Welcome to the Copdock & Washbrook Village Official Web Site
Although Copdock and Washbrook are two names, they are treated as one village, with one Parish Council and one Parochial Church Council. Copdock & Washbrook may be one of the longest village names in Suffolk, but the inhabitants are proud of it, and frown upon shortenings such as Copwash or Washdock!
The village lies approximately three miles south of Ipswich just off the A12 London trunk road, and about fourteen miles north of Colchester.
There are two churches within the village, both C of E. St Peter's Copdock which holds services most Sundays and St Mary's Washbrook, which is redundant and under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, but still holds one or two services a year, and can be used for weddings under special licence.
The village is fortunate in having many sport and fellowship clubs, details are listed in this site. There is a good network of footpaths which are well maintained, thanks to the Footpath Committee of the Parish Council. For details of village walks go to the Parish Footpaths web site.
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Playing field/recreation area next to Copdock village hall & Jubilee Meadow
The Parish Council are considering improving the area next to the village hall and would like to invite all residents to put forward their ideas and look at the proposals the Parish Council have made. There will be a meeting on Saturday 23 September, in the lounge at the village hall, 10.30am to 12 noon. All residents welcome, please come and give us your opinions and suggestions.
Telephone box library
Some of you may have noticed the library in the telephone box had disappeared! This was dismantled as it was being used as a dumping ground. However, one of our Parish Councillors has resurrected the library, putting up new shelves ready for books. Please use the 'swap library' sensibly - putting books in only where there is enough space on the shelves. You may take books out without putting any in, but please only take what you need.
Copdock & Washbrook Parish Council would like to thank the local family who started up the 'swap library' in the first place - it was very well used and appreciated by residents.
The Brook Inn
The new manager, John Rhodes would be pleased to welcome you to our community owned public house.
If you want up to date information on the Brook Inn you can visit our lively Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thebrookinnwashbrook?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
or our pub website: http://www.thebrookinnwashbrook.co.uk/