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What do you like about Woodbridge?

PUBLISHED: 16:00 25 September 2018

A public vote will account for 30% of the final score Picture: RACHEL EDGE

A public vote will account for 30% of the final score Picture: RACHEL EDGE

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Judges from The Great British High Street Awards will be hitting the Thoroughfare later this week but what are your favourite parts of the town?

James Lightfoot from Choose Woodbridge is hoping the public will get behind the town's award bit Picture: CHRIS MAPEYJames Lightfoot from Choose Woodbridge is hoping the public will get behind the town's award bit Picture: CHRIS MAPEY

From the people who live here to the shops in the centre you’ve been giving your views on what the best parts of Woodbridge are.

“I work in Adams Apple,” said Janice Smith, “the customers we have always say how lovely Woodbridge is, with a great selection of independent shops and places to eat.”

“Good luck Woodbridge, we always enjoy shopping there,” added Susan Hellier.

Pebby Morton added: “Looks very different from when I was little over 70 years ago. But I still love it.”

Thoroughfare is up against 25 other high streets for the award Picture: RACHEL EDGEThoroughfare is up against 25 other high streets for the award Picture: RACHEL EDGE

“I’ve lived here for 5 years and find Woodbridge to be by far the friendliest place I’ve lived in the south,” said Edward Abbott.

Dawn Forsdike said: “38 years I’ve lived in Woodbridge and I absolutely love it, and have no intentions of ever leaving.”

Joan Westbrook summed up the town: “Woodbridge is beautiful.”

Great British High Street Awards

This Friday a street party will be held in Woodbridge to promote the town’s entry into the competition. Business leaders in Woodbridge are hoping that voters will get behind the town.

Youngsters from Woodbridge Primary School will be singing songs about the town while to its history will be represented by a replica of the Saxon sailing boat Sae Wyfling.

The brand new Woodbridge Memory Bike will also be out.

To win the competition Woodbridge needs to fend off competition from all corners of the UK including Trinity Market in Hull, The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells and Avenue 77 in Glasgow.

James Lightfoot, chairman of business and tourism group Choose Woodbridge, said: “These awards celebrate the most ambitious high streets in the UK and this is certainly something The Thoroughfare can lay claim to.

“We boast a diverse make-up of independent and family-run shops and are home to a host of vivid, vibrant events.

“To reach the finals for such a prestigious award scheme is a triumph for Woodbridge, Suffolk and the whole of East Anglia and we want to showcase exactly what makes us special.

“To win we need votes. But we also want our community to come together for a spectacular party. We want people of all ages to join us. Your town needs you!”

To show your support for Woodbridge all you have to do is post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #MYHIGHSTREET and #GBHSWoodbridge.

Have we missed anything out? Comment on Facebook or email us at enjoywoodbridgemore@archant.co.uk

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