Woodbridge Library Opening Times and Services

Most libraries in Suffolk have been open for the last few weeks, offering a select and collect service. There have been around 3,000 requests to use this service with nearly 41,500 books and other items borrowed since libraries reopened.

Woodbridge Library is open Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am-4pm and is closed on Mondays and Sundays. Please phone the library on 01394 330855, email woodbridge.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk or go to the library’s web page for current information. Out-of-hours book return available.

Reservations from the library catalogue are now available again and due to its popularity the select and collect service will remain available for the foreseeable future.

Libraries are offering access to computers for tasks such as Universal Credit applications and job seeking. Photocopying and printing have also been reintroduced. Customers will have to contact their library directly to make an appointment to use a computer and there will be cashless payment options for paying for printing and photocopying/scanning.

Suffolk Libraries intends to reintroduce browsing in libraries by the end of September with activities being introduced from November onwards. The aim is to also reintroduce normal library opening hours when and where possible over the coming months with the aim to get libraries back to their pre-lockdown opening hours by the end of the calendar year.

As with all these plans, everything is subject to changes in government advice and local COVID-19 infection rates.

It is now a legal requirement for all visitors to a library to wear a face covering. Once customers enter the library to use a printer or pc, they will also be invited to take part in the test and trace process by leaving their name and contact details. Their details will only be used for test and trace purposes and staff will dispose of the information after 21 days.

You can still download and stream free eBooks, eAudio, magazines, newspapers, films, documentaries and music. Suffolk Libraries is also running events online to enjoy from home at https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/whats-on and via Suffolk Libraries YouTube channel.

Customer service for Suffolk Libraries is available Mon-Fri 9-5pm, closed bank holidays. Leave a message out of these hours.

Up to date information can be seen at https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/

Foxburrow Farm Events in August 2020

Wild Tots: Water play and pond dipping
Wednesday 12th August, 10.30am-12noon
For 18month-5 year olds and their carer
£5.50 Booking essential

Family afternoon: The Big Insect Hunt
Thursday 13 August 1-3pm
Mini beast hunt, crafts and trails in your family group
Child £4.50, Adults £2.50. Booking essential.

Family Pond dipping
Pond dipping, crafts and trails in your family group
Friday 14 August 10.30-12noon and 1.30-3pm
Tuesday 18th August 10.30-12noon
Tuesday 25th August 10.30am – 12noon
Child £4.50, Adults £2.50. Booking essential.

Wild Tots: Teddy Bears Picnic
Wednesday 19th August, 10.30am-12noon
For 18month-5 year olds and their carer
£5.50 Booking essential

Family afternoon: Wild in the wood
Camp fire snack, woodland exploration and natural art.
Thursday 20 August 1.30-3.30pm
Child £4.50, Adults £2.50. Booking essential.

Wild Tots: Woodland Folk
Wednesday 26 th August, 10.30am-12noon
For 18month-5 year olds and their carer
£5.50 Booking essential

Location:  Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA

Further details and how to book: http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/

Telephone: 01394 380113

Foxhall Recycling Centre Improvements Consultation

Suffolk County Council is proposing to expand and improve Foxhall Recycling Centre.  This will also involve highway improvements to the site entrance.  The benefits of this scheme will be to:

  • Remove the need for queuing on the highway
  • Provide an improved space and layout for easier access
  • Improve accessibility and increase capacity by eliminating the need for site users to climb steps to access containers
  • Improve the Re-use Centre space
  • Introduce greater separation between public vehicles and larger vehicles

Suffolk County Council anticipate that a planning application for this proposed development will be submitted by end of July 2020. In advance of this information is available on the website to allow you to view the plans for the proposed redevelopment and provide any comments you may have.

The consultation runs until Monday 20 July 2020. To submit comments or queries, please email us at waste.management@suffolk.gov.uk

Outside homes needed for neutered feral cats!

I am about to trap 25 feral cats from a farm in Clopton. Once they are neutered, wormed and flea treated, they will need homes on other farms, smallholdings, or other land to live.

All they will need is a barn/shed or building that they can’t escape from for 2 weeks, and then they can be released. They will need feeding daily and will keep all rodents at bay on your land for many years.

If you can offer 2 or more a place to live, please call Georgina on 07768 760272 or email Georginaajay@gmail.com