Did you know that Sproughton is not specifically mentioned in the Domesday Book? There was most probably a settlement hereabouts in 1087 but the settlement's tax information is likely to have been included under the heading of an adjacent village (such as Burstall or Hintlesham) in the Samford Hundred.
Now for some rather more up-to-date items .....
First, here's some information that may be useful to newcomers to our village.
Babergh District Council, Corks Lane, Hadleigh, Ipswich, IP7 6SJ Tel: 01473 822801
Ipswich Borough Council, The Civic Centre, Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2EE Tel: 01473 432000
Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House, Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX Tel: 01473 583000
The Ipswich Hospital Tel: 01473 712233
Ipswich Primary Care Trust, St. Clements Main Building, Foxhall Road, Ipswich Tel: 01473 329500
Suffolk Primary Care Trust, Paper Mill Lane, Bramford, IP8 4DE. Tel: 01473 770000
Suffolk Constabulary, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3QS Tel: 01473 613500
SPARSE Rural & the Rural Services Network for Suffolk http://www.rsnonline.org.uk/performance-profiling/suffolk
Suffolk Preservation Society can be found at http://www.suffolksociety.org/home
Bramford Post Office, Co-op, The Street, Bramford Tel: 01473 741385.
Sproughton's very own village shop . This shop, behind the Tithe Barn on Lower Street, has "all you need!" (says the manager).
Bramford Village News, 3, The Street, Bramford 01473 741731
Bramford Food Store (Co-op), 54, The Street, Bramford. Tel: 01473 745052
Asda Stores Ltd, Goddard Road, Ipswich Tel: 01473 240234
Wm Morrisons Supermarkets plc, Sproughton Road, Ipswich 01473 241675
J. Sainsburys plc, 40 Hadleigh Road, Ipswich Tel: 01473 286660
Tesco Extra, Copdock Interchange, Ipswich Tel: 0845 6779383
Farthing Road Industrial Estate http://www.babergh.gov.uk/business/economic-development/industrial-areas-of-employment/farthing-road-industrial-estate/
Dairy Crest Dairies, Farthing Road, Ipswich Tel: 01473 747272
Following representations from the Parish Council, a re-routed 107 service now gives us additional bus journeys to/from Ipswich.
The regular buses to/from Ipswich stop opposite the Wild Man and at the Tithe Barn. The journey-times from Sproughton to the Old Cattle Market are about 16 minutes for the 111 and 107 services and 10 minutes for the 87A and 88B services. For times check the timetable posted opposite the Wild Man since the bus companies have been known to make changes.
There is a Park-and-Ride terminal near to the A12/A14 Copdock Interchange at London Road, from which buses operate every ten minutes from about 07:00 to 19:00 Mondays to Saturdays. The route includes the railway station, the town centre and Ipswich Hospital.
Ipswich Buses Ltd.
Tower Ramparts Bus Station, Tavern Street, Ipswich 01473 218369
Ipswich Stn., Burrell Road, Ipswich 0845 6504090
General information for travelling to/from Sproughton by public transport may be found at the click here and follow the links to Babergh, Hadleigh Sector, and then Capel South- where any recent incidents in Sproughton will be recorded.
If you're interested in the Babergh Local Plan as approved in 2006, and its view of Sproughton, have a look at the relevant map. This shows, amongst other things, the boundary of the central residential area of our village. The other main residential area in Sproughton parish lies to the east of the A14, between Hadleigh Road and the southern bank of the river Gipping.
See also the Village Organisations page for contact information.
The Playing Field Management Committee
This committee administers the Sproughton Playing Field Charity, a Charity set up to provide sporting and recreational facilities for the benefit of Sproughton residents. The Management Committee consists of Appointed Trustees and Elected Trustees representative of village organisations, all of whom must be Sproughton residents. The current Chairman is Damian Lavington.
The Parish Council is the Custodian Trustee of the playing field. The Custodian Trustee holds the Trust Deed (which includes the conveyance) but does not itself own the land. The Appointed and Elected Trustees own the playing field on behalf of the charity.
Amongst the clubs that currently use land administered by the Playing Field Management Committee (PFMC) are:
The children's play area has been equipped and managed by the Parish Council. The PFMC completed a programme of refurbishment in 2008, with the aid of grants.
There are indoor sports organisations in Sproughton, such as Carpet Bowls, Badminton and Short Tennis. These organisations use the Tithe Barn.