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NW Marine Plans: Annual Monitoring Survey

Closes 15th December 2020 The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is asking stakeholders in the north west of England to take part in the annual monitoring survey to gather baseline information on the draft North West Marine Plan. This is the first time the MMO has run the survey in the north west and they will

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WAMM outputs – Coastal Data Explorer, Policy & Legislation StoryMap and Workshop Presentations

The Wholescape Approach to Marine Management ‘WAMM’ project, which supports a more collaborative approach between Coastal and CaBA partnerships to build knowledge and expertise to enhance delivery for the coastal and estuarine environment nationwide, is nearing its conclusion and a range of useful outputs are now available (see link below). Coastal Data Explorer: The Coastal

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Solway Firth Coastal Conversations Online

The Solway Coast AONB and the Solway Firth Partnership are presenting a series of webinars that focus on cross boarder topics such as salt, military history and farm steads. The first talk of the series, ‘Salt on the Solway’, focuses on the Solway’s salt making heritage. The speakers, Andrew Fielding and John Pickin, will summarise our current understanding

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Consultation: Marine Strategy Part Two: Monitoring Programmes

Closes 23:45, 17th November 2020 Defra, the Northern Ireland Executive, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government are seeking views on the updated marine monitoring programmes for the state of the UK’s seas. The proposed monitoring programmes will be used to gather evidence on the status of different parts of the UK marine environment to

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Consultation: Introducing market restrictions on single-use plastic items in Scotland

Closes 4th January 2021. The Scottish Government is consulting on the introduction of market restrictions on the most commonly littered single-use plastic items found on European beaches. This would effectively ban these items. The results of the consultation will be used to inform policy and any future legislation as Scotland seeks to match the requirements

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Ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds comes into force in England

From October 1st 2020 a ban on the supply of plastic straws and stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds, has come into force in England. It has been estimated that 4.7 billion plastic straws, 316 million plastic stirrers and 1.8 billion plastic-stemmed cotton buds are used each year and many of these end up in the

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Natural England: Building partnerships for Nature’s recovery

Natural England has published its priorities for nature recovery for the period 2020 to 2025. They will achieve the aims outlined in the document through 4 strategic programmes: • Resilient Landscapes and Seas • Sustainable Development • Greener Farming and Fisheries • Connecting People with Nature The document explains how Natural England will work with

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Coastal Access in North West England – October 2020 Update

Natural England has published an update on coastal access in North West England. Stretch name Progress Gretna to Allonby Stage 4: Determine Allonby to Whitehaven Open to the public Whitehaven to Silecroft Stage 5: Open (not yet available for public use – work to establish the route is currently taking place) Silecroft to Silverdale Stage

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Closed – Vote now to help Morecambe Bay Partnership win funding for their ‘Clear the Bay by Day’ Project

Voting closed 12 noon, Thursday 22nd October. Morecambe Bay Partnership has entered a competition being run by the European Outdoor Conservation Association and urgently needs your vote to ensure success. Morecambe Bay Partnership’s Chief Executive Susannah Bleakley said “We have just 1 week to get 1000’s of votes to  turn the tide on plastic. We are the

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North West Coastal Access Update – July 2020

Natural England has released information on the progress of coastal access in North West England. They hope to publish proposals for the Cleveleys to Pier Head stretch in August. Cumbria County Council and their contractors have been making progress where they can with establishment works on the Whitehaven to Silecroft stretch. The planning inspector is

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