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Useful Public Service Information

Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator

John Owen is the local Co-ordinator/advisor

Tel: 01728 746644
Email: jkowen@tiscali.co.uk


In a real emergency always ring 999 (non emergency dial 101 for local police)

The local police encourage members of the public to report minor crime or concerns as such information can often help to 'complete a jigsaw'.

Easton is part of the Saxmundham and Framlingham Safer Neighbourhood Team based at Saxmundham and Framlingham Police Stations.

Tel: 101
Email: framlingham.snt@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

There is a national police website which contains useful information including a crime map that will display information about crimes by area.  Just type in your postcode to bring up information for your area. www.police.uk  

Police Connect is a free messaging service connecting you to the latest policing news for your area via e-mail, text or phone.  You can register for this service by contacting Suffolk Police, see their website for more information  www.suffolk.police.uk  or

follow the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/aboutus/ourservices/policeconnect.aspx

The government has produced a useful guide to home security, click here to download the booklet  (pdf 103kb)


Suffolk County Council is responsible for public highways.

Click here to go to the SCC highways section of the SCC website. 

Highways problems such as potholes, pavement defects, missing directional signs, street lights not working, missing road markings can now be reported directly to Suffolk County Council.  Please click here to use the online tool.

Library Services


Health Services


The local GP surgeries are:

Wickham Market Medical Centre (also at Rendlesham)

 Email Address (Please do not send urgent requests to this email address. It is checked at 8.30am and 2.00pm only, each working day.)


Contact details:


Address book Address

Wickham Market Medical Centre
Chapel Lane
Wickham Market
IP13 0SB

Telephone Numbers Telephone Numbers

01728 747101
Out of Hours:
01728 747101

Framlingham Medical Practice (also at Earl Soham):

Contact details:


Address book Address

The Surgery
Pembroke Road
IP13 9HA

Telephone Numbers Telephone Numbers

01728 723627
Out of Hours:


There are accident & emergency departments at:

  • Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road Ipswich IP4 5PD Tel: 01473 712233
  • West Suffolk Hospital, Hardwick Lane, Bury St. Edmunds IP33 2QZ Tel: 01284 713000
  • Colchester General Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester CO4 5JL Tel: 01206 747474

Electricity Supply

105 is the free national phone number to report power cuts

  • Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator — the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.
  • 105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. They can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.
  • Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from.
  • Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.

Vulnerable customers who would like to sign up to the Priority Services Register can still call 0800 169 9970.

Flooding and Water Management

Suffolk County Council maintains the ‘Report a flood in Suffolk’ webpage.  If you are aware of any areas which may have suffered from flooding, use the SCC reporting tool and make the relevant risk management authorities aware.


A new government scheme known as “Flood Re” has helped to significantly reduce the burden of increased insurance costs on homeowners. You can find more information about ‘Flood Re’ and how flooding is managed in Suffolk by going to the Suffolk County Council webpage.


You can also find more information on flooding and drainage issues (such as ditches, highway drainage, and the responsibilities of private owners) on the Suffolk County Council webpage.


Waste and Recycling

Refuse and Recycling collection is run by Suffolk Coastal District Council:


Problems with local glass banks such as overflowing or dumping around them, need to be reported to the District Council, as does any fly tipping elsewhere (or there is a form for that - just search on 'fly-tipping')


Suffolk County Council runs recycling centres at Stowmarket, Foxhall and Leiston.


Find here information if you aspire to 'zero waste'


Public Transport