Coastal SIG invited to work with the House of Lords Select Committee on Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities

Great news for the Coastal SIG who have been approached by the above committee to share evidence on regenerating seaside areas. We are collating evidence from coastal local authorities on what has or has not worked for you so that we can directly influence Government to support our coastal places. We need your help to do this!

Oral evidence will be shared with the House of Lords on July 17th, and written evidence from the SIG, and from Member local authorities, can be submitted in September / October. A workshop session for coastal authority Leaders and Chief Executives is being arranged for 31st October 2018 at the LGA, 18 Smith Square, Westminster. Please tell your Leader, Chair and relevant Cabinet Members (Economic Development, Resort Management, Tourism, Planning, etc?).

To see the relevant report from the House of Lords select committee please see pages 6 – 7 of this document.

Lord Bassam of Brighton attended the recent SIG AGM to begin the work.

  • Can you help us make the case by setting out ideas for cost-effective means of investing in the future of coastal communities to generate financial and social returns?
  • Can you suggest issues or factors which are contributing to the decline of some resorts? Do you have statistics or other factual evidence you can summarise or share?
  • Can you suggest how we should influence government to make things easier to support our coastal communities?


The invitation is attached here but if you have something to feed in, comments or evidence then please get in touch with / 01394 444552