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 PLAN CONSULTATION QUESTIONNAIRE
The Parish Council wants to have greater influence over the planning and delivery of future developments within Copdock and Washbrook. To do this we must put in place our own Local Neighbourhood Plan, based on the views of residents together with professional evidence. We need to know in what kind of village you see yourself living and handing on to future generations. By completing this questionnaire, you will provide vital information for inclusion in local planning and development policies, and the production of our own Plan to safeguard the long-term future of our village.
The questionnaire can be completed by all occupants of the village over the age of 16. If you would like assistance there will be a drop-in-clinic in the Village Hall – Saturday 27 April 10:00 -12:00.
Please respond on line or return the completed questionnaire to the box provided in The Brook Inn. (Post through the door if closed). Click here to download the form.
CLOSING DATE - Sunday 5th May 2019.
Neighbourhood Planning for Copdock & Washbrook have their own Website at www.cwnpsg.onesuffolk.net
Click on the above heading to view a copy of the final version of the plan.
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.
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