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Coddenham Church 2021. Photograph ©Georgie Kerr

Providing support for the village, surrounding areas and beyond.

Local news,  information and help for those facing challenges, including those of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wherever you are located, welcome! 

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Your Community Website

Starting out in March and in September 2020 becoming the Coddenham Community Response Group (CCRG),  we have built Coddenham’s first ever community website as a platform for communication and engagement amongst the people of Coddenham, the surrounding areas and around the world. It provides current local news, a calendar with details of events, classified advertisements, sound bites, history and opportunities for everyone to have their say.

We’ve bought together those organizations within the community who wanted to combine their skills and resources to benefit everyone. Representation from the Coddenham Centre, the Coddenham Club, the  Community Shop, the Day Foundation, the Gardemau Trust, the Coddenham History Club, St Mary’s Church and the Parochial Church Council have worked seamlessly together for the benefit of all. We are grateful to every one of them, including benefactors past and present, who have helped provide funding and contributions.

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Coddenham Summer 2021. Photograph ©Georgie Kerr

Our services continue to include:

The Coddenham Community Response Group Terms of Reference

The CCRG originally came together because of a community wish to see a local organised response to COVID19. We have built upon that exciting collaboration along with many more volunteers who are helping to provide services and community support. We also liaise with Mid Suffolk Council, Suffolk County Council and local Parish Councils.

We meet virtually approximately bi-monthly or on demand, with notes on all our meetings available on request. We welcome representatives from the community either personally or through this website. We are a loose collaboration that exists solely to serve the community, avoiding political or personal agenda,  always striving to provide the best we can, together.

Our scope and intent is covered in our Terms of Reference and can be found here.

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Follow the latest Government instructions regarding Covid-19

It is important that we continue to support our community and look after our neighbours and ourselves, whatever the level of alert. Please use the links and contact numbers on this website for the very latest information and to request any help and support you might need.

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19.

UK Data

This information should be seen in context as the number of tests being made affects the number of recorded cases reported. Fewer daily tests were being made at the start of the pandemic.

Further information at: https://www.covid19.nhs.uk

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Recent News from Coddenham

For a full list community information news posts please see the websites NEWS SECTION The Coddenham Community Shop,St.Mary’s Church and the Coddenham Village History Club all have dedicated pages. There is also a link to The Coddenham Centre and a page for The Coddenham Country Club.

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Coddenham Community Shop receives BBC 'Make a Difference' Award

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The Coddenham Community Response Group and the Environment.

Early in 2021 we agreed it was in the interests of the community to promote an awareness and response when we could to the enviromental emergency. There is no intention to ‘preach’, but to simply support initiatives and share learning on what we can contribute as a parish, to the national movement for a zero carbon country.

The Coddenham Centre and the Day Foundation already have initiatives in place and other members of the group are developing their own awareness and enviromental agendas. We’ll be soon adding a dedicated page to this site to report on progress. Meanwhile, if you have any proposals or news of your own ideas, please get in touch.

Community Engagement – Some of the Story So Far

Last Christmas we saw more gift parcels being distributed with the help of the Day Foundation, taking distributions to well over one hundred recipients in 2020. We’ve seen our History Club set out on the path of digitising  Coddenham’s valuable records through the website and sharing them with all. We’ve discussed important local issues and said goodbye to distinguished members of the community.

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Just one of the images from the History Clubs collectionsMary Day recollections

We’ve also shared accolades, including the BBC Radio  Suffolk ‘Making a Difference’ Award,  BBC interviews about the village and cheered each other on. Our volunteers be they in the shop, on our help line, distributing newsletters, working with the Church or Coddenham Centre or maintaining our website, have all played a positive and invaluable part in our all working together.

This year we joined the Suffolk Good Neighbour Network and committed to ensuring the Environment was added to our community agenda. We also had our First Birthday which we celebrated in our last newsletter here.

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Coddenham & Surrounding area, government COVID-19 information

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There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other


  • Wash hands
    Keep washing your hands regularly

  • Cover face
    Wear a face covering in enclosed spaces

  • Make space
    Stay at least 2 metres apart – or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions

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CCRG Newsletter

Download the Spring 2021 CCRG Newsletter Here

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Emotional Wellbeing Help and Support

  • The Suffolk district council Home But Not Alone service: 0800 876 6926 (9am to 5pm, seven days a week)
  • COVID-19 Emotional Wellbeing Information Hub: brings together guidance, tips and support in one place on the Healthy Suffolk website at:
    www.healthysuffolk.org.uk/COVIDHub

Village Contacts

If you can offer help, require support or know someone who needs help, please email support@coddenham-parish.uk. Alternatively, please telephone 01449 760313 and if necessary, leave a message. You can also send us a message via the contact page

Coddenham Parish Council

Information about the Coddenham Parish Council, can be found on the Coddenham Parish Council Link Page

Other links

Wikipedia: Coddenham, Suffolk

Coddenham Circular Walk: OS Maps

Coddenham Classifieds

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