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In the News – The article on the BBC website here about our very own Coddenham Village Shop celebrating 100 years. Further info on the centenary below:
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Recent post with images:
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And lastly see Coddenham shop 100 years of heritage ‘The Movie’ – below
Coddenham Community Response Group
Our services continue to include:
- This dedicated website: www.coddenham-parish.uk
- A dedicated support email: email@example.com
- A support phone number: 01449 760313
- 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.
Your Community Website
Starting out in March 2020 and in September the same year 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.
It’s hard to believe that it is three years since the CCRG was founded and the pandemic that bought us together, is behind us.
The CCRG is a collaboration between the Community Shop, Coddenham Centre, St Mary’s Church/PCC, the Day Foundation and the Gardemau Trusts. The Country Club and History Club are associate members. It has been a fruitful relationship, and both CCRG as a group and its constituent organisations have won numerous awards, both local and national, over the last two years. In March this year, we were pleased to welcome back Coddenham Parish Council to the Group.
From co-ordinating and mutually supporting the activities of its members in helping the village cope with the pandemic, the group has, pleasingly, evolved into a forum where its members and their stakeholders can discuss and plan events for better times.
Following last years Jubilee celebrations and this year’s Coronation work is continuing on a Coddenham Community Plan, started last year, which with residents, will start to map out a vision for the future. More details are now on this home pages. Press the ‘Shape the Future’ button!
A summary of some of CCRG activities since March 2020 can be found here (MS.Docx), but here are a few highlights from the last 12 months:
- Lord Lieutenant’s Award for Outstanding Community Service (shop)
- Re-launch of Baby and Toddler Group (Church, Coddenham Centre, Gardemau)
- Grants for educational purposes and to help struggling families (Gardemau)
- Runner-up, National Business Awards for Localisation (shop)
- Carbon Charter, tree/hedge planting, car chargers for Coddenham, switch to renewable energy and runners-up in Greener Suffolk Awards (Coddenham Centre).
- Funding for various community causes (Day Foundation)
- Commencement of the digitisation of Coddenham history (History Club).
- Community Centre of the Year and Most Active Community Awards (Coddenham Centre)
- 500th post on Community Website (All)
The Coddenham Community Response Group.
Our Green Spaces
See the new Suffolk Wildlife Report and Management Plan for our Green Spaces.
Click the ad for more information or here for the classified listing
Community Engagement 2023
Some more of the story so far
While a year of political and economic chaos, Coddenham was able to come together even more and demonstrate evn greater unity in the face of adversity (and opportunity).
A refreshed Coddenham Parish Council was a welcome return to the Coddenham Community Response Group and every member organisation pulled together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
A ’none of us are as smart as all of us’ outlook continued with the roll out of the Parish Survey, an excellent response and the beginnings of a Parish Community Plan.
Your Coddenham Centre was Suffolk Community Centre of the Year and was recognised as leading Coddenham as ’The Most Active Community’. Along with achievements of all members including the Community Shop, the Country Club, the History Club, St Mary’s Church and the continued kind sponsorship of the Day Foundation and Gardemau Trusts, huge progress was made.
Environmentally, everyone played a part too and the completion of our Green Space Management Plan by Suffolk Wildlife Trust along with resumption of working parties, was a significant step in setting a bench mark for our local environment.
Other volunteers played their part across all activities, resuming Open Gardens and the Coddenham Fete. We look ahead to continuing to all work together, developing and actioning a Community Plan and the recommendations of the survey, including leading issues such as traffic and the environment.
We will hopefully come together to celebrate a Coronation in May, plus other events including another Fete. In May a new Coddenham Parish Council will be elected, we urge your participation, engagement and support.
An update on our rolling total of some of the activities and initiatives since foundation in 2020, can be an be downloaded from here We look forward to continuing to work together with all!
With Best Wishes
The Coddenham Community Response Group (CCRG).
Coddenham Cares - No 3
A regular item on all matters environmental in Coddenham.
The Coddenham Centre continues to pursue an aggressive environmental strategy on behalf of the community it serves.
The Latest 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.
The Wind blows where it chooses, you hear the sound of it but do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who...
Glorious weather accompanied an extended Saturday morning of Parish litter picking and Coddenham Centre gardening. Thankyou everyone who...
The latest news from The Suffolk School of Nordic Walking. GO HERE for the NEW season's walks and information!
An Extra-Ordinary Parish Council Meeting will be held on 4th October 2023 at 6pm at The Coddenham Centre, to consider a number of planning...
The popular Ten Village News needs help in co-ordinating the Coddenham related regular items and contributions. Colin Hardy will be...
There's an opportunity to WIN one of three great prizes by simply providing some feedback to your Coddenham Centre. And guess what, the...
Harvest Flower Festival - 'An English Country Garden' at St Gregory's Church, Hemingstone Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October...
Love to Move? A Fun, Age Friendly, Seated Movement Programme to Music. Physical, emotional and cognitive benefits designed to get you...
Simon Pott, Chairman of the DAY FOUNDATION provides an overview of this important Coddenham based charity. Read the latest in the...
Join us for the return of our popular CEILIDH on October 21st at The Coddenham Centre. No skills required or just sit it out and enjoy the...
Saturday 28th October at 7.00pm at St Mary's Church Coddenham. The Raedwald Ensemble Concert features Anna Phillips playing the harp, Ian...
As Coddenham residents may already be aware, the Clerk to the Parish Council has resigned to take up a similar position nearer her home....
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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.
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 environmental 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 environmental agendas. We have added a dedicated page to this site to report on progress and publish features on the environment. If you have any proposals or news of your own ideas, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Community and local history
Check out the History Club pages. Articles from hundreds of years ago, to the present.
CCRG Member Feature
The next in our CCRG member features is The Day Foundation
We’ve previously shared accolades, including the BBC Radio Suffolk ‘Making a Difference’ Award, BBC interviews about the village and always 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.
We are members of the Suffolk Good Neighbour Network and committed to ensuring the Environment was added to our community agenda. In 2021 we had our First Birthday which we celebrated in a newsletter here.
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The Coddenham Community Response Group 2023
Local Volunteering Openings
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Around & About
Updates and information from around the area.
See the most recent post: Harvest Flower Festival at St Gregory’s, Hemingstone
Have your Say
Got an opinion, compliment or community concern?
CCRG Meeting Minutes & Notes
Notes on all your Coddenham Community Response Group’s (CCRG) meeting are available in the downloads section.
Rolling calendar for this years major event in Coddenham.
Arrivals & Departures
Join the Coddenham Cascade
The local weather
Coddenham Parish Council
Information about the Coddenham Parish Council, can be found on the Coddenham Parish Council Link Page
Coddenham Community Shop
Your community shop, working with, and for the community of Coddenham.
The Coddeham Centre
A centre for recreation, celebration, learning, sport & enjoyment, accessible to all.
St Mary’s Church Coddenham
The church that has been at the heart of the village since the 11th century.
The Country Club
Promote your business and also suport the website.
Local Bus timetable from Bustimes.org
Coddenham History Club
Recording and sharing Coddenham’s rich history.
The Day Foundation
A vibrant local charity forever linked to Coddenham.
The Gardemau Trust
Five charitable funds started in the fourteenth century.