Celebrating the heroes of our Shotley peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

  Posted: 24.11.21 at 15:18 by Derek Davis

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Nominations have opened for the award that recognises the amazing contributions of individuals, groups, and organisations in the Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

The David Wood National Landscape Award recognises the hard work and outstanding contributions by people to make the area an even better place for wildlife, communities, and visitors alike.

A large swathe of the Shotley peninsula is part of the AONB, especially the riverbanks and beaches along the Orwell and Stour.

Anyone can be put forward for the award if you believe they have made an outstanding contribution to the AONB in the following areas:

Landscape and farming
Biodiversity
Tourism
Community engagement
Outdoor education
Culture or heritage
Access to the countryside

The award is named after David Wood, the former chairman of the Coast and Heaths AONB Partnership and devoted advocate for the area.

Former AONB chairman David Woods

Last year’s winner was Timothy Holt-Wilson for his outstanding work towards outdoor education and for inspiring many children and adults with his enthusiasm for geology in the area.

Nominations can be made online. For more information on the David Wood National Landscape Award and to nominate, visit www.suffolkcoastandheaths.org/awards.

Alternatively, you can get in touch by phone on 01394 445225 or email at [email protected]

The closing date for nominations is Monday 31January 2022.


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