The Woodbridge area includes military facilities at the following locations:
and the main married quarter areas are 255 Service Families Accommodation (SFA) at Woodbridge. They are ex-American forces housing and are very generous in size. The allocations office is located in Barnham Camp in Thetford (Housing Information Centre) 0800 707 6000- HIC 2.
Woodbridge is an attractive riverside town, steeped in history, on the banks of the river Deben. The town was once a port, noted for its shipbuilding and sail-making industries. Narrow streets hide many historic buildings, including fine examples of Georgian architecture. The town's centre has some retail and independent shops, dozens of places to eat and drink and some superb antique shops and galleries.
Along the quayside is the famous Tide Mill and on the opposite bank of the river, Sutton Hoo, the burial site of Anglo-Saxon Kings. This is a great area for bird watching too with lowland heaths, forests, fresh water and salt marshes, reed beds and shingle beaches - many protected for their special value as wildlife habitats - worth visiting at any time of the year.
Children and Education
Transport and Travel
There is a limited bus service from the SFA to both Woodbridge and Ipswich town centre. Railway links, to London Liverpool Street, are available from Melton, Woodbridge and Ipswich. There is a Park and Ride facility, in Martlesham, which will take you to Ipswich town centre.
Woodbridge is not far from the A12, which then leads onto the A14, this is a dual carriageway and will take you to the M11, A1(M), M1 and M6 and all points north. For those wanting to travel to the South the A14 takes you to the second part of the A12 and then onto the M25 at Brentwood.
Medical and Dental
For spouses and dependents there is a choice of doctors in the near vicinity. They are as follows:
- Taylor, Rockwell & Sidhu. - 7 Little St Johns Street, Woodbridge. Tel: 01394 382046
- Framfield House Surgery - Framfield Med Centre, Ipswich Road , Woodbridge Tel: 01394 615500
- Yates - Ball Perkins & Stevens Hollesley Village Hall, Hollesley Tel: 01394 411641
There are very few NHS dentists in the area who are taking on patients.
Sports and Leisure
Woodbridge Rugby Union Football Club.
Situated at Broomeswell approx 3 miles from Rock Barracks:
Men play in Eastern Counties Division 1.
Also has a thriving ladies side the Amazons who play in Nation Conference South East 1.
The junior section train on Sunday mornings and Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Shopping and Tourism
Woodbridge town centre is only a few minutes drive from the Service Families Accommodation. The town has a large variety of shops including grocery stores, butchers, bakers, farmer’s shops and much more. There is also a large Tesco Extra store slightly further away, at Martlesham, just off the A12 south of Woodbridge. On Sutton Heath Estate there is a small shop called Green Fields, which sells the basics ie bread, milk, papers etc.
Jobs and Recruitment Agencies
Army Families Federation Co-ordinator for East Anglia - Tel: 0752 749 2807 - Email