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Love Woodbridge & Melton Project – 17th & 18th August

 

 

 

Find out more about the Love Woodbridge & Melton project

 

Are you visiting Woodbridge town centre on Wednesday 17th or Thursday 18th August 2022?

 If you are, why not drop by Whisstocks Place on Wednesday 17th August or Woodbridge Market on Thursday 18th August between 10am and 2pm to find out more about the Love Woodbridge & Melton project.

Suffolk County Council in partnership with East Suffolk Council, Woodbridge Town Council and Melton Parish Council want to create people friendly streets in Woodbridge and Melton for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you are walking, cycling, scooting or sitting down to enjoy the surroundings, the councils want to give everyone the opportunity to love the outside more with cleaner, prettier and better-connected streets in Woodbridge and Melton.

The project follows the announcement back in May that Suffolk County Council has been awarded £80,000 from Active Travel England to complete a detailed feasibility study on introducing a ‘Mini-Holland’ system to improve the walking and cycling infrastructure and public spaces in Woodbridge and Melton.  If the study is a success, the government would provide significant funding for the project to be delivered.

Studies have shown that people who get out and about regularly to enjoy the outside experience better health and wellbeing. Similar projects throughout the country have seen local communities and businesses thrive because it has made areas much more accessible and inviting for people.

At the events in the middle of August the local community and visitors will be able to share their thoughts on how improving mobility and local connections will help to encourage more people to get out and about. On Wednesday 17th August Cycling UK will be offering Dr Bike sessions free of charge, so please feel free to bring your bike along too.