The Coddenham Parish website is a community service
Providing support for the village and surrounding areas
Local news, information and help for those facing challenges, including those of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wherever you are located, welcome!
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.
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 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.
Large Print PDF: Lockdown Guidance Download link here
Public Health England - Audio guidance for current lockdown
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.
Recent News from Coddenham Parish
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.
‘.. my word that goes out from my mouth; shall not return to me empty, it shall accomplish that which I purpose and...
We regret to have to report the passing at the beginning of this year, of two distinguished Coddenham residents, past...
Just a quick update on the national vaccination figures from 8th December 2020 to 10th Jan 2021 The number of people...
Every year the RSPB encourage people to count the birds they see in their gardens and report their sightings to create...
It would appear that the initial contact for arranging a vaccination appointment is being made by text. If the...
Along with a growing number of communities across the country, we have decided to suspend all routine physical...
Coddenham Community Shop receives BBC 'Make a Difference' Award
Our Parish Community Website.
Since March 2020 the Coddenham Community Response Group 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.
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.
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The Coddenham Community Support Group January 1st 2021
Coddenham & Surrounding Areas are in National Lockdown until Further Notice.
- 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
With COVID-19 cases rapidly rising in Suffolk and our health service under pressure, #SuffolkNeedsYou to stay at home to save lives.— Suffolk CC (@suffolkcc) January 11, 2021
WATCH: A Message from Suffolk’s Director of Public Health, Stuart Keeble
For more information, visit https://t.co/xfGuxZei72 pic.twitter.com/sojh1tqSlq
Coddenham Parish Council
Information from, and about, the Coddenham Parish Council, can be found on the Coddenham Parish Council website
Covid-19 Government Guidelines
Latest FAQ’s what you can and can’t do Information on the latest (national) government alert level can be found here
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 NHS Covid App
The new NHS COVID-19 app, now available to download for free in England and Wales, is the fastest way to see if you’re at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community.
Further information at: https://www.covid19.nhs.uk
Download the app
Have Your Say
Download the November 2020 newsletter here
COVID as a Catalyst for Change - Local Resident Interview on BBC Radio Suffolk - Parts I & 2
Click the dots • on the calendar for more information, or below for a full page listing.
Information is changing regularly so please keep up to date on the latest advice online:
Check the current alert level in your area – (You’ll need your postcode)
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response for the latest Government updates
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest advice and to register for email updates
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for NHS advice
https://111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19/ to check if you have symptoms
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health for the latest news
COVID-19 information on suffolk.gov.uk for Suffolk County Council updates
UK Government Data Dashboard
https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk for the UK government data page
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 and can be accessed at: www.healthysuffolk.org.uk/COVIDHub