Regional News

Coastal Access Update – Spring 2022

Natural England have produced their latest update on progress on the England Coast Path in the North West. Currently 132km of the path are open in the North West, with a further 438km approved in part but not yet open. Establishment works are planned or in progress on the approved lengths. The full update can

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Survey: Salt Marshes in North West England

This survey is part of a research project being carried out by the University of Liverpool. The researchers are carrying out this research to gain a better understanding of people’s attitudes towards salt marshes in North West England. The research will feed into the Ecological Coastal Buffer Strips (Eco-CoBS) project on coastal resilience, being led

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Survey: North West Marine Plan Engagement

Closing date: 25th April 2022.  This survey is part of a research project being carried out by the University of Liverpool. The researcher is carrying out research on engagement with the North West Marine Plan to gain a better understanding on engagement from stakeholders in the creation of the plan as well as their broader views

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What’s Happening on the North West Coast 2022 Pilot Report

The aims of the ‘What’s Happening on the North West Coast’ pilot report are to: provide a comprehensive overview of strategic actions and policies at sub-regional or regional scale of significance for the North West coast, and which contribute to creating a more sustainable future for our coast help organisations working on the coast to

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Bathing Water Quality Statistics

Defra has published statistics summarising the statistics on English coastal and inland bathing waters in 2021 and their compliance with the 2013 Bathing Water Regulations. In summary, out of the 417 bathing waters measured in England: 413 (99%) met at least the minimum standard under the Regulations with 295 of these classified as ‘excellent’, 100 classified as

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Collaborative Coastal Projects in NW England Workshop 23rd February 2022

Event finished – outputs now available – see separate news item. The North West Coastal Forum is pleased to announce we are holding a half-day workshop on collaborative coastal projects in North West England on Wednesday 23rd February 2022.  The aim of the workshop is to bring together organisations delivering coastal projects in partnership with

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Closed – Survey: What’s Happening on the North West Coast 2022?

The survey has now closed and the Pilot Report is now available – see separate news item. The North West Coastal Forum is pleased to announce it’s receiving funding through the Championing Coastal Coordination fund to create a comprehensive ‘What’s Happening on the North West Coast’ report. This report will bring together strategic actions and

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Consultation: Draft River Basin Management Plans

Consultation closes 22nd April 2022 The Environment Agency is consulting on  updating the river basin management plans that fall entirely within England  along with those for the Severn and Northumbria which lie partly in Wales and Scotland. The EA  will use the information provided in producing updates to the current river basin management plans which

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Closed – North West Marine Plan Monitoring Survey

Closed: 7 March 2022 The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is carrying out surveys on each of the marine plans (North West, North East, East, South East, South and South West). The MMO is required to monitor marine plans under Section 61 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act (2009) Responses to the surveys will help

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Closed – IFCA General Member Vacancies

Closed – Closing date 31st January 2022 The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has several current and upcoming general member vacancies in the ten regional Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities across England. They are seeking to appoint to fill current vacancies and to create a reserve list for upcoming vacancies. These are voluntary roles which require

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