Where is Reydon?
Reydon is a pleasant and friendly village situated next door to Southwold on the Suffolk coast, just a few miles to the south of Lowestoft and a similar distance to the north of Yoxford.
If you live in Reydon or you're already familiar with the area... welcome to the website!
It has been created by the Parish Council, to provide information about the village and all that goes on here, for residents and visitors alike.
Please do look here often for the latest on what's happening and what's planned, and for other useful information, such as listings of clubs, societies and businesses, photos, village history and trivia, council meetings, community first responders, local services, maps, useful links and more.
If you live in Reydon, this is your website, so if there are other things you'd like to see displayed here, let us know!
The website will develop as we gather more information, so please let us know of your club, news or event via the Contact Us page. We are especially interested in hearing from people who would like to help maintain the website.
If you're new to Reydon... here's a brief introduction:
It has around 1400 homes and an adult population of just over 2100, (according to the 2010 Waveney electoral roll). It has an active and engaged community, with many local sports and social clubs as well as other interest groups and activities. There are thriving local shops, a fine hotel/restaurant/pub, a primary school, sports fields, play areas, allotments and a much-used village hall.
A new health centre has recently opened (relocating from Southwold), along with a new village green.
On the peripheries of the village are the popular and welcoming St Margaret's Church, a respected private school (St Felix), the new eco-friendly Adnams distribution centre, Reydon Hall, Reydon business park and two important wildlife reserves, Reydon Woods (famed for its bluebells) and Hen Reedbeds (an important habitat for Bitterns, Reed Warblers and Reed Buntings).
Just a couple of minutes walk away across Mights Bridge, are all the attractions of Southwold, our younger and more famous seaside sibling.
Southwold is best known for its beach huts and as the home of the Adnams brewery, but has a vast range of other attractive features. This is where many of the services used by Reydon villagers are found - the police station is just across the bridge, and not far beyond are the library, post office, hospital, the High Street with its banks, shops and market and many more fine pubs, restaurants and other amenities.
Also nearby is Henham Park, home to the annual Latitude Festival, showcase for the newest and the best in popular music and the arts.
So if you're in the area, do come and take a look at Reydon - it's a great place to live, to dine, to stroll and look at nature or to stay for a holiday!