New photography project thanks to the National Lottery

It is thanks to all the National Lottery players that Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) can mark their 50th Anniversary with an amazing photography project.  With the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, who awarded £129,000 across both AONBs, we are launching a photography initiative, Landscape Lens.  […]

Design opportunity for local artists

We are looking for talented local artists to produce two awards that will celebrate the contribution an individual, community group or business has made to one of the National Landscapes in Suffolk and Essex. The award will recognise the impact they have had on the National Landscape of either the Coast and Heaths or Dedham […]

50th Anniversary – lots to celebrate

The Dedham Vale AONB is celebrating 50 years since its designation. The purpose of the designation, to conserve and enhance natural beauty, remains as at least as important today as it did in 1970. The vision for the next 50 years must be to maintain these outstanding landscapes, support projects to address wildlife decline and […]

Stour Surrounding – Artist and the Valley

The LEADER funded Improving the Stour Valley for Visitors project presents…  A new film called: Stour Surrounding: Artists and the Valley By Jevan Watkins Jones The launch screening was at Colchester Firstsite on Thursday 30 January at 7pm. The screening was followed by Q&A with artists Jevan Watkins Jones, Simon Carter & Director of The Munnings Art […]

Our Local National Landscape have a renewed mission

Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) respond positively to the release of the national landscapes review and look forward to putting the proposals of the renewed mission in place. A major independent review calls for bold action to reignite the founding spirit of our great protected landscapes movement, […]

Outstanding Landscapes, Outstanding Beauty – 2019 Conference

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 attendees from across the country, plus a great turn out from our Suffolk and Essex partners and colleagues. Short […]