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    Mole by Clare Perkins

    Happiness by the river

    Inspired by The Wind in the Willows, Clare Perkins, director of Choose Woodbridge, takes a whimsical look at the town’s historic riverside. “The Mole was bewitched. As he sat on the grass and looked across the river something bright began to twinkle,’’ taken from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. From his lookout on […]

    Poppy Stone - Sea Scouts

    Woodbridge Sea Scouts remember the fallen with Poppy Stones

    A Suffolk Scout group has come up with a novel way of marking Remembrance Day. Members of 5th Woodbridge Sea Scouts would normally turn out in force for the Remembrance Day parade, but because of COVID they can’t this year. Instead Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers have been busy painting poppies on stones which will […]

    Holiday To Help Out at Deben Travel and Cruise Ready

    Holiday To Help Out  Consumers urged to not “just dream, book” a trip with their travel agent using a raft of discounts designed to breath life into a stagnant sector hit by Covid-19.  Wanderlusters across the country are being urged to turn their armchair dreaming into reality by taking advantage of a host of discounts […]

    East Suffolk Council

    Digital First Aid by East Suffolk Smart Towns

    What is Digital First Aid? East Suffolk Smart Towns wants to offer businesses some immediate support with digital choices and interventions. They have teamed up with the experts at Business Growth Coaching Network to offer a support package to businesses which will include an online diagnostics report, followed by up to an hour’s 1-to-1 coaching […]

    Mark Willis outside Webb Brothers

    Woodbridge Family Businesses

    You know Woodbridge is an attractive place to shop and has a wonderful variety of independent stores. However, you may not realise that  many are  family businesses. Several have been in the same family for three generations.  Within the three featured in this article you can find fresh fish and your favourite cakes   and range […]

    Woodbridge-based care company creating dozens of new jobs

    Woodbridge-based care provider Sarah’s Carers is looking to recruit dozens of new carers to help meet “skyrocketing” demand for its live-in care services. The family-run business, which offers 24/7 live-in care in addition to daily care services, is launching a major recruitment campaign to recruit 30 live-in carers in Suffolk in response to a 200% […]

    Notcutts Restaurant

    New restaurant finally opens to the public after coronavirus delays

    A garden centre which refurbished its restaurant just before lockdown has finally opened the doors to the public. Notcutts Garden Centre in Woodbridge offers a modern and comfortable dining space with an outdoor seating area for alfresco dining. The renovations to the restaurant were made at the start of the year but the venue had […]

    Woodbridge Magicians deflated by COVID launch new balloon business

    A pair of Woodbridge magicians have pulled a rabbit out the hat by launching a brand new business after they lost all their work overnight. Party entertainers Steff Evans and Olly Graham had a full diary of events booked before the coronavirus pandemic wiped out their schedule, leaving them struggling to pay their mortgage and […]