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  • Ambling African Women break down barriers to accessing Suffolk countryside

    Suffolk County Council celebrated the launch of ‘Ambling African Women’ a new partnership with PHOEBE, the Ipswich-based charity advocating for black and ethnic minority women and children aiming to increase access to Suffolk’s countryside. The new partnership aims to support PHOEBE members to access the countryside for its health and well-being benefits and is part…

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  • New Landscape Lighting Design Guide published

    The Dedham Vale and Coast & Heaths National Landscapes (formerly Areas of Outstanding Natural Beautys) are renowned for their tranquil landscapes. The dark skies of these National Landscapes are just one of their defining characteristics. There are already two Dark Sky Discovery sites in the Coast and Heaths National Landscape. The Dedham Vale Society, with…

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  • Admin Support Volunteer opportunity

    The Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team is looking for an Admin Support Volunteer to help out in our Ipswich office. Would you like to: Work in an office environment supporting a small but busy conservation team? Help with data inputting, mail outs, and other general admin tasks? Help monitor varied and interesting…

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  • Supporting heritage in Essex

    We live in a rich landscape of fine buildings, land, objects and artefacts. Essex Heritage Trust fund individuals or bodies who are preserving or restoring any aspect of our Essex Heritage.  Funding is intended to support Essex-based projects that follow into the following categories: Restoration of buildings, structure and maritime projects. Church contents. Historic and listed…

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  • Ambling African Women in Dedham Vale

    Last week saw another successful walk in Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the P.H.O.E.B.E Centre’s walking group the “Ambling African Women”.  The group walked a four mile loop, starting and finishing at East Bergholt, taking in Dedham and Flatford. There were lots of new faces, confidence is building, and enthusiasm is inspiring!  Some…

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