Local News Update

Planning application consultation by Mid Suffolk District Council, land at Pipps Ford, Coddenham.

MSDC (Mid Suffolk District Council) have notified the Parish Council of planning application ref. DC/21/00487 which proposes the “Change of use of land from equestrian to training centre”. For more details please visit our Planning page

Invitation to Tender - 3 Year Grounds Maintenance Contract

Coddenham Parish Council would like to invite tenders for ground maintenance works in the Parish. The duration of the Contract shall be for 3 years from 2021 although this may be extended at the discretion of the Council for a further two years. The closing date for tenders is 12 March 2021. The successful tenderer will be notified by 31 March 2021. Suppliers are asked to read the attached Grounds Maintenance Tender Invitation Letter and Schedule for Ground Maintenance 2021.

Reporting Local Issues

If you come across any local issues, please report them. Issues other than roads and grit bins can be reported directly to the District Council. This includes a wide range of issues including anti-social behaviour, graffiti, flooding, alleged breaches of planning, abandoned vehicles and even dead animals. To do this please visit the Mid-Suffolk District Council Reporting website. If the issue relates to the roads/highways then you can report it directly to Suffolk County Council Highways team. This includes any problems with blocked drains, flooding, heavy goods vehicle incidents, grass cutting, signs, road markings, potholes, pavement defects, public right of ways, street lighting, trees or hedges that affect the highway and more. Please visit the Suffolk County Council Highways website. If you discover a grit bin that has run out of grit please contact the Parish Clerk because Suffolk County Council only refill bins if it is reported by a Parish Council.

Parish Council Autumn/Winter 2020 Newsletter

The Parish Council have just issued the latest parish council newsletter. It contains the very latest up to date information about the important issues affecting our parish. The newsletter has been delivered to every door in the parish and an electronic copy is available on this website.

The Coddenham Community Response Group

Information about the Coddenham Community Response Group, can be found on the Coddenham Community Response Group Link Page


COVID-19 Update

District case rate as of 21st February 2021

As of 21 February there have been 28,077 total lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Suffolk. In total there have been 3,672.8 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people. This is the lowest overall COVID-19 case rate in the East of England.

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"Don’t bend the rules" says Suffolk Police

Over the last 2 weekends 98 people have been fined for breaching lockdown rules in Suffolk. The message is clear. If you breach the Regulations you may be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice. As reported in Police Connect

Vaccination Update

Each week colleagues at the Suffolk and North-East Essex care system (SNEE) send out an update on the vaccine roll out in Suffolk. This update can be found here.

Other COVID News

Please be aware that there is a scam text message being sent around which looks like it comes from the NHS. It tells people they're eligible to apply for a COVID-19 vaccine by click on a web link (url), for details of what this looks like please click on scam text information

For information about what Lockdown means please click on  Government Lockdown Advice and for a simple information poster about following the Tier 4 rules please click on Tier 4 Rules Poster

Find information about testing in Suffolk, changes to local services, how to get help and guidance on schools, business and wellbeing by visiting the Suffolk County Council Coronavirus site 

Suffolk Advice and Support Service provides free professional advice in confidence on a range of things that you might need some help with. The service is available on 0800 068 3131 or by visiting the Advice and Support site

Suffolk Home But Not Alone service has been reopened to support people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and in need of further assistance. The service is available on 0800 876 6926 or by visiting the Home but not Alone site

Remember, if you have Covid-19 symptoms you must start self-isolating at home and book a test (www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119).

Suffolk Community Fund (SCF): Surviving Winter Support

SCF have raised an amazing £270,000 for this year’s Surviving Winter Appeal. As the temperature continues to plummet and with the need to stay safely locked down at home, supporting a individual's mental and physical  wellbeing is more important that ever. Already this winter, SCF have helped heat almost 500 homes, and provide additional advice to help people stay warm stay well and connected. 

Help is available, and those who are eligible will receive a contribution towards their gas/electric or oil heating costs. The process to access support is simple and quick, with eligibility based on the household or individuals circumstances, including income and savings, debt or arrears on an energy bill and disabilities and long-term health conditions

Those families who are eligible for free school meals are also likely to meet the criteria. This programme is administered centrally for Suffolk by Ipswich’s Citizens Advice Bureau who should be contacted directly on 01473 219770.

Support payments available for those told to self-isolate on low incomes

As of the 24th December, more residents on low incomes or benefits can now get financial help if they are told to self-isolate due to COVID-19. Previously Test and Trace Support payments could only be given to people meeting certain criteria, including on benefits. Now Councils across Suffolk have extended this, using their discretion, to help those on low incomes but not on benefits. Councils across Suffolk are helping administer the Government grant scheme to help people remain at home and do their bit to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Details about the Test and Trace Support Payments can be found on District and Borough Council websites and how to apply for it (see below). This is part of a range of measures that councils across Suffolk have introduced to support communities and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Visit your District or Borough Council websites for details on how to apply for the £500 Test and Trace Support Payment:

Mid Suffolk District Councils midsuffolk.gov.uk/benefits/coronavirus-money-and-benefits-advice/


Welcome to Coddenham

Coddenham was the largest settlement in Suffolk during the Roman occupation of Britain. Situated on the B1078, 2 miles to the east of the A140 and 8 miles to the North of Ipswich in the heart of Mid Suffolk.

This website provides information about the formal business of the Parish Council. This includes a record of meetings, details of Councillors and the work they do, Parish Council newsletters, links to public consultations and an events calendar showing future meeting dates and other local events.

Coddenham has a wide range of local community groups, including St Marys Church, a Community Shop, a Community Centre for sports and leisure, a History Club and a Country Club for drinks and events. Please click on Community Links to find out more.


Parish Council Meeting - March

Thursday 18th March 2021 7:30pm — 9:00pm

Annual Parish Council Meeting

Thursday 6th May 2021 7:30pm — 9:00pm

Date changed from the 20th May and to be confirmed.

Annual Parish Meeting

Thursday 13th May 2021 7:30pm — 9:00pm

Parish Council Meeting - July

Thursday 15th July 2021 7:30pm — 9:00pm

See all events