Tag Archives: coast

Flood scheme boost with £36m of funding

On 27 March Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey announced the 25 new schemes to receive a share of £36 million  to improve flood protection announced in last year’s Autumn Statement. £33.8 million will be allocated to the 25 schemes over the next three years, in addition to a £2.2 millionalready allocated to 13 projects in Cumbria and

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Exeter University study – 270 million visits made to English coastlines each year

BlueHealth researchers at Exeter University have conducted research which has revealed that around 270  million recreational visits are made to the English coast annually. The study showed that most people go to the coast for relaxation and social reasons. The majority of the visits – around 12o m in total – were for walking, with or

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Coastal Access – North West & National Updates 2017

Natural England has produced the monthly update for January 2017 summarising the progress being made on delivery of coastal access in the North West. Stretch 1 (Allonby to Whitehaven) and Stretch 2 (Whitehaven to Silecroft) are ‘open’, Stretches 3 (Gretna to Allonby) and 4 (Walney Island) are in the ‘determine’ phase, stretches 5 (Silecroft to Silverdale)

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English Bathing Waters Update

New statistics released by DEFRA on the quality of bathing water around England have shown that swimming waters are the cleanest since records began. 413 beaches and lakes were tested around the country of which 98.5% of those passed standards with 93.2% of those being rated ‘excellent’ or ‘good’, an increase of over 5% since

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Closed – North West Coast Connections – formal consultation

Closes 5 p.m. on Friday 6th January 2017. National Grid has launced a 10 week consultation on the detailed proposals for the North West Coast Connections (NWCC) project. This is a formal consultation required under sections 42 and 47 of the Planning Act 2008 and is likely to be the final consultation held before National

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North West Awards for Coastal Excellence – the Winners!

The North West Coastal Forum is pleased to announce the winners of the 4th biennial NW ACE – an award scheme recognising outstanding achievement in and contribution to the long-term management of our coast and near-shore marine environments. The awards are independently judged and there are three award categories: Coastal Champion, Coastal Community Action and

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Suffolk Coastal Processes – New report available from The Crown Estate

‘The Crown Estate has recently supported work which improves general knowledge of the physical processes off the Suffolk coast. The objective of the most recent study, carried out for The Crown Estate by HR Wallingford, was to provide a new baseline of information for the stretch of coastline from the mouth of the river Deben,

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Capturing Our Coast Spermwatch Survey Launched

The Capturing Our Coast (CoCoast) team have launched a national survey to look at sperm puddles on the shore produced by lugworms. This is what CoCoast are asking citizen scientists to do: “The lugworm Arenicola marina is an important food source for birds and valuable for intertidal fisheries as they are used for fishing bait.

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Last few places: Sandscapes: celebrating the natural and cultural capital of coastal landscapes, 11th & 12th October, Southport

The last few places are still available at the North West Coastal Forum’s Biennial Coastal Conference so we’ve extended booking until Friday 7th October. This year our conference is being run as a joint event with the Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership. It’s free-to-attend event and includes a full day field trip to the Sefton coast

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#DayAtTheBeach Launched by LOVEmyBEACH

LOVEmyBEACH, an environmental awareness organisation, are encouraging people to use the Twitter hashtag #DayAtTheBeach to celebrate summer days at the beach. The hashtag aims to raise awareness of those who take care of beaches in the North West including litter pickers, bin emptiers and life guards. LOVEmyBEACH outlines ways in which beach users can contribute towards cleaner

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