About Our Village
Waldringfield is a small and pretty parish village on the banks of the River Deben in the south of the beautiful county of Suffolk. It lies within Suffolk Coastal District and in the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths AONB. It can be found just to the south of Woodbridge and east of Martlesham. Nearby are the villages of Newbourne and Hemley and the County town of Ipswich also within easy reach.
Community Speedwatch (CSW) is a national initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. Speedwatch activity is not about interfering with neighbours' behaviour; it is a proactive solution to improve the safety and quality of life for everyone in the community. More volunteers needed.
To volunteer or to obtain more information see the Community Groups page.
We had an Ofsted inspection in January 2018....
"This school continues to be good." The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection. "The great sense of community running through the school from both staff and pupils makes Waldringfield very special."
Suffolk Coasts and Heaths AONB
Located on the coast of East Anglia, the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) encompasses 155 square miles of wildlife-rich wetlands, ancient heaths, windswept shingle beaches and historic towns and villages.
ALL PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
There is an opportunity at these meetings to put information to the Council and ask questions. If anyone wishes to see paper copies of planning applications, report problems, etc., please contact the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this. Details are normally availale to view on the East Suffolk DC website.
Details of Council Meetings are available online in the Parish Council section of this website.
Some of the recent topics discussed:
- Local Development Framework
- Brightwell Lakes Planning Application
- East Anglia Windfarms
- Sizewell C
- Northern Bypass
- River Walls / Footpaths / Public Access issues
- Flooding & Environmental Issues
- Community Speedwatch / Road safety
- Quiet Lanes
- Allotments / Community Orchards
- Community Defibrillators
Keep Waldringfield Tidy
Waldringfield is a lovely place to visit and live, so lets keep it that way.
Please take your litter home with you or use the bins provided.
If you are visiting the beach, there is a bin compound near the Maybush, for disposing of your rubbish. Please try to separate into recycling or non-recycling.
Glass can go into the Bottle Banks in the Maybush Car Park.
If you are crabbing from the beach please remember to take all your tackle home with you and please remove hooks from purchased fishing lines (Crabs don't need hooks) as they are a danger to other animals especially dogs.
If you take a dog with you when you walk around the village, please remember:Dog faeces are harmful to children and adults
- Take enough bags with you for picking up
- Use the Dog Bins provided, litter Bins are close to seating.
- Remind any other dog owner to pick up if they forget to do so.
- Offer a bag to someone who has forgotten to bring one.
- Church Field Trust welcomes dogs on leads, but please pick up any fouling.
- The playing field is for children, so no dogs please.
- It is against the law to allow your dog to foul public pathways and places, including the beach.