Bildeston is a thriving village of a thousand or so which sits in the heart of south Suffolk’s lovely countryside. We enjoy unspoilt rural surroundings combined with a remarkably high level of services for a village of this size. Bildeston is within easy reach from Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Hadleigh and Sudbury. 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'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 01473 658919
Strollers & striders Monday 10am
Craft together Monday 7pm.
Kings head, our monthly charity quiz night is on the last Thursday 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.