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24 August 2021

Elmhurst Park Melon Pit redevelopment - Your Community needs you!

Do you remember the two-tier glasshouse hidden in the corner of Elmhurst Park?
Do you remember Roy Brundell planting up and growing on his seedlings which brightened up the park during those long, lazy days of summer?
Sadly, the old glasshouses were removed in 2009, however during the spring and summer of 2021 the walls surrounding the ‘Melon Pit’ area of Elmhurst Park have been secured and repainted, and now this area offers a great opportunity for a community project.
Woodbridge Town Council have therefore committed to developing this area into a high-level sensory garden and are looking to work in partnership with the local community and potential user groups to form a small project team to kickstart and drive this exciting project.
Whilst all offers of help will be greatly received, we would love to hear from individuals or organisations with a knowledge of landscape gardening and disability support through community projects and gardens, who are willing to offer advice and time to ensure we create a space suitable for everyone.
If you are interested in helping us develop this area into a beautiful space for everyone to enjoy please contact either Councillor Sharon Miller or the Acting Town Clerk;
Councillor Miller – councillormiller@woodbridge-suffolk.gov.uk
Mr G Diaper, Acting Town Clerk – deputytownclerk@woodbridge-suffolk.gov.uk
May be an image of outdoors, tree and brick wall
May be an image of outdoors and brick wall

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Woodbridge Historic Riverside

24 August 2021

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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Potter Community Cup Winners 2021

24 August 2021

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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