This page is deliberately in summary form, as a quick 'go-to' location for key contact information.
So typically, no more than two of their contacts appear here, maybe their Leader/Organiser and their Secretary (or equivalents).
However, if there are more than two or three related lines, they're highlighted within a coloured block for clarity.
Where an organisation's name below appears as a blue link, that leads to any page or website they have, for more information.
All regular events take place at Snape Village Hall, unless stated or implied otherwise.
For posting on the website of any blogs, publicising upcoming events or other changes, corrections or suggested additions,
please email
e:  All email links here automatically copy you in with your outward email.         t:  All six-digit phone numbers are local to area code 01728.

w: Visit our «USEFUL WELFARE CONTACTS» webpage

  2022/23: Organisations' Reports to the Annual Parish Meeting, 23/5/23  
Suffolk   Advice Line: single access-point for support from someone who can help t: 0800 068 3131
BT Reminder Alarm Call                                                   max 20p, but often free:   ☏ ❋55❋hhmm#  [where e.g. a quarter to seven is ❋55❋0645# ]
    Alde and Blyth Community Radio  Listen live!.  Listen again!. email / text / www: Contact
The   Alde & Ore Association "takes care of ... rivers & surrounding landscapes" w:
The   Alde & Ore Estuary Trust — "Treasury for the estuary, leads on fundraising" w:
    Alde River Benefice — Administration for all contact information ... Click here for contact information
    — Rainbow Choir    Musical Director Hannah Pemberton e: t: 652 802
    Alde River Singers, "local singers and visiting friends from far and near, including some fine organists, who lead traditional Choral
    Evensongs and other services in Snape Church and throughout the Benefice, usually when there's a fifth Sunday in the month"
      Leader Bill Gloyn e:
  Alde Valley Lunch/Tea Club (for over-60s) enquiries: Hilary   t: 663 449
    2nd Tue:  Riverside, Great Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, IP17 1LL Also see announcements in «Ebb & Flow»
    allotments Enquiries to ... Jackie Allfrey e:
      Parish Councillor Maria Norman  
    The allotments are in Sandy Lane at — select the grey "Satellite view" button
    Anglian Energy Planning Alliance Chair Graeme Murray e:
    ("raising awareness of the impact of infrastructure projects") T: #StopTheEnergyMadness w: Snape webpages
Snape   Archivesee below under "V" for "village archive"    
3/11/23:    Assistance Equipment is no longer available from Snape Good Neighbours: try Ipswich Re-use Shop at Foxhall tip, IP10 0HT
  We ARE, however, continuing to offer loans of the two wheelchairs.
    Benhall Badger Cubs Football Club (at Playing Field) e: f: facebook ... Benhall-Badger-Cubs ...
  bin collection day: Snape WEDNESDAYS, or click then enter postcode  t: 0345 040 2020
  e:   w:
  Kerbside general waste collections (in black/grey bins) in Snape occur alternate Wednesday mornings.
  Also see below: "Garden Waste Scheme" (for brown/green bins) and "Recycling" (for blue bins).
    Bobby Buddies:  Like knitting?  Why not join us in knitting some Bobby Buddies for the police to give to traumatised children?
    Visit our Snape webpage for further information.   f: @BobbyBuddiesSuffolkNorfolk    w:
The Royal   British Legion, Snape & Farnham Branch meets on the 1st working Monday of the month at 7:30pm at the Golden Key.
      Secretary David Mincher e: t: 747 066
Coffee   Caravan: The Rural Coffee Caravan Information Project delivers information and friendship across Suffolk — information is power!
    They'll bring us the latest Warm Homes message this Autumn, maybe to a 2nd-Thursday Coffee Morning, in good time for Winter.
    e:  f:  T: @coffeecaravan  w:
Electric   Car-charging points      
    CATS/Coastal Accessible Transport e:    w:
    and other transport arrangements f:
    demand-responsive bus services (Mon to Sat) + Door-to-door services (office hours: 8:30am to 4pm) t: 830 516
    Community Car Service   (office hours: 9am to 12 noon) t: 831 215
    Connecting Communities: journey request form ➡︎ w:
    Suffolk County Council Travel Vouchers (in lieu of Free Travel Bus Passes) w: please visit our «SCC Travel Vouchers» page
    CHOIRS on this webpage: Alde River Benefice Rainbow Choir,  Alde River Singers,  and [under "F"] 5 in a Bar
    Church of St John the Baptist — one of the Alde River Benefice's seven churches
    Click here for Visitors' information, Sunday Worship, Contacts, History and other local Benefice Churches.
    CHILD ABUSE w: Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership w: Please see our «Safeguarding Children» page
    Citizens' Advice, Leiston and nationally (England) Please see and/or download their advertisement here.
    Coffee Morning (2nd Thu, 10-11:30) organised/in aid of VH committee  
    Coronation Celebration event, Saturday 6th May Latest information: visit
Suffolk   County Councillor   w: visit our «District and County Councillors, and MP» page
    Crocodile Rock (pre-schoolers' music) Leader Elie Sharratt 07976 299 297
    Crown at Snape, Bridge Road, IP17 1SL Visit our «Local Services» page for more details
  defibrillator (outside of Village Hall) Maintenance Maria N c/o SGNS t: In emergency, call 999 for access code to open.
    w: Also visit our «Defibrillator» page with INSTRUCTIONS, including an explanatory video
  Members of Snape Good Neighbour Scheme and Community Emergency Planning team also know (or have access to) the code.
E. Suffolk   district Councillors   w: visit our «District and County Councillors, and MP» page
    doctors' surgeries: see Peninsula Practice, Saxmundham Health and Wickham Market Medical Centre below.
    dog-bins Parish Councillor Graham Farrant w:  See location of 10 bins (w/ downloadable map)
  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE w: Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership w: Please see our «Safeguarding Adults» page
    East Suffolk Council (district) East Suffolk House, Melton IP12 1RT e / f / £ / T / t ☏ ⬅ w: visit their «Contact us» page
  «Ebb and Flow», Alde River Benefice magazine:  Editor Shane Pictor e:
deadline☞ blog or E&Fś back pages Advertising Elaine Hawes  604986 / 07796 687252
       Snape Parish Correspondent Brian Boulton t: 688 999
"Ebb and Flow" Delivery Co-ordinator Carolyn Glennon   t:  605 761
Snape Delivery Co-ordinators Doris King/Steven Harris                                      e:
Archive of past issues Ann Boulter   e:
    Electric car-charging points      
Community   Emergency Planning team Parish Councillor Tim Beach e:   m: 07507 491 219
    Click here to download the «Snape Community Emergency Plan» leaflet.
SEAS/Snape   Energy Group (affiliated to      
    Suffolk Energy Action Solutions) Co-ordinator David McKenna e:
  Energy Planning campaigns (Friston, Sizewell C, etc)   w: visit our «Energy Planning campaigns» pages
      also see: «Anglian Energy Planning Alliance» above and  «SASES» below
follow the   Facebook «Snape community» Administrator Jasmin Thurston f:
          OR — w:
    w: You can also 'follow' from the link on this website's homepage, or at the foot of any webpage (including this one).
Sn Village   Fête/Fun Day   Sat 1/8/20 & 2/8/21  staged by Playing Field Committee  
    The Annual Fête/Fun Day was put on hold for 2022, due to the village events around the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
    However, on 24th September in the Village Hall, we could BOP 'TIL YOU DROP with Kay and Paul of Rokkaku Disco fame!
arrange a   fire-safety visit (if you're eligible)  t: 01473 260588, but first visit ...  
    5 in a Bar (a-cappella vocal ensemble) Leader June Bird e: w: please visit our page
  fly-tipping: how to report incidents:     w:  OR  t: 0333 016 2000
    also see:
    footpaths: for issue reporting, see «Highways» below⬇︎, otherwise … w: Visit our «Dog-bins and footpaths» webpage
The   Friends of Snape Church: funds for maintenance e:      w: see our webpage
    and upkeep Chair Georgina Lock e:
St Elizabeth's Great Garden Trail, raising vital Hospice funds in Snape w:
on 30th June 2024: see our blog Grainne Spain & Amanda Carpenter e:
  Garden Waste Scheme subscriptions and renewals        East Suffolk Council  t: 0333 016 2000 option "0"   w: see our latest blog
  GAS (Girls about Snape) Contact  Jacqui Wood t: 07880 602 059   w: see our webpage
The   Golden Key Inn pub, Priory Road, IP17 1SG Visit our «Local Services» page for more details
Snape   Good Neighbour Scheme (SGNS) duty phoneholder Messages can be left 24/7 on 0754 1754 426.
    Chair and Safeguarding Lead Paul Richards e:
GreenSnape logo acting as a linkclick including Priory Wood w:  see our GreenSnape «Committee» webpage
The   Grumpy Old Men (AKA "The Grumpies") just turn up 12 noon Fridays at the Golden Key for a chat!  Each buys his own drinks.
  Highways/footpaths: issue reporting Suffolk CC responsibility w: report online here or, if danger, t: 0345 606 6171
  Potholes          w:
  History w: See «village archive» below for points of contact, or visit our «History» webpages.
  Hospital Accident & Emergency, Heath Road, Ipswich, IP4 5PD (19 miles/30+ mins)    For immediate wheelchair loan, click here
Ipswich   Hospital: "getting here" info, etc. t: 01473 71 22 33   w:
Snape   Housing Needs Survey: Executive Summary    
Feb. or March   Litter pick:  Sat. 10/2/24 at 09:25 Parish Councillor Georgina Lock e:
Alde Valley   Lunch Club for over 60's — see under "Alde Valley" above.  
    magazine/newsletter: see "Ebb and Flow" above    
Snape   Maltings ("Music, Shops, Nature, Art") see Maps page    
  Meet Up Mondays: 10:30-12 noon at The Golden Key.    Need a lift? — just call the sponsoring Good Neighbour Scheme above.
    usually including Bank Holidays      
    Member of Parliament (MP)   w: visit our «District and County Councillors, and MP» page
Benefice " Messy Church" for Activities, Songs, Lunch, Crafts, Games and Stories!        Contact: Carolyn Glennon
    For all Messy Church events, see "Ebb and Flow", or on Facebook @AldeRiverBeneficeMessyChurch
Suffolk   mobile library, 4wkly Fri 12:30-12:50 V. Hall forecourt route 8 schedule e: t: 01473 351 249
  Nextdoor: "free private social network for your neighbourhood community": We strongly suggest you read our ongoing blog here.
    NHS "Find your NHS number" service also see our blog about it at
Snape   Open Gardenssee under "G" for "Garden Trail" above read about the event at
Snape   Parish Council Parish Chair:  Paul Richards e:
Select «Parish Council» tab/menu for full info. Parish Clerk:  Marie Backhouse e:
    Parkinson's support group: fun and friendly singing group, the Skylarks w: see "Skylarks" group, below
The   Peninsula Practice (doctors' surgeries at Aldeburgh, Church Farm, Victoria Road, Aldeburgh, IP15 5BR         t: 01394 411 641
    Orford, Alderton and Hollesley)   e:
  f:   w:
  Pétanque team: Golden Key: most Sundays, 10:30 Captain: Nick Holt e: t:688 448 w:match results
    Pilates, beginners/experienced various trainers: several days/times➡︎ See: Village Hall «Regular-bookings calendar»
    Planning Applications East Suffolk Council's responsibility e / f / £ / T / t ☏ ⬅ w: visit their «Contact us» page
    Playing Field, The Glebes, IP17 1QF Chair Eddie Gillett e:   m: 07710 137 619
The   Plough & Sail pub, Snape Maltings/Bridge, IP17 1SR Visit our «Local Services» page for more details
    post collection and delivery times ➡︎ ➡︎ w:  read our blog about this (esp. link at the bottom)
Snape   Post Office M 9:30-12:30; W 1:30-4; F 9:30-12:30      Village Hall, IP17 1SX Any service disruptions? — check blogs page
From Wednesday, 27th March 2024, service reduced to TWO hours on Wednesdays, 13:45 to 15:45 — see our blog and the official PO website
    potholes — see "Highways" above      
  Power cuts?Visit «My Life & Safety» page or contact UK Power Networks UKPN 24-hour phone: 105 -or- 0800 31 63 105
  w:   or   textphone: 18001 0800 31 63 105
  During widespread power cuts, UKPN may be able to update you by text
  if you text the word "POWER", a space and your postcode to them at 80876, for example "POWER IP17 1XX".
  ☞  If you would need extra support in the event of a power cut, register on the «Priority Services Register» here NOW.
Snape   Primary School, Church Rd IP17 1QG Head Teacher: Sarah Gallagher e:
also: visit our «Sn Primary School» webpage Office Manager: Jo Hurren e:   t: 01728 688 373
Board of Governors:   w:
"On a learning adventure together"                                  w:   T: @SnapeSchool
    Priory Wood (now leased by the Parish Council, cared for by GreenSnape)  
    w3w: [then click on grey "Satellite View" button]


  For What to do with? (A-Z) … — how to reduce, reuse, recycle and dispose of many items — visit Suffolk Recycling's A-Z page
  For plastic bags and similar, use the bins at Tesco's or Waitrose in Saxmundham, or at most branches of the Co-op locally.
  Glass can be disposed of in the bottle banks at the Golden Key  P  
  Used printer-ink cartridges/batteries accepted by the School: click here
  Clothing, handbags, belts and shoes (for reuse or recycling) — use the clothes bin outside the Village Hall — "Please use bags"
  ALL ➡︎ Leiston Recycling Centre, Lover's Lane, IP16 4UJ Book a recycling centre time slotNOT WEDNESDAYS
  Kerbside blue-bin collections occur in Snape on alternate Wednesdays.  For further information, see above under "bin collection".
    Riverside Centre, Great Glemham Road, Stratford St Andrew, IP17 1LL  
  SAFEGUARDINGSee our pages for «Safeguarding Adults» / «Safeguarding Children» / «Snape Good Neighbour Scheme»
    SASES (Substation Action: Save East Suffolk) — raising community concerns about energy proposals along the Suffolk Coast
    Subscribe here to the SASES Newsletter and/or email them   e:   w:
        w: our own «Energy Planning campaigns» webpages
  Saxmundham Health (doctors' surgery) Lambsale Meadow, Saxmundham, IP17 1DY   t: 01728 602022
    Ignore Facebook page Saxmundham Health Group f:
E. Suffolk   Skylarks — fun/friendly singing for people w/ Parkinson’s, & companions
Snape   Snooker Club Organiser   e:
Community   Speed Watch (CSW) Parish Chair Paul Richards e:
      Parish Councillor Margaret McKenna e:
    If anyone wishes to help by volunteering, then please contact our Parish Clerk,
    Statistics: "Suffolk Observatory contains all Suffolk’s vital statistics." w:
Snape   Swift Project GreenSnape rep. Derek Walduck e: t: 687 756
    Table Tennis (Mon 7-8:30, exc. B/H) Contact Mary Wyllie w: see Village-Hall bookings calendar for all info
    Tennis Court bookings managed by Playing Field Committee ☏ ⬅ w: Tennis Court Bookings
    train times and tickets   w: GreaterAnglia    w: National Rail Enquiries
Suffolk CC   Travel Vouchers (in lieu of Free Travel Bus Passes)   w: please visit our «SCC Travel Vouchers» page
    Upper Alde & Ore Estuary Embankment Improvement Project w:
    USEFUL WELFARE CONTACTS     w: Visit our «Useful welfare contacts» webpage
    Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) Parish Councillor Graham Farrant e:
Snape   village archive: SNAPE ARCHIVE Archivist (history) Brian Boulton e:   t: 688 999
    Village Recorder (of current events) Steve Stocks e:
      our village «History» webpages      w:
Snape   Village Hall, Church Road, IP17 1RN Management Committee / Booking w: Visit «Village Hall Management Committee» page
Snape   Village Plan Parish Chair Paul Richards e:
  Warm Homes Healthy People initiative sponsored by Suffolk CC e: t: 03456 037 686
  Weather ©BBC     w:
  what3words has, for every 3-metre square in the world, a unique address… … Find your home's at:
  Wheelchair mobility for Snape incl. immediate loan for (e.g.) Ipswich A&E w: Click here for loan arrangements
    Wickham Market Medical Centre (doctors' surgeries, Chapel Lane, Wickham Market, IP13 0SB   t: 01728 747 101
    W.Mkt and Rendlesham IP12 2GA) e:   w:
" Word on the Street" Micro Library "Take a book, leave a book": map2: D by 1 The Sands, Sandy Lane/Priory Road, IP17 1SE
Hatha   Yoga: increased strength, flexibility trainer:  YogaJane e:   t: 07850 994 707
    and improved confidence of movement classes on Fridays, 10-11  w:
  . Webmaster Steve Stocks or Anita Grant e:
      There is also an email-link to "report website issues" at the foot of every webpage.