News & Blogs

  1. Summer is a busy time for the team! Cathy's blog

    By Cathy Smith on September 6th, 2016

    As we begin September we seem to think Summer is officially over – schools go back, the Bank Holiday is over and people seem to gear up for the Autumn ahead. In fact, August is busy for the AONB team, with both AONBs’ valued volunteers going out …

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  2. What does the AONB do for me? - Simon's blog

    By Cathy Smith on September 6th, 2016

    I was recently asked: ‘What does the AONB do for me?’ I gave an answer to a rather sceptical landowner but as I was travelling home the question rather troubled me and I began to re-run the question and what I might have said in response. The …

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  3. Summer in our Outstanding Landscape - Cathy's blog

    By Cathy Smith on September 6th, 2016

    Summer is an ‘outstanding’ time to appreciate our Outstanding Landscapes! I’ll no doubt say that all the other seasons are also outstanding… so let’s enjoy this one for now! I welcome the abundance of our surroundings – lots of rain and …

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  4. Outstanding Views in Outstanding Landscapes - Simon's blog

    By Cathy Smith on September 6th, 2016

    As an employee of an organisation that is charged with ‘conserving and enhancing’ (legal term not mine) the nationally recognised landscapes of the Suffolk Coast and Dedham Vale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty I realise that I am in a very …

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  5. Take part in the survey about the AONB newspaper!

    By Cathy Smith on March 8th, 2016

    We'd love to know what you think of the newspapers produced by the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs)! Completing this survey will give us valuable information about how we might be able to improve both the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley …

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  6. Planning and Neighbourhood Plans in Outstanding Landscapes

    By Cathy Smith on January 4th, 2016

    On Thurs 3 March 2016 from 9.45am See further details and how to book a place on this link.

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  7. Suffolk Coast Conservation Holidays 2016 NOW ON SALE!

    By Cathy Smith on December 20th, 2015

    Three conservations holidays have been developed by Wild Days Conservation for people interested in being active and getting involved in local conservation in the AONB.  The development of these holidays has been made possible by the Coastal …

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  8. Alde & Ore Estuary Plan Consultation open!

    By Cathy Smith on November 5th, 2015

    THE ALDE AND ORE ESTUARY PARTNERSHIP - PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON HOW WE PROTECT OUR ESTUARY COMMUNITY The consultation runs from 5th November – 17th December 2015, and includes three drop in events on 21 November (Aldeburgh), 26 November (Snape) and 3 …

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  9. Areas of Outstanding Natural Benefit!

    By Cathy Smith on September 28th, 2015

    Report by John Grant of the East Anglian Daily Times on 26 September 2015 reveals how tourism and the local economy reap rewards from the Suffolk/Essex AONBs. EADT main paper - p1EADT main paper - p2 EADT Environment Supplement: Environment p1 …

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  10. How OUTSTANDING is your tourism business?

    By Helen Taylor on September 21st, 2015

    Are you a tourism business? How good is your knowledge of our Area of Outstanding Beauty? Take our quiz and see how outstanding you are. It's all part of our Proximity project, helping to support tourism businesses to market local distinctiveness …

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