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Woodbridge businesses on lockdown and life after reopening

It’s been almost two weeks since non-essential shops started to reopen. Here we speak to business owners in the town of Woodbridge to find out how they coped during lockdown and their plans for the future as business starts to return to a ‘new normal’. Bradley Potter from Potters Estate Agents on Market Hill said […]

Woodbridge travel agent named best in Britain

We are delighted to celebrate the news that Woodbridge travel agency Deben Travel has been named as the UK and Ireland’s No.1 Travel Agency for 2020. This prestigious title was given to the team as part of TTG’s Top 50 Travel Agencies initiative – a power-list of the nation’s best agents by industry bible, Travel […]

Overwhelming support for free parking campaign

Woodbridge businesses have hit back at suggestions that there is “no evidence” parking charges put off shoppers with a survey that proves 81% of people are deterred by the tariff. Business association Choose Woodbridge asked 325 people living and working in the area a series of questions about parking after businesses in the town launched […]


A Woodbridge high street stalwart has launched a campaign to lobby the council for free parking in the town, claiming more could be done to support small businesses post pandemic. Jill Barrett, director of department store Barretts on The Thoroughfare, has been bombarding East Suffolk Council with requests for high street assistance since last year […]

Woodbridge man and 40 friends to run two Father’s Day marathons in memory of his dad

A Woodbridge man whose father died of a brain tumour has launched a 48-hour challenge to mark Father’s Day this year. Tom Wake was left heartbroken when, in March this year, he lost his dad Jonathan just three months after a devastating diagnosis. But the 26-year-old has joined forces with his little brother Danny, 15, […]

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 […]