Leiston Village SignThe Town of Leiston, with the adjoining hamlet of Sizewell, is situated on the Suffolk coast roughly halfway between Felixstowe in the south and Lowestoft in the north. The administrative area of Leiston-cum-Sizewell has a population of about 5,500 and, prior to local government reorganisation, had its own Urban District Council carrying out the majority of functions and services for their community. The area is now administered by Suffolk Coastal District Council, which has offices at Melton Hill, Woodbridge.

The various strategic services, e.g.highways, education, fire service, etc., are the responsibility of the Suffolk County Council. Leiston is a sector for the Suffolk Police Authority with a Police Station in Kings Road. The Anglian Water Authority is responsible for sewage disposal services and the Company supplies domestic water. Whilst the town is to some extent in a rural setting it does have good road links with the A12 Trunk Road and there are regular bus and train services to and from the major centres.

For more information about Leiston and Sizewell visit www.leiston.com.