Updated: July 2019

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

Parish Council


Myles Hansen

Tel: 01728 684738



Simon Ashton

Tel: 07889 935227



Simon Garrett

Ruth Hart



Robert Grimsey

Myles Hansen



David Corcoran

Paul Whyman


District Councillor

Kathie Guthrie

Tel: 01728 861752
07889 301426


County Councillor

Matthew Hicks

Tel: 01728 628176


Community Council


Rupert Uthwatt-Bouverie

Tel: 01728 685292


Sam Thomas

Tel: 07985 935227


Simon Garrett

Tel: 01728 685489


Geoff Henney

Tel: 01728 685525


Richard Ellis Andy Pitts


Mike Harrison Ryland Thomas
  Ann Langley Brian Towler
  Eleine Marjoram  

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.

Village Recorder

Anita Sharpe

Tel: 01728 685522


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, and see Ladies Group Programme.

Annual Events

Men's Night Out
("The Brenton Bash")

February / March

Chris Sharpe

01728 685522

Mystery Meal:

September / October

Mike Harrison

01728 684334

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 07507 040041.

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: ali.maged@outlook.com.
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, tel 01728 860248.


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

Refuse Collection

Wednesdays (Thursday 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. (Curiously, the MSDC waste collection calendar shows recycle weeks as blue, and rubbish collection weeks as grey; I'm sure it makes sense to bureaucrats.) 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.

The timetable can be found here. This link changes irritatingly often, and if it doesn't work see the "Suffolk on Board" website here (see the "Buses" link - our bus is currently shown in the service 118/119 timetable). That page has other more general information about transport.

The timetables are in PDF format. If you don't have a PDF reader on your computer you can download one (free) from Adobe.

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!

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 (located in the Co-op).

Veterinary Surgeons

Debenham Veterinary Practice, tel: 01728 861289
Earl Soham Veterinary Centre, tel: 01728 685185
Framlingham Vets, tel: 01728 621666

Mobile Shops

Super Chef (speciality frozen foods), Tel: 07950 591898

Window Cleaners

Ken Clow, Tel: 07810 133797
Stephen Burton, Tel: 07783 442902


David Patrick, Tel: 01728 724414 - Weekday deliveries only.
Stephen Tuckwell, Tel: 01728 685385 - Sunday delivery only.


Dairy Crest Limited, Ipswich. Tel: 01473 747272
Home deliveries Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Website: http://www.milkandmore.co.uk/home