Useful Information

Public Transport

Buses Bus

The Bus timetables have now been renewed and services cut, as everywhere else. For up to date information on available bus transport links to Ipswich and Woodbridge click here. for Traveline or Suffolk County Council Transport  for up to date Timetables.

There is currently a 179 sponsored service operated by Suffolk Norse through the villages of Newbourne at 08.50 (The Fox Public House) and Waldringfield at 08.54 (Mill Road) to Woodbridge.  Over a sustained period, the route has encountered delays with traffic congestion and is frequently arriving in Woodbridge later than the scheduled time of 09.14. As a consequence the delays are creating further poor timekeeping with other services departing from Woodbridge before 09.30. Passengers using the 179 to Woodbridge from Newbourne and Waldringfield can currently return at 11.05 on the 174 sponsored service by Ipswich Buses.

Unfortunately, SCC are unable to bring the times forward as the 179 Suffolk Norse bus has to be at Bucklesham Primary School for 08.40. The transfer of payments from the school transport budget is essential to maintain affordable ‘off peak’ rural journeys.

 For a map of buses for the Woodbridge Area click here

Trains trains

Woodbridge Station, for Ipswich – Lowestoft line.
Woodbridge Station, Brewers Lane, London Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4A
Customer Relations Tel: 0845 600 72 45
Lost Property Tel: 0845 600 72 45
Woodbridge Station has no ticket office, although there are help points and information boards. There is also a Tourist Information Centre at the Library, which sells a selection of tickets.

Enquiries to:National Express East Anglia Railway online

Tide tables for Woodbridge Haven

Click here to view current Tide Tables for Woodbridge Haven

Local Weather Information

Waldringfield Sailing Club has a weather station and shows the current details online in real time.

To see  the link to local weather information click here.

Flood Defence

The Environment Agency provides a flood warning service throughout England and Wales in areas at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea.

Using the latest available technology, our staff monitor rainfall, river levels and sea conditions 24 hours a day and use this information to forecast the possibility of flooding.  If flooding is forecast, we issue warnings using a set of three different warning types.

Warnings in force will be shown below:

If you would like to receive your own free flood warnings you can subscribe to the Environment Agency Flood website. Click here for further information.

The SCDC policy for Waldringfield at the moment is that all property holders liable to flooding should take their own precautions by keeping a stockpile of sand bags or by installing their own flood boards. They can be contacted for details of sandbag suppliers. They will not provide sandbags as a matter of priority, although some may be available if they are not required elsewhere. (This latter situation is quite unlikely!)

Click here to see the latest details regarding the flood Defence Study

The Parish Council has appointed a Flood Warden (who liases with Mr Neil Winship as the PC representative for Emergency Planning). He in turn has appointed a Deputy Flood Wardens. The Emergency Planning Officer has the Emergency Plan for Waldringfield has now been published and is available on this website. Click here to go to the Policies page.An Aide Memoire is also available.

John Smith  Flood Warden
Ged Morgan
Deputy Flood Warden

 Waldringfield Flood Defence Group

In May 2013, Jon Wilkins (retired Civil Engineer), Chairman and Founder of the WFDG, highlighted that Waldringfield is the only settlement on the River Deben not protected with flood defences as part of the Environment Agency’s 2003 initiative.  Those communities which received flood defences were protected from the December 2013 flood.


Waldringfield Flood Defence Group (WFDG) was formalised on 1st May 2014

Visit the website for more information

Oil Deliveriesoil deliveries

There are village links to at least 2 Oil syndicates in the area and details can be found below:

TOPS HEATING    OIL   GROUP (Triangle Oil Purchasing Syndicate) 

The name was chosen as hopefully it will eventually be open to residents of all villages situated in the natural triangle contained within the 3 large towns of Ipswich – Woodbridge – Felixstowe.  Many villages in the triangle situated between the rivers Deben and Orwell have no mains gas and are therefore restricted in a choice of fuel. The syndicate should benefit from cheaper fuel costs and hopefully an engendered community spirit.

If you wish to join please contact  Lionel Scott and he will endeavour to assist.  ring him on - 01473 736758.

PROPS Heating Oil Syndicate

 Click here for more info.

Formed in February 2011 Run by 2 retired local residents, plus assistance from another resident on the IT & E Commerce side

Currently 360 members and still rising

Volume of Oil placed on behalf of members  =  315,000 litres (in 3 placements)

Amount saved  for members against national average prices, £24,500 (over 3 placements)

Contact: Steve Wassell



Locally reduced rates on your domestic heating oil, can be also be obtained by clicking here. 

Local Benefits Information

If you struggle to pay your Council Tax or Rent and you live in the Suffolk Coastal area please click here for more details on how to claim benefits.

How to deal with Junk Mail

Fed Up with Junk Mail?
If you wish to avoid receiving junk mail through the post you can now register with the "Mailing Preference Service".

Save paper and reduce waste - do your bit for the environment.

Click here for further details

Family History

If you have an interest in Family History and wish to find out about this area the please contact the Felixstowe Family History Society for further information.