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Great Glemham is an attractive Suffolk village situated a mile or two to the west of the busy A12 and roughly equidistant between Framlingham and Saxmundham. The parish takes the shape of an irregular triangle formed by two clay ridges flanking the channel of a seasonal watercourse, the Gull, flowing NW to SE to join the upper River Alde which forms its eastern boundary. The heart of the village is centred around a staggered cross roads and contains some fifty dwellings as well as the fine 14C All Saints Church, the Crown Inn, our very own pristine K6 Telephone Box (venue for community events and information) and the modernised village hall.
Although small, with a population of around 200, the village prides itself on being a lively community. There are several clubs and societies, many of which meet in the very well appointed village hall, and it is hoped that informal gatherings at the bar of the Crown will be possible again in the near future.
Although, alas, there is no longer a permanent village store, the village is served by a regular milkman and a grocer/greengrocer and a fishmonger make weekly visits, fresh produce is available from a stand opposite the Crown.
Please read the up to date articles under the News tab about issues that may affect you and your village, or other interesting articles associated with living in Suffolk. There is a very informative Winter 19/20 newsletter from the Greenprint Forum giving all manner of hints and tips about recycling so please take the time to read it.
The Police newsletters are now in a different format and rebranded as 'Constable's County'. They are issued every 2 months or so. We will keep the latest two reports available for you to read and list them below. Additional to this during the Coronavirus pandemic, there are specific Community Updates issued by the Police and these are also shown below f.y.i.
Suffolk Constabulary are issuing regular updates about policing during lockdown. The latest update from the new Suffolk Constabulary Lead Officer for Covid response, Superintendent Simon Mills as detailed below.
East Suffolk Council have compiled profiles of all towns and villages in their area. Great Glemham's village profile is available to download or you can view it below in image format.