Bildeston is a thriving village of a thousand or so which sits in the heart of south Suffolk’s lovely countryside. It is within easy reach of Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Hadleigh and Sudbury. We enjoy unspoilt rural surroundings combined with a remarkably high level of services for a village of this size. Why don’t you explore our web site and find out exactly what we have to offer.
Bildeston Parish Council set its budget for 2016/7 at £20,960 with £19,625 being collected via Babergh District council (precept).
This equates to a little over £1 per week for a band D property (£54.56). This is a small increase on last year of £2.54 or say 5p per week.
Bildeston will follow county model for street lighting times, lights will go off in Bildeston between midnight and 5.30 A.M. every night.
Bildeston Community Speedwatch needs your help! It is an important initiative that promotes safer driving through education rather than prosecution. With limited resources available, Speedwatch relies upon the participation of volunteers like you who want to improve road safety and reduce the risk of accidents for everyone.
Bildeston Bugle , final political interviewee Andrew Guttridge, Chair of Bildeston Parish Council.
In 2007 Bildeston residents were invited to take part in a survey to help plan the future ofour village. There was a great response with 617 responsents from the 297 households. After much analysis, a detailed report was produced and the Bildeston Parish Plan can be downloaded HERE
The time has come to start planning ahead for the better weather that Spring brings. As usual we will be out and about ridding our village pathways and roadsides of the litter that has built up. Saturday April 9th Meet at 10a.m. on the Market Square Bring your own gloves (bags and litter-pickers provided)
Bildeston's Development Questionnaire about the future of housing, conducted by the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group on behalf of the Parish Council, has discovered a large degree of unanimity about how villagers want Bildeston to develop. Distributed to all 480 homes in Bildeston, 277 completed questionnaires were returned. The key findings are:
Every Wednesday is Open Mic Night at the kings head from 8:30pm
Village coffee centre, every Friday 9.15 -11.30. At the Baptist Church. tea, coffee, cakes, scones, bacon & breakfast rolls.
Baby & toddlers group Baptist church on Tuesday's 9.15 - 11.30.
Carpet bowls Tuesdays 7.15 details 744360
Strollers & striders Monday 10am
Craft together Monday 7pm.
Kings head, our monthly charity quiz night is on the last Thuirsday of each month @ 8:30. Please arrive by 8pm.
To book a table telephone Sue or Nigel on 01449 741434
Ladies club 1st Thursday of the month details in the leisure section.
Men's breakfast last Saturday in Baptist Church 8.00am.