Reflections of the Council Meeting of 17th September 2020 by Cllr. Jan Fawdry

"As the longest serving remaining Councillor I feel we should congratulate Councillors Allan Fowler and Neil Scoresby for being willing, at so short notice, to accept nomination to step into the positions of Chair and Vice Chair and being duly elected. Both bring a wealth of expertise to the positions.

Allan becomes only the third Chairman in over 30 years. The Council now needs to be open and transparent as it moves forward to deal with the current issues. I also reflect that we need to maintain the viability of the Community Centre. All parishioners should look at the benefits the new management have introduced and give them the full support that they deserve, especially in these uncertain times.

The Council now settles down to producing its budget for 20/21. Some difficult decisions need to be faced and Councillors are resolved to meet the challenges presented."

A Statement From Our New Parish Council Chairman

Councillor Allan Fowler was appointed Chairman of Coddenham Parish Council on the 17th September '20 following the resignation of previous Chairman, Donald Burton. Allan has published a statement following recent events, please click on Chairman's Statement to read it.


Local News Update:

Dukes Head has been approved for conversion into a house by Mid Suffolk District Council planning officers. See East Anglian Daily Times article

Citizens Advice Mid Suffolk

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Citizens Advice Mid Suffolk have continued to offer people in Coddenham advice on vital issues including:

- Employment problems, redundancy and the furlough scheme
- How to claim the benefits they are entitled to
- Organising food parcels

Citizens Advice Mid Suffolk is a locally funded charity and has helped 6 people in Coddenham with 22 separate issues in the last 12 months.  If you would like more information please have a look at their Facebook post or Twitter post.

Help Find a Missing Person

Police are appealing for information to locate a missing man from Suffolk. 34-year-old Matthew Bursey from Exning was last seen at his home address on Thursday 1 October and has not been seen since. He is described as slim build, brown hair and was wearing a navy waist length jacket with navy chinos and brown trainers. It is believed he may have travelled to the Sussex area.

Anyone with any information on Matthew’s whereabouts should contact police on 101 quoting CAD reference Suffolk 470 of Thursday 1 October or Sussex CAD 1436. A picture of Matthew is attached and can also be found via this link -

Police Connect Update: Van Thefts

Police are urging van owners to remain vigilant after a series of thefts from vans and attempted thefts that took place in west Suffolk and Hadleigh. They took place overnight between Wednesday 30 September and Thursday 1 October in a variety of locations. Click on Police Connect for more details


For help and support please visit the Coddenham Community Response Group website

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 - November

Tuesday 17th November 2020 7:30pm — 9:00pm

Parish Council Meeting - January

Thursday 21st January 2021 7:30pm — 9:00pm

Parish Council Meeting - March

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

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