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.
You are all aware of the rapidly-developing problems caused by the COVID-19 virus. For this reason, Mayor of Woodbridge, Councillor Patrick Gillard, has decided to suspend all public meetings of the council for the time being to protect the residents of Woodbridge.
Suffolk County Council Highways have made us aware of roadworks on Hasketon Road in late February.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is carrying out an electoral review of Suffolk County Council. Below is Woodbridge Town Council's response to this review.
An annual award and prize of £50 is made to a Person or Organisation, who has made an outstanding contribution to the life, or name of the town during the preceding twelve months. Submissions with supporting details should be forwarded by email or letter to Greg Diaper, Deputy Town Clerk, Woodbridge Town Council, Market Hill, Woodbridge, IP12 4LP or by email to email@example.com by Monday 2nd March 2020 from whom further details can be obtained if required.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Climate Emergency committee meeting yesterday evening (Tuesday 7th January).