Useful information


St Mary’s Church, Combs

St Mary's Church, Little Finborough

Battisford Free Church

St Peter’s and St Mary’s Church, Stowmarket

Combs Cemetery

Combs Cemetry provides for both burials and the interment of cremated remains in a tranquil setting. In 2014 the Cemetery saw its first green burials in a newly designated area of the Cemetery. Following interest from the public an area has now been set aside for the scattering of ashes.

Further information: Cemetery Regulations | Combs Church


Combs Ford Surgery - 01449 678333

Stow Health Centre - 01449 776000


If you have difficulty getting to your local hospital or visit regularly and would consider car sharing, you may be interested in the Hospital Rides service organised by various organisations: Travel to Hospital Info Leaflet

Ipswich Hospital Heath Road Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 5PD Tel: 01473 712233

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

NHS Emergency and Urgent Care Services - Dial 111


Stowmarket Library Milton Road, Stowmarket, IP14 1EX Tel: 01449 613143

Local government

Suffolk County Council

Mid Suffolk District Council

Stowmarket Town Council

Combs Parish Council

County Councillor

District Councillor

Local MP

Jo Churchill

Oil buying

You may be able to save some money on the cost of your heating oil by joining the community buying syndicate set up by Community Action Suffolk.

Find our more at or contact Jonathan Pope our local coordinator on 01449 615541, email

Police, Neighbourhood and Farm Watch

Suffolk Constabulary

To contact the Police call 101 | In an emergency always dial 999

Neighbourhood Watch

Farm Watch

Post Offices

Ipswich Street, Stowmarket Tel: 01449 612869

Wolsey Road, Stowmarket Tel: 01449 673554


Combs Ford Primary School

Combs Middle School

Stowmarket High School

Street lights

You will find details of how to report faulty street lights and numbered list of our street lights here



Suffolk Links Gipping North
Suffolk Links Gipping North operates from 0700 to 1900, Mondays to Saturdays (except Public Holidays). The bus will take you to Stowmarket, Needham Market or any of the villages within the Gipping North service area. Connections can be made for onwards travel to places further afield such as Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds or Diss.  Call 01449 616 000 to make a booking or enquiry. Further details can be found on their website by clicking the link above.

REVISED bus Services in Suffolk. (Email received from ESE Passenger Transport Enquiries).

These services will change/commence at the start of September 2013.

Downloadable PDF timetables for these services can be found on our website by clicking on the appropriate month at or by contacting us on 0845 606 6171. Please note that these pages are frequently being updated to include new timetables and service change summaries so we would advise that you check this page regularly. Roadside publicity is currently being updated and area bus timetable leaflets will be available throughout September. Should you require any further timetable information or to discuss the changes please contact us on 0845 606 6171 or email

First Bus 08706 082608


Gold Star Taxis 01449 612949 (Ipswich Street, Stowmarket base)

Stowmarket Taxis 01449 677777 (based at Stowmarket Railway Station)


National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950


Stowe Veterinary Group 01449 776200

Cedarwood Veterinary Practice 01449 676966

Waste & recycling information

Bin Collections and 2016 calendar

Links to the Suffolk Recycling Forum:-

Babergh District Council

Mid Suffolk District Council