Once upon a time (over ten years ago) Government had a coastal policy with supporting documentation. This useful document is a helpful reminder of the topics they should be covering; some of the topics they include are as follows: Coastal narrative: the distinctive challenges of the coast Employment – seasonality and opportunities Demographics and imbalance […]

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Although coastal communities have their fair share of challenges, not least social deprivation, their unique asset – the sea – offers many possibilities. I once heard Steve Fothergill, of Sheffield Hallam University who had studied the coalfields and coastal communities summarise it like this, ‘nobody wants to visit or retire to the coalfields’. The coast […]

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