AONB - Coastlands Drop In Events

The AONB  are applying to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for projects based around the Aln and Coquet estuaries, from Longhoughton (Howick Burn) in the north to Amble and Hauxley in the south. This project, which they are calling Coastlands, will celebrate what makes our landscape special, provide new habitats for nature, protect our cultural heritage and create new experiences for local people and visitors. It will also develop new interpretation and information to give more people access to information about our Coastlands and to encourage activities which fit with this special landscape.

The AONB wants to hear from you - members of the local community are invited to an informal drop in event to learn more about the vision for the Coastlands and to contribute their ideas. 

Drop in events are planned for :

Tuesday 28th June, 18:00-20:00 - Longhoughton Sports Centre

Thursday 30th June, 10:00-12:00 - Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth

Monday 4th July, 13:00-15:00 - St Lawrence Church, Warkworth

Monday 4th July, 15:30-17:30 - Dry Water Arts, Amble

If the initial funding request is successful, they will then begin a Development Phase which will start early in 2023 and last at least 12 months. During this period, consultation will continue as they shape their vision and add detail to the project. Full business plans and specifications for a five year project are expected to be submitted to the lottery in 2024.