The first phase of developing The Estuary Plan was taken forward by the Alde and Ore Estuary Partnership,
May 2012 to November 2019. 

The Alde and Ore Community Partnership is now taking forward the community’s role
in the implementation of the plan. 

Alde and Ore Estuary Partnership

Twelve volunteer members made up this partnership, chosen to cover the full range of sectors in the community, brought a wide range of skills including financier, farming, company businessman, chemical industry manager, lawyer, agriculturalist, ecologist, cardiologist, and police commander. The Partnership was advised by the Environment Agency, Natural England and Suffolk County and District Councils.

The 12 voting members and the sectors they represented  in its last year were:

Sir Edward Greenwell Bt., – Chairman, Farmer Nominee
Tim Beach – Deputy Chairman and Snape Parish Council Nominee
Guy Heald – Finance and Business (Chairman of The Estuary Trust)
Jane Marson – Landowner Nominee
Alison Andrews – A&O Association Nominee (also representing the interests of recreational estuary users)
Harry Young – Business Representative
Diane Ling  – Ecological Representative
Peter Palmer – Aldeburgh Town Council Nominee
David McGinity – Butley Parish Council Nominee
Colin Chamberlain – Iken Parish Council
Brian Johnson – Bawdsey Parish Council Nominee
Peter Smith – Orford and Gedgrave Parish Council Nominee

Partnership Secretary – Amanda Bettinson


Giles Bloomfield – East Suffolk Internal Drainage Board
David Kemp – Environment Agency

Emma Hay – Natural England

Bill Parker – Suffolk Coastal District Council

Andrew Hawes – Engineering Consultant


The Alde and Ore Estuary Trust (The Trust) was established in December 2013 and is a registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with the Charity Commission (No 1155115).   The Trust was set up by the Partnership to facilitate fund raising for flood defences in the Alde and Ore Estuary. Its charitable status enables donors to take advantage of various tax exemptions and reliefs available where gifts are made to a charity.  

TRUSTEES at 1 January 2021

Guy Heald 
Elizabeth Stanton
Professor Jane Maxim (Funding Group Chair)
Brian Johnson

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For further information
please contact
Alison Andrews,
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