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.
Although superfast broadband officially arrived in Bildeston some months ago, it was only available to a very small part of Bildeston around Market Place and some of the surrounding villages. As of mid April, work funded by Suffolk County Council under the better broadband to Suffolk banner has now made this available to a major part of Bildeston.
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:
Bildeston Parish Council has raised objections with Babergh over proposed development of 48 new homes near Rotheram Road and Artiss Close.
Bildeston Parish Council do not consider that this is the right development for the village. Fundamentally, the planning application fails to justify the need for this scale of development in the village at this time. In addition, we have identified various material planning considerations that the planning application fails to overcome. Therefore, in summary, we wish to register our formal objection to the planning application on behalf of the local community and request that outline planning permission is refused
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.
Evening cycle rides every Tuesday evening during the summer 6.45pm Market square.