About Us

Hadleigh Town Council’s role and responsibilities

Allotment Allotments

The Council have two sites on Bridge Street and Toppesfield Close

A waiting list for allotment plots is held in the Town Council office - e.mail us your details if you wish to be included or require further information.

Allotment holders are invited to join an Allotment Association.  Click here to view their website


St. Mary's Churchyard

The Council maintain the Churchyard and the Church Clock. 

CemeteryHadleigh Cemetery

The Council own and administer the Cemetery. Maintenance of the Cemetery and St. Mary's Churchyard is carried out under contract which is regularly reviewed 

Bus Shelters and Public Seats

The Council own various bus shelters and public seats 

Public Lighting

The Council is responsible for footway lights, e.g. those in the area of the swimming pool and on Market Square. Suffolk County Council is the street lighting authority 

Litter & Dog Bins

The street litter bins are provided by the Council. The District Council provide the Dog Bins - emptying of which is paid for by the Council. Babergh District Council are responsible for emptying both types of bins.

The Milestone

The Council has adopted responsibility for this monument which has been restored and renovated.

War Memorial



War Memorial

The Council maintain the War Memorial and its grounds

Corks Lane Play Area



Corks Lane Play Area

Comprises an adventure playground, swings, slide, "springers", picnic area and outdoor gym equipment.


Timperley Road Play Area

Is aimed at the Under 10's and offers swings, 'springers' climbing frame and picnic area.  


Layham Road Sports Ground

The Council own and maintain Layham Road Sports Ground as a community sports and leisure facility.  Each facility is bookable by groups or individuals by contacting The Council on 01473 823884 or e.mail Layham Road bookings  The Ground comprises 12 acres of land providing soccer, rugby and hockey pitches, an artificial cricket wicket, a floodlit all weather multi-sports facility and three tennis courts.  The pavilion houses changing rooms and showers.  Car Parking facilities can also be booked.  

Here are links to regular club users websites:

Hadleigh Tennis Club

Hadleigh Rugby Club

Cricket Ground

This is owned by the Council but leased to Hadleigh Cricket Club

The Millfield

This is owned by the Council but leased to Hadleigh United Football Club

Advisory Functions of the Council include:

Town Planning

All applications for planning consent in respect of proposed development in the town are submitted for consideration and recommendation

Public Rights of Way

These are mainly managed by Suffolk County Council as they are the Highway Authority.  The Council has certain concurrent functions.  The Council is consulted on matters affecting the preservation of the public rights of way, e.g. the review of the Definitive Map and diversions and undertakes signposting and some maintenance. 

Street Naming

Street naming is not the responsibility of the Town Council, but it is asked to suggest new names to the appropriate authority.