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  • Woodland Management Matters!

    The Forestry Commission have launched their latest campaign: Woodland Management Matters! If you own a woodland or are thinking about creating one, and would like to understand more about the management of your woodland, take a look at gov.uk/manage-woodland.   The site will continue to be updated with resources to help you discover more about managing…

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  • Suffolk Refugee Support group visit to Flatford

    For National Inclusion Week, the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team took a small group of women from Suffolk Refugee Support to Flatford, as part of our ongoing Landscapes for All initiatives. The group of women had an amazing day trying to identify everything in this special landscape, from flora and fauna, to…

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  • Dark skies, improved access, and broadened horizons in the Dedham Vale

    Children, young people, and underrepresented communities in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are set to reap the benefits from more than £25,000 worth of grant funding for a range of exciting community projects. The annual Sustainable Development Fund awards individuals, organisations, and community groups grants up to £5,000 for projects that will…

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  • Exciting new wildflower meadow for 2024

    The Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team worked with the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, local landowners, Alan and Sarah Hewin at Thompsons Farm in Leavenheath, and our volunteers on a green hay project. Every autumn we do an annual cut at various County Wildlife Sites (CWS) in the Dedham Vale and Stour Valley and…

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  • Free trees available in East Anglia’s Claylands to futureproof the landscape

    Tree packs are back! The Woodland Trust is urging landowners to tackle tree loss in East Anglia’s Claylands by planting tree packs on their land. Landowners within the Claylands (see map) can receive up to two fully subsidised tree packs this winter. Each pack contains 50 saplings, including species carefully selected to best replace trees…

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