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LSPN Community News

for Leavenheath, Stoke-By-Nayland, Polstead & Nayland

The LSPN Newsletter is produced by Spingold Graphics in Nayland, and contains village news, details of local church services, parish council reports, as well as information about organisations and forthcoming events in the village. Monthly issues are published and distributed to every household in the parish.

LSPN contacts:

Tel: 01206 262751 or enquiries@spingold.co.uk or Website.


In an emergency always ring 999 (non emergency dial 101 for local police)

The local police encourage members of the public to report minor crime or concerns as such information can often help to 'complete a jigsaw'.

Leavenheath is part of the Sudbury Safer Neighbourhood Team based at Sudbury Police Station

Tel: 101
Email: sudbury.snt@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

There is a police website which contains lots of useful information including a crime map which will display information about crimes by area.  Just type in your postcode to bring up information for your area.www.police.uk  or see link at top of site.

Police Connect is a messaging service connecting you to the very latest policing news for your area via e-mail, text or phone.
There is no charge for this service - all messages you receive are free.
You can register to receive information about the issues that most matter to you and be among the first to be alerted by police in the case of an emergency affecting your area.
You can choose to receive regular updates on crime and public appeals, safety advice and meetings and events. There is the option to receive information about a range of specific interest areas — such as ‘rural’ or ‘rivers and coastal’ — as well as updates for business owners and news from your Police and Crime Commissioner. The choice is yours.

You can register for this service by contacting Suffolk Police, see their website for more information  www.suffolk.police.uk  or

follow the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/aboutus/ourservices/policeconnect.aspx

The government has produced a useful guide to home security, click here to download the booklet  (pdf 103kb)

Suffolk County Councillor

representing Leavenheath in the Stour Valley Division

James Finch, Rose Cottage, 5 Fen Street, Nayland, Suffolk, CO6 4HT

Tel: 01206 263649

Email: james.finch@suffolk.gov.uk

Suffolk County Council website: www.suffolkcc.gov.uk

Babergh District Councillor

representing Leavenheath Ward for the Parishes of Assington, Leavenheath, Little Cornard and Newton

Lee Parker, 2 Hall Cottages, Church Road, Newton CO10 0QR

Tel:  01787 376073   Mobile: 07970 196884

Email: lee.parker@babergh.gov.uk

Babergh District Council website: www.babergh.gov.uk

Local MP

James Cartlidge, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Tel: 020 7219 4875

Email: james.cartlidge.mp@parliament.uk

Website: www.jamescartlidge.com  


Suffolk County Council is responsible for public highways

Click here to go to the SCC highways section of the SCC website.  From this page you can report potholes, find out about roadworks and lots more.

Public Transport

For further information Tel: 0345 6066171


Latest road holdups map - Roadworks.org

Buses -

link to Chambers services

Library Services

There are libraries in Sudbury, Hadleigh and Colchester. Mobile library calling to Leavenheath on a Saturday. Link to timetable

Health Services


Hadleigh & Boxford Group Practice www.hadleighhealth.co.uk

Hadleigh Health Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh IP7 5DN Tel: 01473 822961

North Hill Medical Group www.northhillsurgery.co.uk

Nayland Surgery, 93 Bear Street, Nayland CO6 4LA. Tel 01206 262202


Hospitals:— There are accident & emergency departments at:

  • Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road Ipswich IP4 5PD Tel: 01473 712233
  • West Suffolk Hospital, Hardwick Lane, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 2QZ Tel: 01284 713000
  • Colchester General Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester CO4 5JL Tel: 01206 747474

Electricity Supply

105 is the national phone number to report power cuts in the local area

  • Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator — the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.
  • 105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. They can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.
  • 105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales.
  • Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from.
  • Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.

Vulnerable customers who would like to sign up to the Priority Services Register can still call 0800 169 9970.

Flooding and Water Management

Suffolk County Council has created the ‘Report a flood in Suffolk’ webpage.


This helps to inform users which organisation they should report their flood to, and provides links to try and make this process as simple as possible. Historically, flooding tends to go under-reported due to the fear of an increase in insurance costs, but a new government scheme known as “Flood Re” has helped to significantly reduce the burden on homeowners. If you are aware of any areas which may have suffered from flooding, we would encourage you to use our reporting tool and make the relevant risk management authorities aware.

You can find more information about ‘Food Re’ and how flooding is managed in Suffolk by going to the Suffolk County Council webpage.


You can also find plenty more information on a number of different flooding and drainage issues (such as ditches, highway drainage, and the responsibilities of private owners) on the Suffolk County Council webpage.


Veterinary Surgeries

Vets are located in Sudbury, Hadleigh, Long Melford and Colchester

Post Office

The nearest Post Offices are in Nayland, Stoke-by-Nayland and Great Horkesly.

Refuse collection

Organised by Babergh District Council.

Click here for link to Babergh Waste and Recycling web page.

The nearest recycling centres are the Suffolk County Council Household Waste Site at Crockett Way, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 6AH (off Lady Lane Industrial Estate) Hadleigh, or Sudbury Sandy Lane, Sudbury CO10 7HG


Fly-tipping should be reported to Babergh District Council using the link below.


Click on the link below to find advice and information about flytipping.



Children in Leavenheath have the opportunity of attending Little Ladybirds (Mother & Toddler group) continuing into Ladybirds Pre-school held in the Village Hall.  State education is served by two primary schools; one in Nayland and one in Stoke by Nayland (both with excellent Ofsted reports)

The education system in Suffolk has reverted to two tiers.  So at eleven years old children then carry on to the secondary school, Thomas Gainsborough School at Great Cornard.  There are alternative private education establishments in surrounding villages. 

Milk delivery

H Byham & Son Ltd, Ballingdon Dairy, Sudbury Tel 01787 372526

Petrol Stations

The nearest petrol stations and garages are in Boxford or Stoke by Nayland.