Community Groups

Waldringfield Fairway Committee Church Field Trust
Waldringfielders Emailing Group Deben Watch
Fit Villages CATS
Suffolk Mow and Grow Community Speedwatch

Waldringfield Fairway Committee   Scubbing Posts

The Waldringfield Fairway Committee (WFC) is responsible to the Crown EstateCommissioners and to Trinity House for the administration of moorings, and the maintenance of a navigable channel in the River Deben between Early Creek and Methersgate Quay under the Crown Estate Regulating Lease. If you wish to apply for a mooring, use the scrubbing posts or have any other queries regarding the fairway please contact the Secretary.

Beach looking south

Email John Smith, the Secretary  or telephone: 01473 736257 or 07505 035456

The Fairway Committee also appoint a Harbourmaster to manage the  fairway from day to day.



The harbourmaster is Mr Tony Lyon:

Harbourmaster contact details
mobile: 07925 081062
phone: 01473 736291
VHF channel 37A when afloat

Click here for further details regarding moorings and rules

Church Field Trust  

Church fieldThis facility has been in existance now since 2003 and  provides recreation and playspace for all the inhabitants of the village. The Lads and Dads Club meet here on a Saturday morning and Waldringfield School Cross Country Club practice here during the week. If you wish to find out more about Church Field, please contact the Chairperson


for more information.

  Community Speedwatch

community speedwatch logoCommunity 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. Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds. In cases where education is blatantly ignored and evidence of repeat or excessive offences is collated (even across county borders), enforcement and prosecution follow.

Volunteers receive appropriate training, and are supported by neighbourhood policing team (NPT) staff.  As the local scheme covers several villages, with the equipment shared around, it is felt that it is better for volunteers to work in each other’s areas, rather than their own, to ensure objectivity and to reduce their concerns about participation.

The scheme aims to cater for the problem of real or perceived speed related offending, and through partnership with the community it is to be used in circumstances that are necessary, justifiable and proportionate in order to reduce death and injury on the roads, improve the quality of life for local communities, reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit and increase public awareness of inappropriate speed

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.

To volunteer or to obtain more information, contact Suffolk Police’s Speedwatch Coordinator in our area, Sgt Peter Street , at:, or on 01473 613500

Deben Watch  

Deben Watch LogoIt is hard to imagine any property more vulnerable to theft and vandalism than a boat left on a mooring or mudberth, possibly unvisited for prolonged periods of time. If you own a boat of whatever description, it is a likely target for the criminal.
Boat crime in some areas is on the increase therefore we need to be vigilant and proactive to make sure we minimise our own risk and exposure to this growing threat. The ultimate aim of ‘Deben Watch’ is to help reduce the opportunities for crime by raising the awareness of security around moorings, marinas, boatyards and other places where boats and marine equipment are kept.

To learn more visit the Deben Watch Website

Fit Villages  

Rural communities in Suffolk are being given the opportunity to get more active thanks to an initiative launched by Suffolk Sport.
‘Fit Villages’ gives local communities the chance to run subsidised sporting and physical activity sessions from local facilities such as village halls, community centres and recreation grounds thanks to support from local funding bodies.
The project focuses on ensuring that living in a rural area presents an opportunity rather than a barrier to accessing sport and physical activity and aims to empower the local community to make it a central part of their life.

By participating, local people are given the chance to engage with an activity programme without transport, time, and environmental concerns and at a greatly reduced cost; all reasons cited as obstructions to quality activity provision in rural areas.

Current programmes and FAQs can be found by going to the website


CATS LogoCoastal Accessible Transport (CATS) is a community Transport operator based in Leiston and operating services throughout much of coastal Suffolk. Currently operating 11 vehicles, CATS delivered 26,896 passenger journeys and covered 185,904 miles during 2009/10. Many of its drivers are volunteers, and the services provide a lifeline to the social, medical and educational and shopping facilities for residents and visitors in the area.
For more information please call CATS on 01728 830516 or email . Web Site

Suffolk Mow and Grow  

Mow and Grow - Suffolk Coastal is a social enterprise offering a garden clearance  including:hedge cutting, strimming, mowing and weeding. We offer a discounted rate of £10 per garden to vulnerable and elderly people, those who are in receipt of certain benefits and community groups.

If you would like to contact us to find out further information about what we do, then please contact us on: 01728 831 230 or email us on :

Waldringfielders Emailing Group  

This group exists to allow residents of Waldringfield,Waldringfield Heath and the nearby area to exchange information among logo It can be used to offer items for sale or free, to ask for the loan, purchase or donation of items, to ask for help or advice, to advertise village events and to pass on information relevant to the village. To subscribe to the group email

To post a message follow this link







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