News & Blogs

  1. Outstanding Landscapes, Outstanding Beauty - 2019 Conference

    By Cathy Smith on July 16th, 2019

    Outstanding Landscapes, Outstanding Beauty was the theme of the 2019 Landscapes for Life Conference, co-hosted by Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths with the National Associaiton for AONBs. There was a record number (around 140 people) of …

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  2. Celebrating 25 Years of the Stour Valley Path

    By Cathy Smith on July 3rd, 2019

    2019 is a special year for the Stour Valley Path as we mark 25 years since it was officially launched as a Long Distance Path. It took about 27 years from when Roger Wolfe, a keen walker and advocate of the area, had the initial idea for a Stour …

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  3. CONFERENCE: Outstanding Beauty, Outstanding Opportunity

    By Cathy Smith on July 3rd, 2019

    Everyone is invited to the 2019 Landscapes for Life conference: Outstanding Beauty, Outstanding Opportunity 9-11 July 2019The National Association for AONBs CONFERENCE will be hosted by Suffolk Coast & Heaths and Dedham Vale AONBs at the …

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  4. Sustainable Development Fund grants still available!

    By Cathy Smith on May 16th, 2019

    Grant funding is available for community and conservation projects in the AONB. New deadline is Sunday 30 June 2019. More information available on the Grants and Funding page.

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  5. NATURE'S VALUE photo competition

    By Cathy Smith on April 2nd, 2019

    NATURE'S VALUE photo competition - take a photo, write a caption... We can't tell you why you should care for nature because only you know why it matters to you. The Suffolk Marine Pioneer wants us all to recognise the value of nature. But just …

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  6. Join the Team. JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE AONBs

    By Cathy Smith on March 11th, 2019

    Five opportunities are available to join the team - see further details on our Vacancies page.

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  7. Simon's Blog - The Importance of AONBs

    By Cathy Smith on January 22nd, 2019

    I was fortunate to get out into the nationally designated Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONBs over the holidays. It is a pleasure to enjoy these fantastic landscapes, spot some wildlife, see what the farmers are doing and enjoying some …

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  8. Cathy's Blog - AONBs have an important role

    By Cathy Smith on January 11th, 2019

    If you’ve been following the news lately (including in these pages) you’ll have heard multiple references to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). AONBs have an important role in our daily lives due to their natural beauty and special …

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  9. Simon's Blog - Do something now…

    By Cathy Smith on January 11th, 2019

    As manager of the staff team at the nationally designated Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) I had the opportunity to run a workshop at the excellent East Suffolk Partnership conference recently. My …

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  10. Cathy's Blog - Reviewing Our Outstanding Landscapes

    By Cathy Smith on January 11th, 2019

    Do you think Defra can improve the way we care for the UK’s outstanding landscapes? Is there a better way to deliver conservation and enhancement in Essex and Suffolk? When Defra wrote their 25 Year Environment Plan (Jan 2018) they included an …

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