Ashfield village – useful information

Updated: July 2015

If you have any updates or corrections to the information here please contact Simon Garrett.

Parish Council


Geoff Hazlewood

Tel: 01728 684896




Simon Garrett

Ruth Hart

Robert Grimsey

Myles Hansen

Ann Langley

District Councillor

Matthew Hicks

Tel: 01728 628176

County Councillor

Matthew Hicks

Tel: 01728 628176

Community Council


Rupert Uthwatt-Bouverie

Tel: 01728 685292


Malcolm Pease

Tel: 01728 685452


Simon Garrett

Tel: 01728 685489


Myles Hansen

Tel: 01728 685738


Ann Langley

Mel Wilson

Sue Pease

Gill Knight

Ashfield Footpaths Group

Robert Grimsey

Tel: 01728 685203

Parish Paths Liaison Officer for Parish Council

Malcolm Pease

Tel: 01728 685452

Village News

News and information useful to people in the village is periodically circulated by means of an email distribution list (currently there are 70 people on the list). Emails are sent ‘blind copy’ so that addresses are kept private. For more information, contact Myles Hansen on 01728 685738.

Ladies Group

Ashfield Ladies Group is an informal alternative to WI; the aim is to have interesting and entertaining speakers and demonstrators on a wide range of subjects. ALG meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Community Centre at 7.45pm.

Please contact Susan Hansen on 01728 685738 for more details.

Annual Events

Men’s Night Out

February / March

Chris Wilton

01728 685933

Village Barbecue:

usually July/August

Contact the Chairman of the Community Council

Mystery Meal:

September / October

Dick Knight

01728 685512

Historic Churches Cycle Ride:


Robert Grimsey

01728 685203

Harvest Supper:

First Saturday in October

Robert Grimsey

01728 685203

Community Centre

The village hall and the grassed area behind it, with the children’s play area, is administered by the Community Council. The Hall is available for private functions (children’s parties, etc) with concessionary rates for villagers. Crockery and cutlery can be hired.

To book the hall ring 01728 685452.

Parochial Church Council – St Mary’s Church


Robert Grimsey

Tel: 01728 685203


Robert Grimsey

Tel: 01728 685203


Robert Grimsey

Tel: 01728 685203

Church Times

Please see Church Parish Magazine or the web site.

Church Parish Magazine

Editor: Alison Pearce, The Cartshed, Firs Farm, Monewden, IP13 7DE. Email:
Articles for the magazine should be sent to Alison before the 12th of each month.

The content of the magazine is also usually published on the web site.


The nearest surgery is at Earl Soham. Tel: 01728 685325.  This is a branch of the Framlingham practice, Tel 01728 723627.
The practice doctors are Dr Charles Wright and Dr Susan Hopton.
There is another surgery at Debenham.


The Dental Surgery, 28 Bridge Street, Framlingham.    Tel: 01728 723651.

Refuse Collection

Tuesdays (Wednesday following a Bank Holiday)

A twin-bin recycling service operates in the village. MSDC supply each household with a green bin for recycling and a black bin for rubbish. The bins are emptied on alternate weeks. Bottles must not be placed in the recycling bins but taken to a bottle bank (nearest: by Earl Soham Village Hall, or at Debenham Leisure Centre). Removal of garden waste can be arranged by contacting MSDC and requesting a brown bin for the purpose.

For further information ring MSDC Helpline: 0845 606 6080

Local Police

Tel: 101 or 01473 613500
In an emergency dial 999 (Emergency means if you need immediate assistance)


SuffolkOnboard Service 119: Monday – Friday.
For up-to-date times see here, although this link changes irritatingly often.  If the link doesn’t work, see and click “Download timetables” (unless they’ve changed that too!).
You can also phone 0845 606 6171.
Please check return times with the bus driver.

The official bus stop is Sunnyside Corner but apparently the bus will stop elsewhere if you jump up and down, wave a banner or come to some prior arrangement with the driver!

Hospital car sharing

A car-share scheme operates at Ipswich Hospital to help provide transport to and from Ipswich Hospital.
Details at

Mobile Library

This stops outside the Community Centre at 10.00am for 15 minutes on alternate Thursdays.
For further details contact Margaret Lennon on 01728 685455.

Post Office

The nearest Post Office is in Debenham.

Veterinary Surgeons

Earl Soham Veterinary Centre Tel: 01728 685185
Castle Veterinary Practice: Framlingham, tel: 01728 723480.
(Branch surgery in Debenham, tel: 01728 861374).

Mobile Shops

E L Baxter – Fish, Tel: 01502 513905 Delivered Wednesday morning
Super Chef (speciality frozen foods), Tel: 01508 531866

Window Cleaners

Ken Clow, Tel: 01728 724051
Stephen Burton, Tel: 07783 442902


David Patrick, Tel: 01728 724414 or 01986 875229 – Weekday deliveries only.
Stephen Tuckwell, Tel: 01728 685385 – Sunday delivery only.


Dairy Crest Limited, Ipswich. Tel: 01473 747272
Home deliveries Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.