Annual Parish Meeting - 7pm Thursday 6th May

The Annual Parish Meeting is not a meeting of the Council, but a public meeting of parishioners. The next Annual Parish Meeting is on the 6th May, for details please click on Agenda

If you would like to attend the meeting via Zoom access, to join the Zoom meeting please click on Join the meeting. If the link doesn't work then the details are:

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Local News Update

Three Cocked Hat: Felling of Lime Trees

Regular inspection of trees on land within the ownership of the Parish Council revealed serious concern in respect of three lime trees on the Three Cocked Hat all of which showed serious signs of rot towards the base of their trunks. Earlier this year a single tree was felled and on 17th April two further trees were removed. Both trees were seriously affected by decay and rot in their trunks. The Parish Council take their responsibility both towards the environment and public safety very seriously. We are fully aware of the need to take great care when felling trees to ensure that no wildlife was present or nesting in any part of the trees and that the felling would not affect adjacent trees which do indeed contain rooks nests. The Council’s Professional Contractor and a Parish Councillor had been surveying the trees for several weeks before felling took place to ensure that that there was no disturbance to wildlife. Both trees were immediately adjacent to the B1078 with safety in this case a significant priority. For more details please visit Current Issues: Felling of Lime Trees

Planning Refusal for Proposed Development to the rear of the Dukes Head

MSDC have refused a planning application for the "erection of single storey sustainable pavilion style dwelling with new vehicular access created to north boundary (to private drive) to fund refurbishment of Dukes Head Inn."  for more details please visit our Planning page

Parish Council Objects to Planning Application for Development at Pipps Ford

After listening to parishioners, and investigating the proposed application, the Parish Council agreed unanimously to object in the strongest terms to the proposal for “change of use of land from equestrian to training centre”. Please read the Parish Council formal response and for more details please visit our Planning page

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.

COVID-19 Update: 

District case rate as of 26th April 2021

As of 26 April there have been 30,117 total lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Suffolk. In total there have been 3,955.7 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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New Rules from 12 April 2021 - Stage two of the easing of lockdown 

Information from Public Health Suffolk

You can meet outdoors (including in private gardens) at a distance of 2m: 

  - In groups of up to six (this means one person can meet up to five others from different households) 

  - Or any number of people from no more than two households. (Your household is the people you live with)

What is now open to visit alone, or with my household? 

  - All shops, hairdressers, beauty salons and gyms 

  - Zoos, theme parks, libraries and community centres 

  - Outdoor sports facilities 

  - Children will be able to attend any indoor children's activity, including sport 

What else can I do? 

  - Restaurants, cafes and pubs can provide table service to customers sitting outdoors 

  - Members of the same household can take a holiday in England in self-contained accommodation e.g. holiday cottages 

  - Weddings or wakes can be attended by up to 15 people in permitted premises

Can I travel? 

  - The ‘Stay at Home’ requirement is no longer in place, however, you should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make. 

  - Where possible, stay local and avoid travelling at the busiest times and routes.

Can I access testing if I don’t have any symptoms? 

1 in 3 people with the coronavirus do not show any symptoms. Through testing we can stop the spread of the virus to other people. Go online to book a test or a home test kit at or call 0333 772 6144

Whether you have had a vaccination or not, you can catch and pass Covid-19 onto other people, so still remember ‘Hands. Face. Space’: 

  - Hands: wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds 

  - Face: wear a face covering over nose and mouth in indoor settings 

  - Space: stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible 

If you are worried about your bills, your job or your home, call the Suffolk Advice and Support Service free on 0800 068 3131 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. 

If you are self-isolating, call the Home, But Not Alone helpline for support free on 0800 876 6926 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. 

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 

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.

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.

The Coddenham Community Response Group

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



Parish Council Meeting - July

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

Parish Council Meeting - September

Thursday 16th September 2021 7:30pm — 9:00pm

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