News & Blogs

  1. Defra Review of Designated Landscapes 2018-19

    By Cathy Smith on August 16th, 2018

    Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, announced the start of a Designated Landscape Review on Sunday 27 May 2018. This Designated Landscape Review was included in Defra's 25 Year Environment Plan, and will review …

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  2. Volunteering Diary by Will Eden

    By Cathy Smith on August 16th, 2018

    Read Will's student placement weekly diary, and learn what he has been doing while gaining work experience with the two AONBs. Volunteer Diary - Will Eden 2018.  

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  3. Simon's Blog: Wildlife on Holiday

    By Cathy Smith on August 16th, 2018

    I have recently returned to the Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) after a family holiday in Scotland. It is great to be back in the familiar enjoying some of my favourite views and spotting a bit …

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  4. Cathy's Blog: Plastic Action

    By Cathy Smith on August 16th, 2018

    Plastic Action has really taken everyone, not just us in the AONB, by storm! Behind the scenes, for years, have been fantastic projects and campaigns building up ready to be able to step up, especially with the recent enormous media boost. Fifteen …

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  5. Simon's Blog: "The Results are In and…"

    By Cathy Smith on August 16th, 2018

    The team at Suffolk Coast & Heaths and Dedham Vale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) were delighted that the people of Suffolk value ‘Beautiful Countryside, Wildlife and the Coast’ so highly in the excellent EADT ‘Suffolk Says …

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  6. Cathy's Blog - Enjoy

    By Cathy Smith on July 12th, 2018

    I’m lucky to live in Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB but seem to have spent a lot of my time recently working on Dedham Vale-Stour Valley related projects – as it should be, we work jointly across the two project areas! It was a pleasure last …

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  7. Simon's Blog - The Countryside

    By Cathy Smith on July 12th, 2018

    I’ve have managed to get out into the nationally designated Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) quite a bit over the past couple of weeks. You may consider that to be an unsurprising statement …

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  8. Cathy's Blog - Reviews and Views

    By Cathy Smith on July 12th, 2018

    May 2018 was the hottest recorded in the UK, so what has happened to June? Walking on the coast last weekend was more a case of ‘what view’, as the mist was so thick you could barely see ten metres! We wait to see if this up-and-down weather …

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  9. Simon's Blog - Wildlife vs Humans

    By Cathy Smith on July 12th, 2018

    The Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team were at the fantastic Hadleigh Show last weekend talking to people about the nationally designated landscapes and the work done to conserve and enhance them. What struck me most was the number of …

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  10. Cathy's Blog - Water

    By Cathy Smith on July 12th, 2018

    Writing this after the warmest early May Bank Holiday ‘on record’ it seems churlish not to join in with the nations favourite subject – I mean the weather and not Eurovision! – what a delight it has been, after our long drawn out Winter, to …

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