Annual Forum Conference
Every year the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project hold a Forum Conference to highlight key priorities of the area and to showcase the work of the team.
The 2018 Forum Conference will be held on Friday 15 June.Venue: Shrubs Farm, Lamarsh, CO8 5EA - by kind invitation of Robert and Sara Erith.
The conference theme for 2018 is: OUTSTANDING LANDSCAPES AND NATURAL BEAUTY.
Speakers will include: AONB Chairmen and Manager; Fiona Cairns, Suffolk Preservation Society; Graeme Willis, Campaign to Protect Rural England; David Barker MBE, Suffolk's `Creating the Greenest County'; and Ruth Philo, River Stour Festival 2018.
See the programme here.
For your interest, you might like to see the report from the 2017 Forum, on the Theme: "Outstanding Landscapes: Good for the environment, health and economy". The event included presentations on the work of the AONB and Stour Valley team and from partner organisations about their work in the area, plus a national perspective from Defra and the National Association of AONBs.
In 2017, we were very pleased to welcome the following speakers:
- Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity
- Howard Davies, Chief Executive of the National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NAAONBs)
- Professor Jules Pretty, Professor of Environment & Society and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Essex
- Tracey Brinkley, Tourism Development Officer at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
- Plus the AONB Chairmen and Manager