The RGT is in the process of restoring part of the footpath upstream of Baylham Mill to its original position along the river’s towpath. This includes the re-establishment of a footbridge not used for around 70 years. The primary objective is to improve the walking experience of those that use the Gipping Way.
The RGT has got the permission of the two current land owners for a permissive footpath that puts it back to the towpath. Walkers will again be able to walk alongside nearly a mile of the river not seen by the general public for nearly 70 years. This will totally remove all the problems associated with the old footpath along the railway line and walkers will get a much better view of the mill at Baylham. The path will be approximately two metres wide and the aim is to make it wheelchair friendly.
What makes this project really exciting is that the new bridge across the river will be reinstated on 230 year old brick bridge abutments. The footbridge will be 2m wide and be installed by RGT volunteers. The Trust would very much welcome any contributions towards the material cost of the footbridge. For more details please visit the RGT website.
Suffolk Highways are planning to carry out tree work on A140 Kettle Lane, Coddenham and Creeting St Mary. The works are programmed to take place on 3 December 2020, between 9.30am and 3.30pm. The road will be closed for the duration of the road closure. Traffic will be diverted via: Diversion route 1 – B1078, B1113 and A14 and Diversion route 2 – A14
Maria Dixon is organising “advent windows” around the village for December. The idea is that you have a number from 1-24 and you display your window on the appropriate day of the month. If you'd like your house to have an advent window please contact Maria Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone will be aware just how serious the current second wave of covid-19 is and that we are now back in a national lockdown. Find information about testing in Suffolk, changes to local services, how to get help and guidance on schools, business and wellbeing by visiting the SCC Coronavirus site.
For local support please visit the Coddenham Community Response Group website
Remember, if you have Covid-19 symptoms you must start self-isolating at home and book a test (www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119).
Also remember your flu vaccination if eligible. To check, please visit the Government website or contact your GP surgery.
The Dukes Head pub in the High Street has been approved for conversion into a house by Mid Suffolk District Council planning officers. See East Anglian Daily Times article
Coddenham was the largest settlement in Suffolk during the Roman occupation of Britain. Situated on the B1078, 2 miles to the east of the A140 and 8 miles to the North of Ipswich in the heart of Mid Suffolk.
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