The Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Forum

A year in the Dedham Vale and Stour Valley: Reflections on the past and opportunities for the future.

Thursday 17th June 2021 – 9:20am – 12:30pm on Zoom.

You will be asked to provide your name, an email address and first and second preference for topic based presentations.


We will send you the Zoom joining instructions and name of topic based presentation once your booking has been accepted. You do not need to print out your ‘ticket’ as your booking will automatically be recorded.

If you wish to attend the Forum please book via Eventbrite.

Event Programme:

9:20-9:30 – Showing AONB films


9:30-9:35 – Welcome of forum, house rules, what to expect from event:

Simon Amstutz, AONB Manager


9:35-9:40 – Reflections of the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Partnership chairman

Cllr Nigel Chapman


9:40-9:45      Current Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley issues and priorities

Simon Amstutz, AONB Manager


9:45-10:05    Wildlife Recovery

Alex Moore da Luz, AONB Nature Recovery Officer


10:05-10:25  What we have learnt from Court Knol archaeology project

Jo Caruth, project Manager, Cotswold Archaeology, Suffolk


10:25-10:35  Conservation and the Environment: A younger person’s perspective

A selection of ‘voices’ from young people


10:35-10:45  Comfort Break.


10:45-10:50  Welcome Back and introduction to session

Cllr Nigel Chapman


10:50-11:50  Topic based presentations-previously booked


Delegates will automatically be put into topic based presentations, following preferences made during the booking process. These presentations will be by AONB team members and there will be an opportunity to ask questions in these smaller groups before being automatically put back into the main forum session.

On return to the main forum, AONB team members will then give a 2 minute update of their presentation and any points made by delegates to the whole forum.


  1. AONB Grants – Oka Last
  2. Farming in Protected Landscapes – Claire Cadman/Alex Moore da Luz
  3. Influencing visitor behaviours – Paula Booth/Louise Dove
  4. Planning considerations in an AONB and project areas – Beverley McClean
  5. Volunteering – Emma Black/Neil Lister


Feedback to full forum by AONB team member


11:50-12:00  Closing statement from chairman

Cllr Nigel Chapman


12:00-12:30  AONB team members will be available after the event to discuss any AONB and Stour Valley issues