Thornham Magna and Thornham Parva, Suffolk

Thornham Magna / Parva Suffolk

Thornham Magna and Thornham Parva are small rural villages with a joint population of approximately 300 in the Mid Suffolk District Council area

Thornham Magna Parish Meeting

A Parish Meeting is the lowest form of local democracy in England but uniquely satisfying as all members are able to vote and take a full role in village decisions. The Meeting elects a Chair, Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer annually at one of our three meetings, which all residents are welcome to attend. We take a modest Precept from each household’s Council Tax, the money goes towards village maintenance and development. All members on the Electoral Roll are able to vote for or against new suggestions on the agenda. The Meeting aims to circulate useful information to all and co-ordinates with the District Council about planning and matters concerning the locality. We are currently looking after the village playground, our bookswap, the village footbridges and litter picking. We aim to support each other and our community throughout the year.

Village Hall

Thornhams Village Hall, built in 1924, is a newly refurbished, warm and cosy hall with modern facilities whilst retaining all its original charm. The hall is the perfect place to hire for private functions, parties, classes, exhibitions, etc. The hall is the community meeting place for both Thornhams.

Facilities are available for up to 110 people including comfortable seating for 66 at large or small tables. The hall has excellent lighting, a beautiful wooden floor which can be covered with new roll out matting for warmth and comfort for exercise or baby classes etc., a fully equipped and well stocked kitchen, free wi-fi connection, good car parking and a large, safe, grassy space for outdoor activities which includes a children’s playground. A marquee, TV and projector and screen are available at small additional cost.

Hire fees are £10 an hour inclusive of heating or £8 an hour for village residents. Please enquire for day rates.

For hall availability and bookings contact:

Beth Fredrikssen-Jones on

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