The Parish Church of St. Lawrence

Priest in Charge          

The Reverend Judith Sweetman

The Rectory, School Hill, Boxford, CO10 5JT

Parochial Church Council

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For details of Church services, please refer to Box River News or Church noticeboard, or to the Church at Worship section of this website: click:

Public House

Little Waldingfield boasts its own local pub – The Swan Inn, selling a variety of beers, wines and spirits.

Currently closed - see latest update on "hot off the press".

Medical and Dental

For any EMERGENCY dial 999 or 112 - IMMEDIATELY


The nearest Doctors Surgery is:   The Long Melford Practice

Cordell Road, Long Melford, Sudbury, CO10 9EP 

Tel: 01787 378226

Opening Times: Weekdays 08.00am – 6.30pm

Also at:

36 Church Street, Lavenham, Sudbury, CO10 9SA

Tel: 01787 378226

Opening Times: Weekdays 08.30am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 6.30pm

For details of all services available including local Hospitals, please contact the surgery or practice website  Click Here


There are several dental practices located in Sudbury, Lavenham and Long Melford


The two nearest Pharmacies to the village are:

Lavenham Pharmacy and Perfumery

3 High Street, Lavenham, CO10 9PZ

Tel: 01787 247284


The Pharmacy Long Melford

Hall Street, Long Melford, CO10 9JG

Tel: 01787 379809


The nearest school is Great Waldingfield Church of England (VC) Primary School, Folly Road, Great Waldingfield, CO10 0RR

Contact: Headteacher - Mrs Tina Hosford

Tel: 01787 374055

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For details of all other schools and admissions in the area please telephone 08456 000981 or visit website 


The village benefits from a Mobile Library. The library stops in the village every 4 weeks on a Thursday arriving Little Waldingfield 3.35 – 3.50pm. We are stop 7J on Route 7 opposite the Swan Public house. Books can be borrowed for eight weeks. You must have a valid Suffolk Libraries Card.

Contact: Steve Adams and Kevin Lambert

Tel: 01473 584563


Refuse Collection

Refuse collection in the village is on a Friday. Alternate weeks of Black Bin (Landfill) and Blue Bin (Recyclable) for the weeks for each type visit  or phone 0845 606 6045. Bins must be out no later than 06.30am on the morning of the collection. 

In addition residents can opt in to the Brown (Garden Waste) Bin Scheme for an annual fee.

Visit for details or Email or phone 0845 606 6045

Royal Mail Post Box

The post box is located in The Street near the junction with Church Road (next to the Telephone Box Information Point)

Collections:        Monday – Friday 4.15pm

                        Sat 10.30am

Local Newspapers

Box River News – delivered free to every home in Boxford, Groton, Edwardstone, Newton, Little Waldingfield, White Street Green and Milden.

Monthly publication for what’s on, upcoming events and local services


Ed Kench

Tel: 01787 211507


Suffolk Free Press – is the local weekly covering the Sudbury and Hadleigh areas. Appears on a Thursday.


Catherine Turnbull

Suffolk Free Press, Borehamgate, Sudbury, CO10 2EE

Tel: 01787 375271


Bus Services          

Little Waldingfield is served by two buses per week to Sudbury only

Buses to Long Melford, Sudbury, Lavenham and Bury St. Edmunds are available from Great Waldingfield (Adjacent to the Post Office/Shop) operated by Chambers


Tuesday and Thursdays Only (Monday, Wednesday, Friday – No Service)

Time: dep. Lt. Wald. 10.10am arr. Sudbury 10.25am

Service: 112 (Hadleigh – Sudbury)

Time: dep. Sudbury (Stand F) 13.10pm arr. Lt. Wald. 13.25pm

Service: 112 (Sudbury – Hadleigh)


No Service


No Service

Operator: TS Travel Services/Suffolk Norse Tel: 01473 341 500

Villagers also have access to the Suffolk Link Bus which is Demand Responsive Transport within the Cosford service area

To book contact 01473 826242 up to a week beforehand.

For Bus Timetables or other public transport information Tel: 0845 606 6171

Alternatively visit website

Train Services

There is a regular train timetable connecting Sudbury to London Liverpool Street. The service is currently run by Greater Anglia. For tickets, timetable and destinations contact:   Tel:  0845 600 7245 or National Rail Enquiries  Tel: 08457 48 49 50


The nearest shop to the village is The Post Office Stores at Great Waldingfield. Services provided include, Post Office, Nationwide Building Society cash transactions, Bread, Milk, Newspapers, Fruit, Groceries, Wines, Spirits and Dry Cleaning Agency.

Sunday newspaper deliveries can be ordered for Little Waldingfield.

Shop Opening Times:

Mon 06.00am – 1.00pm          2.00 – 6.00pm

Tue 06.00am – 1.00pm    2.00 – 6.00pm

Wed 06.00am – 1.00pm   CLOSED

Thu 06.00am – 1.00pm    2.00 – 6.00pm

Fri 06.00am – 1.00pm     2.00 – 6.00pm

Sat 08.00am – 1.00pm    2.00 – 6.00pm

Sun 08.00am – 12.00      CLOSED

Post Office Opening Times:

Mon 09.00am – 17.30pm

Tue 09.00am – 17.30pm

Wed 09.00am – 13.00pm

Thu 09.00am – 17.30pm

Fri 09.00am – 17.30pm

Sat 09.00am – 12.30pm


The Post Office Stores, Lavenham Road, Great Waldingfield, Sudbury, CO10 0SA

Tel: 01787 372481

Also a short distance away at the village of Acton is, Bob’s Stores. Services provided include, Bread, Milk, Newspapers, Groceries, Calor Gas, Plants 

Opening Times:                        

Mon – Fri 7.00am – 6.00pm

Sat 7.00am – 5.30pm

Sun Closed

Bob’s Stores, The Street, Acton, Sudbury, CO10 0AL

Tel: 01787 377271




Milk and Bread etc. can be delivered to your door. Byhams dairy make home deliveries to the village on a daily basis Mon – Fri.

H. Byham and Son Ltd Est. 1913

Ballingdon dairy, Ballingdon Street, Sudbury, CO10 2DA

Tel: 01787 372526




Ardmore Veterinary Group
57 Cornard Road Sudbury CO10 2XB
01787 372588


Swayne and Partners Veterinary Surgeons
Little st Mary's
Long Melford
CO10 9HY
01787 370773


Mobile Shops

Brian Dowse - Mobile Family Butcher

Calls to village on a Friday, telephone Brian for a time he’s near you.

Tel: 01787 312749

Mobile: 07773 590365


Bed and Breakfast accommodation is available from the following:

Newmans Hall Bed and Breakfast (Indoor Swimming Pool)

Louise Smith and Charlie Miller

Newmans Hall, Little Waldingfield, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0SY

Tel: 01787 249111

Mobile: 07887 540532



Visit Trip Advisor:    

Visit Bed and Breakfast Directory:           

"We were stopping for 2 nights and received a friendly welcome. Our room was nicely laid out and comfortable. Breakfast was as good has any we have eaten. I would recomend this B & B for price, comfort and food to anyone." – Tripadvisor Review June 2013






The Swan Inn

Pam and Ray Thompson

Details as above under Public House or visit Booking.Com or visit Trip Advisor


“A real gem” – Tripadvisor Review September 2013

“The owners made us very welcome the food was excellent the accommodation was also excellent” – Review September 2013

Local Trades and Businesses

Luxury Decorated Cakes

Bespoke cakes for any occasion

Walnut Lodge, Haymarket, Little Waldingfield, CO10 0SY

Contact: Ann White

Tel: 01787 247126

Mobile: 07541 133812








Plant Hire

Microplant – Specialises in the sales, hire and servicing of compact Tractors, Compact Tractor Equipment (including Mowers, Rotovators etc.) Weidemann Loaders (complete with muck grab buckets, hydraulic post drivers) Skidster and Box Mini Loaders (complete with trenchers, post hole borers etc.) Mini Tractors, Mini Trenchers, Post Drivers, Post Hole Borers.

Fencing, Landscaping, Paddock Maintenance Machinery.

Contact : 08703 210256 or 07850 210256




Philip Scott

3 The Street, Little Waldingfield, Sudbury, CO10 0SQ

Tel: 01787 247632

Mobile: 07814626030


Terry Western

20 Croft Lea, Little Waldingfield, CO10 0SL 

Tel: 01787 247874


SB Electrical

Cypress House, Church Road, Little Waldingfield, CO10 0SW

Contact: Stewart Braybrook

Tel:  01787 247043

Mob: 07767 791454



Holistic Therapies

The Treatment Shed

Brand Cottage, The Street, Little Waldingfield

Treatments offered include Reflexology, Reiki, Facial Massage. For full details of all treatments provided and prices, please visit website 

Contact: Hannah Clarke-Keens MAR - Holistic Therapist

Tel: 01787 249527

Mobile: 07801 979542



Cycle Repairs

Pip’s Bike Repairs and Accessories

Little Waldingfield, CO10 0SL

Tel: 01787 247792 (or TEXT 07806 381850)



Editors Note: Whilst every attempt has been and will continue to be made to ensure accuracy of the above, the Council cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions; however, should you feel that something may be incorrrect or perhaps might have been omitted, please contact the webmaster via email.