Woodbridge Town Council has just been informed that the anticipated arrival of the 14 asylum seeker families has been put back to September or October this year. The arrangements for provision of their accommodation and support remains as previously stated. Suffolk Refugee Support is aware of the delay and will be adjusting their own timetable of activities accordingly.
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Woodbridge Town Council hosted a successful fun filled event 'Elmfest' held in Elmhurst Park on Saturday 14th August 2021
Thanks to everyone who attended Elmfest last Saturday; we hope you all enjoyed a dance, picnic, catch up with friends, family gathering etc in the park.
Here's to next year......!
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On Saturday 24th July we were delighted to welcome the Woodbridge Choral Society to Whisstocks Place for a 'Flashmob' performance which was aimed to lift the spirits of the townsfolk and provide a showcase for Woodbridge Historic Riverside area.
The video below is a record of a fantastic afternoon by the river.
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Reducing food waste It is estimated that in the UK about a third of the food we buy is thrown away. This is not just a waste of food; it is a waste of our money. 30% of global greenhouse gases come from food production so wasting food is costing us the earth too. When we waste food, all the fuel and energy used for growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting and selling that food is wasted as well. Go to www.lovefoodhatewaste.com for useful tips and advice on how to reduce the amount of food you throw away. Respect the food you buy – remember the resources, effort and time that it has cost to produce.
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Woodbridge Town Council and The Crown Estate are pleased to confirm they have today entered into a long lease enabling the effective management and preservation of an important part of the River Deben foreshore.
The area involved is bounded by Whisstocks Quay and its slipway, the Tide Mill Quay, and the Tide Mill and its Pond, and it extends out to the line of mean low water .
The signing of the lease is of both historic and current importance. The water frontage view of the Tide Mill and across the Deben to Sutton Hoo, is one of the most iconic views to be found within East Anglia and has been the subject of numerous and, in certain cases documented, paintings and prints certainly as far back as the early 19th Century.
The association of the Longshed, Tide Mill and Woodbridge Museum to this important stretch of the River Deben is self-evident to all who visit them. These attractions together form the cultural hub of Woodbridge, and collectively play a critical role in the telling of the River Deben's vivid history back to medieval times.
Woodbridge Town Council wish to acknowledge the generosity and assistance of the Kyson Fairway Committee and Whisstocks Development Company, both of whom have rescinded part of their existing foreshore lease. The Town Council will now manage the foreshore, ensuring that this sensitive area is preserved for the future benefit of Woodbridge residents and visitors to the town alike.
Woodbridge Town Council Mayor, Sue Bale, commented “I am delighted that the extension to the leased foreshore area allows the Town Council to manage and safeguard this important part of the Historic Woodbridge Riverside.”
On behalf of The Crown Estate, local managing agent, Peter Riches said: “This is a really special area for the local community. We’re delighted to have been able to work with Woodbridge Town Council, to ensure we can preserve and manage effectively an important part of the River Deben foreshore for the future".
Photo credit - Mr David Mortimer.
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Winners of the Potter Community Cup 2021
The Mayor of Woodbridge was delighted to present the Potter Community Cup to Yogi and Prity Patel, and the staff from the Warwick Convenience
, in recognition of their work supporting the local community during the Coronavirus pandemic. We were pleased to also have Margaret Potter, daughter-in-law of the Mr Potter in whose memory the cup was donated, with us on the day.
The winners and Mrs Potter also helped the Mayor raise a toast to a new agreement we have signed with the Crown Estates enabling us to manage the slipway and foreshore in the Tide Mill basin, more of which will follow in a detailed press release.
Photo credit - Charmian Berry/ Berryphotographics.
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