The Long Melford Parish Council provides a number of the services that are not delivered by either the County Council or District Council. Examples are some (but not all) of the village’s street lighting, the car park next to the Old School building (leased from the Hyde Parker Estate), the toilet facilities situated at the top of Melford Green and in Melford Country Park, and the Cemetery around the Holy Trinity Church. The Parish Council is also responsible for Melford Country Park and Melford Walk, both of which are Local Nature Reserves and leased from Suffolk County Council.
The allotments located in the village are owned and controlled by the Hyde Parker Estate, and not the Parish Council. Please direct any enquiries regarding the allotments to their manager, Mr Clive Albon, who can be contacted on Tel. 01787 371413.