Welcome to the Stoke Ash and Thwaite Parish Council website. The Mid-Suffolk villages of Stoke Ash and Thwaite have been working together in one joint Parish Council for many years . This website provides the community with direct access to the information and workings regarding the joint Parish Council under the Freedom of Information Act. You will find Agendas and Minutes of meetings published, as well as reports from our County Councillor and local Police.
Stoke Ash is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in eastern England. In 2011 its population was 314. There is evidence of Roman settlement in Stoke Ash. A collection of Roman coins and pottery pieces have been found in the area & there are Roman tiles in the wall of the tower over the doorway in the All Saints Church . The name 'Stoke', comes from 'stoc', which means a place or a secondary settlement in old English. The word 'Ash', comes from the Anglian word 'æsc', which means ash-tree. The White Horse pub is well known locally for good food and accommodation.
Thwaite (Pronounced ‘Twaite’ by the villagers) has a public house formerly The Bucks Head, which has recently undergone a radical refurbishment and specialises in vegetarian food. It is now named ‘The Walnut Tree'. There is a lovely old church, sadly now redundant, a recently restored 'school room' (used for small gatherings and parish meetings). Homes include several thatched cottages, interspersed with a number of individual houses. The population was149 in the 2011 census. The village name apparently comes from old english and means 'the clearing in the forest'.