News & Blogs

  1. Defra Review of Designated Landscapes 2018-19

    By Cathy Smith on October 23rd, 2018

    Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, announced the start of a Designated Landscape Review on Sunday 27 May 2018. This Designated Landscape Review was included in Defra's 25 Year Environment Plan, and will review …

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  2. Simon's Blog - Wonderful Wildlife

    By Cathy Smith on October 23rd, 2018

    I do a little bit of volunteering in an orchard near where I live. We recently went to meet some folk who were advising us on helping stag beetles in ‘our’ orchard. It was a fascinating insight into the life cycle of this glorious creature. While …

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  3. Volunteer Diary - Will Eden 2018

    By Cathy Smith on October 23rd, 2018

    Read Will's student placement weekly diary and learn what he has been doing while gaining work experience with the two AONBs. Volunteer Diary - Will Eden 2018.

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  4. Cathy's Blog - Food and Governance!

    By Cathy Smith on October 23rd, 2018

    It’s the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival this weekend, and more importantly it is the Fringe Festival for the next two weeks. The Fringe Festival is a marvellous opportunity to experience foody activities throughout east Suffolk, from the very …

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  5. Simon's Blog - Nearly 50 Not Out

    By Cathy Smith on October 23rd, 2018

    The staff team at the Suffolk Coast & Heaths and Dedham Vale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) met last week to start planning celebrations for the fiftieth anniversary of the designation that will occur in 2020. It was a moment to …

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  6. Cathy's Blog - Great News!

    By Cathy Smith on October 23rd, 2018

    I’ve started work on the autumn/winter editions of the two AONB newspapers. It is something I look forward to because I get to hear about all sorts of interesting things happening across the two AONBs. Stories are invited from all the local …

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  7. River Stour Festival 2018 - events continue all year!

    By Cathy Smith on August 16th, 2018

    See details on the River Stour Festival website www.riverstourfestival.com  

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  8. Simon's Blog: Wildlife on Holiday

    By Cathy Smith on August 16th, 2018

    I have recently returned to the Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) after a family holiday in Scotland. It is great to be back in the familiar enjoying some of my favourite views and spotting a bit …

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  9. Cathy's Blog: Plastic Action

    By Cathy Smith on August 16th, 2018

    Plastic Action has really taken everyone, not just us in the AONB, by storm! Behind the scenes, for years, have been fantastic projects and campaigns building up ready to be able to step up, especially with the recent enormous media boost. Fifteen …

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  10. Simon's Blog: "The Results are In and…"

    By Cathy Smith on August 16th, 2018

    The team at Suffolk Coast & Heaths and Dedham Vale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) were delighted that the people of Suffolk value ‘Beautiful Countryside, Wildlife and the Coast’ so highly in the excellent EADT ‘Suffolk Says …

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