Our Community Centre

Our Community Centre provides a fantastic venue at the heart of our village for us all to use, whether to hire the committee room, or book the hall or the Great Meadow for a special event or activity. Come along for tea, homemade cakes and a chat at the Centre Café on a Thursday afternoon, visit the Library, or attend a Parish Council meeting. A large parking area and toilet and changing room facilities are available. We also provide free WiFi. A wheelchair is available for hirers use whilst in the centre. Please make use of our bottle, shoe and clothing recycling banks located in the Community Centre car park.

For general enquiries or to hire the hall or committee room, please see the Centre hire page.

The hall

The hall is approximately 160m², and can hold up to 160 people. Facilities include tables and chairs, a large stage, cinema screen, built in overhead projector, lighting and sound systems.

The kitchen / committee room

Our refurbished kitchen has modern stainless steel units, and facilities include an oven, large griddle plate, hot water dispenser, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and large sink unit. The committee room (within the kitchen area) is also available to hire as a meeting room.

The Library

Current service summary – We are re-opening from Tuesday 23 February 2021 for Select and Collect. Reservations can now be made and can be collected once available from 23 February. Please keep checking for updates. Please see below our temporary opening hours from then.

Opening times (once restrictions are eased)
Sunday and Monday closed
Tuesday 10.00am–1.00pm and 1.30pm–4.30pm
Wednesday 10.00am–3.30pm
Thursday 1.00pm–4.30pm
Friday 9.00am–1.00pm
Saturday 9.00am–1.00pm

Customers can use the normal reservation service and our popular Select and Collect service. There is no browsing at this time. We hope to resume other services, increase hours and reintroduce browsing soon.

Access will continue to comply with all governmental safety laws and regulations. Staff and customer safety remains our priority.

If you need assistance, contact our customer service team and they will be happy to help you. Email or phone us on 01473 351249.

You can continue to use our eLibrary and online events and activities for Whats On or go to suffolklibraries.co.uk

Fines and loan return dates – We have extended all loans until 1 March 2021 and overdue charges are also suspended.

Our regular free activities (once restrictions are eased)
Ketton Bookworms reading group. First Tuesday of the month 2.00pm.
Ketton Characters
play reading group, all welcome. Monthly (times vary). Meetings are being held online (via Zoom) until further notice. Contact Derek Raine to join in.
Ketton Lunar Society discussing issues of science and society. First Wednesday of the month 7.30pm–9.00pm. Meetings are being held online (via Zoom) until further notice. Next meeting 4 November at 7.30pm. Contact Derek Raine to join in.
Knit & Natter or anything crafty. Beginners and experts welcome. Wednesdays 9.30am.
Science Club for ages 9+. Different themes each month. First Saturday of the month 9.30am–10.30am. Contact Derek Raine to join in.
Secret Reader for ages 11+. Tuesday, monthly 5.00pm–6.00pm.
Storytime stories and rhymes for pre-school children. Thursdays 4.00–4.30pm
Top Time for the over 60s – activities, games and talks from guest speakers. Fridays 11.00am–1.00pm.

Please see our full programme of events and activities at the Library and on our Facebook page.

Kedington Library provides a unique service for our village, with many regular activities for both children and adults, including special events, quiz nights, Italian conversation classes, and talks with guest speakers. Free WiFi, iPad loan and tuition, and printing and photocopying are available for a small charge. We also provide tea and coffee, stamps, Flamingo Paperie greetings cards, and room hire. Current details of events, activities and facilities are provided in the quarterly issues of the Ketton Reviewor visit the Library Facebook page.

Kedington Library Friends
Suffolk Libraries is a charity part-funded by the County Council through a fixed 3-year grant. Libraries are about much more than physical books. They aim to be at the centre of village communities and Friends of libraries help to raise funds to enhance the library activities. In Kedington the Friends run or help to run a number of regular activities and one-off events. Please come along (or join us on Zoom) and perhaps join the group to help plan events and fundraising. Get in touch.

For enquiries relating to the Library or the Friends group, please contact manager Dawn Bamford.

The Parish Council

For enquiries relating to the Parish Council please contact clerk Marion Farrant 01440 708577 (answer phone). Please see our website and Facebook page for our latest news and meeting minutes.