17 May 2022

National Grid Green East Anglia Consultation - proposed new transmission line

National Grid is consulting on a proposed overhead high voltage line from Norwich to Bramford. The proposed route crosses the A14, the railway and the Gipping between Stowmarket and Needham Market, near Creeting St Peter and Badley. See


for an interactive map showing a 2km-wide corridor of the possible routing. On the same site there are details of online webinars as well as public meetings, including 

Friday 27 May   1-7pm
Needham Market Community Centre,
School Street,
Needham Market IP6 8BB

Parishioners are encouraged to complete an online Consultation Feedback Form by 16th June 2022

20 April 2022

Coddenham Community Shop - Volunteers Urgently Needed

 If you have a few hours a week to spare and want to make a difference, why not put your hand up and volunteer at your local award winning community shop?

Like to know more?

Please visit the shop or call or message Bliss Marshall (Manager) 07388 189332, or Rod Stanley-Bell (Chair) 07720 412688, email Coddenhamshop@outlook.com, Facebook Coddenham Community Shop

You can download an Application Form here 


 12 April 2022

Broomhill and Mill Hill Signs

The Parish Council is aware of parishioners concerns regarding the signs that have recently been installed on Broomhill and Mill hill. The signs are to be  removed whilst the Council looks into the correctness of the wording on the signs.

Parishioners will be consulted before any signs are reinstated.


 9 April 2022

Suffolk Ukraine Bulletin - Suffolk Ukraine Task Group

Suffolk County Council are producing a  weekly bulletin to provide an update on the situation in Suffolk along with updates on the work of the county council and partners within Suffolk’s Ukraine Task Group.

Suffolk’s Ukraine Task Group includes representatives from Suffolk County Council, each of Suffolk's districts and boroughs, its three NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups and other interested groups.

For a link to the Suffolk Ukraine Bulletin and information on how to get involved see www.suffolk.gov.uk/SupportingRefugees


31 March 2022

Mid Suffolk  District Council Community Governance Review 

Mid Suffolk District Council has commenced a Review in all parts of the District to consider what changes are needed to parish arrangements including :-

  • creating, merging, altering or abolishing parishes 
  • the naming of parishes and the style of new parishes 
  • the electoral arrangements for parishes (the ordinary year of election, council size (the number of councillors to be elected to council), and parish warding); and 
  • grouping parishes under a common parish council or de-grouping parishes other types of local arrangements, including parish meetings 

 The District Council welcomes representations from any residents and interested organisations who may wish to comment on the proposals in their local area or on any aspect of the matters under review. 

A copy of the he formal notice of the Community Governance Review and can be viewed at assets/CCRG/Mid-Suffolk-Notice-of-Community-Governance-Review-1.pdf

The District Council has published its Terms of Reference document for the review and a copy can be viewed on the District Council website at Community Governance Review » Babergh Mid Suffolk


14 March 2022

The Babergh and Mid Suffolk Independent Living Service

The Babergh and Mid Suffolk Independent Living Service is there to support individuals and families who need help coping with the challenges of living at home with long term health conditions. 

Grants are available for home adaptations - up to the value of £30,000.  

For more information email: adaptations@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk, visit: ils-bms.org or call: 0300 1234 000 - option 3.


10 February 2022

Walking in Suffolk

Time to get walking again!

At this time of year we start to think about the mud drying up and getting out to walk in the beautiful English Countryside again, but where to find new and interesting walks?

Walking in Suffolk https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/suffolk has hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, details of all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.

John Harris (the custodian of the website) said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Suffolk (part of the Walking in England website) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!


Local News Update

Coddenham Parish Council in the East Anglian Daily Times

Our objections to the lorry route through Coddenham have been published in the local East Anglian News

New Winter 2021 Parish Council Newsletter

We have delivered the latest newsletter to every house in our parish. The newsletter has the very latest updates on the current news and issues that affect our parish. An electronic version is available from this website by visiting our newsletters section.

Praise for our Churchyard

St Mary's churchyard is the responsibility of the Parish Council. Everyone in Coddenham, and our many visitors, know how special it is, and this year we have had two experts praising the churchyard.

Ecologist George Peterken contacted Suffolk Wildlife Trust, following a two week visit to the area, to say he is full of praise for what he saw at Coddenham, he sites it as "the best in his fortnight’s visit". In fact, he puts it in a national "100 best churchyards, not just for the wealth of flowers but also for the obvious interest in managing for them".

Also Martin Sanford from Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service, who advises us on flora in the churchyard, contacted us recently to say:

"I happened to stop at Coddenham for lunch today and just wanted to let you know the churchyard looks magnificent. It is a credit to the village and you should be very proud to have kept it in such splendid condition."

The churchyard is a credit to all the volunteers over many decades who have made it what it is today. The Parish Council particularly wish to thank Cllr John Peecock for his continued hard work.

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.

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.