Welcome to Wetherden
Wetherden lies just north of the A14, between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds, and has just around 500 inhabitants.
Apart from excellent road connections, there is a bus service to Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket and the nearest train station is Elmswell, just 10 minutes away, with train services to Cambridge and Ipswich with onward connections to London.
The Maypole Inn is in the centre of the village and is open daily except Mondays for drinks and food. St Mary’s church dates back in parts to the XIVth century and is open for visitors most days of the year. There is also a Baptist Chapel in the village. Both hold regular Sunday services.
A playing field complete with a recreational area for all ages and a playground for youngsters is sited behind the newly refurbished village hall, which is available for hire.
We pride ourselves in having some beautiful half timbered and thatched houses giving a view of how Suffolk would have looked up to five centuries ago.
There are a number of activities in Wetherden, including a history group, a book club, table tennis, tennis, whist drive, an active scout group, and a twinning association together with nearby Haughley twinned with Noyelles-les-Seclin, in northern France
Whilst there is no accommodation available in the centre of the village, there is a Travelodge close by on the way towards Stowmarket and a number of excellent Bed and Breakfast establishments in nearby villages.
We look forward to welcoming you in the village should your journeys take you this way.
A14 traffic coming through Wetherden
From 12 February, for a period of about 3 weeks, the A14 will be shut between 8pm and 6 am, with all traffic diverted through Haughley and Wetherden. This is a lot of traffic, including HGVs. More information in the parish magazine.
The parish council has written to Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner, to ask what he will be doing to enforce speed limits through the village and weight restrictions on Warren Lane.
PLEASE PLEASE take action now. Take pictures of any property you fear may be damaged by the volume and speed of so much extra traffic. Also of roads, junctions, verges outside your property.
If there is any case of dangerous driving, please contact the police.