News & Blogs

  1. Simon's Blog - Nationally Important?

    By Cathy Smith on July 25th, 2017

    In my role as the manager of a small staff team set up to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of two outstanding landscapes, the Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths I get to speak with many people. Those people are often rightly proud of …

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  2. Cathy's Blog - Working Together (Jan 2017)

    By Cathy Smith on July 25th, 2017

    The natural world benefits from our working together and, as the tidal surge has come and gone, it was a strong reminder of the effect that our natural world has on us all. We may not all have suffered loss, damage or tragedy but some did. I live …

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  3. Simon's Blog - New Beginnings Jan 2017

    By Cathy Smith on July 25th, 2017

    It would perhaps be crass of me to ask if all those reading this have kept up their good intentions made in their New Year resolutions. To those of you that promised themselves to move more then I encourage you to look at the websites of the two …

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  4. Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Forum 2017

    By Cathy Smith on April 12th, 2017

    2017 Theme: Outstanding Landscapes: Good for the environment, health and economy. We would like to invite you to the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Forum 2017. Venue: Shrubs Farm, Lamarsh, CO8 5EA. By kind invitation of Robert and Sara Erith On: …

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  5. 2017 Suffolk Walking Festival

    By Cathy Smith on April 3rd, 2017

    The Suffolk Walking Festival Runs from 13 May to 4 June 2017. Full details on www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk

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

    By Cathy Smith on April 3rd, 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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