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Saxmundham Town Council website was last updated on 31/10/14

 

Saxmundham is a popular market town on the River Fromus at the centre of Suffolk's Heritage Coastal region, providing an excellent base for tourists wishing to visit the many attractions in the area.This website is run by Saxmundham Town Council and is intended for both residents and visitors. We hope that you find what you are looking for and that you drop by again soon.

This information featured on the website relies on the various groups and bodies updating us with any changes. If you wish to notify us with a change, please contact the Town Clerk.

 

Latest News

Saxmundham in Bloom 2014

The presentation of awards for Saxmundham in Bloom 2014 was carried out by our Chairman, Cllr John Fisher, who congratulated the winners of the various categories.

   Pictured: L- R, Cllr John Fisher and Mr Welfare

 

Best front garden - Mr & Mrs Welfare

Best small garden - Mr & Mrs Ashford

Best hanging baskets - Mr & Mrs Winter

Drought garden - Yvonne Davey

 

- Please support your local weekly market situated in the Market Place on a Wednesday and the Farmers' Market which is held in the Market Hall every Friday from 9am to 12:30pm.  

- In May 2015 the number of Suffolk Coastal District Councillors will be reduced from 55 to 42. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has now reviewed the ward boundaries. Their proposal is for a two-member Saxmundham ward comprising the four parishes of Saxmundham, Kelsale-cum-Carlton, Benhall and Sternfield. Their final recommendations were published on 29th July 2014. View the details here.

 

Contacts for Council Services

The administrative area of Saxmundham has a population of about 4000 and prior to local government re-organisation in 1974 had its own Urban District Council carrying out the majority of functions and services for their community. Saxmundham Town Council has succeeded the Urban District Council for minor functions such as managing the Market Hall, the Memorial Field, and now the Wednesday street market. Services such as refuse collection and street cleaning are administered by Suffolk Coastal District Council. The various strategic services e.g. highways, education, fire service, etc, are the responsibility of the Suffolk County Council. Domestic water is supplied by Essex and Suffolk Water Company and Anglian Water Authority is responsible for sewage disposal services.

Environment Agency data for the River Fromus

BBC weather forecast for Saxmundham

Take the trail...
The Town Trail takes you round the historic buildings and features of most interest in the town... now available in colour from local shops including HG Crisps in the High Street & The Museum in North Entrance.

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