News & Blogs

  1. Sustainable Development Fund grants now open

    By Cathy Smith on January 27th, 2017

    The 2017-18 Sustainable Development Fund grants are now open for applications. Deadline is noon Thursday 23 February - more information on our Grant page.  

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  2. Mayor of Colchester & AONB Chairman - sponsored walk!

    By Cathy Smith on January 20th, 2017

    The Mayor of Colchester, Cllr Julie Young, invites you to walk across one of England’s finest landscapes to raise money for local charities and enjoy the outstanding landscape. The walk is in aid of the Mayor’s Charities (Beacon House, Open Road, …

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  3. Natural Beauty? Simon's Blog about Sizewell C consultation

    By Cathy Smith on December 20th, 2016

    In the Suffolk and Essex we have two of England’s finest landscapes, the Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These outstanding landscapes have been nationally designated for their natural beauty. That …

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  4. Living Here is So, So Special! Cathy's Blog

    By Cathy Smith on December 2nd, 2016

    Here in the AONB team there is lots going on across both the outstanding landscapes of Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths. We deliver projects such as our Pollinator Patches, produce guides for enjoying recreation time, develop ideas with …

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  5. AONBs For Everybody? Simons Blog

    By Cathy Smith on December 2nd, 2016

    The Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are designated by Government to conserve and enhance their natural beauty. The investment by Government and local authorities into these special landscapes means …

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  6. Sudbury Wildlife Newsletter

    By Cathy Smith on November 4th, 2016

    In the Sudbury area wildlife newsletter Nov 2016: DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY EVENTS  QUOTES FROM THE CONSERVATIONISTS  DORMOUSE NEWS  POLECAT AND BARN OWL UPDATE  HOW GREEN IS YOUR VALLEY??  STOUR VALLEY PATH  BIRDS UPDATE  NATIONAL NEWS PUTTING …

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  7. Wiston/Wormingford river restoration scheme - October 2016

    By Cathy Smith on October 24th, 2016

    River Stour – habitat improvements at Wiston and Wormingford. This factsheet explains why we are doing the work, when it is happening and how the work will benefit the local environment. The River Enhancement page of this website gives a summary …

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  8. Green Week Volunteering Day - blog by Michelle Hearn

    By Cathy Smith on October 18th, 2016

    As one of the winners of the Green Week volunteering day, I chose to spend it with Suffolk Coast & Heaths and Dedham Vale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). AONB’s are part of a network of high quality landscapes that receive special …

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  9. A brush with nature - Simon's Blog

    By Cathy Smith on October 17th, 2016

    At a recent meeting of lead officers from protected landscapes in the south and east of England we found ourselves in a minibus on route to look at coastal management. A shout from the front of the vehicle made us all aware that a Marsh Harrier had …

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  10. Funded Projects: old, new and yet to happen?! - Cathy's Blog

    By Cathy Smith on October 11th, 2016

    Outstanding Week has been a great celebration of the AONB Family’s people and places all around the UK, highlighting the varied ways AONBs build an understanding of the conservation and enhancement of these Outstanding Landscapes.  And it was an …

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