Great Waldingfield

Babergh District Council (together with Mid-Suffolk District Council) have initiated consultation on their Joint Local Plan. This is probably more important than the Neighbourhood Plan at this stage, as it frames the council's regional development plan until 2036. The plan identifies a number of sites in and around the village for potential development (see below) with which you may not agree as they have the potential to change the appearance and make up of the village in a significant way. The map for Great Waldingfield can be found in Appendix 3 (page 36 of the Appendix or page 133 of the Entire document). You are encouraged to review the plan (follow this link) and submit your comments before 5pm on Friday 10th November

With both the Government and Local Authorities using the internet to gauge views, run consultations, being notified of issues and running the Local Planning Authority’s systems there is a need to provide local residents with both the technology to access these services and the opportunity to be shown how to use the services.

Village resident Keith Watson has volunteered to run an IT HUB twice a week in the conference room at the Village Hall. He will be looking to provide a service that residents require so please pop along and let him know if there is anything else that you would like added to the service.


We bid a fond adieu to Ian and Shirley Black and thank them for their remarkable efforts in charge of the Village Shop over the last 14 years. We hope they have a long and happy retirement, and that  they'll soon adjust to not having to get up every day soon after most of us have just gone to bed!

We would also like to welcome Mr. & Mrs. Ameerathan who are taking over from Ian and Shirley. We wish them success and hope they enjoy working and living in Great Waldingfield.

Please be aware that new normal opening times are as follows:-

  Shop Post Office
Mon-Fri 6am - 6pm 9am - 5.30pm
Saturday 7am - 6pm 9am - 1pm
Sunday 8am - 6pm CLOSED
  No closure at lunchtime

The Village Hall is available for hire. The charges are £12/hour for village residents, and £24/hour for non-residents. There is a minimum 3-hour booking period. For more details contact the Letting Secretary.

Calling every 4 weeks on Thursdays

From To Village Location
1.35pm 1.55pm Acton Newman's Green
2.00pm 2.25pm Acton Queensway
2.35pm 3.25pm Great Waldingfield Coronation Rise
3.35pm 3.50pm Little Waldingfield The Swan
4.00pm 4.20pm Acton Canon Pugh Drive
4.25pm 4.45pm Acton Babergh Close


 And it's not just for books - you can hire DVDs, CDs, Computer Games, Spoken Word, CD-ROMs, Language Courses, etc. !

Staff can reserve any item in stock for free, for collection from the mobile library or any library that suits you. Books can be borrowed for 8 weeks and renewed up to 6 times. If you don't have a library card you can get one on board. Please help to keep this facility going by using it!

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If you need to contact the mobile library manager please call them on 07721-879-855