Information you asked for
One of the findings of the Parish Plan survey was that there was commonly wanted information that people in the village found difficult to get. We hope this page will address this.
Reporting road maintenance problems
To report a problem with road maintenance (e.g. potholes, damaged signs, obstructions) contact Suffolk County Council's Customer Service Direct on 0845 606 6067 during normal office hours. You can also make a report online. If you consider the problem poses a threat to public safety, don't report it online - either ring Customer Services Direct or the police on 01473 613500.
Mobile police van
The mobile police van visits Little Bealings about twice a month. You can find a schedule of its visits from this page.
Local bus services
The local bus services are the 70/70A connecting with Woodbridge, and the 71 for Ipswich.
The 70/70A is operated by a variety of different operators, travels from Ipswich to Woodbridge via Playford and Bealings. the journey takes about 15 minutes each way. Buses to Woodbridge leave at about 10:05, 12:50 and 17:75, and the returns go at 07:48, 09:30, 12:00 and 15:46.
The 71 comes through the villages once a day in each direction, leaving for Ipswich at around 08:00 and getting in at 08:40. The return service leaves Ipswich at 17:20 and gets to the villages around 17:45.
There is also a service number 972 for the local schools - Kesgrave and Farlingayes. Timetables are on notice boards by the bus stops, or you can check the online timetables for accurate up-to-date information:
In February 2013 Suffolk County Council told us:
We now have a list of email addresses covering Playford and Bealings. If you are not yet on the list and would like to be added, or have a news items of local interest that you would like to publicise, please email:
(sorry that this is not a link, but this is a way of trying to avoid spam).
If you do subscribe to the list, you will only receive mail from the administrators - Sarah Cartwright or Phil Holmes. Nothing is sent automatically without human checking. We also send to you using the "BCC" (Blind Carbon Copy) field, so your email address is not publicised further.
Activities for young people
All manner of things at Suffolk Coastal Potato!