Regional News

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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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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England Coast Path from Cleveleys to Pier Head, Liverpool – Opportunity to Comment on Proposals

Closes midnight, Wednesday 2nd December 2020. Natural England has submitted a report to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs setting out the proposals for improved access to the coast between Cleveleys, Wyre and Pier Head, Liverpool. There is now an opportunity to make representations on, or objections to the proposals; the

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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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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

Update – event finished. 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

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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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