Useful Information

Safer Neighbourhood Team

Our Local Neighbourhood Team Officers are:

Inspector Danny Cooper
PC 346 Gary Austin


Contact us:

By telephone - In an emergency always dial 999
The new telephone number for non emergency calls is 101
On-Line email address: baberghwest.snt@suffolkpnn.police.uk or visit our website: www.suffolk.police.uk

By Post Sudbury Police Station, Acton Lane, Sudbury, CO10 1QN


Neighbourhood Watch:

Co-Ordinator: Mrs Pamela Pope. 01284 830716

Village Contacts:

Ros Debenham: 01284 830640:  Dorothy Griggs: 01284 830813: 


Village Hall Management Committee:

Chairman: David Henderson 01284 828156 

Secretary: Sue Henderson 01284 828156

Treasurer: Karen Wilcox 01284 830725

Committee Members:

Ian Carrington: 01284 830497

Julian Delafortrie: 01284 830544

Ian Copping 01284 830430

John Chappell 01284 830530

John Payne 01284 830466


Magazine Editor: Jenna Kitchen: 01284 830022
Booking Clerk: Mrs Sharon Marshall: 01284 830182
Caretaker: Mrs Sharon Marshall: 01284 830182


District Councillor:

Mr. James Long 01284 830347


County Councillor:

Mr. Richard Kemp: 01787 378149


Amenity Areas

Lawshall Community Playground is situated on the meadow next to The Glebe Estate. It is located on .611 of an acre of land that the Parish Council owns. The remainder is owned by Suffolk County Council. 

In February 2012 the Parish Council purchased the remainder of the land from Suffolk County Council. This purchase was made possible from the S106 Recreational Funds available to Lawshall at Babergh D.C.  The whole of this area is now in the ownership of Lawshall Parish Council and is registered to this effect. A survey was undertaken throughout the village for a name for this area and various names were considered. Some research was undertaken and it was discovered that in the 14th Century this land was known as Walchers Tenement, so this meadow has been named as Walchers Meadow. 

On the 1st August 2012 the administration of the Playground was taken over by the Parish Council. This was due to the fact that the Trustees wanted to retire and could not find anyone willing to take on this task.   

Churchill Close meadow:(this area is owned and maintained by Babergh District Council)