Ron and fellow AONB volunteers

2021-22 Volunteer Work Party Programme

In the Coast & Heaths AONB we hold regular conservation work days from October through to April. We have now published our programme activities for the coming months! The volunteers regularly undertake practical conservation work. If you would like to work outdoors in the beautiful Coast & Heaths, help your local environment and meet some new […]

Orford undergrounding

Orford shows off its new look skyline

The skyline of a historic Suffolk village has been transformed by the removal of overhead power lines as part of a £600,000 project. UK Power Networks has completed its work at Orford which has seen more than 5,000 metres of both 33,000-volt and 11,000-volt overhead lines replaced by new underground cabling to continue the safe […]

Beach Clean

The Great British Beach Clean at Shingle Street

As part of the Great British Beach Clean our beach clean event took place on Friday 24th September at Shingle Street. Every September thousands of people take to the beach all over the UK as part of the Great British Beach Clean, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS)’s annual week-long citizen science event, where hundreds of […]

Bailey Bridge

Bailey Bridge to reopen after refurbishment works

Bailey Bridge, which connects Southwold and Walberswick, will reopen on Monday 27th September 2021. The bridge will be reopened on Monday 27 September 2021. Minor works will be taking place under the bridge, however with minimal impact to members of public.  Refurbishment work has been taking place to Bailey Bridge that crosses the River Blyth and […]

Brantham (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 […]

Crops in the Coast & Heaths

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 […]

Agricultural scenery in the Coast & Heaths

£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 […]

Rural scenery in the Coast & Heaths

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 […]