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Happiness is a New Bus Shelter

Caroline Page standing very pleased in a clearly new bus shelter with the ancient, yellow Cherry Tree inn behind her
The new bus shelter finally in place: no more standing in the wind and rain

Finally: we have a New Bus Shelter by the Cherry Tree.
Happiness is.. a new bus shelter!

People have waited in the cold and wet at the bus stop by Cherry Tree Inn, Woodbridge  ever since there was a bus stop there. A total wind tunnel. It has taken me four years to negotiate and and actually get this shelter in place.  A small victory? Not for the residents of Morley Avenue! I’m thrilled!

Neil Montgomery 1931 -2021

Neil Montgomery as volunteer guide showing the remains of a hanged man preserved in the sand at Sutton HooWoodbridge residents will be very sorry to hear that Woodbridge ex-Mayor and long time LibDem Town Councillor, Neil Montgomery, died at home in Woodbridge last week aged 89.

Some of my own fondest memories of early campaigning was going out with Neil on “his patch” – just him, me, and his very cheerful boxer, Finsbury.

Neil was extremely community-minded right to the end of his life,and concerned about the needs of others.  His need to help ran through his many interests, from local rugby to sailing, to establishing local amenities, to the Woodbridge Society. An ardent internationalist, he was concerned to the last as to the local impact of leaving Europe.

Additionally, in his later years, he was also a volunteer guide at Sutton Hoo (see picture).

As well as being devoted to the the ancient heritage of Woodbridge, Neil kick-started some of the new.  Although many people do not know it, he was the originator of the plan for the popular Woodbridge skatepark – still much used today (lockdown permitting).

He will be greatly missed.

We extend all our sympathy to his wife, Jane

Woodbridge: Covid Vaccine Update

 Coronavirus vaccinations should be starting in  bulk in Woodbridge from this coming Monday, 11 January. They will be delivered 8am-8pm Mon – Sun over the next months, supplies permitting, to  residents in order of priority

It will be the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine

𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 call your surgery to ask when you are due: they 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 contact you.

The priority will be:

1 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒 ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑜𝑙𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑑𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑟𝑠
2 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 80 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑡ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑒𝑟𝑠
3 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 75 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟
4 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 70 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑒𝑥𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑣𝑢𝑙𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑠
5 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 65 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟
6 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑠 𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑑 16 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑡𝑜 64 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑙𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑡ℎ 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ 𝑝𝑢𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚 𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑘 𝑜𝑓 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦
7 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 60 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟
8 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 55 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟
9 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 50 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟

 It will, apparently, save a lot of time if you have your NHS number with you when you attend. (Don’t ring your surgery to ask: it should be on any NHS letter or prescription you have)

Want to find out what is the up-to-date Covid situation in Woodbridge, (or any other parish)? Go to the  Government dashboard at https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/?_ga=2.74176852.759950160.1610067471-1718285161.1597297882

and put your postcode in the relevant box!