Regional News

Latest Coastal Access News – April 2014

On the 11th April coastal access rights formally commenced on the first stretch of the North West’s coast to be opened up as part of the English Coastal Path. This stretches 36 km from Allonby to Whitehaven. Forthe  latest details on progress on rolling out the English Coastal Path in Cumbria including information on the

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2 NW Offshore Renewables Projects get Green Light

Government announce today that 8 major renewable energy projects will be built, boosting jobs and contributing to a reduction of carbon emissions by around 10 Mt CO2 per year in comparison to power generation from fossil fuels. By 2020, the projects should provide up to £12 billion of private sector investment, supporting 8,500 jobs and adding a further

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Speke Garston Coastal Reserve celebrates 10 years!

The partners of the Speke Garston Coastal Reserve – Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Sailing Club, National Trust and Peel Holdings – are planning a 2-day event on 2nd and 3rd of May to celebrate the 10th birthday of the reserve, a fantastic natural resource on the north bank of the Mersey Estuary. The event includes leisure and walking activities

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Report on Funding Coastal Access Event in Blackpool

Our recent Funding Coastal Access event was a great success. A report is now available, see below. Attended by 35 delegates the event aimed to: Provide an update on funding opportunities for coastal access Explore possibilities for collaborative bids to progress coastal access across administrative boundaries Provide an opportunity to network and exchange information on

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Are you a LOVEmyBEACH Business?

The LOVEmyBEACH campaign has been set up by the Turning Tides Partnership to work with local communities, businesses and visitors to improve the quality of bathing waters in the North West. They have recently developed a business pack so that organisations both large and small can take action to help tackle the huge challenge we face: to

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North West Awards for Coastal Excellence 2012 – Results

The NW ACE 2012 were presented to winners by Professor Annie Worsley, Chair of the North West Coastal Forum, during our recent Delivering Sustainable Coasts conference in Southport. A summary of the winners and the Awards Powerpoint presentation can be downloaded below. For more information see the Current Projects page. 2012 winners: Awards Powerpoint:

Delivering Sustainable Coasts, 18 & 19 September 2012, Southport – book before September 5th!

The North West Coastal Forum, working with Sefton council and 10 EU partners as part of the SUSTAIN project, is holding a major international conference addressing coastal sustainability issues across Europe and celebrating achievements of organisations and individuals across North West England. Places are still available but are filling up fast. Featuring the 2012 North West Awards for

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The case for marine planning to come to North West England

A document submitted to the MMO to support the case for the 2nd marine planning region to be North West England. It was prepared by the North West Coastal Forum but represents the views of a wider group of organisations and participants in the March 2012 ‘A Sea Change: Marine Spatial Planning from Solway to Dee’

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