The Bexhill Sea Angling Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th September 2013. The Festival is in two parts; 1) a series of angling competitions at Bexhill Sea Angling Club and 2) an Open Event at the De La Warr Pavilion exhibition space. Please visit their website http://www.bexhillseaanglingfestival.co.uk/ for full details.
It’s been a long time in the making, but the new coastpx.uk website was launched today! It brings a clean modern design which gives us more flexibility for adding new sections, and re-arranging page content. We’ve also ‘re-mastered’ all of our images, and have a tight integration with Twitter so that we can show our favourite people and promote their best images. We’ve now got a ‘mini-directory’ which is Twitter based so that we can quickly list useful websites on our ‘Town’ level pages based on our Twitter Follower lists. Hope you like the new look and functionality, and we will be adding more content in the new few weeks to all of our ‘County’ and ‘Town’ pages.
It’s been a while since the website and blog were last updated, it was set up as a ‘hobby website’ to display coastal photos I’d accumulated over the years and so the website has taken a sideline in the past year due to work demands. I’ve put some time aside now though and am actively developing a new version of the website with a more modern appearance, support for mobile devices, and greater integration of social media. Hoping to have it ready in the next couple of weeks!
Nearly every beach in England and Wales has met Europe’s highest cleanliness standards this year according to Environment Agency tests.
The tests reveal the quality of water in 97% of bathing sites is of a sufficient standard to be classified as “excellent”.
But the agency says the results were based on early season sampling and could change over the coming months. It says the recent spell of good weather and action to reduce pollution from farms and sewer overflows are responsible for the improved test results.
The Environment Agency tests show a rise in the number it classifies as excellent of almost a fifth, from 76% 10 years ago to the current 97%. Inspectors take weekly water samples at 494 sites to measure pollution levels between May and September each year.
Last week the Marine Conservation Society rated 421 of 769 UK beaches as excellent – 33 more than 2009, but below the 505 rated highly in 2006. Its annual Good Beach Guide revealed more beaches have excellent water quality than last year, but pollution has worsened since 2006.
Source: BBC News website
The National Trust’s parks, historic houses, buildings and gardens are opening for free for a weekend in March to give the British public a “spring bonus”.
National Trust properties will be open to the public free of charge on March 20th and 21st this year. People will also be able to park for free at all of the car parks giving access to miles of coastline and thousands of acres of countryside.
Members of the public will be able to download a voucher from the National Trust’s website, giving them free access to sites and car parks, while existing members will be able to take advantage of a special offer over the weekend. To download the voucher visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bonus
Source: Yorkshire Evening Post