Scattered around three greens either side of the A 1120, we have much to offer visitors and residents alike. Forward Green straddles the main road with Middlewood Green to the north and Broad Green to the west. Together with Earl Stonham on the A140 to the east, they each hold clusters of houses, some very old and some very new, providing homes for folk from all walks of life. Such variety gives the village its own special character.

Below are quick links to some of the many activities enjoyed by residents. More details can be found by following the menu items.

Village Picnic

Sunday 1st September

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We are very lucky, as a village, to have a superb Village Green, but it is rarely used for anything other than Dog walking.

So this year, on
Sunday 1st September, we are staging a Village Green Picnic.

Just come along at 1.00pm with your own picnic and chairs, to be entertained by The Stonham Theatre Guild who will be staging "A Mayhem of Musicals"

Parish Council

Extraordinary Meeting:

Monday 19th August 2019 - 7.30pm

Link to Agenda

Parish Council

Next Regular Meeting:

Monday 2nd September 2019 - 7.30pm

Link to Agenda when published

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What is this windmill doing on our Green?

Well, this is part of the SEFWI Windmill Trail. There are lots of them in villages all over Suffolk, each with a unique code, put up by local WIs.

There is a prize offered for the most windmills "collected" complete with their correct codes.

Find out more from this link to

Competition closes on 8th October.

Summer Recorder

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These are timed to coincide with visits from our Mobile Library and are organised by a different village group each month.
The cost is £4.00 per person and lunch is served from 12.45pm

The next one is on
Friday 6th September

Tap the Library Lunches button for dates and more info.

News and Comment

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News items and comment will be highlighted here, with more info available or links to other pages when needed.

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Local Volunteers Clean Up!

Tony and his Little Helpers
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Several skilled cleaners made light work of the latest cleaning job at The Village Hall

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Everything from the windows to the Hall Floor were given the once over, including both the cookers
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"Nutshells" Tea Room and Florist

Nutshells opened on 22nd November and, to judge by their Facebook page, they have been warmly welcomed by their new customers. They are currently styled as Tea Room and Florist but I expect they have plans for more.

No news of a Post Office yet. The folks at The Co-op garage say it's not going there, so we'll have to wait and see!

There are branches of the Post Office at Stonham Barns, Mendlesham, Stowmarket & Needham Market and details of opening hours etc at the Royal Mail Branch Finder website.


Love 'em or hate 'em, they do bring in a little pin money, so we've tried to return some value for our advertisers by placing copy where it can be easily seen. The placing is random, but the image will enlarge if tapped or it may carry a link to the advertiser's website.

Register of Local Businesses

Local websites sometimes carry registers of local businesses as a useful reference point. Our neighbours in Creeting St Mary have a good example, although it is not mobile friendly yet.

Since most local businesses rely on local trade and/or local employment for their success, it must be worth supporting them where possible and this may be a useful source of information.

We'll start with our advertisers and accept applications from others to see where it leads.

Suggestions or applications to The Web Editor please

Our Mobile Library

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Offering books from a wide selection, our Mobile Library is one of three vehicles covering the whole County. It arrives at 12.20 pm on the same day as the Village Lunch and stays until 12.50 pm.
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Andy has been operating our Library for the last 14 years and enjoys meeting his regular borrowers, many of whom he knows by name.

As well as books, The Library Service now offers free access to newspapers through its new PressReader service. This service provides access to full digital editions of nearly all major national UK newspapers, including The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Mirror and Daily Star. A wide range of top UK magazines are also available, covering a broad range of subjects and audiences. This service is available to all borrowers with online access (computer, tablet or smartphone.)
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Volunteer Caravan Towers Needed

– We Need Your Help

Are you a Semi- Retired or Retired Caravaner living in Suffolk?
Do you have any spare time to help a Suffolk Charity, with your experience and expertise?
Would you be interested in giving up a morning or afternoon once a month or more if possible to help us reach isolated rural communities, where we provide Tea or Coffee, Cake and Information on our regular visits during the season from April to October.
If you think you could help and want to find out more about us and what we do, please check our Web Site -

or contact Ann Osborn on 01379 855338 to have a chat and find out more.

Mid Suffolk DC Newsletter

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