The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued a Heat-Health Level 4 - Red  alert for some parts of  West and Central Suffolk for the period  between 0000 hrs Monday and 0000 hrs Wednesday, other parts of Suffolk will remain at Heath Health Level 3. Its anticipated that the temperature is likely in the high 30c in some places and may reach as far as 40c.
  • Look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated. Older people, those with underlying conditions and those who live alone are particularly at risk.
  • If you live alone, ask a relative or friend to phone to check that you are not having difficulties during periods of extreme heat.
  • Stay cool indoors: Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors.
  • If going outdoors, use cool spaces considerately.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol.
  • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals.
  • Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm, when the UV rays are strongest.
  • Walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a wide-brimmed hat, if you have to go out in the heat.
  • Avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day.
  • Make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling.
  • Check the latest weather forecast and temperature warnings – you can find these on TV, radio, and websites
  • During warm weather going for a swim can provide much welcomed relief. If you are going into open water to cool down, take care and follow local safety advice.
During periods of hot weather, it is especially important to keep checking on those who are most vulnerable, such as older people and those with heart or lung conditions. Make sure to look out for signs of heat exhaustion : For common signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke go to NHS UK.

Ensure your home is Heat Wave ready by following this link

The warmer weather often leads to people bringing out the barbecue, but please help our colleagues at Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service by ensuring that your barbecue isn’t left unattended, is placed away from fences and shrubs and is near to a bucket of water or a hose in case things get out of hand. Find further safety advice on barbecues and staying safe in the home here


Welcome to Woolpit - Suffolk Large Village of the Year 2019

This is our new village website. Please take a little time to explore and enjoy it.

A website is only useful when the content is accurate and up to date. Please tell us, via the Parish Clerk, if you spot an error or omission. We have done our best to copy everything from the old website to the new and to check that entries are up to date. However mistakes may creep in. Do not be afraid to let us know if you spot something which needs attention.


Pop-Up Café

Thursday 18th August 2022 10:00am — 11:45am

The Bull

Meet with friends old and new

For further details contact Ros Melvin 01359 240 661 0r Jenny Denny 01359 241 206

"God Save The Queen" - new date

Friday 19th August 2022 6:30pm — 9:30pm

an entertainment of amusing quotes, quips and sayings presented by David Cordon and Paquita Savil
at Green Hill, The Street, Woolpit.
Tickets £10 in aid of St Mary's Church
Bring your own picnic and tables, chairs and glasses etc
Tickets from Ruth Farrell 01359 242244 and Judy Dean 01359 240214

Open Garden at Bridges

Sunday 28th August 2022 11:00am — 5:00pm

National Garden Scheme 2022, Bridges, The Street, Woolpit
Garden Open TICKETS £5.00.
Teas and Plant Sales

Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday 6th September 2022 7:30pm — 9:30pm

In the Institute

Women's Institute

Tuesday 13th September 2022 7:30pm — 9:30pm

Music Therapist Elaine McGregor from ACE
ACE is a company that transforms lives through music, working with
individuals in the community and in healthcare

Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday 4th October 2022 7:30pm — 9:30pm

In the Institute

Women's Institute

Tuesday 11th October 2022 7:30pm — 9:30pm

Lino cut Artist Helen Maxfield will demonstrate her art.

Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday 1st November 2022 7:30pm — 9:30pm

In the Institute

Women's Institute

Tuesday 8th November 2022 7:30pm — 9:30pm

Rose and Rhubarb
Bekah will talk about setting up her own her own artisan floristry business

Woolpit Institute

Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday 6th December 2022 7:30pm — 9:30pm

In the Institute

Women's Institute

Tuesday 13th December 2022 7:30pm — 9:30pm

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