Since lockdown the café has welcomed back its regular customers, and also many new ones, and has widened the range of products available. If you have not visited come and give it a try. Friday mornings we have teamed up with Bury Soft Play for “Coffee and Soft Play” allowing mums to meet and talk, whilst watching their children play and integrate with others of the same age

The big weekend allowed us to identify the need for providing entertainment for all ages in the village, we have the facilities in the hall and the new Thurst Bar, and will be holding regular events throughout the year, the first of these is a New Year’s Eve Party. To assist we have purchased Disco equipment and Lights

We have created a Team to organise this and would love more people to join and help us, In 2022 we already have planned Craft Fairs, a big event on Father’s Day in June ( at the moment can’t tell you more) everything is in the early stages, but we have quite a few ideas, if you want to get involved contact us at

Register your donations – CO-OP

The New Green Centre – donate your pennies

When you buy selected Co-op products and services, 2p for every £1 spent goes into your membership account. And the Co-op will split the same between like-minded organisations and local causes.

You can select a local cause you would like to support for example The New Green Community Trust.

If you do not select a cause to support, Co-op will share the funds you raised equally between the 3 causes in your community. 

To date £58.74 has been donated to the New Green and we ask you to register your Co-op membership Card and select The New Green Community Trust. Pennies donated by you for no cost to you.  

Big Weekend Sept ’21

The New Green Community Centre put together a programme to suit the young and old. The Thurst served delicious food and there was a BBQ served by Thurston Butchers. Four varied music events and demos from various clubs and businesses also took place over the weekend. Including carpet bowls, Zumba and Croquet. There was a social walk and picnic on the field. Children were fascinated by the Circus acts. The Knitters and Sewers displayed there creations. The Ben Wragge Skate Park Charity provided a mini ramp for young children to try their scooters on. Bury Soft Play provided a taster session in the hall. Bury Student Orchestra provided entertainment on the patio. The Hullab’lues played Jazz, Blues and Rock in the evening whist the people of Thurston enjoyed drinks from the Thurst Bar. Suffolk Police popped by to show there support and made themselves available for a chat. Thurston residents brought along their empty bottle so The Mobile Refill Shop could replenish store cupboard stocks and eco friendly household cleaning liquids. Finally Retro Cars and tractors drove onto the green so residents could browse around the vintage cars.