Bernard Baker, a former resident of Coddenham and notably Chairman of the Parish Council in the 1970’s, has died aged 92 years. Bernard and his family lived in the High Street at The Old Lodge before moving to Rattlesden about 20 years ago. As well as his Parish Council role, he was very active and involved with the Coddenham Methodist Chapel. Bernard was a much respected and renowned artist and illustrator and remembered as a sympathetic listener in handling village affairs. Condolences are sent to his family on behalf of the village.
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.
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/
£500K AVAILABLE NOW to Suffolk charities, community groups and social enterprises. Grants available between £1k and £5K.
In addition to our established voluntary sector partners, many new groups and local initiatives have sprung up in response to local need. Whilst we have already funded many, we know that there are still more that may not know that they are able to access financial help right now. In partnership with The National Lottery, grants are available from the Reviving Our Communities Fund to support local charities and groups with an annual income of £250K or less, addressing needs throughout Suffolk.
To find out more and apply please go to the Reviving Our Community fund website
As of the 17 January there have been 22,246 total lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Suffolk. In total there have been 2,921.9 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people. This is the lowest overall COVID-19 case rate in the East of England.
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
As you will be aware England is now in a second lockdown. For information about what this means please click on Government Lockdown Advice
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).
Also remember your flu vaccination if eligible. To check, please visit the Government website or contact your GP surgery.
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 provides information and support on behalf of, and facilitates co-ordination between, the Coddenham Centre, the Coddenham Country Club, the Community Shop, the Day Foundation, the Gardemau Trust, the Coddenham History Club, St Mary’s Church and the Parochial Church Council and can be found at the Coddenham Community website.
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.