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Climate change and reducing your carbon footprint

Please click here to go to the carbon reduction advice webpage which has lots of advice to help you reduce your carbon footprint.

Kersey Community Emergency Plan

The Parish Council has produced a community emergency plan which should be a useful resource in the event of an emergency.  Particular risks identified are flooding, severe weather, catastrophic accident, epidemic illness and serious fire.

Click here to download a copy of the Kersey Community Emergency Plan.


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 contacts:

Rachel Wells: 01473 822230 

Viv Marsh: 07747 175858 - kersey@moonridge.me.uk

To advertise in the Kersey Parish Newsletter please contact:
Colin Grannell at hawkcg@hotmail.com or 01473 829074

Kersey Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator

There is  currently a vacancy for the neighbourhood watch co-ordinator please contact the Parish Clerk for more information

Sarah Partridge Tel 01787 210859

Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch Association has a website with more information https://suffolknwa.co.uk/index.html


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

Tel: 101
Email: babergheast.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  

Police Connect is a messaging service connecting you to the very latest policing news for your area via email.
There is no charge for this service - all messages you receive are free.
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 

You can also follow Suffolk Police and more locally, Hadleigh police, on twitter and facebook for regular updates.

Suffolk Police have a website with plenty of information to help with crime prevention click this link to view.

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

Suffolk County Councillor

Representing Kersey in the Cosford Divison

Robert Lindsay, 147 High Street, Bildeston, Ipswich IP7 7EL

Tel: 01449 741959

Email: Robert.Lindsay@suffolk.gov.uk   

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

You can follow Suffolk County Council on twitter for regular updates of their work.  See their website for details.

Babergh District Councillor

Representing Kersey in the South East Cosford Ward

Leigh Jamieson

Tel:  01449 744407

Email:  leigh.jamieson@babergh.gov.uk  

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

You can follow Babergh District Council on twitter for regular updates of their work.  See their website for details.

Local MP

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

Tel: 020 7219 4875

Email: james.cartlidge.mp@parliament.uk

Website: www.jamescartlidge.com  

Cost of Living government support information https://www.jamescartlidge.com/costofliving


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.

You can follow SCC Highways on twitter to keep up to date and make use of the one.network site to see roadworks in your local area. Please go to the SCC Highways website for details.

Public Transport

For further information Tel: 0345 6066171


There are no timetabled regular bus services passing through Kersey.

Hadleigh Community Transport Group

Hadleigh Community Transport Group provides accessible transport in the Hadleigh, Lavenham and Shotley areas for shopping, doctor and dentist appointments, visiting and socialising.

Hadleigh Community Transport Group regularly run a bus to Kersey. Please contact them to book your journey.

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


To book online click this link to go to the booking website https://communities.suffolkonboard.com/book-a-journey/babergh/

Hadleigh and Boxford Community Car Scheme

This car scheme also supports Kersey residents. It is run by volunteers for residents needing transport for medical appointments. Opticians, dentists, GP's in Hadleigh and Boxford. Hospitals in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.  Also, alternative medicine or therapy.

Journeys are charged at 45p per mile.
Mondays to Fridays only
Jen Eastwood 01787 211853, Mark Rigby 07484 649235  for further information.

Franey and Rand Charities - Provide support in a time of hardship

Mrs Rachael Rogers is the Kersey Parish Council representative for these charities. Their aim is to support anyone in a time of hardship with medical needs, travel expenses to hospital and food vouchers in winter.  All enquiries and applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.  For more information telephone Rachael on 01787 212242.  

Suffolk support for those in financial hardship

Click here to go to the Suffolk County Council website providing links to support services in Suffolk

Click here to go to Suffolk Info Link Community Directory website with link to support services available in Suffolk

Click here to go to Babergh District Council website with and links to support services in Babergh

Fresh Start Charity based in Hadleigh

Fresh Start provides support for local people, with several projects including a food bank and charity shop.

Fresh Start Charity is dedicated to funding and delivering charitable services to the local community and strive to inspire and improve the lives of those who need assistance. 


Phone: 07377 190455

Email: info@hadleighfoodbank.org

Bildeston Food Bank

Bildeston Food Bank, run by local volunteers, offering help to individuals who need help with putting food on the table. A free, discreet and non-judgemental service.  We look after residents in need in Bildeston and the surrounding satellite villages including including Semer and Brettenham, Chelsworth, Hitcham, Kersey, Kettlebaston, Lindsey, Milden, Monks Eleigh, Nedging with Naughton and Wattisham.

Individuals/families do not need to be referred by the authorities they can contact Shaun Moffat, our Chair, directly. Many do this through Facebook messenger from the Bildeston Foodbank Facebook page.
Tel:01449 257136
Email: Bildestoncsg@gmail.com

Taxi Service

Country Cars Private Hire based in Polstead.

Contact Dave Howard 01206262196 - 07767 076976
Email: maureendave64@gmail.com

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.

Library Services

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.

Health Services


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:

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.

UK Power Networks manage the electricity network for Kersey and the East of England.  See their website for more information. https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/

You can find out about power cuts in our area on the UK Power Networks fault map https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/fault-map/

Flooding and Water Management

To sign up for flood alerts please follow the below link, select ‘home’ and then either put in your property or search by town/city and type in ‘Kersey’ then follow the instructions to sign up.


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.

Anglian Water

Anglian Water offer practical support to help with their services via their Priority Services Register.  It is free to sign up to.  For more information please follow the link below.


Veterinary Surgery

The nearest vet is Highcliff Vets www.highcliffvets.com

96 High Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich IP7 5EN Tel: 01473 822704

Post Office

The nearest Post Offices are in Boxford, Monks Eleigh and Hadleigh.

Refuse collection

Organised by Babergh District Council.

Click here to see an information sheet about what can go in your recycling bin

Click here for link to Babergh Waste and Recycling webpage.

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.

See also https://www.suffolkrecycling.org.uk/


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.


Milk delivery

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

Petrol Stations

The nearest petrol stations and garages are in Boxford or Lady Lane, Hadleigh.