Kersey Newsletter is sponsored and distributed by St Mary’s Church. It is produced by an independent editorial committee and contains village news, details of local church services, parish council and parochial church meeting reports, as well as information about organisations and events in the village. Ten issues per year are published and distributed to every household in the parish. It is financed by the church, a grant from the parish council, voluntary contributions and advertisements. 1/4 page adverts approx 6cm x 9cm £6.00 per insertion, 1/2 page adverts approx 12.5cm x 9cm £11.00 per insertion.
Kersey Newsletter contact:
Rachel Wells Tel 01473 822230
There is currently a vacancy for the neighbourhood watch co-ordinator please contact the Parish Clerk for more information
Sarah Partridge Tel 01787 210859
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'.
Kersey is part of the Babergh East Safer Neighbourhood Team based at Hadleigh Police Station
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
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
The government has produced a useful guide to home security, click here to download the booklet (pdf 103kb)
Representing Kersey in the Cosford Divison
Robert Lindsay, 147 High Street, Bildeston, Ipswich IP7 7EL
Tel: 01449 741959
Suffolk County Council website: www.suffolkcc.gov.uk
Representing Kersey in the South East Cosford Ward
Tel: 01449 744407
Babergh District Council website: www.babergh.gov.uk
James Cartlidge, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 4875
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.
For further information Tel: 0345 6066171
There is a public bus service passing through Kersey on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The 112 bus offers a return service between Hadleigh and Sudbury via Kersey, Bildeston and other villages.
Departs from The Bell Inn, Kersey 9.40am and arrives at Sudbury Bus Station at 10.25am
Departs from Sudbury Bus Station 1.10pm and arrives at The Bell Inn, Kersey at 1.55pm
Hadleigh Community Transport Group provides accessible transport in the Hadleigh, Lavenham and Shotley areas for shopping, doctor and dentist appointments, visiting and socialising.
HCTG offer various services, from local bus services operating to a time table, Connecting Communities - a pre booked service operating within the Babergh area, which can connect you to a bus service for onward travel or may be able take you to your destination.
All journeys are pre-booked up to one week in advance with at least 24 hours notice.
To book a bus or for more information please call Hadleigh 01473 826242 9am - 3 pm Monday - Friday
Country Cars Private Hire based in Polstead.
Contact Dave Howard 01206262196 - 07767076976
e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local and long distance. Airports - Theatres - Weddings - Any occasion.
Town & Country Cars from Hadleigh
Tel 01473 828999
Private Hire and executive travel, long distance and local travel.
The nearest library is on the High Street in Hadleigh.
The mobile library no longer visits Kersey. Should a need be identified in the future they may consider re-routing to include Kersey again.
Hadleigh & Boxford Group Practice www.hadleighhealth.co.uk
Hadleigh Health Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh IP7 5DN Tel: 01473 822961
Hospitals:— There are accident & emergency departments at:
105 is the national phone number to report power cuts in the local area
Vulnerable customers who would like to sign up to the Priority Services Register can still call 0800 169 9970.
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.
The nearest vet is Highcliff Vets www.highcliffvets.com
96 High Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich IP7 5EN Tel: 01473 822704
The nearest Post Offices are in Boxford, Monks Eleigh and Hadleigh.
Organised by Babergh District Council.
The nearest recycling centre is the Suffolk County Council Household Waste Site at Crockett Way, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 6AH (off Lady Lane Industrial Estate) Hadleigh.
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.
H Byham & Son Ltd, Ballingdon Dairy, Sudbury Tel 01787 372526
Keith Avis 68 High Street, Hadleigh Tel: 01473 823131
Boxford Shop, Broad Street, Boxford Tel: 01787 211700
The nearest petrol stations and garages are in Boxford or Lady Lane, Hadleigh.