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25th Anniversary ‘Parade of Sail’

To mark the Anniversary there will be a Parade of Sail on Sunday 5th July

You are invited to join in the parade and afterwards at Waldringfield Sailing Club for a barbeque.

All boats are welcome and it is the intention to arrive off Waldringfield Clubhouse at 1500 hrs just before High Water.

Please start where most convenient but suggest Felixstowe Ferry or Woodbridge. On arrival circulate anticlockwise around Stonner Island (if draft of vessel allows).

The Excelsior Band will be playing at the Club to celebrate your arrival

There will be a limited number of moorings available for visitors. Please contact Mark Barton (Waldringfield … Continue Reading

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

Waldringfield Wildlife Group – What’s about no 30

Click the link below to see the latest Waldringfield Wildlife Group newsletter with information about sitings of birds and animals in the local area.

What’s About No 30

Deben Estuary Plan – have your say

The Deben Estuary Partnership (DEP) is pioneering a new way of planning for the future. With the support of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB Unit and the Environment Agency, the DEP are formulating a plan which gives the local community, parish councils, landowners and local businesses more involvement in the future of their estuary. They want to know what local people think and how they see the future of the estuary.

You can join the discussion at public consultation meetings in February and March:

East bank of the Deben – Sutton Village Hall on Friday 24 February, 7-9pm

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Waldringfield Wildlife Group – Winter 2011/12 edition of What’s About

Click the link to see the latest edition of  What’s About No 29 with news about sightings of birds and other wildlife in the local area.  Please note that this survey is locally produced and doesn’t claim to be comprehensive.

Waldringfield Wildlife Group – Autumn/early Winter edition of What’s About

Click the link to see the latest edition of  What’s About No 28 copy.  Please note that this survey is locally produced and doesn’t claim to be comprehensive.

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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Waldringfield Wildlife Group newsletter

See below for a link to the latest edition of the Waldringfield Wildlife Group newsletter – it includes information on birds, insects and other wildlife in the local area.  This is a locally produced survey and doesn’t claim to be comprehensive.

What’s About No 27