Bures scenery (Photo credit Ben Heather)

£16,000 of funding available across two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Essex and Suffolk

Communities in two of the country’s most significant and cherished designated landscapes are set to benefit thanks to funding opportunities now available. The Coast & Heaths AONB stretches from Kessingland in north Suffolk to the Stour Estuary in north Essex, including much of Suffolk’s iconic coastline, whilst the Dedham Vale AONB covers rolling countryside in […]

30 Days 30 Miles

30 Days 30 Miles this September

We’d like to introduce you to 30 Days 30 Miles – Tastes from the Stour Valley, that takes place through the month of September 2021 and organised by the River Stour Festival. It aims to encourage everyone to source their food more locally, support small and independent businesses and help care for our local landscape and health […]


Heritage Open Days in Sudbury

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together thousands of local people and organisations every autumn.  This year, Sudbury is hosting its biggest ever Heritage Open Days celebration with a jam-packed programme of free guided tours, activities and talks celebrating the town of Sudbury’s rich heritage.  Taking place over two […]

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Vacancy: AONB Countryside Projects Assistant

We’re please to say we have a Kickstart scheme vacancy for an AONB Countryside Projects Assistant to join our team! The AONB team is involved in a broad range of work including giving grants to community groups, undertaking practical work with volunteers, promoting the work of the team, responding to planning applications and so much […]

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£59,000 of grant support awarded for community projects in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and more grants are now open for applications in Essex and Suffolk!

Communities in two of the country’s most significant and cherished designated landscapes are set to benefit thanks to funding provided by DEFRA to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths and Dedham Vale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). £59,000 of grant support has been awarded through the Sustainable Development Funds, which aim to support projects that […]

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Essex and Suffolk Rivers Trust: Watch Out for Aliens!

Beware, aliens are a foot! When we say aliens what we actually mean is watch out for ‘non-native species’, often referred to as alien or invasive species, which is flora and fauna that has been introduced into the wild through mostly human activity and is non-native. Our rivers are key wildlife corridors that are used […]

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Opportunities to join our team!

We’re pleased to announce that we have two new roles available to join our team to help deliver the exciting new Farming in Protected Landscapes programme, funded by DEFRA. To apply for either of the following roles, or to view job descriptions, simply use the following links: Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme Officer role Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme […]

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AONB newspapers are back!

The 2021-22 editions of the AONB newspapers are available to pick-up for free now at hundreds of locations across both Coast & Heaths AONB and Dedham Vale AONB & Stour Valley Project area. This year’s newspaper has a focus on health and wellbeing, with a feature from Suffolk Mind. The newspapers are packed full of AONB-related content, including: – Walking guides– Project updates– Visitor information– Volunteering and […]