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Coddenham Community Response Group

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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 two years since the CCRG was founded. Few of us thought that the pandemic would still be with us although, thankfully, the worst seems to be over.

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.

In conjunction with the Parish Council and facilitated by the Day Foundation, we are currently busy organising Coddenham’s celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee of HM The Queen!

Work is continuing on a Coddenham Plan, started last year, which with residents, will start to map out a vision for the future. More details will be discussed and consulted on soon.

A full summary 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).
  • 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.

Coddenham Classifieds

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.

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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.

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

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

Covid-19 information & updates

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More community info

Community and local history

Check out the History Club pages. Articles from hundreds of years ago, to the present.

Looking for a local evening out

See whats new at the Country Club below

CCRG Member Feature

The  next in our CCRG member features is The Country Club.

congratulations poster for the CCRG for the BBC


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

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

Rolling calendar for this years major event in Coddenham.

Arrivals & Departures

Email informal announcements of local births or deaths to, for display here.

Join the Coddenham Cascade

Email your email address, name and postcode to to be included in occasional announcements and community information. By doing this you grant permission for your details to be retained for this mailing list only.
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Suffolk Observatory

Want to understand more about numbers in the community, your neighbours or Suffolk? then go here.

Shape The Future of Coddenham - Survey Results Graphic

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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:

Village Contacts

If you can offer help, require support or know someone who needs help, please email 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 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

A warm welcome to residents and visitors alike.

Classified Ads

Promote your business and also suport the website.

Bus Timetable

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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.


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