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, including records 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 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.


4 August 2022

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor 

that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
If by 23rd August 2022 a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place not later than 27th October 2022.

Dated 3rd August 2022

Proper Officer: Arthur Charvonia, Returning Officer, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk,


 18 July 2022

Important roadworks information: A14 junction 52 (Claydon) to 55 (Copdock Roundabout)

Essential resurfacing work on the A14 between junctions 52 and 55. 

Between Monday 25 July and Friday 23 September,,  8pm and 6am on weeknights only, weather conditions permitting.

 For full information see Roadworks message , and the map for the A14 Diversions

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 


 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


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

Local News Update

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.