Chediston Parish is just to the west of Halesworth. A Civil Defence scheme is not included in the records held at Suffolk Record Office but the following details of arrangements made are noted in the committee minutes book.
• Public notice board to be the barn wall opposite Alms Houses.
• Casualty Clearing Station – to be located in the old school room.
• Catering establishment for Home Guard – suggested Thurlow’s Bridge Farm.
• Two or three squads of men and women not otherwise employed should be formed for road squads, filling craters, burials and demolitions.
• Refugees – must be kept of the village roads. Should be put up in fields, preferably with barns. NOT to be fed with village rations.
• List of wells suitable for drinking and ponds for fire fighting drawn up, along with list of all tractors.
Chediston was classified as a 'Hold up Village' but not with an independent role - the Chediston Home Guard came under the command of the Halesworth Garrison Commander.
Reference: SRO: HD1012/2 - Chediston Parish Invasion Committee Minutes book
East Suffolk sub-district papers - TNA