Community Engagement Meetings

These will be held as and when needed, and, if necessary,
if corona virus restrictions continue to be needed,
may be held virtually by Zoom.

Events before 2020

Community meetings have been arranged to update the community on the Estuary Plan following the flood risk assessment report by HR Wallingford which has confirmed that the wall height of 3.3m looks to be achievable throughout the estuary.   Please try to come to one of these drop-in sessions:

Aldeburgh Church Hall: 13th March 2-7pm

Snape Village Hall: 14th March 2-7pm

The Partnership will be holding their Annual Community Meeting at Snape Maltings Recital Room 14th April 10.30am-1pm and there will be a number of presentations to inform everyone of the upgrading schemes and the timetable of events over the next few years.   

Amanda Bettinson

Partnership Secretary

Wine Tasting Evening

Results from Suffolk's Big Pub Quiz – 23rd November 2017

An extraordinary evening was had throughout the estuary at 13 pubs who simultaneously took part in a pub quiz.   It was an enormous undertaking by Clare Greenwell and her team of volunteers who helped to host the activities in each pub.  ‘Whatsapp’ helped to keep everyone up-to-date with the winning scores, even Sudbourne Village Hall managed to keep up with no signal.   Well done to The Kings Head in Orford whose team ‘Ed’s Lot’ (Barry Keene, Jenny & Richard Moody, Judy and Andrew King, Rachel Massey, Audrey and Jonathan Rutherford) were the overall winners.   The Kings Head have been presented with a plaque to display on their wall.  With match funding very generously offered to us by The Sir J. Paul Getty Charitable Trust, a total of over £42,500 was raised which was an enormous achievement.   Everyone was so enthusiastic; already there are calls for a rerun next year.   The winning scores in each pub were:


Quiz Master

Winning team


The King’s Head, Orford

Madame Galina

Ed’s Lot


The Golden Key, Snape

David Sheepshanks

Marsh Larks


The Oyster Inn, Butley

Lesley Dolphin

Friday Filosophers


The Crown, Snape

Maggi Hambling

Benhall Beauties


Sudbourne Pop-up

Angie Mason

2 Tables Sudbourne


The Dolphin, Thorpeness

Bill Turnbull

Strictly Come Dancing


The Ship Inn, Blaxhall

Terry Butcher



The Plough & Sail, Snape

Gerard King & Harry Young

Buen Camino


Lighthouse Restaurant, Aldeburgh

Jack Cooke

Winning team


Cross Keys, Aldeburgh

Geoff Probert



The Jolly Sailor, Orford

Declan Moore

The Mardlers


The Railway Inn, Aldeburgh

Terry Hunt

Dericks Dominos


Parrot and Punchbowl, Aldringham

Christopher Clarke




Inter-Estuary Pub Quiz Thursday 23rd November 2017

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW SUFFOLK? Suffolk’s biggest ever Pub Quiz with 17 pubs taking part simultaneously. We would like everyone to bring a team! Essential to book a table now at your favourite pub. Film show and‘Celeb’Quiz Master at every pub. Click here for full details.

Four Ferries Bike Ride – 16th September 2017

The Four Ferries Bike ride is some 42 miles, crossing all of the Four Foot Ferries of Suffolk, Harwich/ Felixstowe, Bawdsey, Butley and Walberswick in one day. Come and enjoy this ride through the wonderful Suffolk countryside and help The Estuary Trust’s work in raising funds for river defences on the Alde and Ore Estuary. Please click here for details.

Saturday 22nd July Concert in Orford Church

Please support this concert by Jonathan Rutherford as he is donating half the proceeds to the Estuary Trust. Further information can be found by clicking here to view/download a PDF.

For further information
please contact
Alison Andrews,
Temporary Honorary Secretary on  

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