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New AONB award winner announced

The first winner of the National Landscape Award in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Stour Valley Project area has been announced. The new Robert Erith National Landscape Award celebrates and recognises the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the conservation and enhancement or […]

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Up to £70,000 of grant funding is now open for applications

The Sustainable Development Fund opens to applications for projects that benefit the Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) or the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The Sustainable Development Fund is available to a variety of community and conservation organisations (or individuals) to support projects for the conservation and enhancement of […]

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New award launched to celebrate and recognise outstanding contributions to the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley

A brand new award has been launched in 2021 to celebrate and recognise the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to conserving and enhancing the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Stour Valley. The Robert Erith National Landscape Award will recognise the hard work and amazing contributions […]

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 […]