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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.

Sudbury and District Citizens' Advice

Sudbury and District Citizens' Advice offers a telephone service Monday to Thursday, 10am to 3pm, on 01787 321400, 0300 330 1151 or 03444 111 444. Visit their web site or email advice@sudburycab.org.uk.

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:

Hadleigh Community Primary School, Station Road, Hadleigh. www.hadleigh-pri.suffolk.sch.uk; 01473 822 161.

St.Mary’s Primary School, Stonehouse Road, Hadleigh.  www.stmaryshad.co.uk; 01473 823 262.

Beaumont Community Primary School, Durrant Road, Hadleigh. www.beaumontcpschool.ik.org; 01473 825 120

The Ladybird Club (Toddler Group)

Ladybird Toddler Group will now be held in St Andrew's Church on Tuesdays, from 10 -11am.  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 mobile library parks in Brett Green from 10.40am to 11.55am once a month on a Tuesday. For dates visit the Suffolk Libraries website.

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 organisations can be found there and the library offers a wide range of facilities and activities. For full details visit https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/visit/locations-and-times/hadleigh-library

Babergh East Safer Neighbourhood Team


Suffolk Constabulary Police Connect

Police 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

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)


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 (Upper Layham only)

Keith Avis, tel. 01473 823 131.