Rendlesham Archaeology

Rendlesham Revealed Community Archaeology Project

Summer 2021 saw the first season of archaeological fieldwork, as part of the Rendlesham Revealed community archaeology project, led by Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. Over 200 volunteers, under the guidance of a small expert team, have uncovered evidence of settlement and community at Rendlesham 1,400 years ago at the time of the earliest East […]

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Tackling coastal erosion

The Benacre and Kessingland Flood Risk Management scheme is a complex managed realignment project which will address coastal, fluvial, and pluvial flood risk alongside challenging coastal erosion issues.   The project is a catchment-scale, partnership approach to managing the flood risk in the Lothingland and Kessingland Valley, Suffolk. This large river valley sits within an Internal Drainage […]

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10 highlights to explore in 2022

The Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a awe-inspiring landscape fully of beauty and wonders. Planning a visit? Here is some inspiration for your next trip! Find out more information, including visitor guides to help you plan your visit, visit www.suffolkcoastandheaths.org/visiting.  1. Foot Ferries Rivers define the AONB and are internationally significant for wildlife and […]

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Birds and climate change

Not only is climate change having an impact on humans and how we live our lives, but wildlife too. Adam Rowlands, RSPB Suffolk Area Manager, explains the impact climate change is having on birds in the area. The impacts of climate change are having mixed fortunes on birds, particularly in the Coast and Heaths AONB. […]

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The positive impact of trees

It’s no secret that we need to do more to tackle the climate and ecological emergencies that we find ourselves in. Whilst the worst of global emissions can be reduced at government level, the actions of individuals have a vital role to play if we are to alleviate the worst that climate change can throw at […]

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Brand new AONB newspaper for 2022-23!

Hot off the press! Our brand new, free AONB newspaper is now available to read online, or pick up a copy from 100s of locations around the area. This year our theme is climate change. Find out the impacts of climate change on wildlife, nature and the landscape in our special area, and what you […]

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New AONB award winner announced

Steve Piotrowski has been named the winner of the David Wood National Landscape Award in the Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) for 2021-22 The David Wood National Landscape Award celebrates and recognises the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the conservation and enhancement or […]

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Sustainable Development Fund grants available

The Sustainable Development Funds in the Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Dedham Vale AONB & Stour Valley Project Area are available to a variety of local community and conservation organisations, or individuals, to support projects for the conservation and enhancement of the natural beauty in the areas. Both funds […]

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Walking activity event organiser vacancy

Pathmakers CIO is looking for a part-time Project Officer or organisation to set up and organise a month of activities in October 2022 as part of a larger Jubilee Walking and Cycling Festival organised by Norfolk County Council.  Experience running similar events, working with people of all abilities and backgrounds, training activity leaders and developing […]

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Helping to bring Swifts back to our skies

Swifts are an iconic species of bird in the UK, with their signature silhouette instantly recognisable, but in just under 20 years their population has declined by a staggering 45%. Swifts like to nest in nooks and crannies. One of the reasons for their decline is a lack of nesting sites caused by many new […]