Help and Assistance
Citizens Advice Bureau

Council Offices, 5 Milton Road, Stowmarket. Tel 01449 676060/676280


West Suffolk Hospital, Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds. Tel 01284 713000

Mid Suffolk Rethink on Disability Transport service

Dial-a-Ride Service, Red Gables, Ipswich, Stowmarket, Suffolk. IP14 1BE. Tel 01449 614271
Wheelchair accessible mini bus service from Elmswell and adjoining villages to Bury St Edmunds. Users must be registered  - 5.00 per annum. Single journey - 1.60. Wednesday service only.

Bookings from 1.00pm Monday to Friday Bury, Stow and Ipswich.


Christain Faith Church Project supplying second hand furniture to the needy of Suffolk. Donated furniture required - free collection every Monday. Goods required include carpets, crockery, cots, cutlery, electrical goods, furniture and toys. Tel 01449 737676

Parish Council Allotments

Available in two sizes of plot, approx. 30' x 30' at a cost of 4.00 per annum, and approx. 66' x 30' at a cost of 6.00 per annum. Tenancies are renewable annually in April each year. Contact Mre D. Brannick, Parish Clerk. Tel 01359 244134


Elmswell Police Station, Cooks Road, Elmswell. Tel 01359 240211
Suffolk County Police Headquarters, Martlesham. Tel 01473 613500. All calls are automatically diverted here of there is no one available at the local station, if in doubt call 999.

Refuse Disposal

Dustbins: Emptied for the District Council by contractors (01449 727382) - Thursdays.
Recycling Banks: Railway Station, Station Road,  Elmswell. Cans, glass, textiles, newspapers.
Domestic Refuse Site: Bury Road, Stowmarket (just off the A14 slip road to Stow). 1st November - 31st January: 8.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Sunday. 1st February - 31st March: 8.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Sunday. 1st April - 30th September: 8.00am - 7.00pm Monday to Friday & 8.00am - 6.00pm Saturday - Sunday. 1st - 31st October: 8.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Sunday.
Sunday: Mid Suffolk Council offers free collection and safe disposal service for large household items such as furniture, refridgerators and freezers.


Ipswich Tel 01473 211133. This a 24 hour service.

Tourist Information

Mid Suffolk Tourist Information Centre, Wilks Way, Stowmarket. Tel 01449 676800

School Bus to Thurston Upper School

Contact Mrs C. Archibald, 65 Bennett Avenue, Elmswell. Tel 01359 242138