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Welcome to Thurston Village Website!



What's the weather going to be?
Find out here.



Schools in our village

Thurston Community College


Thurston CEVC Primary School


Thurston after school

or Tel 07764951785

Thurston community library
Open: Tues & Thurs:
10 -1pm and 3 - 7pm
Sat. & Sun, 10 - 3pm

Thurston Book Group
2nd Tuesday of the month in the
Library at 6pm
New members very welcome!
01359 235048



Tiny Toes - Baby & Toddler group
THURST @ New Green

Term Time only
9:15 - 11:30
Contact Caroline 01359 235196
Run by the Great Barton Free Church


 Baby cafe!

Every Monday
1:30 - 3:00
at Thurst Coffee shop,

New Green

Info. contact Jigsaw centre
01359 232967

Health visitors hold regular monthly health clinics

 New Green Centre
 on the third Thursday of the month
 between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

National Cycle Network
Route 51

 Local Sustrans volunteers rangers keep the cycleway clear on  parts of route 51 which passes through our village.

Find out more about SUSTRANS



Our website is changing and moving

from May 1st 2014

Please be patient while we transfer!


 "Quality Council Award"

in New Green Centre.
Thurston Parish Council
Parish Council Office
New Green Centre
New Green Avenue
IP31 3TG
Parish Council office open on Tuesdays and Fridays 
9:30 - 4:30p.m
01359 232854

Parish Council meetings are on the  first Wednesday of the month in the new parish office
Villagers are welcome as observers


Parish councillor vacancy.


Contact Parish clerk
01359 232854



sponsored by

The Fox & Hounds
Sunday May 4th 2014

from New Green centre

New Green Centre

There is now an opportunity to hire the Hall on Wednesday mornings from 8am to 1pm. For further details please contact Lorrie Finley, Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm on 01359 232439 or email





Suffolk Farmers market

New Green

10 -1:00pm

Every FIRST Sunday in the month!

Next one:
Sunday 6th April 2014

Sunday 4th May

(part of Thurston's spring fayre and FUN RUN)

Sunday 1st June


Thurston's very own coffee bar!
New Green Centre
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9 am- 5 pm.

Complimentary Wi-Fi for customers.

we also have a range of Library books available for borrowing during

Thurst opening times!

Film Nights at THURST coffee bar

1st Monday of each month from 7:15 pm.

Film plus refreshments.





Thurston Sports & Education Centre

Abbeycroft Leisure

Monday - Thursday 5:30 - 10 pm
Friday 5:30 - 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday 8 am - 1 pm
Contact 01284 753496



Looking for your first job after college or university? Returning to work after a career break? Or simply wanting to move on and get your next promotion or new job?





I’m Philippa Taylor – and I’m BBC Radio Suffolk’s West Suffolk producer.


It’s my job to search out stories that will be of interest to the county – so if there’s an issue that’s got you talking in THURSTON – then contact me.


You can email me - - or ring me on 01359 271865.


Did you know that each day we broadcast a What’s On diary for charity and community events too? Just give us ten days notice in writing – with contact details and useful information like wheelchair accessibility – and your event will be advertised free of charge. Phone our receptionists on 01473 250000 if you’d like to know more.


If you’ve got access to the internet – then why not check out our Suffolk website too? Go to



Predominately the scheme is aimed to protect the public from rogue traders by giving them an online database of traders that have gone through checks by Trading Standards and received positive feedback from previous customers.


Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch Association Web-Site







What's on in the Thurston Area




Look for or advertise an event in our local villages




20th: Afternoon W.I.
New Green centre 2 pm

Talk & slides on "China"

All new members & visitors will be welcomed


23rd; Extended Project Exhibition

11:30 - 13:10

Thurston Community College
Sixth form hall.


or Mr Ponton 01359 230885


23rd: New Green community Trust meeting
New Green Sun lounge
7:30 pm
Open to all Thurston residents & regular hirers


25th: Village Quiz
Cavendish Hall

7:30 pm

details: 01359 271054
Proceeds to St. Peter's church




4th: Fun Run and Spring Fayre
New Green centre Thurston
10 - 4 pm


31st: Italian fund raising meal
New Green Centre

in aid of the church and the village library.

£15 to include food and wine.







8th: Coach visit to the Houses of Parliament
Coach £20 per person

contact Cathy at the library to book




What's on in Suffolk?

You can now add your event using an online form from the Whats on page so it couldn't be easier or Email:

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Site updated 07/04/2014

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County Councillor for Thurston

Problems or queries on county matters call our  county councillor!

County Cllr Penny Otton
High Street
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 0RA

Telephone: 01449 737870
Mobile: 07545 423847

District Councillors  for Thurston

For items or queries on District Council matters (e.g. planning) 
contact Mrs Samantha Powell 07850 442858


Thurston Pharmacy
Unit 24 The Granary
Mon; Tues; Thurs: 9 - 5:30
Wed; Sat; 9 - 1 pm.
Repeat prescription dispensary & collection service from ALL surgeries

Welcome to Heartstart

Thurston Scheme

It is not difficult to help save a life
- find out how.



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