The East Suffolk Rivers area of 1,364 km2 encompasses the valleys, waterbodies, tributaries and estuaries of the Rivers Gipping (Orwell), Deben, Alde and Ore, Thorpeness Hundred, Yox, Blyth and Lothingland Hundred.
This area is mostly rural with significant urban areas at Felixstowe, Ipswich, Woodbridge, Wickham Market, Stowmarket, Saxmundham, Halesworth, Southwold and Kessingland.
Agriculture is the predominant land use (root veg and pig farming in the east and arable). Other pockets of land-based industry exist, including food processing, milling, malting and the manufacture of farm machinery and fertilisers.
The attached report by the Essex and Suffolk Rivers Trust looks at the current state of these Suffolks Rivers.
Members are welcome to come to the AGM (in person for the first time in 3 years!) at the Woodbridge Community Hall, 6.30 pm
This video was made to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the River Deben Association.
In it, Robert Simper, its President, is interviewed in the Autumn sunshine at Ramsholt by ex-Chair, Joeske van Walsum, and the video includes footage of the spectacular river scenery. This video was first shown in November 2020 at the RDA Zoom AGM.
Alternatively click on the link below to view the RDA 30th Anniversary Video.