Income receipts during 2017 benefitted from a number of new Life Member payments. Expenditure, however, was substantially higher because of the costs associated with the new website and the requirement for on-line banking facilities to handle GoCardless and PayPal. A continuing donation to the Dedham Vale and Stour Valley Project was deferred until 2018. The result of the additional costs was a decline of 5.4% in the Association’s cash assets.
Membership numbers showed an increase to 702 individuals and 28 parish councils, and other organisations.
2019 - Read about Tudor living on a grand scale at Alston Court, how Samuel Courtauld & Co. shaped our towns and villages, hear inspiring stories of local vineyards Tuffon Hall and West Street, get an update on the Dedham Vale AONB extension, and take a tour round Polstead Mill, one of East Anglia's beautiful secret gardens.
2018 - Read about Hedingham Castle, a new National Centre for Gainsborough in Sudbury, award-winning new Gins from Adnams, aspects of our Industrial Heritage, the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds, the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project, and take a look at the proposed new Constitution for CSCA..
2016 - Interesting articles on medieval graffiti, farming in the Stour Valley, exploring our AONB, early settlers from the Stour Valley to America, the archaeology of a local farm, a wonderful catalogue of British birds, celebrating a Suffolk joinery business, the weather from a South African winery.