The Silloth-on-Solway Coastal Communities Team (CCT) has been set up to encourage greater partnership working in the local areas covered by the CCT and support the development of local solutions to local problems.
According to the Department for Communities and Local Government, more than 11 million people live in coastal communities, from major cities to seaside villages. The tourism industry alone accounts for the employment of 250,000 people across 150 seaside resorts, and contributes £4 billion to the UK economy.
Now the government is supporting ‘local coastal community teams’ to help revive towns and deliver their plans for future economic growth.
Communities Secretary Greg Clark said:
“Our Great British Coast has enormous economic potential and we are determined to see it thrive all year round – not just in the summer months.”
“The huge number of plans submitted, demonstrate the wave of optimism, and wealth of creative and practical ideas to boost economic lift-off.”
“I now want to see their hard work and enthusiasm come to fruition by helping to deliver their ideas through the Coastal Community teams.”