust has been awarded a £528,600 grant by the National Lottery Heritage Fund for its Wild Coast Sussex Project.
Source: The Argus
Isles secure £1.36m of coastal funding Shetland will receive a £1.36m share of funding for Scottish coastal communities.
Source: Shetland Times
UK's best seaside towns revealed More than 100 of the country’s coastal towns and villages have been rated by visitors for value for money, scenery, and peace and quiet.
Source: Which?
We are open, say coastal resorts ‘Please come and visit’ is the message as coastal businesses look to rebuild this summer following the coronavirus lockdown.
Whitstable Maritime unveils coastal trail Whitstable Maritime has announced the launch of a new coastal trail in partnership with Natural England and Vattenfall Wind Power.
Flood survey to protect coastal homes The resilience of dozens of streets in a coastal town is being assessed in an attempt to best protect local communities from future flooding.
New homes help boost deprived town New homes will help bringing lasting change to Jaywick Sands – England’s most deprived coastal town, say Essex community leaders.
Traders pray for upturn in business Traders on the coast are hoping the school summer holidays will bring an upturn in business on the coast.
Coastal living 'improves mental health' Spending time in marine and coastal environments has positive benefits on health and well-being, says a study by two research institutions.
Source: Plymouth Live
Partnership to address coastal security Dorset Police and Portland Port Police Service are joining forces in a 12-month pilot project to protect coastline security.
Source: Mags4Dorset
Police target coastal route drivers Fifteen drivers have been charged with speeding in the first major crackdown on the Highland's North Coast 500 since lockdown.
Source: BBC Online
How seaside towns continue to change Seaside attractions and coastal towns are being brought back to life following years of hardship.
Source: Kent Online
Work to protect rail link completed A rail link between Devon and Cornwall and the rest of the country is now better protected from rising sea levels and extreme weather.
Source: Cornish Times
Call grows for 'coastal economies minister' There are growing calls for the Government to appoint a minister to help coastal towns and cities to reach their full potential.
Source: Business Live
VAT cut for hospitality and tourism A 5% cut for hospitality and tourism businesses will continue until 12 January, says Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Source: Plymouth Herald
Hospitality sector calls for support "Urgent" support is needed to prevent "widespread devastation", the hospitality sector has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Source: BBC Online
Grant boost for tourism businesses Communities that depend on tourism are to receive a major boost from a £10m Kick-starting Tourism Package, says the government.
Source: Island Echo
'Government committed to coastal communities' Central government is committed to doing whatever it takes to help coastal communities bounce back, says communities minister Simon Clarke.
Financial support for fishing businesses More than 1,000 fishing and aquaculture businesses in England will receive direct cash grants through a fisheries support scheme.
Source: Business Leader
Largest coastal community handout yet Coastal communities across the north of Scotland will share more than £6 million handed out from the country’s marine assets pot.
Dorset Council to tackle coastal erosion A council partnership has been set up to protect local residents from coastal flooding and to face the challenges created by rising sea levels.
Source: Dorset Echo
Villages start own transport service Faced with journeys of up to four hours to see a doctor a group of coastal residents are starting their own minibus service.
Source: Northern Scot
Council acts to prevent mass gatherings A Welsh council is taking action to further protect the public from the spread of coronavirus following a significant increase in visitors to coastal locations.
In-demand seaside towns revealed Whitby in North Yorkshire is the UK’s most sought-after seaside town for homebuyers, according to a new report.
Source: Which?
Coastal observatory to transform colonnade Plans for a new observatory, gallery, and other facilities have been identified as a priority in new attractions which could be coming to the Lincolnshire coast.
Tourism businesses reopen after lockdown The tourism and hospitality industry in Dorset says it is going the extra mile to open safely this weekend.
Source: Bridport News
First cruise ship set to visit Berwick A new alignment jetty at the Port of Berwick is set to be officially opened – with the first cruise ship due to visit next summer.
Source: Hartlepool Mail
Ports welcome relaxation of quarantine The British Ports Association has welcomed the targeted relaxation of the quarantine restrictions at the border.
Source: Sea News
Ferry company confirms 650 job losses Redundancies by Danish ferry operator DFDS, which runs out of Dover, have been described as a "kick in the teeth" for port communities.
Source: Kent Online
Weymouth seafront lights switched off The new promenade lighting and the laser lighting have been switched off just as tourists are being welcomed back to Weymouth.
Source: Dorset Echo
Work to restore historic bandstand Work to restore Bognor’s historic Grade II listed bandstand back to its former glory is set to begin this month.
Pembrokeshire to host rowing events World Rowing has announced that Great Britain will stage the 2022 World Rowing Coastal Championships and Beach Sprint Finals.
Source: Wales 247
Lifeguards return to Suffolk beach RNLI lifeguards are set to return to Southwold beach this weekend as more coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased.
Brewing approved for regeneration project A regeneration project in Sandown will now be able to brew its own beer, now the Isle of Wight Council has approved planning permission.
Work starts on St Ives enterprise hub Work has started to convert the former Chellews building into a new flexible workspace for business and community use.
'We need new deal for coastal towns' Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell says a New Deal for seaside and coastal towns is needed to help realise their potential and secure their future.
Source: News Guardian
Take a staycation, says Prime Minister Prime minister Boris Johnson is encouraging people to holiday in the UK to help the economy recover from coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Beaches could be closed Health secretary Matt Hancock has threatened to close down beaches if they become too crowded and social distancing is not observed.
Source: Sky News
Flood scheme for coastal communities Two local authorities have joined forces in a bid to protect residents and coastal communities from flooding and erosion.
Council backs ambitious town projects East Lindsey District Council’s Executive Board have agreed to support three ambitious projects for submission to the Connected Coast Towns Fund Board.
Source: Louth Leader
Elmer coastal defences now complete The Environment Agency in partnership with Arun District Council and Elmer Sands has completed major coastal defence works in West Sussex.
Peninsula scheme put 'under review' Council chiefs are said to be reviewing redevelopment plans for the Weymouth peninsula and examining other ideas for the site – including a new ferry service.
Source: Dorset Echo
Coastal fund boosts lighthouse trail An application for funding  lodged on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council has been approved for a planned ‘Light the North’ lighthouse sculpture trail.
Work starts on £2.1m tourist attraction Work is starting on a £2.1 million project to transform Lydney Harbour into a major tourism destination for Gloucestershire.
National Trust to build coastal hub PLANS for a new coastal conservation centre near the iconic Souter Lighthouse have been approved.
Business owners defend coastal takeaway A Moray business has defended its recently opened coastal takeaway after the Scottish Government dashed hopes for local cafés, restaurants and pubs.
Light pollution threatens coastal species Scientists from Plymouth University say sandhoppers are struggling to navigate to find food because of light pollution along Britain’s coast.
Source: iNews
Coastal town among worst hit by Covid-19 Minehead is among the towns in the country most affected economically by the coronavirus lockdown, according to a study.
Source: Somerset Live
Opinion: Deprived coastal areas need help The health, economic risks and consequences posed by coronavirus mean coastal communities deserve special help, says the Yorkshire Post.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Businesses secure £100k in grants Bournemouth Coastal BID’s ‘villages’, have received funding to help them to survive.
Source: Mags4Dorset
New partnership to manage coast A new coastal partnership has been established between Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole (BCP) Council.
Source: Lyme Online
Holiday firms see surge in bookings Holiday parks and campsites are seeing a rise in demand as people look closer to home for a post-lockdown break.
Coastal path will be 'world’s longest' When complete, England's coastal path trail will be 2,800 miles long making it the world’s longest coastal walking route.
Maritime sector ‘critical’ to UK recovery The maritime sector will have a critical role to play in the UK’s post-COVID recovery, says a former minister.
Coastal areas face coronavirus fallout Coastal areas such as Dorset are vulnerable to the health and economic impacts of Covid-19, says a report.
Art inspires coastal communities A Communication through Art’ programme is inspiring a new movement of positivity for well being projects across Blackpool.
Walkers told to ‘respect each other’ Police have called for calm amid rising tensions between coastal cyclists and walkers on two popular Fife routes during lockdown.
Source: The Courier
Step forward for flood protection A multi-million pound project to protect Lowestoft from tidal flooding will move another significant step forward next week.
£422k to tackle Welsh coastal flooding More than £400,000 has been allocated towards solving flooding issues on the main road at Newgale, west Wales.
Source: County Echo
Review supports marine protection An independent review led by former Defra minister Richard Benyon is calling for the introduction of Highly Protected Marine Areas in English waters.
Coronavirus: Could UK beaches close? Fears are growing that coastal visitors could contribute to a second wave of Covid-19 infections.
Source: The Independent
Summer season opening to save jobs A hospitality group claims an orderly and clearly signalled opening date for the sector could safeguard thousands of jobs.
Source: Business Live
Marina extension to attract more visitors A coastal communities project to improve Sutton Bridge Marina aims attract more boaters to the area.
Source: Spalding Today
Progress made on £1.25m cycle path Plans for a new £1.25m cycle path along the Solway Coast have taken a step forward, says Allerdale Council.
Source: News & Star
Motor home ban made permanent A ban on motor caravans staying overnight in two areas of New Brighton has been made permanent, following cabinet member approval.
Source: Wirral Globe
Coastal team loans computers to school A community support group has lent five laptop computers to a school to support pupils working from home during the Coronavirus crisis.
Source: Bude Today
Committee to decide on coastal funding Councillors are to make a decision on whether funding will be allocated to north-east groups in Scotland.
Source: Evening Express
Council installs more litter bins Additional bins are to be installed at coastal resorts in North Somerset – after visitors left them swamped with rubbish during the hot weather.
Source: Bristol Post
Beach cafe approved by planners PLANS for a new beach cafe in west Cumbria are moving a step closer after planning permission was granted.
Source: News & Star
Towns 'vulnerable' to coronavirus impact An economic downturn from coronavirus will fall "most heavily" on coastal towns and communities, suggests a research group.
Source: BBC Online
Funding 'critical' to coastal recovery Bids are being finalised and submitted by coastal councils for a share of the Government’s £1bn Future High Streets Fund.
Police message to coastal visitors Police are urging coastal residents and visitors to take care in public spaces to ensure lives are not being put at risk.
Source: Dorset Echo
Lockdown 'rips heart' from seaside resort Like coastal tourism communities across North Wales, Abersoch has ground to a halt since the coronavirus lockdown.
Source: Daily Post
Community unrest and concerns raised Community unrest continues in some coastal areas due to people travelling from outside the county to occupy second homes and holiday lets.
Youngsters save seas during lockdown Lockdown hasn't stopped the efforts of East Grampian Coastal Partnership in cleaning up the coastlines of the north-east.
Source: Grampian Online
Weymouth doesn't want crowd problems Visitors are being urged to think before visiting Weymouth as the town doesn't want a repeat of scenes along the coast at Durdle Door.
Source: Dorset Echo
Wash basins keep coastal visitors safe Visitors to the coast are being warned to stay safe by washing their hands and following social distancing guidelines.
Fishing industry set for Brexit battle Fishing industry leaders have told UK negotiators "there must be no concessions" to the EU on access to waters.
Coastal cycle path wins £2m funding Funding for a cycle path linking Weston and Clevedon worth more than £2m has been secured.
MP: Tourism stimulus package required Shadow tourism minister Alex Sobel calls for government support for UK sector during English Tourism Week.
Source: Travel Weekly
Loss of Shearings will hit tourism The collapse of coach operator Shearings spells trouble for dozens of hotels and many of Britain's most popular destinations.
Source: The Telegraph
Impact of coronavirus on coastal economy The knock-on economic effects from market disruptions will further affect coastal communities.
Tourism 'could need help for three years' A new national report says that coastal tourism in the UK will need investment for the next three years.
Source: Falmouth Packet
Opinion: Seaside needs special measures Coastal towns need financial help to recover from the impact of the  coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Are 'staycations' the way forward? With countries around the world in varying degrees of lockdown, our future travel plans look increasingly focused on destinations closer to home.
Source: Huffington Post
Police 'losing battle' with campers People are being reminded the coronavirus lockdown rules do not allow overnight camping at coastal beauty spots.
Source: BBC Online
Beaches packed with hundreds of Brits Hundreds of sunseekers have flocked to Bournemouth beach amid scorching bank holiday temperatures.
Tourists heed warnings to stay away Coastal communities in Suffolk breathed a sigh of relief as tourists appeared to heed warnings to act responsibly.
What Bank Holiday lockdown looked like Crowds flocked to the North East’s beaches as the winds finally dropped on the third day of the Bank Holiday weekend.
Source: Chronicle Live
Arts village to open by end of year The developer of a new visitor destination in Wirral is working hard to keep the project on track to aid the area’s recovery.
Source: Wirral Globe
Iconic bridge to receive £25m upgrade The Grade II listed Barmouth Bridge, in Gwynedd, is to undergo a £25m upgrade to protect it for visitors in the future.
Source: Rail Advent
Bank Holiday travellers told to stay away People are being urged to stay away from Britain’s beauty spots this Bank Holiday weekend despite the slight easing of lockdown measures.
Seaside resorts face three years of pain Seaside resorts such as those critical to Devon and Cornwall's tourism industry face a long road to recovery that may stretch into 2023, says the National Coastal Tourism Academy.
Source: Plymouth Herald
Police 'losing battle' with campers People are being reminded that coronavirus lockdown rules do not allow overnight camping at beauty spots.
Source: BBC Online
Crowds hit beaches despite lockdown The UK has recorded its hottest day of the year so far – with people across the country journeying to jam-packed beaches.
Source: The Independent
British seaside towns need tourists Locals say a battle for survival facing the UK's seaside towns after coronavirus is already playing out.
Source: Daily Mirror
Car parks to reopen - and stay closed Many car parks on the Northumberland coast and in other visitor hotspots are reopening – but others are not.
Cycle path link gets £1.3m boost The new mile-long link will reduce the distance to travel between Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare.
Source: Bristol Live
Tourist industry set to lose billions The British tourist industry is likely to lose billions because of the coronavirus pandemic, sector leaders have said.
Clock tower redesign dealt blow Calls have been made to preserve a much-loved landmark in the heart of Littlehampton.
Coronavirus: Coastal towns feel fear over lockdown easing People in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire's coastal communities say an influx of visitors would be a "nightmare" after a change in travel restrictions.
Source: BBC Online
Minister quizzed over coastal lockdown Businesses on the coast are none the wiser over when they will be reopen – despite questioning government ministers.
Coastal towns extend lockdown Councils covering Scarborough and Whitby have taken the decision to continue to deter visitors from overwhelming coastal communities this weekend.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Stay away from coast, visitors urged Hartlepool Borough Council is asking visitors to stay away from its coastline as the Coronavirus lockdown eases in England.
Source: Northern Echo
Coastal car parks stay closed – for now Northumberland County Council opened its four country parks on May 13 – but coastal car parks will remain closed for now.
Project to connect coastal communities A project has been launched to highlight the beauty spots which often go overlooked in Scotland.
Beaches could be without lifeguards Beaches at Hastings and Camber Sands could be unprotected due to government measures to control the spread of coronavirus.
Urgent work to save coastal bus service Urgent talks are underway to save a bus service that runs between Weston-super-Mare and Cribbs Causeway.
Source: Bristol Post
Good news for town’s digital infrastructure Six public buildings in coastal Filey are to benefit from inclusion in a £15.1m project providing high-speed broadband to public sector sites in North Yorkshire.
Floating platform to transform Merseyside Plans for a floating ‘event platform’ set to host performances are described as an investment in the future of coastal communities.
Source: Liverpool Echo
Coronavirus: Coastal towns under threat Seaside resorts reliant on seasonal crowds could become “ghost towns” as people stay at home amid the coronavirus emergency.
Coastal BID calls for extra help Bournemouth Coastal BID has got behind a national campaign, urging the government to give extra help to the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.
Fears coastal businesses won't reopen Businesses on the Lincolnshire coast fear shops and pubs will never reopen as the area's economy is named the most at risk from the coronavirus crisis.
Free coastal weekend for NHS workers A coastal Yorkshire town is offering a free weekend break to frontline NHS staff to thank them for fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Examiner Live
Coronavirus: Councils losing millions Councils are expecting to lose out on millions of pounds due to reduced income caused by the coronavirus lockdown
Source: Louth Leader
Councils 'can divert coastal money' Scottish councils have been told they can divert funding to help coastal businesses and charities struggling because of coronavirus.
Communities worst-hit by coronavirus Two reports have laid bare the coastal communities set to be impacte hardest by the economic fallout from coronavirus.
Source: Daily Post
Coastal community copes with lockdown Visitors have deserted a tiny coastal community as life goes on in lockdown for everyone but the birds.
When will we get back to beach? The coronavirus lockdown has left many Britons yearning for a day at the seaside.
Source: Daily Telegraph
Coastal resort fears bleak summer A tourist-dependent coastal town – already recovering from an economic downturn – may well be facing another bleak summer.
Redevelopment work begins in Cleethorpes North East Lincolnshire Council is transforming part of Cleethorpes with the creation of a new multi-purpose venue opposite the pier.
Parking restrictions for coastal village Double yellow lines are being proposed to help ease traffic congestion in a popular Northumberland coastal village.
Source: Sky News
Coronavirus hits coastal communities hard Coastal and ex-industrial towns are most economically at risk from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research.
Source: Sky News
Coastal trips still “not reasonable” Police chiefs say going travelling to the coast for exercise is still not “reasonable” after new guidance was issued to forces nationally.
Building flood defences fit for future Government announces new formula for allocating funding for flood and coastal defences across England.
Climate change pulls house into sea Happisburgh in Norfolk is the picture-perfect coastal village – but it is falling into the sea, turning its residents into climate migrants.
Source: Huffington Post
Fishermen adapt to catch local markets Much of the Scottish fishing fleet is tied up because continental markets have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: BBC Online
£10m lifeline for fishermen announced Fishing and aquaculture businesses will receive direct cash grants through a fisheries support scheme announced today by the UK Government.
Source: Cornish Times
Network upgrade scheme progressing Work is continuing on a multi-million pound scheme to install new ultrafast broadband as part of a major upgrade to a coastal town.
Help save Devon's coastal path Supporters are being asked to help save the South West Coast Path charity by taking part in a challenge from this Sunday.
Source: Teignmouth Post
TV series to explore wonders of coastline A new television series will showcase the remarkable stories and wonderful scenery along North Wales’ stunning coastline.
Source: Leader Live
Fishing industry to receive £10m bailout The fishing industry in England will receive a £10-million bailout after its markets in the UK and Europe collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
How to save seaside businesses It should have been the best start to the tourist season - but coastal businesses fear this could be the year they go bust.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Changes ahead to coastal erosion rules Wales is changing some of its coastal risk management rules to allow more pro-active work to be put into planning future flood defences.
Source: Leader Live
'Buy fish to help coastal communities' Shoppers are being encouraged to try UK-caught produce as fishermen struggle with the impact of the coronavirus crisis.
Source: Metro
'Stay away from resorts in lockdown' Tourist hotspots have said holidaymakers and second homeowners are not welcome during the lockdown, and want visitors to stay at home.
Nature reserve 'gateway to prosperity' Plans to turn a 'dramatic and very beautiful' piece of the Lincolnshire coastline into a nature reserve have been welcomed by Chapel Parish Council.
Source: Louth Leader
Litter still affects coastal areas Beaches in or near England’s marine protected areas have the same levels of litter as those in unprotected areas, new research shows.
College campaign boost for foodbanks A coastal college has become one of 10 colleges across the country to sign up to a national initiative aimed at tackling food shortages.
Grant brings museum a step closer The Blackpool Museum Trust has received a £150,000 boost towards bringing the Showtown museum to the resort next year.
Seafront regeneration moving forward Progress is being made on a scheme to create a beachside restaurant as part of a multi-million pound seafront regeneration project in Felixstowe.
Source: Ipswich Star
Silecroft beach cafe plans submitted A new beach cafe for Silecroft has moved a step nearer with the submission of an application to National Park planners in Cumbria.
Source: News & Star
Coastal MPs back police message Coastal MPs have urged the public to respect the message of the county’s chief of police and called for people to “stay home, protect the NHS and save lives”.
How coronavirus hit Pembrokeshire Tenby and Pembrokeshire’s communities have been coming to terms with the impact that the measures will have on the local economy and people’s liberty.
Source: Pembroke Today
Car parks closed to deter visitors Coastal car parks have been closed as North Tyneside Council does its bit to slow the spread of coronavirus in the borough.
Source: Chronicle Live
£70m to support coastal regeneration Crown Estate Scotland will invest £70 million over the next three years to support regeneration of coastal communities, renewable energy and sustainable food production.
Source: Insider
Partnership supports call for workers The Coastal West Sussex Partnership has backed a call for more workers to take up jobs across the horticultural sector.
Source: BDaily
Large sections of coastal path closed Large sections of the coastal path in Ceredigion have now been closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Timetable changes on bus services Revised timetables are operating on a number of bus routes across the eastern region due to coronavirus.
Explore coast from your living room While the Jurassic Coast remains off limits to visitors, a new resource is being launched to bring it directly into people's homes.
Gulls 'aggressive' over lack of food People on the coast are being warned seagulls may be more aggressive due to a drop in food sources caused by the coronavirus lockdown.
Source: BBC Online
Clifftop homeowner hails DIY barrier A householder’s DIY defences look to have saved his property as the region’s coast took a battering from storm-force winds and wild waves.
£450k to fight seafront flooding MORE than £450,000 is to be spent fighting flooding problems in Helensburgh – and more money might be needed.
Coronavirus: support for fishing industry The seafood sector is to receive an initial package of more than £5 million in financial support to assist businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Source: Buchan Observer