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Welcome to our website.

Our aim is to bring together useful and interesting information about Holbrook, its facilities and the wide range of events and groups that help to make this a thriving community.

For example, you can find  information about the Village Hall, our schools, newsletters from the Surgery and a calendar of events throughout the year. You will also find out about the Parish Council, local news and photos of the village.

If you would like to publicise an event or your organisation, or you have ideas or suggestions for content please contact the Clerk

Planned Road Closures:

The Strand, Wherstead – Road Repairs – August 2018

Suffolk Highways will be carrying out road repairs along The Strand, Wherstead from the junction with the A137 roundabout close to the Marina, under the Orwell Bridge to the junction with Redgate Lane, Wherstead. This is necessary to improve the existing road surface and prepare for surface dressing taking place at a later date.

The work is planned to take place overnight in the period between the 13 and 17 August 2018. Works will be carried out during the hours of 7pm and 6am. The times and dates of works may change depending on the weather conditions. If they do change, we will let you know by updating the information signs on site.

The road will be temporarily closed to through traffic for the duration of the works. Access to properties and businesses will be available but controlled by staff on site. Please speak to one of our staff who will provide access as soon as it is safe to do so. Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times. During the period of the closure, traffic will be diverted via:

B1456, B1080, A137 and vice versa.

On street parking will be restricted to allow the repairs to be carried out unobstructed.

These temporary traffic management measures are required to allow the works to be carried out safely and in accordance with current health and safety guidelines.


The Great East Run is returning to Ipswich on 16th September 2018

The event is required to be undertaken on the public highway, which commences in Russell Road outside both Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk County Council offices.

The event will require the following roads to be closed to enable the run to be undertaken, This will require some phasing of the road closure as detailed below:

The roads detailed below will be CLOSED from 0600 – 11:15 approx.
Constaine road, Chancery Road, Princess street, Friars bridge road, Civic drive, Elm street, King street, Museum street, Tavern street, Carr street, Northgate street, Upper brook street, Butter Market, Queen Street, Coytes Gardens, Friars Street, St Nicholas street, Falcon Street, Old cattle market, Dogs Head Street, St Stephens Lane, Lower brook street, Star lane, Foundation Street,Smart Street, Shire Hall Yard, Wingfield Street, Lower Orwell Street, Fore Street, Tacket Street, Orwell Place, Upper Orwell Street, Eagle Street, Bond Street, Rope Walk, Grimwade Street, Key Street, Slade Street, College Street, Duke Street, Fore Hamlet, Coprolite Street, University Avenue, Myrtle Road, Unity Street, Holywells Close, Cliff Lane, Draymans Way, Holywells Road, Patteson Road, Orwell Quay, Neptune Quay, Wherry Quay, Regatta Quay, Albion Wharf, St Peters Dock, Foundry Lane.

The road detailed below will be CLOSED from 06:00 to 14:00
Bridge Street, Dock Street, Stoke Quay, New Cut West, Bath Street, Hawes Street, Vernon Street, Rapier Street, Station Street, Wherstead Road, Grafton Way, Commercial Road, Princes Street, West End Road, New Cardinal Street, Chalon Street, Franciscan Way, Grey Friars Road, Cutler Street, Wolsey Street, Cecilia Street, Quadling Street, Portman Road, Sir Alf Ramsey Way.

The road detailed below will be CLOSED from 06:00 to 13:00
The Strand (B1456), Freston Hill (B1456), Freston Street, Unnamed road (Freston).


Parish Council Meeting

Monday 20th August 2018 7:30pm

An Organ Recital with Peter Crompton

Sunday 26th August 2018 3:00pm

Parish Council Meeting

Monday 17th September 2018 7:30pm

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BT and HMIC Scams

Suffolk Trading Standards and Suffolk Police are urging residents to be alert for telephone scams following reports that a number of residents have been contacted by callers claiming to be from either the tax office, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), or BT.

Suffolk Constabulary - New Initiative.

Members of the public are being invited to support Suffolk Constabulary by becoming the "eyes and ears” of their communities as part of a new initiative.The Local Policing Volunteer pilot scheme, which was originally launched across six towns and villages including, in Bungay, Beccles, Woodbridge, Eye, Stanton and Long Melford in April, has now been opened up to the whole county and has already attracted early interest but spaces remain for further dedicated individuals.As part of the non-uniform role, volunteers become accessible points of contact for their communities and help Suffolk Constabulary to detect crime by promoting effective communication and the prompt reporting of suspicious and criminal activity in each area.Volunteers are not expected to become involved in any incident where conflict or threat exists and will have no power of arrest or detention.

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