Stowupland

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Stowupland
Holy Trinty Stowupland - geograph.org.uk - 326109.jpg
Holy Trinity Church, Stowupland
Stowupland is located in Suffolk
Stowupland
Stowupland
Stowupland shown within Suffolk
Population1,988 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTM064596
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStowmarket
Postcode districtIP14
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°11′46″N 1°01′08″E / 52.196°N 1.019°E / 52.196; 1.019Coordinates: 52°11′46″N 1°01′08″E / 52.196°N 1.019°E / 52.196; 1.019

Stowupland is a village 2 kilometres (1 mi) east of Stowmarket, Suffolk, England. Stowupland High School is found in the village.

Stowupland is centred on several village greens and was the winner of the Suffolk "Village of the Year" competition in 2006. The village has numerous amenities including, a petrol station, post office (CLOSED LATE AUGUST 2018),(Stowupland no longer has a post office), two butchers, Chinese takeaway, chip shop and two public houses - The Crown and The Retreat. As well as the high school there is a primary school which has an attached pre-school. Sports are well catered for with football, cricket and bowls clubs available. A lottery grant funded gym and indoor sports facility is available for public use at the high school.

The village boasts a strong community spirit and implements a "Parish Plan" to help steer the development of the village. The plan was produced following the completion and analysis of a questionnaire that was sent to every dwelling in the parish and allows residents to have a degree of say in what happens in the village. One of the main aims is to try to maintain Stowupland's separation from the nearby market town of Stowmarket which has expanded considerably in recent years with just a single field now separating properties in Stowmarket from Stowupland. A monthly magazine, "The Telstar", is delivered free to every household and contains reports from parish and local council as well as various articles from residents, clubs and churches in the village. Stowupland used to host an event Music on The Green every year until (Approx') 2016. The Event no longer takes place.

The A1120 tourist route runs through the village and the A14 trunk road is located just to its south.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 August 2016.

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