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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Longshed to welcome its first visitors on the Woodbridge Waterfront

A 20-year campaign to breathe new life into the Woodbridge Waterfront has come to fruition with the signing of a lease for the Longshed building. The purpose-built facility, which has been given to the town as part of the development of the former Whisstocks boatyard site, will be formally opened by the Mayor of Woodbridge […]

David Attenborough inspires clean up of River Deben

Sea Scouts, sailors and an environmental group will be teaming up to clean a Suffolk river – after being inspired by David Attenborough’s Blue Planet. Transition Woodbridge is inviting people to join in on Saturday, June 3, when litter-pickers will aim to remove waste from the River Deben and clear the Woodbridge side of the waterway. […]

Laura Miles – the jewel in The Crown

It’s #WoodbridgeWednesday – a great excuse to celebrate one of the amazing business people who work and live in our town. Here we meet Laura Miles who runs The Crown in the Thoroughfare, a bustling bar, restaurant and boutique hotel. What would you say are the top three skills needed to run a successful business? Great […]

Woodbridge Tide Mill wins gold level Suffolk Carbon Charter

The Suffolk Carbon Charter panel has renewed its gold level award for Woodbridge Tide Mill. The award was first given to the Tide Mill in 2015 with a 2018 target of reducing electricity consumption by 15%. The Mill has comfortably beaten that target with a reduction of around 30%. The Carbon Charter is awarded to […]

New public space for Woodbridge given a name

A new public open space in Woodbridge has been given a new name. The plot, part of the development of the former boatyard known as Whisstocks, will form an important part of the new site. On Tuesday, Woodbridge Town Councillors discussed and voted on what to called the are with name ideas including Riverside Square, Deben […]

Historic weighbridge destroyed after being struck by lorry

One of only two historic weighbridges in the UK has been destroyed. The grade one listed structure which hung from Ye Olde Bell and Steelyard in Woodbridge was smashed to pieces after a lorry crashed into it on New Street. Police were called to the scene at 7.15am on Tuesday, April 10 after the incident. […]

Saxon ship to be rebuilt in Woodbridge

This weekend the BBC reported on the first phase of a £90,000 project to build a 90ft replica of the Anglo-Saxon ship buried at Sutton Hoo. The burial site, believed to be the final resting place of the 7th Century King Raedwald of East Anglia, was discovered in 1939 in Woodbridge, Suffolk. And next week […]

Agenda for Open Meeting – Monday 9th April

Our next Choose Woodbridge Open Meeting (all welcome) is in the Shire Hall, on Monday 9th April at 6.30pm. Please click this link to download the Agenda CW-Open-Meeting-Agenda Agenda Prominent PR Exchange of information about what you would like them to do and they can do for Choose Woodbridge. Remind ALL members to share news, stories, […]