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RDA position statement on access to the River Deben

Click here to see our recent position statement on access to the River Deben.

River Deben – River User Survey results

River Deben from the air

The RDA undertook a web-based survey over two months from 26 February to 20 April 2012.  What we wanted to know was how people use the River Deben and what they like about the river and the area immediately around it, or what they would like to see changed.

There were 9 multiple choice questions, with opportunities to add free-text comment, and one open question.

We sent notices inviting people to undertake the survey – accessible through open pages on the RDA website – to 853 RDA members and to … Continue Reading

Portrait of the River Deben – opportunity to comment

The Deben Estuary Partnership are looking for comments by 13 April on a detailed document they have produced about the River Deben – the aim is to inform development of the Deben Estuary Plan.  The document, based on local knowledge and information gleaned from different organisations covers: landscape, habitats, agriculture, current management of defences, marine industries, access and other topics. It is now being widely circulated so that anyone with an interest can have an input.

There are spaces for comments throughout and the DEP are looking for feedback – positive, or negative, errors, omissions, additions, amendments etc. The aim is to ensure that decisions, policies and actions under … Continue Reading

November Forum

Another excellent Forum.

Representatives of many Deben-based organisations networked with one another on Saturday 19 November at the second RDA FORUM.

The venue was Woodbridge Cruising Club, where delegates also listened to 19 presentations
from a variety of statutory and voluntary organisations.

Topics ranged from the Deben Estuary Plan to oyster farming on the Deben, from the rock
armour at Felixstowe Ferry to scrub clearance on river walls by the Environment
Agency.  See notes below.

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Deben Estuary Plan – a new way forward

The latest Deben Estuary Partnership newsletter includes information on:

  • the Deben Estuary Plan
  • progress on the saltmarsh regeneration project
  • river wall and footpath work at Martlesham, Ramsholt and Pettistree

Click the link to see a copy DEPsAutumnNewsletter2011

Deben Estuary Partnership Spring newsletter

Click the link below to see a copy of latest DEP newsletter – including information on:

  • the Ramsholt Wall Project
  • Environment Agency works at Felixstowe Ferry
  • Saltmarsh restoration
  • the footpath survey