Welcome to the Chevington Parish Council website

Chevington (Suffolk), which includes the hamlets of Broad Green and Tan Office Green within its boundary, is an attractive village situated in a largely rural setting about 6 miles to the south west of Bury St Edmunds. It is surrounded by open rolling countryside which can be easily accessed via a number of public footpaths (Rights of Way) without the need for a car.

The village has a population of around 560 (2011 census). Facilities in the village include the well supported All Saints Church, Village Hall and Greyhound pub. The Village Hall in particular has an active Management Committee and is well supported by many local clubs, societies and local residents.

Sadly, the village school closed some years ago. Most children of primary school age now attend the Ickworth Park Primary School in the neighbouring village of Horringer, whilst the over 11s mainly attend secondary schools in Bury St Edmunds. Public transport links with Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill are good and the village is also relatively close to the nearby racing town of Newmarket   The nearest railhead is at Bury St Edmunds where travellers can access the Ipswich -Cambridge branch line offering connections to Norwich, London and beyond.

Chevington Parish Council

The Council comprises seven elected members of the community who give their time, effort and resources without financial reward to represent the interests of local people. The Council has a direct responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the village burial ground and the protection of parish paths. It is consulted by St Edmundsbury Council on all planning metters affecting the village and is also concerned with street lighting failures, public seating, shelters and the resolution of highways issues in liaison with Suffolk County Council.

Parish Councillors (including lead responsibilities)

Name Address Tel.
Cllr Alastair McCormack - Chairman and Community Council representative. Ruanah House, Factory Lane, Chevington, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5QF (01284)850277
Cllr Denis Doyle-SALC representative 

2 Farrows Close, Chevington,   Bury St Edmunds IP29 5QD

Cllr Charles Thurston  3 St Martin's Place, Mill Road, Chevington, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5Q (01284)850295
Cllr Jocelyn Pettit Broad Green Farm, Chedburgh Road Chevington IP29 5QS 07769675078

Cllr Derek Sweny -Vice Chairman; Village Hall Management Committee representative and responsibility for Council risk assessments. 

10 Maltings Close, Chevington,    Bury St Edmunds IP29 5RP 


2 vacancies


Mrs Sue Bruton (ex-officio)  -acting Trees and Footpaths Officer 

  Grange Mill  

Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

Frances Betts,  Old Apple Farm, Barrow, Bury St  Edmunds. Suffolk IP29 5DT. chevington-pc@outlook.com   01284 810508              

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