Welcome to the Thornhams
For information about support available in the Thornhams for shopping, collecting medicines, etc please see the Messenger or phone 01379 788207.
Help is also available from Citizens Advice Mid Suffolk who can give advice on problems at work, help people struggling to pay their bills and work out if people are getting all the financial help they are entitled to. They are a local charity and their advice is free. They are open Monday – Thursday 9.30am – 3.30pm and Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm. People can call them on 01449 676060 or contact them via their website: https://www.midsuffolkcab.org.uk/contact-us/
In the Thornhams, with a great deal of help from friends and neighbours, we can offer help with collecting prescriptions, some shopping and plenty of company on our new Whatsapp group (just phone if you’d like an invitation to join). We are aware that some people do not have internet access, this makes life difficult when official agencies and supermarkets assume everyone does. Therefore, here are telephone numbers for: Tina 01379 788207, Eileen 01379 678650, Joan 01379 788468 and, in Parva, Christine 01379 783 226. We will all do our best to help.
We are looking ahead to the day we can meet in person again, we think a celebration will be called for. As a reminder we’ve put four pdfs on the Notes from Thornhams page (click it on the black bar above) to remind us all of fun events we’ve held previously, all ideas for the future welcomed!
Our hall is for hire – details here.
To find out if it is free consult the calendar here
The twin villages of Thornham Magna and Thornham Parva lie within a mile or so of each other through wooded country lanes. The surrounding area is mostly arable farming with cattle on the water meadows through which the River Dove flows. The combined population in 2001 was about 170, being measured at 210 in 2011.
They are separate civil parishes both of which are too small to have parish councils. They are each governed by a ‘Parish’ or ‘Village’ meeting. All residents can attend and speak at a meeting and all on the electoral roll can vote at a meeting. The minutes are posted on this site here. Thornham Magna Thornham Parva
To learn more about the Thornhams visit Notes from Thornham. an exceptional historical record of the Thornhams and the surrounding area. originally published in The Messenger over the last three years.
Thornham Parva has a rare thatched church which has the grave of Sir Basil Spence the architect of the new Coventry Cathederal, with only a few scattered houses.