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!
Your Community Website.
Since March 2020 the Coddenham Community Response Group (CCRG), have built Coddenham’s first ever community website as a platform for communication and engagement amongst the people of Coddenham, the surrounding area and around the world. It provides current local news, a calendar with details of events, classified advertisements (more needed please), sound bites, recordings 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, recently 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 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.
2021 is blooming in Coddenham & St Mary’s Churchyard. Photograph ©Colin Hardy
Our services continue to include:
- This dedicated website: www.coddenham-parish.uk
- A dedicated support email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- A support phone number: 01449 760313
- A ‘telephone tree’ support service, on 01449 760429, for anyone feeling lonely, or just in need of a chat
- Suffolk County Council ‘Home But Not Alone’ service on 0800 876 6926 (9am to 5pm, seven days a week)
- A ‘Have Your Say’ commments section, if you wish to share comment, concerns or encouragement. You can also comment on individual website posts or share them with your social media network.
Your CCRG Network.
The CCRG is an exciting collaboration currently made up of representatives from the Coddenham Centre and website management (Andrew MacPherson), the Community Shop (Rod Stanley-Bell and David McDonnell), the Gardemau Trust, Haysel House and The Day Foundation (Tim Thomas), St. Marys Church and the Parochial Church Council, (Debbie McDonnell). We include the Coddenham History Club and the Coddenham Country Club. There are also many more volunteers who are helping to provide services and community support. We also liaise with Mid Suffolk Council, Suffolk County Council and Coddenham Parish Council.
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 exist solely to serve the community the best we can, together.
Our Terms of Reference can be found here.
Follow the latest Government instructions regarding Covid-19
It has never been more important that we support our community and look after our neighbours and ourselves. Please use the links and contact numbers on this website for the very latest information and to request any help and support you need during these unprecedented times.
- stay at home as much as possible
- work from home if you can
- limit contact with other people
- keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- wash your hands regularly
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19.
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.
Country Club reopening Mon 17th May Thanks to the easing of lockdown regulations and the hard work of committee...
16th-22nd May is British Sandwich Week and what better time to launch the addition of some new fillings to our freshly...
I know it’s a little early but I have been thinking about the end of the Summer Term. Every year a new generation of...
Shrubland's resident Tom Bryant is producing DrumathonLIVE DrumathonLIVE streams this Saturday 15th May at 10am, with...
The Annual Report for St Mary's Church is now available here.
CODDENHAM OPEN GARDENS AND SCARECROWS CANCELLED FOR 2021 With great disappointment, it has been decided that for...
Coddenham Community Shop receives BBC 'Make a Difference' Award
The Coddenham Community Response Group
The Coddenham Community Response Group (CCRG) was originally established as The Coddenham COVID19 Response Group to collaborate in helping and supporting the parish, particularly those most vulnerable and isolated. This part of of our role is unchanged, but in September 2020, with the agreement of all those represented, we adjusted our name to reflect our broader collaboration for the benefit of all. We nonetheless remain continuely alert to the ongoing threat of COVID19 and urge anyone in the Parish to make contact if they are in need of support, or know of someone who does.
The Coddenham Windmill (now demolished) – taken from the church tower.
Community support & engagement
At 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.
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 latest newsletter here.
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Please share www.coddenham-parish.uk for all the latest news and links to all your community organisations.
The Coddenham Community Support Group 2021
Coddenham & Surrounding area, government COVID-19 information
- DAILY UPDATE: UK Gov Regional Covid Summary for Debenham, Stonham & Coddenham, Suffolk here. This automatically updated, easy read document, explains the key statistics presented on the UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard
- Regional guidance from Suffolk County Council can be found here
- Regional Coronavirus Data for Suffolk can be found here
Latest May 2021 Guidance
There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other
Keep washing your hands regularly
Wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
Stay at least 2 metres apart – or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions
Download the Spring 2021 CCRG Newsletter Here
Have Your Say
Got an opinion, compliment or community concern?
Local Bus Timetable
Local Bus timetable from Bustimes.org
TEN VILLAGE NEWS FEB 2021
The Coddenham Pages
Click the dots • on the calendar for more information, or below for a full page listing.
The local weather
Further COVID-19 information
Information is changing regularly so please keep up to date on the latest advice online:
Get Government updates via email
BBC Health News
UK Government Data Dashboard
Emotional Wellbeing Help and Support
- Coddenham Parish “Telephone Tree” service: 01449 760429
- 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:
Coddenham Parish Council
Information about the Coddenham Parish Council, can be found on the Coddenham Parish Council Link Page