Useful Information

The calendar for Christmas 2017-2018 collection is available here.

The calendar for waste collections for 2018 is available here.

Redlingfield Parish Council/Meeting
: Tel: 01379 678835 Email:  
Mid Suffolk District Council
: ( General enquiries, Mid Suffolk District Council Offices, 131 High Street, Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 8DL. Tel: 01473 826622. Email:
Suffolk County Council: ( Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX. Mon-Fri 8.30am-6pm. Public enquiries: 03456 066 067. Payments line: 0800 090 2911.
District Councillor: Elizabeth Gibson-Harries Tel: 01379 384680
County Councillor: Guy McGregor Tel: 01379 668434
Member of Parliament:
Dan Poulter
( Dr Daniel Poulter. Tel: 0207 219 7038. Email: Write to House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. He is also available via his constituency office on 01728 726 588.

Doctors: Fressingfield Medical Centre, New Street, Fressingfield, IP21 5PJ – 586227 and Stradbroke Medical Centre, Wilby Road, Stradbroke, IP21 5JN – 384220 ( The Health Centre, Castleton Way, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7DD – 870689 (

Police: (
Eye Police Station, Mid-Suffolk North Safer Neighbourhood Team, The Lodge, Castleton Way, Eye, Suffolk IP23 7BH.
Our Community Police Officer is PC Will Wright.
Email: The nationwide non-emergency number is 101 (you can ring 101 from any phone anywhere in the country and be put through to the force you require). Crimestoppers Tel: 0800 555 111. 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. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Redlingfield Neighbourhood Watch: Chris Gibbons Tel:01379 678169.

Other useful phone numbers:
(UK Power Networks): 0800 316 3105 or 0333 323 2105 from mobiles.
Gas (if you smell gas call): 0800 111 999.
Anglian Water
(supply & sewerage emergencies): 03457 145145; (leaks) 0800 771881.
Essex & Suffolk Water
(to report a leak): 0800 526 337.
Consumer Direct: 08454 040506
Suffolk Trading Standards: 01473 264859

NHS 111t: For health advice & information, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year call 111 from any landline or mobile phone free of charge or visit

Brome & Oakley Community Recycling Centre: The former Brome & Oakley Community Recycling Centre on Brome Industrial Estateis currently closed but it is hoped that it may re-open later this year (check the village website, local papers and village magazine for updates). In the meantime, residents wishing to dispose of household waste can take it to the free recycling centre at Stowmarket (Old Bury Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1JQ), which is open 9am-4pm, Mon-Sat and 10am-4pm on Sun; or to the one at Morningthorpe (north of Long Stratton; turn east off the A140 along the B1527 towards Hempnall, the site is signposted after a couple of miles or so), open 9am-4pm, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun. Web:

What to do about fly-tipping: You should contact the Mid Suffolk Environment Enforcement Officer David Abbott on 01449 724941 or or contact the council on 01449 724500 with as much of the following information aspossible - where it is, what it is, when you first noticed it, your daytime phone contact (in case it cannot be located) and if possible, a photo for prosecution evidence – on a mobile phone would do – as a back-up for council officers.

Oakwood Veterinary Group: mall animal, farm, agricultural and equine practice, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9EA & Eye branch 19 Church Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7BD. Tel: 852146, emergencies 852146. Web: Email:

Libraries: residents may join both Suffolk (Web: Email: Tel: 01473 263838) and Norfolk (Web: Email: public libraries. Eye: Buckshorn Lane, Eye, IP23 7AZ, 870515. Open: Tues 9.30am-1pm; Wed 9.30pm-1pm & 2pm-5.30pm; Thurs 2pm-5.30pm; Fri 9.30am-1pm & 2pm-7pm; Sat 9.30am-1pm; Sun 10am-3pm. Stradbroke: Court House, Queens Street, Stradbroke, IP21 5HG, 384768. Open: Tues 2.30pm-5pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm; Thurs 10am-1pm & 2.30pm-5pm; Fri 2.30pm-5pm; Sat 10am-12.30pm; Sunday 10am-3pm. Diss: Tel: 642 609. Church Street, Diss IP22 4DD. Open: Mon 9am-5pm; Tues 9am-1pm; Wed 9am-1pm & 2pm-7.30pm; Thurs 9am-5pm; Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 9am-1pm. Mobile Library: Saxmundham Mobile Library visits every four weeks on Tuesdays (17 January, 14 February, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 6 June, 4 July, 1 August, 29 August, 26 September, 24 October, 21 November, 19 December). It stops by Redlingfield post box 12.30-12.45pm. Tel: 01473 263838. Email:

Citizens Advice Bureaux: Get advice online from Consumer helpline on 0845 4040506 9am-5pm Mon-Fri excluding bank holidays.
Diss, Thetford & District Citizens Advice Bureau: Diss: Shelfanger Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4EH. Tel: 651333 Email: Open: Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri,  10am-3pm (drop in & phone advice); Tues 10am-3pm (phone only).
Mid-Suffolk Citizens Advice Bureau: Stowmarket: 5 Milton Road South, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1EZ. Web: Tel: 01449 676060 & . Open: Mon & Tues 9.30am-3.30pm; Thurs 9.30am-6.30pm; Fri 9.30am-12.30pm. Telephone advice and appointments only Wed.

Information Centre: Harleston Information Plus: 8 Exchange Street, Harleston, IP20 9AB. Tel: 851917. Email: Web:

Horham Shop & Post Office: The Street, Horham, IP21 5DY. Open: 9am-1pm, Mon-Sat; 2pm-5pm, Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri. Open for about an hour early Sun morning.

Age UK (Suffolk) Link: Redlingfield representative - Jacqueline Love, Western Barn, Abbotts Meadow, Redlingfield. 678805, Age UK website

Suffolk Fostering Service: or visit Suffolk Adoption Agency: or visit See the story in our news section.

We have also produced a handy eight-page directory of local services and information which you can download at the read the village directory page.