The Parish Council provides, manages and maintains a number of facilities for the local community, including the Community and Sports Hall, the Tennis Courts, the Bowling Green, the Recreation Park, the Allotments, Mill Hill and Broom Hill nature parks, some of the streetlights (others are maintained by the County Council) and some public footpaths (as an agent for the County Council). It is also invited to comment on planning applications quite regularly and is often consulted on other matters that affect the village. However, it is important to note that it is not the decision-making body on most, if not all of such matters.
The Parish Council also works closely with other local authorities (SCC and MSDC) and agencies (such as the Police) in an effort to maintain as high a standard of public service as possible.
As part of its commitment to greater transparency, this section of the website includes a number of policies and other documents in the left hand cloumn that should give residents and ratepayers a clearer understanding of the work of the Parish Council.
In addition, a quarterly newsletter will be distributed to all households in Coddenham. An expanded electronic copy is obtainable elsewhere on this website (see the menu bar above). To help to underwrite its costs the newsletter will include advertisments which, hopefully, will be of interest to the community, letting you know about local businesses and services. If you would like to advertise in the newsletter, please get in touch.
As the Parish Council is empowered by Act of Parliament to act only as a corporate body, please direct all formal correspondence through the Clerk.
Peter Whitehouse - Parish Clerk
E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 07958 170628
Correspondence: 4 Moat Farm Close, Ipswich IP4 4AJ
Dates of meetings for this year can be found in the Parish Council Meetings page in the left hand column.