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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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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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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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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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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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Award winning beaches – The Seaside Awards

Keep Britain Tidy recently announced the 2015 Seaside Awards. 111 beaches across England have achieved the award, which is given for high standards of cleanliness and facilities. This year 14 of the North West’s beaches have the award. These are (from north to south): Copeland Borough Council: St Bees, Silecroft, Haverigg Lancaster City Council: Morecambe

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Coastal Access Updates

Natural England’s Cumbria Area Team has produced the May Cumbria Coastal Access Monthly Update. It covers progress on the 2nd length of coast to be developed: Whitehaven to Silecroft and the 3rd stretch (Gretna to Allonby). In addition the national team has published the April England Coastal Path Update, covering progress across England and detailing the

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Scotland’s National Marine Plan Published

Scotland’s first National Marine Plan was adopted on 25 March 2015 and laid before the Scottish Parliament on 27 March 2015 Setting out a single statutory planning framework for all marine activity – existing and emering, including devolved and reserved functions – within Scottish waters, the plan covers Scotland’s seas to the 200 nautical miles boundary and has a 3

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Historic North West Lido wins Coastal Heritage Photo Competion!

Congratulations to Susannah Bleakley of Morecambe Bay Partnership whose photograph of the historic 1930s Lido at Grange-over-Sands won the recent DCLG/English Heritage Coastal Heritage photograpy competition. Susannah’s striking photograph of the lido - the only salt water lido left in the North West – was shortlisted from over 1000 entries and received more than 3000 votes

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~Closed – consultation: South Inshore and South Offshore marine plan areas – Options report

Closes 4th March. The Marine Management Organisation is running a 4-week informal consultation on the Options report for the South Marine Plans. The Options process considers different ways of achieving the draft Marine Plan objectives and vision and the implications of each choice. A range of supporting documents have been produced including an Options map annex and

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