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Badingham is in the east Suffolk district of eastern England, in the county of Suffolk. It is situated 21.8 miles (35.1 kilometres) north east of Ipswich 35 miles away from Norwich and 13 miles away from the coast. Badingham's name is Anglo-Saxon and means "the farmstead of Beada's people". Badingham contains a significant number of farms, sparse amount of housing, numerous B&Bs as well as St. John's Church.

In the 1870s John Bartholomew, described Badingham as:

"Badingham, par., E. Suffolk, 3½ miles NE. of Framlingham ry. sta., 3172 ac., pop. 672; P.O.(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))".

The earliest historic data of Badingham is located within the Domesday Book The recordings are indicated below:

"Badincham / Hadincham: Robert Malet's mother and Walter, Loernic and Robert from her. Church, beehive. 60 goats, 32 pigs. Partly Norman church Okenhill Hall, 1552".

Latest Parish News

Storm Babet


October 2023
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The following is issued by East Suffolk Council regarding the events of Storm Babet on Friday 20th October:

As you will be aware, we have encouraged the public to use our telephone numbers to call us about issues and impacts relating to Storm Babet.

This includes our ‘out of hours’ telephone number which is managed on our behalf by East Suffolk Services.

Call handlers will manage emergency enquiries appropriately. However, we do not expect further flooding over the weekend, so the majority of calls should likely be considered as non-emergency.

In these cases, callers will be reassured that the Council will deal with their enquiry, but that they should contact our Call Centre on Monday morning.

We have updated our web page to that affect with the following information:

If you need advice regarding housing, waste clearing or street cleansing, please call 0333 016 2000 during normal working hours (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm).

If you are faced with an emergency situation outside of working hours, including the weekend, which require an immediate Council response, please call our out of hours number: 0800 440 2516.

Please do not call this number during normal working hours as it is diverted to other services, and ONLY call in the case of an emergency (such as further flooding or homelessness).

If your property was flooded in the recent storm(s), please complete the spreadsheet below to inform the local authorities. District Councillor Vince Langdon-Morris will collate the information so please send your completed entry to him by email at the following address:

Shake It Out new recycling campaign June 2023

East Suffolk Council


June 2023
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The #ShakeItOut campaign has been launched by the Suffolk Waste Partnership to encourage households in Suffolk to help improve recycling rates across the county by making sure black bin bags and other plastic sacks are not thrown in with recyclable materials.

The Partnership, made up of the county, district and borough councils in Suffolk, says more than a quarter (26%) of the materials in Suffolk’s recycling bins in 2022/23 were not able to be processed as they were spoiled.

Items that contributed to spoiled recycling collections included:

  • Materials that were not clean and dry, or contained food and drink residue
  • Rubbish sacks or plastic bags containing recycling
  • Non-recyclable items, such as nappies and food waste

Plastic bags and rubbish sacks are a particular problem – recycling handlers can’t see what’s inside them and they are often full of rubbish or other non-recyclable items.

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If you have an emergency and you don't know who to call, contact Cllr Lisa Sweeney who will do her best to assist you on 07495 122404.

In order to get your queries to the people that can actually help you as quickly as possible, please find below contact information for issues with Suffolk Highways. The Parish Council will always try and help as a conduit but your initial contact should be with the correct authority.

Suffolk Highways can be contacted via the following methods: Telephone 0345 606 6171 or you can use their online Highways Reporting Tool for any of the following concerns via the following website:-

  • Blocked drain
  • Bridge or highway structure
  • Cycle lanes or tracks
  • Drain-manhole cover
  • Debris, weeds or mud on the road
  • Flooding on a road or pavement
  • Heavy goods vehicle incident
  • Grass cutting
  • Lit sign or bollard
  • Missing or damaged barriers or guardrails
  • Missing or faded road markings
  • Obscured, missing or damaged sign
  • Pothole
  • Pavement defect
  • Public right of way
  • Street light
  • Traffic signal or pedestrian crossing
  • Tree or hedge affecting the highway


If you come across an incident of fly-tipping, please also report it direct to East Suffolk via the following link; how to report fly tipping, or let the parish clerk know the full details so she can report it. Fly tipping remains an issue in Suffolk as it does across the entire country, with more than four and a half thousand incidents reported last year alone. It costs hundreds of thousands of pounds to clear and this is paid for by Suffolk residents, as well as farmers and other landowners.

If illegally discarded, waste is traced back to the owner and if a licenced waste carrier hasn’t been used to dispose of the waste, then the owner will be fined. Even if it wasn’t the owner who carried out the act of fly tipping. Members of the public and businesses are being urged to remember the SCRAP code to stop fly tipping in Suffolk:

• Suspect ALL waste carriers

• Check with the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 that the provider taking your waste away is licensed

• Refuse unexpected offers to have waste taken away

• Ask what will happen to your waste

• Paperwork should be obtained – get a full receipt

THE GREENPRINT FORUM is a group formed under East Suffolk Council which looks at all things green and environmental. They have many varied and interesting projects and issue a regular newsletter full of news and events taking place locally about green issues.  Their latest newsletter can be accessed via the link below which includes a section on the Warm Homes project. 

Greenprint-Forum-newsletter-autumn-2022.pdf (