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Our Village

Laxfield is about half-way between the Suffolk market towns of Halesworth and Framlingham, just 40 minutes' drive from the coast at Southwold or Aldeburgh. It has a population of more than 800, consisting of a mix of long established families and many who have moved into the area.

The village is situated on the B1117 and close to the B1116 which runs from Dennington to Harleston. Just off the main road, called The Street, there are the school and pre-school, the village hall and the Baptist chapel. In the centre, near the wonderful All Saints Church and the historic Guildhall are a thriving modern Co-op store and two handsome pubs.

It is still mainly an agricultural community, although many small businesses thrive and many residents commute to surrounding towns or even to London for work. It is a village community, with a wide range of activities, making Laxfield attractive to all ages from the pre-school group to the sheltered housing residents of Hartismere House.

The superbly refurbished village hall which is available for functions and events from weddings to private parties. Facilities include a perfectly sound-adjusted hall with a modern bar room and kitchen with all up to date facilities. New stage lighting has just been installed.

Laxfield also has one of the largest (eight-acre) playing fields in Suffolk which plays host to much sporting activity including cricket, football and bowls with an excellent children's play area with a wide range of new equipment.