Russell was born and lived in Woodbridge for most of his life and was known to many people in the Town. He was elected to the newly formed Woodbridge Town Council in 1976 and served for a period of 35 years being re-elected every four years.
Join the RSPB Woodbridge Local Group for the third year of our campaign to Save Our Swifts. In 2017 we are looking for swift nest sites either in roofs or nest boxes. From our surveys in 2015 and 2016 we have gathered information from Woodbridge and 10 of the surrounding villages. We have recorded 25 houses with nesting swifts totalling 55 nests.
The Spring Clean took place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 3rd to 5th. The event was promoted by Woodbridge Town Council with posters around town, items in the free local press and emails to local schools and organisations. Information was posted on the website of Transition Woodbridge and given at Woodbridge and Deben W.I meetings. Litter picking equipment was supplied by Suffolk Coastal Norse who also collected the bags of litter from the litter picking assembly points.
Woodbridge Town Council is aware that the Jubilee Clock located in the Thoroughfare, Woodbridge has currently stopped working and is awaiting a service engineer.
Over the winter months flooding can cause persistent and damaging issues for local communities. Despite the disruption this can cause, it can also be quite difficult to know who to report flooding to since there can be a number of different organisations (known as flood risk management authorities) who might have responsibility or involvement in an incident.
As part of its support for the country’s biggest-ever community clear up the Town Council is seeking volunteers to take part in organised litter-picks on 3rd - 5th March