News & Blogs

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Rivers benefit from tree planting - 500 Trees Project

    By Cathy Smith on September 28th, 2016

    The Rivers Stour, Brett and Box are set to benefit from a wide range of environmental improvements through the planting of 500 riverside trees. The Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project, in partnership with the Environment Agency, has been …

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  7. What does AONB mean?! Simon's Blog

    By Cathy Smith on September 28th, 2016

    What does an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) actually mean? It is a question that is often asked of me. I suspect most people understand the individual words but like so many things when you put those words together it can create …

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  8. Summer into Autumn - Cathy's Blog

    By Cathy Smith on September 28th, 2016

    As we begin September we seem to think Summer is officially over – schools go back, the Bank Holiday is over and people seem to gear up for the Autumn ahead. In fact, August is busy for the AONB team, with both AONBs’ valued volunteers going out …

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  9. What does the AONB do for me? - Simon's Blog

    By Cathy Smith on September 28th, 2016

    I was recently asked: ‘What does the AONB do for me?’ I gave an answer to a rather sceptical landowner but as I was travelling home the question rather troubled me and I began to re-run the question and what I might have said in response. The …

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  10. Summer is an ‘outstanding’ time to appreciate our Outstanding Landscapes! - Cathy's Blog

    By Cathy Smith on September 28th, 2016

    I’ll no doubt say that all the other seasons are also outstanding… so let’s enjoy this one for now! I welcome the abundance of our surroundings – lots of rain and warm weather has really helped everything grow – and although I’m not a …

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