Income during 2018 was less than the previous year because of lower receipts from new members, advertising and the garden visit. The Committee made another donation of £500 to the Dedham Vale and Stour Valley Project and there was a further expense involved in updating the website, which is essential for attracting future members.
The Association’s capital assets were therefore 7.4% lower than the previous year, however most of the factors involved are considered to be non-recurring.
The Association continued to attract new members but overall numbers declined by a small amount to 686 due to natural wastage. Teething problems with the on-line joining system meant that a planned recruitment drive was deferred to the current year. Parish councils and other organisation numbers were unchanged at 28.
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.