Local authorities, the media and commercial organisations take notice of strong local interest groups with large, active memberships. Every new member strengthens the Association’s influence.

There are many benefits to being a member of the River Deben Association:

  • We will post you a copy of our magazine, The Deben, in Spring and Autumn each year, which is full of interest to those who love the river
  • We hold talks for members twice a year on subjects which are relevant to the river
  • The website contains links to numerous river-related organisations
  • We contribute to major consultations, such as the recent Deben Estuary Plan
  • We assess planning applications near the river and put in objections where we consider they have an adverse effect on the environment
  • We compile a River Code for all those who use the water
  • We are a member of the Saltmarsh Group and are contributing to research into understanding the reasons for the erosion of the saltmarshes (e.g. the effect of shore crabs and ragworms)
  • We hold a forum meeting every other year for the different interest groups to express their thoughts and wishes (e.g. sailing clubs, rowing club, boatyards, fairway committees etc)


To become a member please complete the membership form below which can be submitted on-line or posted to:

  • The Membership Secretary, Moray MacPhail, Riverside, Fayrefield Road, Melton, Woodbridge IP12 1NX

The annual subscription is £6.00 for an individual, £10.00 for a couple, £12 for a Household Membership, £15.00 for an Organisation, £20 for Overseas membership.

Your membership runs for a year from your date of joining, and is renewable annually.

Payment may be made:

  • On-line to The River Deben Association, Sort Code  30-99-85  Account  07128433 preferably by Standing Order (see link to mandate form below )
  • Or alternatively by cheque to the Membership Secretary.

Please enter your FULL name as a reference so that we can identify you.


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