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
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.
Coddenham Summer 2021. Photograph ©Georgie Kerr
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
- Suffolk County Council ‘Home But Not Alone’ service on 0800 876 6926 (9am to 5pm, seven days a week)
- A ‘Have Your Say’ comments 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday afternoon, and a chance to have a picnic between events. I sat in glorious sunshine in the churchyard, wind...
Well Done Sarah & Mitch – Local Volunteers Complete 200 mile Bike Ride for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Coddenham Centre volunteers have made it! Go to Here for more details you can still donate too!
The Community Shop has now been open for two years. To thank our loyal customers free raffle tickets were given out...
St Mary’s Flower Festival in Celebration of the Life of Dorothy Lay St Mary’s Flower Festival on 25th and 26th...
Coddenham Community Shop will be closed on Thursday 30th September for its annual stocktake. Apologies for any...
Following concerns shared by residents and on local social media accounts, the Coddenham Community Response Group...
Coddenham Community Shop receives BBC 'Make a Difference' Award
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.
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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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 Guidance – updated 14th September.
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
Have Your Say
Got an opinion, compliment or community concern?
Download the Spring 2021 CCRG Newsletter Here
Local Bus Timetable
Local Bus timetable from Bustimes.org
COVID as a Catalyst for Change - Local Resident Interview on BBC Radio Suffolk - Parts I & 2
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Further COVID-19 information
Information is changing regularly so please keep up to date on the latest advice online:
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BBC Health News
UK Government Data Dashboard
Emotional Wellbeing Help and Support
Coddenham Parish Council
Information about the Coddenham Parish Council, can be found on the Coddenham Parish Council Link Page
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