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 Parish footpaths volunteers. For details of village walks go to the Events Page.
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Neighbourhood Planning for Copdock & Washbrook
The Neighbourhood Plan, once adopted, will guide development within our village until 2036. To see all of the work that has been undertaken since November 2017 to date, please use this link to access its website: http://www.cwnpsg.onesuffolk.net/
Public Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Launch
Saturday 29th February – 11am – 3pm
Copdock Primary School
This event marks the launch of the public consultation on the draft Plan followed by a 6 week period (29 February to Monday13 April 2020) for resident’s feedback. A further consultation by Babergh will follow. Once adopted, the Neighbourhood Plan will guide development within our village until 2036.
All comments received will be recorded in our Consultation Statement and any resulting changes to the Plan will be noted.
"Remember - it's not just a Drop-in event..."
It is a community get-together and the School PTA will again provide snacks and light refreshments throughout the day.
Spring Litter Pick.
The Spring Village Tidy-up & Litter Pick will take place on Saturday 28th March. Meet at the Church Room from 10.00am
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 managers, Charlie & Cat 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/
Some Households in our villages are having a change of Bin Collection day - DETAILS HERE