Preston St Mary

Preston St Mary is located to the north-east of Lavenham and is part of the Babergh district.

Parish Council Meetings
The UK Government has passed a new law known as the Coronavirus Act 2020 which permits Parish Councils to hold their meetings 'remotely'.We are usually required to meet at a face to face meeting to conduct Parish Council business, but we are adapting with the circumstances we find ourselves in currently.
We will be going ahead with Parish Council meetings by way of video recording.  Agendas for the meetings will be posted on the website, and on the village notice boards.  If you wish to join the meeting or raise a matter at the meeting then please in the first instance contact the Clerk at


 Covid -19 Testing.

 The latest updates on the access and availability for Covid-19 testing in Suffolk can be found at

 In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, West Suffolk Hospital have changed their visiting rules.  If you have a loved one as a patient there, for whatever reason, then you can telephone this number and get an update on them:

 01284 712555 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week


Babergh Garden Waste Collection (brown bin)

In Mid Suffolk and Babergh, garden waste collections will resume following its normal schedule from Monday, May 11 for those in 'area two' and Monday, May 18 for those in 'area one'.

Babergh will not be invoicing for garden waste during this stoppage period, and subscriptions will be amended to compensate.

Check your collection day here

Recycling Centres re-opening 

A new online booking system will be in place when Suffolk’s Recycling Centres re-open on Thursday 14 May.

This appointment-only system is necessary to help reduce traffic disruption and queueing on roads around the sites and help manage additional demand on the waste sites. There are also new temporary restrictions and guidelines in place at all sites to support the safety of staff and members of the public.

Full details here:INFO


 Daily Hope Prayer

 There is a 24 hour free telephone line for Christian worship and prayer which has been organised by the Church of England.  All you have to do is call 0800 804 8044.  People calling the free number will hear a greeting from Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury and can then choose from a range of options including hymns, prayers, reflections and advice on Covid-19.  It has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.