Category: Current News

Cumbria Coastal Strategy Consultation – not too late to have your say!

Cumbria Coastal Strategy Consultation – it’s not too late to have your say! Cumbria County Council (CCC) is working with the Cumbria Coast Protection Authorities (District Councils) and the Environment Agency, to develop a strategy for the future management of the coast from Arnside to the Scottish Border. This project is being funded by the… Read more »

Great British Beach Clean Report for 2019 Now Out

Between the 20 – 23 September this year, over 10,800 volunteers took part in 437 beach cleans and litter surveys all over the UK, working together to clear an incredible 10,833kg of litter from our coastline. A massive thank you from Marine Conservation Society (MCS) to everyone that was involved. Although MCS found an overall… Read more »

One Side Lies the Sea, a new Theatre Production

A THEATRE BY THE LAKE AND PENTABUS CO-PRODUCTION ‘One Side Lies the Sea’ Directed by Sophie Motley Showing from Fri 27 March to Sat 18 April at the Theatre by the Lake at Keswick. We’ve been on a journey around rural coastal Britain and we’ve met some astonishing people along the way – this production… Read more »

The National Lottery’s 25th birthday!

About #CelebrateNationalLottery25 The National Lottery are marking The National Lottery’s 25th birthday by bringing people together. They’re offering people and communities with great ideas the chance to receive a grant between £100 and £1,000. If you have an idea for an event or community activity or even if you want to buy something, that will… Read more »

There and Back Again: the migratory journey of Atlantic Salmon – A talk by Dr Jessica Rodger

Join SWANC Winter Discussions 2019-2020 at the Ken Bridge Hotel, near New Galloway for occasional Thursday nights The first talk of the season will be held on Thursday 28 November There and Back Again: the migratory journey of Atlantic Salmon –  Dr Jessica Rodger, Fisheries Biologist with Galloway Fisheries Trust, has begun a new project… Read more »

Come Along to the Smelt Event!

Come Along to the Smelt Event! If you have any memories to share of European smelt, or smelt fishing in your local area, or wish to know more about the rare fish along our coast, please come along and see us at our smelt event at the King’s Arms, Bowness on Solway on Tuesday 10… Read more »

Cumbria Coastal Strategy – Public Engagement, have your say

Cumbria County Council (CCC) is working with the Cumbria Coast Protection Authorities (District Councils) and the Environment Agency, to develop a strategy for the future management of the coast from Arnside to the Scottish Border. This project is being funded by the Environment Agency. It builds upon the ideas and policies presented in the North… Read more »

Have you seen this fish in Cumbria?

European smelt (or ‘Sparling’ in Scotland) are a rare species of fish which used to be abundant along the coasts of the British Isles, only visiting our rivers once a year, in early spring, to spawn. Often remembered for its distinct cucumber scent, this silvery fish only grows to around 30cm and has suffered significant… Read more »

Scottish Government Consultation Open

Open Consultation on The Replacement of European Structural Funds In Scotland Post EU-Exit For over 40 years the European Structural Funds have helped support Scotland by helping to “invest in job creation and a sustainable and healthy European economy and environment.” If the UK leaves the EU then there will no longer be support from… Read more »

Mawbray Banks Volunteer Work Party on Thursday 14 November

The Solway Coast AONB Volunteer session on Thursday 14 November will return to Mawbray Banks. The task this week will include some tidying and finishing work around the natterjack toad pools, some work around the north car park and some litter picking if time. Meet at Mawbray Banks Yard Car park (South car park –… Read more »