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Ipswich Hospital Accident and Emergency

www.ipswichhospital.net; 01473 712 233.

Hadleigh Health Centre

The closest Health Centre is off the Market Place in Hadleigh and is provided by the Hadleigh and Boxford Group Practice. Tel: 01473 822 961.

As rural residents your prescriptions are provided through the Mill Pharmacy in the Health Centre.

Practice booklets, available in Hadleigh, give you full details of provision.

Dental practices

National Health dental treatment is available through the Hadleigh Family Dental Practice in Meadows Way, tel. 01473 823 999.  For those under 18 years of age, treatment is also available from The Dental Surgery, 17 High Street, Hadleigh, tel. 01473 823 092.

Local Schools

Your local High School is Hadleigh High School, Highlands Road, Hadleigh.  www.hadleighhigh.suffolk.sch.uk; 01473 823 496.

Your local primary schools are:

Layham Playgroup

Layham Playgroup (www.layhamplaygroup.co.uk) is a small, friendly, traditional playgroup set amongst beautiful countryside and farmland.  We offer structured play for 2½ -4 year olds in a fun, safe and stimulating environment and encourage and support their development in all aspects of the “Early Years Foundation” curriculum.

Our children enjoy a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities and our close association with Partridges Farm enables us to hold several sessions a year at the farm itself.

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact Linda on 07999 866 419 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

“Friendly faces, fresh ideas; the perfect place to learn and play”

The Ladybird Club (Toddler Group)

This group meets in the village hall every Wednesday morning from 9.30am–11.00am.  It is open to children from birth to five years and their parents/carers.  £2 per family - which includes refreshments.  Just turn up.

Suffolk County Council Library Service

A library van parks in Brett Green from 3.55pm – 4.20pm alternate Tuesdays.

There is a town library with good facilities on the High Street in Hadleigh which is open Tuesday to Sunday. Information about all Hadleigh clubs, societies and voluntary organizations can be found there.

For information on all Suffolk libraries, visit Suffolk Libraries Direct.

Babergh East Safer Neighbourhood Team

The Babergh East team is led by Sgt. 1417 Gary Milbourne.  PC 1455 Matt Paisley is responsible for Hadleigh town and the rural area around Hadleigh which includes Layham. He is supported by PCSO 3108 Mandy Coleman. Both can be contacted by telephoning 101, where you can leave a message.  They may also be contacted by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by visiting www.safersuffolk.org.uk/eastbabergh and clicking on 'My Neighbourhood'.

The local police encourage members of the public to report minor crime or concerns as such information can often help to 'complete a jigsaw'.  PC Paisley or PCSO Coleman report on incidences of local crime to the Parish Council at each monthly meeting, either by printed report, or in person.

The Babergh East Safer Neighbourhood Team publishes regular newsletters for the village and surrounding areas.

You can find a useful document on securing your home here.

Station opening times:

  • Capel Police Station: Mon/Wed/Fri 10 am - 12 pm
  • Hadleigh Police station: Mon/Wed/Fri 1 pm - 3 pm

In an emergency dial 999. You should dial 999 when life is threatened or people are injured, or if there is a crime in progress or an immediate police response is necessary. Textphone users can dial 18000.

Suffolk Constabulary Police Connect

Police Connect logoPolice Connect is a high tech messaging service provided free by Suffolk Police, designed to bring you up to date information about crime and policing issues in your area.  You can receive information by email to your computer, by text to your mobile phone, or as a message on your landline.

To register, or for more information, please visit Police Connect.

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch logo

The whole parish is covered by the Neighbourhood Watch scheme. If you do not have an information sheet or a sticker for your door, or have any questions about how the scheme works, then contact your co-ordinator:

  • Lower Layham: Brian Smith (tel. 01473 822 412)
  • Brett Green: Dusty Miller (tel. 01473 823 602)
  • Upper Street and Old Orchard: David Stokes (tel. 01473 827 226)

Transport

Timetables for buses that serve the village are published in the South Suffolk Area Timetable booklet available from Hadleigh Library. They are also posted at the bus stop on Upper Street.

if you wish to avoid parking charges in Ipswich, Park and Ride operates from the Copdock interchange.  See www.suffolkonboard.com/park_ride.  This service includes Ipswich Hospital.

Hadleigh Community Transport offers pre-booked collection from Layham. Their service provides for those who need to use a wheelchair. They also have a minibus available for hire. Enquiries and bookings 9.00am-12.00pm Monday to Friday; tel. 01473 828 202.

Taxi services are advertised in the Hadleigh Community News.

Refuse collection

Babergh District Council operates a twin bin scheme for collecting rubbish and recycling.  Their Waste and recycling collection calendar 2015/16 describes what's collected when, and what kind of items are suitable for recycling.

Recycling facilities

In addition to the twin bin scheme provided by Babergh District Council (see above or ask your neighbour about which bins are collected when), there is a newly built recycling centre at the Brett Green gate of the playing field. At present it offers you the opportunity to recycle glass and fabrics.

The glass and the fabrics attract recycling credits from Babergh District Council which convert to cash to be used in the community by the Parish Council. The more we recycle, the more money the village will get, so please support this initiative.

For an annual fee of £47.50 you can opt to have a green waste bin which is emptied fortnightly throughout the year.

The Household Recycling Site is on the Industrial Estate off Lady Lane - Crockatt Road, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 6AH for green waste and larger or dangerous items.

Suffolk Resilience

getpreparednow.co.uk has some information on being prepared for community emergencies.

Sport and Fitness

Lower Layham Tennis Club plays all year round on private courts around the village.

Hadleigh High Leisure Centre provides sports and a fitness studio; tel. 01473 824 441.

Hadleigh Swimming Pool is in Stonehouse Road; tel. 01473 823 470.

Milk delivery

Dairy Crest Dairies; tel. 01473 833 359.

Newspaper delivery

Keith Avis, tel. 01473 823 131.

 
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