Here you will find a range of Aldeburgh community information, please select from menu on the left.
Welcome to Aldeburgh’s Amazing Swifts conservation project.
We started this project in May 2017 with the aim of helping to stop the decline in Swift numbers in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
By appealing to residents and builders in the town, we want to raise awareness to the drop in the number of Swifts and give advice on how to halt the decline. You can help by installing a nest box, leaving a hole under your roof tiles or by installing a Swift brick in any new build. Ideally the boxes should be on a north facing wall, 5 metres high, with no trees or wires to hinder access. Visit the swift conservation web site to find out more about providing a nest site for these remarkable birds : https://aldeburghsamazingswifts.co.uk/
Give us a call if you would like some advice on installing a nest box.
Please read the ‘Article’ page to understand why and how you can help. Also check out the ‘Identification’ page to see the difference between Swifts, Swallows and House Martins.
Alan and Christine Collett
Lighthouse Women’s Aid is a charitable organisation based in Suffolk, providing support and advice to women and children experiencing domestic abuse in their personal or family relationships. The organisation has provided help and support for two families in the Aldeburgh area in the past 12 months and are on hand to help YOU if you feel threatened or abused.
Their helpline is 01473 745111 for confidential help and support.
To find out more about the organisation, check out their website: www.lighthousewa.org.uk
Suffolk Community Foundation
Each High Sheriff of Suffolk champions a cause and this year’s High Sheriff is promoting the work of the Suffolk Community Foundation.
Eighty per cent of money donated by generous Suffolk people leaves the county and one aim of the SCF is to stop this happening so that more funds are available for local causes. To find out more about the SCF, click on this link: suffolkcf.org.uk
The work of the SCF sets the scene for a disturbing Hidden Needs Survey Report which can be read in full at: