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Water for Life and Livelihoods Consultation Summary Response Published

The Environment Agency has published a report summarising the responses to the consultation on draft River Basin Management Plans that ran from 10 October 2014 to 10 April 2015. The consultation was the third and final stage of public consultation on the second cycle of river basin planning. It posed questions on proposed long-term objectives for

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National Marine Week 2015: 25 July to 9 August

As in previous years this annual celebration of our marine and coastal environment – National Marine Week – is so plum full of activity that it’s expanded to a fortnight! Organised by the Wildlife Trusts to raise awareness of the richness and diversity of the UK’s marine life Wildlife Trusts (both coastal and inland) around

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Coastal Access Updates July 2015

Natural England has produced their July update on progress of the roll out of National Coastal Access on the Cumbrian coast. This issue (downloadable below) gives information on the expansion of the local Coastal Access Team and the latest news on all 3 Cumbrian stretches, one of which is open, one of which is awaiting final decision and

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Consultation of the Revised Voluntary Fishing Vessel Codes of Practice

Closes 14 August 2015. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is consulting on revisions to the following Marine Guidance Notes: MGN 501 – The code of practice for fishing vessels of 24 metres and over and MGN 502 – The code of practice for the safety of small fishing vessels. They are also seeking views on  revisions

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Coastal Community Teams to Help Revive England’s Seaside Towns

The Goverment has announced the creation of 116 Coastal Community Teams with the provision of more than £1 million, funding an additional 104 further Coastal Community Teams on top of 12 existing pilots. The Coastal Community Teams initiative has been created to help revive coastal towns and bring jobs, growth and prosperity to coastal areas. The teams bring

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Coastal Revival Fund open for applications

Closes Monday 14th September 2015 The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is inviting bids for a share of up to £50,000 of the newly created £3 million Coastal Revival Fund, to be spent in the 2015/16 tax year. The Coastal Revival Fund has been created to jump start the revival of key heritage

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130 km Bay Cycle Way (National Route 700) launched!

Morecambe Bay Partnership, working in partnership with SUSTRANS, have launched the new Bay Cycle Way with a 4 day long celebration of the opening of this key new long-distance cycle route around Morecambe Bay. The route starts at Sandy Gap on Walney Island and runs around the Bay to Glasson Dock, near Lancaster. Over the

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Blackpool Illuminations: Schools Competition

Closing date 5 p.m., 17th July. LOVEmyBEACH has teamed up with Blackpool Council and illuminations curator Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to launch the LOVEmyBEACH education pack for schools with a linked competition to design a new LOVEmyBEACH poster. The winning entry, judged by Laurence, will be announced in September and the poster will be transferred onto a

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Coastal Access Updates – Cumbria and National

Natural England has produced their June update on progress of the roll out of National Coastal Access on the Cumbrian coast. This issue (downloadable below) gives information on the acceleration of the national roll out programme, and news on all 3 Cumbrian stretches. Also available to download below is Natural England’s May update on progress

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The Good Beach Guide – 2015

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has recently published its 2015 online Good Beach Guide. The guide includes a range of useful information including projected water quality, tide times, whether or not the beach is dog-friendly, has lifeguards, etc. in place, wildlife you might expect or be lucky enough to see and where and how to

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