The Mayor of Woodbridge, Councillor Sue Bale, was delighted to accept on behalf of the Emergency Response Group and our wonderful volunteers a certificate of recognition from Radio Suffolk, for which we had been nominated by a member of the public for 'Making a Difference' during the pandemic.
Further to the announcement of Friday 31st July, the play areas on Elmhurst Park, Fen Meadow and Kingston Field will open tomorrow morning, Tuesday 4th August, initially for a trial period until Sunday 9th August. Please bear with us in the morning whilst the Locum Town Clerk and Gardener attend to each area and make them ready for use. There will be detailed information provided at each location for users to read.
Woodbridge Town Council have taken a risk-averse stance during the current Covid-19 pandemic, taking early decisions to allow staff to work from home and holding meetings virtually from early March.
NOTIFICATION TO LEGAL TO MAKE A TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER – EMERGENCY ON PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY
Playgrounds in Woodbridge managed by Woodbridge Town Council (Elmhurst Park, Fen Meadow and Kingston Field) will continue to remain closed.
Woodbridge Museum, Woodbridge Tide Mill, 5th Woodbridge Sea Scouts, Woodbridge Arts Club and Woodbridge Riverside Trust (The Longshed).
It is traditional for each Mayor of Woodbridge to raise money for charity. In 2020 the outgoing mayor of Woodbridge, Patrick Gillard, held a very unusual and hair-raising Charity Event in place of the more usual Ball or Dinner. With the lockdown in force and the pandemic bringing pressing needs for key workers, he decided, with the Mayoress, County Councillor Caroline Page, to have a sponsored head shave to raise money for PPE materials for the Woodbridge Emergency Response Group. Many, many talented volunteers are making scrubs, masks, bags, baby clothes and visors for local health workers. The drastic head-shaves raised £1500, which will keep us going for months. Here is a before and after picture:
Following government guidelines, Woodbridge Town Council have taken the decision to close the Shire Hall to the public until further notice. The phone will continue to be manned and Officers and Councillors will continue to work behind the scenes and be contactable by email.