Four Ferries Cycle ride – 16th September 2017

 A four ferries bike ride is being arranged for Saturday, 16th September as part of the Estuary Trust’s work in raising funds for the river defences. The ride of some 42 miles will cross all of the Four Foot Ferries of Suffolk, including the Association’s Butley Ferry. Come and enjoy this ride through the Suffolk […]


Since last September, Richard Davey, chairman of the Funding Group, has gathered a team who have agreed a strategy to raise £12 million to help defend the estuary.   This will involve everyone who lives, works and visits the area.    The fundraising launch will be in the autumn when we will show a recently […]


Preparation work has started on the first phase of the Aldeburgh Wall. The project is being delivered by East Suffolk Internal Drainage Board in partnership with the Environment Agency and the Alde and Ore Estuary Partnership using both government and local funds. Pete Roberts, IDB Site Manager, has started setting up the base and will […]

Estuary plan endorsed by statutory authorities

Work starts immediately to upgrade the Aldeburgh Marsh wall The Partnership held a very well attended Upper Estuary Stakeholder meeting in Snape Village Hall on Tuesday evening with representatives from parish councils, landowners, businesses and householders living in Snape, Aldeburgh, Iken and Orford and Tunstall.   At the meeting it was announced that the Estuary Plan, […]

Rocks for Slaughden Finally Arrived

Photo Credit: John Grayburn The rock delivery for the Slaughden defences, which has been delayed over several months due to difficult weather conditions, finally arrived on 28th April and unloading started the following day. The second load is due this afternoon, Wednesday 4th May, at about 1600 hrs all assuming the weather conditions remain friendly. […]

Rocks for Slaughden

Rocks for Slaughden – April 22nd They are on their way as the photo shows but due to the onshore winds it is too dangerous to offload until there is a change in the wind direction/strength. It is hoped to manage the delivery on to Slaughden beach sometime next week.

AOEP Estuary Plan Agreed by Suffolk County Council

PRESS RELEASE 22ND MARCH 2016 At the cabinet meeting on 22nd March in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk County Council voted unanimously to endorse the Alde and Ore Estuary Plan for the strategic management of the flood defences in the estuary. Councillor Mathew Hicks, cabinet member for Environment and Public Protection, presented the plan and said […]

Public Consultation

OUR ESTUARY COMMUNITY The Alde and Ore Estuary Partnership has been working with County and District councils and statutory bodies to develop a plan for the future management of the river defences to protect the Estuary, including businesses, houses, land and wildlife, and the local economy. The Partnership has […]