Local Services & Amenities

Additional Information

The Oil Club An independant organisation aimed at reducing the cost of heating oil for members.

Gestingthorpe Church -

Community Agent - Jayne Laken: Mobile: 07540 720607

Braintree District: Hedinghams, Yeldhams & Stour Valley North

Freephone number Braintree District Agents' central office  0800 977 5858


Villagers may not find it easy to pop into a council office, or may be do not know how to sort out a problem with a utility or the NHS.

Jane's job is to help people in the villages get the services to which they are entitled, whether by helping them make the correct contact or helping them with forms or letters.

Community Broadband -

Educational Foundation - Provides grants to help with education of (principally young) village residents (e.g. music lessons, text books). Secretar Open to all in ancient parish of Gestingthorpe (includes parts of current Little Maplestead). Please give full details in writing of each applicant and the activities undertake (making it clear which applicant is claiming for which activity if more than one person on the application). Please provide receipts for any payments made.

Secretary email:

Electricity - UK Power Networks (local grid)   emergency 0800 7 838 838 

To report any power cuts and damaged lines on free helplines, please refer customers to the following number in the East of England call 0800 783 8838. You can also see and follow the company on twitter for updates @ukpowernetworks

Essex Energy for savings on gas & electric bills

Flooding - visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast:

Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 213600.

Nursery - The Homestead, Sudbury Road (near Hill Farm turn off)

Parish News - Editorial.  Andy Craig 01787 469687 or

Public House/Restaurant - The Pheasant, Audley End, Gestingthorpe.   01787 461196

Anglian Water emergency 0800 771 881

Amenity Group - Contact Helen Willingham on 01787  461 771

Schools and Colleges:

Primary - Bulmer (St Andrews); Secondary - Hedingham School

Recycling Centre - Sandy Lane, Ballingdon, Sudbury (closed Wednesdays)

Trains - Greater Anglia - Sudbury and Braintree branch lines and mainline from Witham, Marks Tey and Colchester

Waste collection calendar -

Post Office:

Great Yeldham Post Office Stores, High Street, Great Yeldham, CO9 4ES Telephone: 01787 237 201
Full Time

Halstead - High Street
Sudbury - W H Smith, Market Hill
Sible Hedingham - Swan Street (north of Co-Op)

Part Time

Village Hall, The Green, Wickham St Paul - Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9 - 1
St James Street, Castle Hedingham - Monday - Friday 9 - 1

The Street, Bulmer (private house by post box)

Post office: Leucojum, Bulmer Street, Bulmer, CO10 7EP


Bus Timetable for 2020