Suffolk Coast Forum
Suffolk Coast Forum established
In February 2012 the Suffolk Coast Futures group was superseded by the Suffolk Coast Forum, maintaining the ethos of partnership working but with a wider base of authorities and organisations.
The Forum's role
To take a partnership approach to flood and coastal erosion risk management on the coast and estuaries and closely related issues in the context of an Integrated Coastal Zone Management approach.
Terms of reference
Meeting dates and minutes of previous meetings can be found on the Suffolk Coast Forum page (new window) on the Green Suffolk website.
The Forum includes the original members of the Suffolk Coast Futures Group and in addition includes all local authorities with an interest in the Suffolk coast, the Marine Management Organisation, representation from the four community based estuary partnerships, community representation from the open coast and the Internal Drainage Board:
- Alde & Ore Estuary Partnership
- Babergh District Council
- Blyth Estuary Partnership
- Deben Estuary Partnership
- Eastern Regional Flood and Coastal Committee
- East Suffolk Internal Drainage Board
- Environment Agency
- Ipswich Borough Council
- Marine Maritime Organisation
- Natural England
- Stour & Orwell Management Partnership
- Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB
- Suffolk Coast Against Retreat
- Suffolk Coastal District Council
- Suffolk County Council
- Waveney District Council
Other groups, including the RSPB, National Farmers' Union, Country Land & Business Association, Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority and National Trust are currently associate members. They receive mailings and observe meetings and are invited to bring issues to the group.
The membership will be reviewed after a year in operation.
Secretariat and contact in case of any queries:
Jane Burch, Flood & Coastal Policy Manager, Suffolk County Council
Telephone: 01473 264782
Councillor David Ritchie