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.
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. There is currently ONE VACANCY. If you are interested please contact any of the names below.
|Cllr Alastair McCormack - Chairman and Community Council representative.||(01284)850277|
|Cllr Denis Doyle-SALC representative||(01284)850734|
|Cllr Charles Thurston||(01284)850295|
|Cllr Jocelyn Pettit||07769675078|
Cllr Derek Sweny -Vice Chairman; Village Hall Management Committee representative and responsibility for Council risk assessments.
Cllr Lucy Agazarian
Mrs Sue Bruton (ex-officio) -acting Trees and Footpaths Officer
Frances Betts, Old Apple Farm, Barrow, Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk IP29 5DT. firstname.lastname@example.org 01284 810508
SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCILLOR: Mrs Karen Soons (email@example.com) or find her on Facebook
BOROUGH COUNCILLOR: Mr Mike Chester (Mike.Chester@stedsbc.gov.uk)