Regional News

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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Virtual Day at the Beach

The National Oceanography Centre’s WireWall team held a virtual day at the beach in early May. The collaborative poems created by everyone taking part over the 2 days of the event are now available to view/listen to on You Tube. They are lovely poems, thought provoking and very relaxing to listen to. Enjoy! To listen

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The Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities Update for the Inshore Fishing Community

The Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (AIFCA) has produced an update for fishing communities dealing with Covid-19 and its impact on fishing communities and  businesses as well as the work of the IFCAs and other regulatory authorities.  The Update includes a lot of useful information on support for fishing businesses including links to

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Wholescape Approach to Marine Management North West and South West Regional Workshop September 22nd 2020

Booking now open! Funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, and managed by The Rivers Trust and the Coastal Partnerships Network, the Wholescape Approach to Marine Management ‘WAMM’ project aims to support a more collaborative approach between Coastal and Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) partnerships to enhance delivery for the coastal and estuarine environment nationwide.

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Closed – consultation: Solway Coast AONB Management Plan

Closes 27th January 2020. The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team has produced a new draft Management Plan which will guide their work, including work with partners, over the next five years. Views are now being sought on the plan, including the high level vision, goal and outcomes, and whether the thematic actions accurately

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Innovative Wave Hazard Measurements Being Made at a Coast Near You – Evening Event, 27th November, Liverpool

What are you up to on 27th November 6 – 8 pm? If you’re in Liverpool why not go along to the University of Liverpool and find out about the National Oceanography Centre’s WireWall project at Crosby Beach at an evening event: ‘Innovative Wave Hazard Measurements at a coast near you’.  For more information and

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NW Coastal Access Update

Natural England has produced their October update on progress in developing the English Coast Path on the North West’s coast. There is a lot more detail in this month’s update but a brief summary of status of each section is: Stretch 1: Allonby to Whitehaven (35 km) – ‘OPEN’ Stretch 2: Whitehaven to Silecroft (51

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Solway Marine Planning Animation

Solway Firth Partnership has produced an animation as part of the Marine Management Organisation’s ‘Enhanced Stakeholder Engagement’ project. Kyla Orr, an experienced freelance marine ecology consultant and animator, has used graphics and voice over to create a simple, yet effective, overview of the marine planning process in the Solway Firth. This video aims to explain what

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New Coastal Walk: Changing shores – The Crosby Sequence

Through the coming together of science and the arts a narrated coastal walk along Crosby’s shoreline, north of Liverpool, has been created between Hall road and Waterloo train stations. This has been developed to raise awareness of shoreline change and coastal hazards. The poems capture changes in land use, coastal processes, shoreline management and observational

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Get active this summer with the Turning Tide Partnership’s Active Coast!

Active Coast is a summer programme of coastal activities to encourage people to make the most of the North West’s wonderful coastline, connect with nature and other people and improve their health and sense of wellbeing. Organised by members of the Turning Tides Partnership working with  LOVEmyBEACH there are a wide range of organised activities

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