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Community Bounce Back Event

Whilst the weather wasn’t at all kind to us on Saturday and, several stalls had to pull out at the last minute, a large number of visitors donned wellies and waterproofs and braved the down pours.

The open mic group kept everyone entertained on the High Street throughout the day and the Scouts kept the BBQ going at the Camping Land, providing teas and coffees at the last minute to keep us all warm.

 The Children (and some adults) all seemed to enjoy the free fairground rides and the Punch and Judy show. Our local community groups all enjoyed considerable interest from the visitors with the Taipan Group attracting several new members from the event. The skate park group received more interest following the GB Bronze medal at the Olympics and the Raft race team had promises of raft entries for next year. This is just some of the feedback we received from the participating stalls which is all very promising for the future.

A number of businesses on the High Street reported higher than usual footfall but not unfortunately everyone. Hopefully the October Business focussed event will generate more interest for them.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support this event and, gave us such positive feedback.










Community Bounce Back Event

The Community Bounce Back Event is tomorrow August 7th and we hope to see as many of you as possible there. Hopefully we will manage to miss most of the showers that are currently forecast

Parking will be at the Lake but, we would urge visitors to walk to the Camping Land if possible as parking is restricted due to the construction of the visitors centre at the lake.

 The Camping Land will have as many of the rabbit holes, filled as possible but do please be aware that it is likely to still be very uneven and visitors should be careful when walking around the event. Given the forecast it is also likely to be wet, so could be slippery underfoot.

Whilst  government restrictions in relation to COVID have all been lifted we would urge all visitors to maintain awareness and keep socially distanced if queuing and respect those who choose to continue to wear masks in public areas. Please do not attend the event if you suspect that you might have covid symptoms.


Needham Market Community Centre

The centre has been open since 1980 and offers an extensive range of meeting rooms and a large hall for events.  There is always something happening with activities to suit all tastes and ages. The bar is open from 7pm to 11pm on weekdays and from 7.30 to 11.30 0n Saturdays.  On Sunday the bar is open from 11am to 3pm when a range of snacks are available.  To hire any of the facilities or for more information on events and activities taking place at the centre visit the website: www.needhammarketcommunitycentre.co.uk or email communitycentre@mail.com

Needham Market Library

Text Box: Contact:
Manager- Donna Grand
School Street 
Needham Market 
01449 720780

Opening times

Tuesday1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1700
Wednesday1400 – 1900
Thursday1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1700
Friday1400 – 1700
Saturday1000 – 1300, 1400 – 1700
Sunday1100 – 1600

Out-of-hours book return available

The Needham Market Society

 Meets 5 or 6 times a year on a Wednesday evening in the Community Centre. The programme of interesting speakers usually has a local flavour.

For more information telephone Andrea Davies 01449 721056

 Ladies Daytime Badminton Group

Monday & Thursday mornings 10:00 a.m.
We meet at the Community Centre in School Street, Needham Market to enjoy a friendly game of badminton.
Whether you have never played before, have not played for a long time or are a brilliant player, you will be made very welcome.

No age barriers, no pressures, no membership, just pay as you play!

Come and join us, we look forward to meeting you.

For more information, contact Sheila Norris, Tel: (01449) 720871

 Ashburnham Club for the Over 60’s

The Ashburnham Club is Needham Market’s over 60’s Club and meets in the lounge of the Community Centre every Thursday at 2:30 p.m.  Meetings usually finish at approximately 4:00 p.m.  The Club offers friendship, companionship and entertainment and anyone over 60 can join in.  The entertainment varies from meeting to meeting so our events organiser works extremely hard to come up with ideas and to book speakers and performers for the rest of the year.

For more details, contact the Club secretary: Mrs Margaret Hedges, (01449) 721452

Needham Market Bowls Club

Crowley Park, Barretts Lane, Needham Market, IP6 8BX

We are a friendly club with 64 members.  We play Ipswich and Stowmarket league and enter various cups and competitions.  We hold drives and fun days and have an active social section with themed evening entertainment including a Christmas party and an annual presentation buffet/dance evening.

We are happy to welcome new members whether bowlers or beginners.

contact: Pat Hadden, Secretary, 70 York Crescent, Claydon, Ipswich IP6 0DR, or Al Bailie (Club Captain) on 01449 720759.

Tuesday Evening Carpet Bowls

Contact:  Lesley Chisholm,  (01449) 675771

Needham Market Community Council

Provides financial and technical assistance to other Needham Market organisations.  Activities include the annual Easter Art Exhibition, Bonfire & Fireworks Display and Community Carol Evening.

Contact: The Clerk, Mrs Hazel Calver, Tel: 01449 720658.

Needham Market Cricket Club

Contact: Mr A Burgess, (01449) 721286

Needham Market & District Horticultural Society

Meetings with talks covering a wide range of gardening subjects with at least two day outings to notable gardens and a 5 day holiday to places further afield are organized for members.

Meetings are held in the Burton Room, Community Centre, Needham Market on the 1st Thursday of the month (except Jan, June, Aug, Dec) commencing at 7.30pm.  Tea & coffee is available during the break with plant & raffle sales to end.
Meetings are free to paid up members but guests are welcome for a small donation.

Please see http://nmdhs.onesuffolk.net/ for further details.

Needham Market Entertainment Company

Contact: Josephine Lea,  (01449) 721544

Needham Market Business Luncheon Club

For Needham Market Business People:

Contact the Secretary: Mr Pat Bellay, (01449) 720407

Needham Market Football Club

Contact: Mark Easlea, (01449) 07795456502

Needham Phoenix Boys Football Club

Contact: Gavin Griggs, Email: nmpyfc@aol.com

Get Crafty – Handicrafts Club

Contact: Mrs J Burgess (01449) 720241

Gipping Women’s Club

The Club meets on Tuesday evenings at The Bowls Club, Crowley Park, Barretts Lane, Needham Market  at 7.45pm.
Membership Fee is £5 per annum.
NEW MEMBERS are always welcome!!

Chairman: Stephanie Wiggins Tel: (01449) 723440, email: wiggins477@btinternet.com

Hurstlea Kerridge Boxing Club

Contact: Mr Keith James,  (01449) 721818

Needham Market In Bloom

Contact: Mrs Vera Cousins,  (01449) 723424

Gipping Valley Model Boat Club

Sails at Needham Lake

For more information come along to the Lake – Sunday mornings or Wednesday afternoons.

Contact: Cliff Galsworthy, Tel: (01449) 766964   or    Neil Hodson, Tel: (01449) 720565

Needham Market OVER 55’s Bowls Club

The over 55’s Bowls Club meets at the Community Centre, School Street, on Mondays and Fridays throughout the winter months and on Mondays only throughout the summer months.
Time: 2 – 4pm

For further details, telephone Mr Mick Hounsfield on (01449) 720405.

Short Mat Bowls

Monday & Friday afternoons

Contact: Shirley,  (01449) 723614

Needham Market Society

Contact: Chairman, Mrs Andrea Davies: (01449) 721056.

Woman’s Institute

Contact: Mrs Jean Annis, Tel: (01449) 720531
We meet at the Community Centre at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month except for December when the meeting is on the first Monday.
We always welcome visitors to any of our meetings.
We arrange many interesting visits during the year and members also have the opportunity of taking part in all sorts of activities and events organized by Suffolk East Federation of W.I.s.

Mini Music Makers

The Ark, Friday afternoons during term time.
An introduction to music and singing for children from 1 year old.

Contact Helen on: (01449) 722991.

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Contact us

Community Centre
School Street
Needham Market

Town Council Offices Opening Hours -
Mondays and Thursdays: 10am till 12 noon
(01449) 722246 Answerphone
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Town Clerk
Kevin Hunter

Assistant Town Clerk
Kelaine Spurdens