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English Coast Path Could Save Coastal Towns

August 8, 2013

 

 

A Centre for Social Justice report highlighting coastal poverty in Britain has affirmed once more that the Government must step up on its promise for an England Coast Path which could transform ailing coastal economies.

 

The England Coast Path – which will provide a continuous path around the English coast – has the potential to increase tourism and reinvigorate coastal communities but the Government appears to have lost enthusiasm for the project.

 

The Wales Coast Path, which opened last year, brought an additional £16 million to the Welsh economy, boosting growth, creating jobs and putting Wales on the map as a major tourist destination. The England Coast Path has the potential to bring similar benefits for very little cost – less than £1 per metre.

 

The Centre for Social Justice report on the poverty of seaside towns helps to highlight that, now more than ever, our coastal communities need a boost. Walkers in Wales and Scotland already have access to their coast and England is now lagging behind.

 

“Our coastal communities are crying out for rejuvenation,” says Kate Conto, Ramblers Senior Policy Officer. “The England Coastal Path is a low cost project which will increase tourism and boost coastal economies, as well as spurring on people to get healthy and opening up the coast for families to walk, explore and enjoy.”

 

“In these difficult times, when our seaside towns need it the most, we urge the Government to set out a timetable for completing this exciting project and open up the coast for all,” adds Kate. “And you can show your support by signing our One Coast For All petition.”

 

We’re kicking off a summer of activity to highlight the importance of the England Coast Path and persuade the Government not to delay the project further – starting with a feature on BBC’s Newsnight tonight at 10:30pm.

 

– See more at: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/what-we-do/news/2013/august/coast-path-a-cure-for-struggling-seaside-towns.aspx#sthash.iqhUIDG9.LD9rBTOz.dpuf

 

 

Pasted from <http://www.ramblers.org.uk/what-we-do/news/2013/august/coast-path-a-cure-for-struggling-seaside-towns.aspx>

 

entre for Social Justice report highlighting coastal poverty in Britain has affirmed once more that the Government must step up on its promise for an England Coast Path which could transform ailing coastal economies.

The England Coast Path – which will provide a continuous path around the English coast – has the potential to increase tourism and reinvigorate coastal communities but the Government appears to have lost enthusiasm for the project.

The Wales Coast Path, which opened last year, brought an additional £16 million to the Welsh economy, boosting growth, creating jobs and putting Wales on the map as a major tourist destination. The England Coast Path has the potential to bring similar benefits for very little cost – less than £1 per metre.

The Centre for Social Justice report on the poverty of seaside towns helps to highlight that, now more than ever, our coastal communities need a boost. Walkers in Wales and Scotland already have access to their coast and England is now lagging behind.

“Our coastal communities are crying out for rejuvenation,” says Kate Conto, Ramblers Senior Policy Officer. “The England Coastal Path is a low cost project which will increase tourism and boost coastal economies, as well as spurring on people to get healthy and opening up the coast for families to walk, explore and enjoy.”

“In these difficult times, when our seaside towns need it the most, we urge the Government to set out a timetable for completing this exciting project and open up the coast for all,” adds Kate. “And you can show your support by signing our One Coast For All petition.”

We’re kicking off a summer of activity to highlight the importance of the England Coast Path and persuade the Government not to delay the project further – starting with a feature on BBC’s Newsnight tonight at 10:30pm.

– See more at: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/what-we-do/news/2013/august/coast-path-a-cure-for-struggling-seaside-towns.aspx#sthash.iqhUIDG9.LD9rBTOz.dpuf

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