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    Local shoppers back Woodbridge businesses as the emerge from lockdown

    A Suffolk community has backed its high street – with almost 90% of shoppers pledging to shun big stores and spend their money locally from June 15th. A survey of Woodbridge residents carried out by business and tourism association Choose Woodbridge, has revealed that 86.5% plan to shop closer to home when stores reopen following […]

    Send us a video clip – and help us to help you!

    As you are all aware, non-essential shops can open from June 15th if they are “covid secure”. As part of our #StayLocalChooseWoodbridge campaign, we want to celebrate by creating a little video of local shop and business owners- as well as local shoppers – which will be used across social media. We would like to […]

    Takeaway beer? Don’t mind if I do!

    Guess what? We are a very thirsty nation. And it seems that during lockdown some of us are missing our great British pubs more than we are missing our friends and family! According to an event supplies company which has carried out a bit of research, searches for “takeaway beer” are up by a staggering […]

    Five ways to look after your mental health during lockdown

    We are now in week eight of lockdown, which also happens to be Mental Health Awareness Week. Looking after your mental health has always been essential, but this has become much more prevalent in the current circumstances, which has seen a huge rise in loneliness. It is therefore vital that we are doing all we […]

    CAMPAIGN SET TO BREATHE LIFE BACK INTO WOODBRIDGE

    We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have launched a new campaign set to support Woodbridge “to come alive” post-lockdown. The shopping streets, usually filled with tourists and locals exploring its beautiful independent stores, has been deserted since the coronavirus pandemic shut almost all the shops in March. But Choose Woodbridge has today launched […]

    Woodbridge Emporium wows the nationals

    The gorgeous Woodbridge Emporium has had two national shoutouts this week – from The Telegraph newspaper and Good Housekeeping Magazine. With the country living under lockdown restrictions, Good Housekeeping were keen to support small bookshops sellers facing the huge challenge of operating during the coronavirus pandemic. They said: “From Edinburgh to Brighton, there are small, […]

    The masked lady who has swapped wedding dresses for scrubs

    A Woodbridge business that has adapted to the current situation is Silk Rose. Clare Perkins used to design and make wedding dresses. Now she is making scrubs to NHS requirements. The first sets have been delivered to the town’s Framfield House Medical Centre and Clare has now moved on to making 30 sets for the […]

    Coronavirus support for Woodbridge based businesses

    In these unprecedented times, Choose Woodbridge is here for our members and residents, offering support and guidance to help you access the services you need. That is why we have set up our dedicated Coronavirus support page, where you can find everything you need in one place. Whether you need to access financial support for […]

    Woodbridge gift shop among the best in the region

    We are thrilled to announce that Amore, on the Thoroughfare, is one of just six gift shops shortlisted for the title of Independent Gift Retailer of the Year in East Anglia. Peter Whiteman, owner of Amore and sister company Dzo Dzo, said: “As a small, independent retailer, being recognised by such prestigious awards in our […]

    Ufford Park finalists in three categories at local tourism awards

    We are delighted to announce that Choose Woodbridge member Ufford Park Hotel, Golf and Spa reached the finals in the Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2020. They were shortlisted in three award categories: Hotel of the Year, Staff Training and Customer Care. The Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards take place every year and the location […]