This page is dedicated to the provision of information about
the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
of which Stratford St Mary is part.
Interested in helping to preserve this beautiful area?
News from the AONB
Welcome to the latest News from the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), covering the Coast & Heaths AONB, Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project area.
The CCVR group was set up 5 years ago as a means of addressing a range of visitor issues in Constable Country.
The Dedham Vale Visitor Management Group decided at the time that rather than rely on signage, it would be preferable to have people on the ground who could speak to visitors and pass on the ' Keep it special' messages as well as providing general visitor information and taking care of the Vale. We recruited mainly from the local area as we wanted local people to look after their local area and at its peak the team had 15 volunteers enrolled in this volunteering opportunity.
Currently our volunteer numbers are sadly reduced and there are several opportunites open for new recruits (see flyer).