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.

Village Activities

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

Also below you will find adverts and posters for forthcoming events in the village.
Or you can visit our What's On page for a simple list of events

Lockdown Rules, etc

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Police advice for businesses

As we enter another period of lockdown, please take the time to review the security at your premises.

Please ensure:

  • All alarms and CCTV are working correctly
  • All exterior doors and windows are secure and can be locked
  • NO cash is left in tills
  • All high value stock is removed from window displays, or displays near doors/windows (perfume, makeup, medicines, clothing etc)
  • Key holder details are updated with alarm companies etc
  • Where possible, large items are used to block plate glass doors inside premises.
  • Pubs/clubs and restaurants clear their shelves of all stock, securing it in cellars/stockrooms
  • Fruit/gaming machines are emptied and left in such a way that they can be seen to be empty

For further information and advice please see


Just to let everyone know that because of the latest restrictions (lockdown!) we will regretfully have to cancel the Curry Night on 13 November - hopefully we may be able to organise something in December depending on the new rules after 2 December.

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Parish Council

Next Meeting

4th January 2021

In the Village Hall at 7.30 pm

Agenda Here when published


It’s happening...!

Further information to follow

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St Mary's Parish Church opens for private prayer.
Details here.

Village Hall policies now have a new page.

Read them here

Play Park re-opens

Details here:

‘Not Just a Green Door’

A Village Hall fit for the 21st Century

Read the plans for refurbishment of our Village Hall.
Have your say about its uses.
Volunteer to help with the renovation
Follow the link to our

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Citizens Advice Mid Suffolk can give advice on problems at work, help people struggling to pay their bills and work out if people are getting all the financial help they are entitled to. They are a local charity and their advice is free.
Call them on 01449 676060. Lines open: Monday – Thursday 9.30am – 3.30pm, Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm.

Contact them via their web site on

Sewing scrubs and bags and masks are things that Pauline's pleased to make.
For others they're not easy tasks but trouble she's so pleased to take.
So if you have some fabric spare and wish to leave it at her door,
She'll make it up with loving care and endless patience - that's for sure!

See Pauline's ad on the Diary Dates page

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There is a publicly available Defibrillator by the entrance to The Village Hall.

Tap the button above for details.
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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

There will be no library lunch until further notice

The mobile library service has been suspended during the
November 2020 lockdown.

There is no visit scheduled for December.

The next scheduled visit is
22nd January 2021


Measles is a highly infectious and potentially serious disease becoming more frequent recently.

Protection is provided by the MMR vaccine available on the NHS. Vaccination of individuals also helps to prevent the spread of the disease.

Check with your GP surgery to make sure you are protected.

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.)

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.

Click to open - click to close.


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
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Click or tap image for full-sized view

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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.

Babergh Mid Suffolk DC Website

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We've displayed this poster for a year, hoping MSDC would publish another newsletter. No joy.

However, there is lots to discover on the current Babergh Mid Suffolk Web site. This link takes you to the Communities page but the What's On page is also worth a look.

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