The Hoxne Welcome Pack
Welcome to Hoxne!
We hope you will find the information in this leaflet useful
and that you will enjoy living in our friendly village.
Prepared by Hoxne Parish Council and hoxne.net
Suffolk Police HQ – non urgent
Suffolk Fire and Rescue Services
Environment Agency Flood line
Eye Health Centre
Fressingfield Medical Centre
Stradbroke Medical Centre
Mid Suffolk District Council
Suffolk County Council
08456 066 067
Hoxne Parish Council Clerk
Hoxne Deli & Tea Rooms, Post Office
The Swan Public House
Anglian Water Emergency
08457 145 145
08007 838 838
0800 111 999
Hoxne Village Website
B & B
Hoxne B & B
Low Street, Hoxne, Suffolk IP21 5AR
Rosebank Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Goldbrook, Hoxne, IP21 5AN
Tel: 01379 668243 or 07711 653621 www.Rosebankcottagebedandbreakfast.co.uk
Hoxne Bell Ringers
Andrew Castleden Tel: 01379 668468 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boiler Maintenance and Plumbing
All types of Plumbing and boiler servicing. Gas Reg’d
Tel: 07749 315908
Orchard House, Heckfield Green, Hoxne
Tel: 01379 668328, 07710 757334
Rainford Cottage, 11 Green Street, Hoxne
Tel: 01379 668596 or 07801 515494
The Telephone Kiosk in Low Street (outside the Post Office) houses a ‘Library’. Please help yourself to something to read and leave donations of used books – but only if there is room on the shelves!
Hoxne Bowls Club is situated behind the pavilion of The Playingfields. IP21 5AD.
Formed in 1919 at The Hoxne Swan, it has subsequently moved to its present location, where it has thrived.
The club is proud that membership is predominantly from Hoxne and the surrounding villages. Though competitive in three leagues, a friendly and sporting atmosphere is most important.
The season runs from Mid-April till the end of August and membership is £20 per per year. New members of all abilities are always welcome, including juniors accompanied by an adult. We have a Child Protection Policy and Officer.
For further information contact the secretary: Roger Knight 01379 668403
Timetable and information for Hoxne can be found on https://bustimes.org/localities/hoxne
The bus stops in Hoxne are at Goldbrook Bridge, Lower Oakley (E-bound), Post Office and Syleham Road
The Border Hoppa is a dial a ride service (08.30-16.00) for those who experience difficulties with transport.
Call 01379 854800.
School buses are not referred to here. Information about them is best sought from the appropriate school.
Pick up points in the village are the Village Stores, outside the Village Hall and the Pump at Cross Street.
Dunnett Family Butcher, Eye
G. Shurey & Son, Eye
The Village Voices
The Village Voices meet on Monday evening either at St Peter and St Paul Church, Hoxne in the summer or St Edmund’s Hall, Hoxne in the winter. The Village Voices is a community choir open to all, regardless of ability or previous singing experience. The object of the choir is to demonstrate that social singing is fun yet challenging. Songs are taught by ear and there is no need to be able to read music. We are based in Hoxne but have members from eighteen villages and one city. Friendly and welcoming – come along and give us a try. No Audition.
St Peter and St Paul’s Church
Green Street, Hoxne, IP21 5AT
Rev Michael Womack, Wingfield 01379 388889
Mr Guy McGregor (CW) 01379 668434
Mr John Brawn (Sec); Mr Wilf White (CW)
The Hoxne Benefice Newsletter includes detail
St Henry Morse Catholic Church, Diss
Shelfhanger Road, Diss, IP22 4DX
Parish Priest: Canon David Bagstaff
Tel: 01379 642914
Professional, handmade curtains and blinds Tel: 01379 669101
The Hoxon Hundred
The Hoxne Hundred dancers regularly perform dancers Cotswold and North West Morris, Garland, Rapper, Sword and Step dances, and from September practice in St Edmund’s Village Hall ready for the next season. Visitors or those who fancy joining us are welcome to call in on our Wednesday evening sessions. During May through to July, on Wednesday nights, we generally dance at a local pub within a ten mile radius of our home base in Hoxne.
Jan Robinson, our Baglady, email@example.com
David Crowe, our dance leaser, 01379 741518
Ballroom dancing classes are held at St Edmund’s Village Hall
Call Helen Wilbee for more information 01379 740339
Fish and Chips
Thursday’s serving from 4pm – 7pm at St Edmund’s Close, Hoxne
Tel: 01379 741967 or 07904 231006
Doctor’s Surgeries in Eye, Fressingfield and Stradbroke
Eye Health Centre
Castleton Way, Eye
Fressingfield Medical Centre
Stradbroke Medical Centre
Tel: 01379 388313
Goldbrook, Sam and Don Warren
Nuttery Vale, Hoxne, Suffolk IP21 588
Tel: 01379 668267 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Maynard Educational Trust
The Maynard Trust is an educational charity which offers small grants for educational purposes to residents of Hoxne. Set up originally in 1761 to provide schooling to the children of Hoxne by Lord Maynard, today it now offers small grants to both children and adults for educational matters. Being a charity it also welcomes any donations to help its viability for future generations of Hoxne residents.
The Trust meets four times a year around May, September, November and February. Applications for grant aid should be made in writing to Mrs Sarah Foote, Church Hill, Hoxne, Eye, Suffolk IP21 mailto:email@example.com
Firewood and Logs
Leaders on 01379 669141
Nearest petrol/diesel is at the Devil’s Handbasin Garage on the A140 stretch between the B1077 junction and the B1118 junction. A Shell garage on the outskirts of Diss, on Victoria Road (the main road into Diss, right hand side, before the railway station). Morrisons Supermarket in the centre of Diss also has a petrol forecourt. BP Petrol station at the A140/A143 junction at Scole.
For domestic heating oil, see entry under Oil Syndicate.
Hoxne Service Station
Cross Street, Hoxne IP21 5AJ. Tel 01379 668654
Service and mechanical repairs for all makes, but no fuel sales. A personal and friendly service.
MOT preparation. Welding Repairs
Garden and Social Club
Broad Street, Eye
Tel: 01379 870030
Hoxne Heritage Group
Further details can be found on www.hoxnehistory.org.uk
Displays relating to the Hoxne Hoard and other matters of historical interest can be viewed in the church and on this website.
Manager Julie Shepherd,
6 Cross Street, Eye, IP23 7AB
Tel: 01379 870515. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager Maureen John
Court House, Queen Street, Stradbroke.
Tel: 01379 384768. Email: email@example.com
Visits Hoxne every four weeks on a Thursday and stops at The Swan Car Park and St Edmund’s House
See Events on this website
Hoxne Produce and Craft Market
Held the last Saturday every month at St Edmund’s Village Hall, 9.30 – 12.30 with many stallholders from The Waveney Valley Area selling local produce and handmade crafts and a café.
For dates go to St Edmund’s Hall www.hoxnevillagehall.co.uk
Hoxne Mothers Union
Contact Cathie McGregor on 01379 668343 for further details.
Hoxne Post Office and Shop
Wortwell and Mendham Bulk Buying Community Oil Group (WAMBBOB)
Order via 01986788750 with Answer phone 1571 (let it ring 7/8 times) or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Action Suffolk (CAS)
Contact Natalie Lomas, Resources Officer Tel: 01473 345355 Email: email@example.com
Organic Fruit and Vegetables
Available at Hoxne Post Office every Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm and Hoxne Monthly Produce Market 9.30am – 12.30pm
Delivery to Hoxne and surrounding areas on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Tel: 07748 156953 Email: Anglian.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoxne Parish Council meets on the first Thursday of the month at the playing field pavilion in the summer and St Edmund’s Village Hall in the winter.
The chairman is Ted O’Connor. For any information you may require relating to Parish Council matters, please contact the Clerk, Sarah Foote on 07554 733621 or e-mail at email@example.com. www.hoxne.onesuffolk.net
The Phoenix Club meets on the second Tuesday every month at St Edmund’s Village Hall at 7.30pm
Contact Pat Green Tel: 01379 668379 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The greater part of the playing field, the sports pavillion and other facilities are owned by the community in trust and are available for meetings and other community events. The County Council have ownership of a smaller section close to Heckfield Green so as in part to service the needs of the school. A children’s play area is included. The complex is currently the home of the football club and the bowls club. A social club is in place to organise the running of the bar and associated facilities, this is run by committee and elected ever year.
To contact the playing field committee telephone Gail on 01379 668186.
See entry under Boiler maintenance.
Emergency services 999
Suffolk Police HQ – Non Urgent 101
See entry under Shops
The Swan, Low Street, Hoxne
The Swan occupies a 15th Century, Grade II listed lodge, formerly known as Bishop’s Lodge, at the bottom end of the village green, opposite the Post Office. Food is served in the restaurant, either of the bars, or in the extensive gardens (weather permitting).
Tel: 01379 668275 Email: email@example.com
St Edmund’s Hall Car Park
Facilities for recycling glass, newspapers and clothing. Please use these rather than others, as they generate funds to support the village hall.
St Edmund’s Primary School and Nursery
Heckfield Green, Hoxne, IP21 5AD.
Academy Head: Miss Susie Collins. Office Manager: Lorraine Hart
Castelton Way, Eye, Suffolk IP21 7BL
Headmaster: Mr Jim McAtear. Deputy Headteacher: Mr Adrian Hayto
Office Telephone: 01379 870315
Pupil Absence Line: 01379 872726
Hoxne Post Office, Shop, Delicatessen, Tea Rooms, B & B
The Post Office, Low Street, Hoxne, Suffolk IP21 5AR
The shop, delicatessen and licensed tea rooms and B & B. The shop is open every day from 7.00am until 5.30pm except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Dogs are allowed in the snug which is accessed round the side of the building. There is a large, well-stocked informal garden for use by customers
The Post office is open 9am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.30pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri. 9.00am – 1.00pm on Wed. 9.00am – 12.30pm on Sat and closed on
East of England Co-op, Eye and a Central England Co-op, Eye
Aldi, Morrisons and Tesco in Diss
Locally based CMC Private Taxi Service
Tel: 07545 252023
If you have moved into a thatched property within the village. Please let Suffolk County Council know about it. You should contact their Community Safety Delivery Team on 01473 260500
Cosy Cot, Heckfield Green, Hoxne, Eye, Suffolk IP21 5AB
Tel: 01379 or 07960 254537 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waveney Tree Specialists
For free estimates call Joan or Alan Garnham
Tel: 01379 668636 or 07990 801388
St Edmund’s Hall
Contact the booking clerks Sharon or Sally on 07876 215269 or Email: email@example.com
One of the hubs of village life, the village hall plays regular host to plays, concerts, quiz nights and other cultural events as well as being available for meetings, parties, weddings and other events. There are regular ballroom dancing classes and a month produce and craft market, as well as meetings of local groups such as The Phoenix Ladies Group and The Garden and Social Club.
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Brakey Wood is a 17 acre deciduous wood, planted in 1999 and 2000 as a result of a successful Millennium partnership
between Hoxne Village and the Woodland Trust. The wood is always open, with access from the small car park off Wittons Lane near Chickering Beck, and by public footpaths from Cross Street and Low Street. The Hoxne Man, a large carved oak statue of a paleolithic man, can be found in the wood.
See Village Voice magazine for Village Walks
See hoxne.net for information about the village, its’ history, local groups, what’s on, photo gallery etc
Updated June 4, 2019
To the best of our knowledge all information contained within this guide is accurate at the time of printing. However, the Parish Council cannot be held responsible for an errors or changes