Supporting the Alde & Ore Estuary community
during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are aware these are exceptionally challenging times for all of us and as we work together at this time of global crisis, we recognise there is also much-needed support for and from the Alde & Ore Estuary community.

We have repeatedly been the recipients of generous fundraising support and sponsorship from local businesses over recent years and now it is our turn to help support them. That's why this newsletter details some of the local services that are being provided by some of our terrific Save Our Suffolk Estuary supporters, to help us all get through the current health emergency.

Local Business Services
In accordance with UK Government guidelines, we appreciate a number of our supporters have already closed their businesses until further notice. The information contained herewith is correct at the time of writing.
Craft butcher's Salter & King are offering free local delivery in Peasenhall and Aldeburgh for those who are vulnerable and in isolation.

You can order bread online from the Two Magpies Bakery website and pick it up from outside their Aldeburgh shop.

The Parrott Pub in Aldringham is working in partnership with The Dolphin in Thorpeness in the delivery of boxes of everyday essentials, including vegetable, fruit, milk and eggs, to the local community. 

Printing business Leiston Press is still operating and can help supply any urgent printing or signage required.

The Ship Inn in Blaxhall is offering take-away food and beer daily as well as fruit and vegetable boxes. Call them on 01728 688316 to order.

If you love cheese then Slate in Aldeburgh are open 9am to 1pm, Monday to Saturday and are taking orders for collection and local delivery. Call them on 01728 454052.

Smoked fish can be ordered from Pinney's of Orford's online shop as usual, or call them on 01394 459183 and arrange to collect your order at an agreed time.
Local Community Support 
Snape village have a Good Neighbour Scheme and details of business offerings during the emergency.

If you live in (or near) Aldeburgh and need help with shopping or other tasks and don’t have anyone to help you, please get in touch with the Aldeburgh Good Neighbourhood Scheme, AGNES. They’ve just recruited 40 new volunteers so are well prepared to help. Contact them on 07773 031064.

On page 4 of the Village Voice HERE you can find details of Orford, Gedgrave and Sudbourne's Good Neighbour Scheme services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hollesley and Boyton edition of Village Voices details the Good Neighbourhood Scheme available to villagers HERE.

Finally, we welcome the opportunity to share details of other community, local business and neighbourhood support services on our social media platforms, so please email us at if there is relevant information we can share with our audiences on your behalf.
Other useful local business information
during the COVID-19 pandemic

Best of Suffolk are asking their guests to follow the clear UK Government advice to stay at home.  Their holiday cottages have now closed in line with Government advice for all dates up to and including 4 June 2020. Please read an open letter from their director, HERE.

Did you know Adnams has been working with the University of East Anglia (UEA) Health and Social Care Partners on their hand sanitiser programme which will support the NHS and local organisations who need it most? Adnams will be providing the alcohol from it's Southwold distillery. Read more HERE.

Community Fundraising Events

It will come as no surprise that due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have had to cancel our Paddle To The Pub fundraiser, in partnership with Iken Canoe, on 30th May. So whilst we thank over 60 of you for signing up for this event and showing your support for the Save Our Suffolk Estuary fundraising campaign, we will now be refunding your entry fees.

In addition, you may have heard that Ben Wardle Fine Art has had to postpone his forthcoming exhibition, a fundraiser for the Save Our Suffolk Estuary campaign. However, like many good things, it WILL happen after these tough times facing us have passed. Pop 27th August to 3rd September in your diary, a time when we hope we can all enjoy Ben's mesmerising work.

Think You Know Suffolk? Let's see....
To help provide some entertainment to our supporters during the coronavirus lockdown, we bring you The Big Suffolk Quiz from our 2017 pub quiz fundraiser, also featured in the East Anglian Daily Times this week. These 50 questions, covering a broad range of topics, will really test your knowledge of our county. Why not FaceTime or Zoom family and friends and invite them to join you in some friendly competition?
The Big Suffolk Quiz
Update from the East Suffolk Internal Drainage Board
Please read their coronavirus update HERE.
Visit Our Website Here
If you use social media, please do like/follow/share/ tweet our @SOSestuary posts and help spread the word. There are many people who love the estuary area but are not residents, and social media is a very effective way to reach many of them and encourage them to support the campaign too. The Facebook, Twitter and Instagram icons below will take you directly to our pages.
The Alde & Ore Estuary Trust
A registered charity responsible for raising and stewarding the charitable funds required to maintain and upgrade the Alde & Ore Estuary river walls.

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The Alde and Ore Estuary Trust,
c/o Jenny Hill, 26 Lakeside Avenue, Thorpeness, Suffolk IP16 4NH
Registered Charity Number 1155115

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