Lower Road out towards Hemingstone has been closed due to a burst water main. Unfortunately that means the 116 (and 916 school bus) will be diverting along Stonewall Hill and won’t be serving Coddenham until the road has reopened.
Christmas bin collection calendars are now available, along with lots of other useful information. Mid Suffolk District Council have also issued annual collection calendars for 2021 on their website.
The RGT is in the process of restoring part of the footpath upstream of Baylham Mill to its original position along the river’s towpath. This includes the re-establishment of a footbridge not used for around 70 years. The primary objective is to improve the walking experience of those that use the Gipping Way.
The RGT has got the permission of the two current land owners for a permissive footpath that puts it back to the towpath. Walkers will again be able to walk alongside nearly a mile of the river not seen by the general public for nearly 70 years. This will totally remove all the problems associated with the old footpath along the railway line and walkers will get a much better view of the mill at Baylham. The path will be approximately two metres wide and the aim is to make it wheelchair friendly.
What makes this project really exciting is that the new bridge across the river will be reinstated on 230 year old brick bridge abutments. The footbridge will be 2m wide and be installed by RGT volunteers. The Trust would very much welcome any contributions towards the material cost of the footbridge. For more details please visit the RGT website.
Suffolk Highways are planning to carry out tree work on A140 Kettle Lane, Coddenham and Creeting St Mary. The works are programmed to take place on 3 December 2020, between 9.30am and 3.30pm. The road will be closed for the duration of the road closure. Traffic will be diverted via: Diversion route 1 – B1078, B1113 and A14 and Diversion route 2 – A14
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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.