WELCOME TO LEAVENHEATH

 

 

HISTORY

Leavenheath was established in 1952 as a civil parish, and is made up of three small hamlets that have in recent years expanded with the construction of new developments.  Currently there are 1167 parishioners on the electoral roll.

The village is situated to the north of the Essex/Suffolk border, midway between the market towns of Sudbury and Colchester. It is adjacent to the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is in easy reach of Constable Country.

EDUCATION 

Children in Leavenheath have the opportunity of attending Little Ladybirds (Mother & Toddler group) continuing into Ladybirds Pre-school held in the Village Hall.  State education is served by two primary schools; one in Nayland and one in Stoke by Nayland (both with excellent Ofsted reports)

The education system in Suffolk has reverted to two tiers.  So at eleven years old children then carry on to the secondary school, Thomas Gainsborough School at Great Cornard.  There are alternative private education establishments in surrounding villages. 

HEALTH

Two medical practices serve Leavenheath; Nayland Surgery and Boxford Surgery.  The nearest accident and emergency facility is at the Colchester General Hospital situated at Mile End, approximately six miles south of Leavenheath. 

TRANSPORT

There is a regular bus service throughout every week day, passing through the village connecting Colchester and Sudbury.  Colchester North Station is the nearest rail link for London (Liverpool Street).

 

 

 

USEFUL CONTACTS

Nayland Primary School, Bear Street, Nayland.  Headteacher: Miss R Delaney.  01206 262348

Stoke by Nayland CEVCP School, School Street, Stoke by Nayland.  Headteacher: Mr P Knowles.  01206 262418

Thomas Gainsborough School, Head Lane, Great Cornard, Sudbury.  Headteacher: Wayne Lloyd.  01787 375232

Nayland Surgery, 93 Bear Street, Nayland.  01206 262202

Boxford Surgery, The Mill Surgery, Church Street, Boxford.  01787 210558

Babergh District Council, Corks Lane, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 6SJ.  01473 822801

Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2BX.  01473 583000

 

LINKS

 PARISH COUNCIL

NEWS AND EVENTS

 SESAW ANIMAL SANCTUARY

 VILLAGE HALL

PARISH CHURCH

 

WEBMASTER GLYN MORGAN. 24 HIGH ROAD. LEAVENHEATH TEL.01206 263144
Email leavenheathpc@hotmail.com UPDATED. 30th MAY 2014