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Saxmundham Town Council website was last updated on 20 March 2018


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 & Events

Neighbourhood Plan

Please see below minutes of the meetings in regards to the Neighbourhood Plan for Saxmundham:

- Click here for the minutes of the Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan Steering group, held on 20/12/17.

- Click here for the minutes of the Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan Steering group, held on 15/01/18.



The Town Council are deeply saddened by the massive fire at our railway station particularly as the Art Station have been working so hard with their project to transform it.

Understandably, everyone at The Art Station has been devastated by today's events and it has taken time for the enormity of the impact of the fire to sink in. Although we were at the very beginning of our journey to transform the disused station building at Saxmundham, we were very excited by our plans to breathe life into an iconic town building to offer contemporary art and an arts education programme after it had been uninhabited for at least five years. Only last week we held a fundraising quiz as part of our fundraising programme to raise money to start making the building safe in the summer. Since obtaining a short lease in August 2017, we were looking forward to stripping the building out and getting in to the main building in September after agreeing terms with the landlord Greater Anglia. Today's events will obviously pose a significant risk to the future of The Art Stations ambitions but we will work with Greater Anglia and the local authorities to identify if there is a possibility of saving the building and restoring it to its former glory,

- Please click here to report potholes, pavement defects etc. on Suffolk County Council's online logging tool.

- Dog Fouling - please click here and fill in the following form if you see any individual letting their dog foul in Saxmundham.

-Saxmundham Youth Booth - please click here for more information.

- Electronic copies of Saxmundham News can be found here.

- Don't forget to support your weekly market every Wednesday - for more information please click here.


From 18 January 2018, an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone applies to everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds in England. If you keep poultry or birds, you must follow our detailed requirements on strict biosecurity, whether you have commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock.

We have taken these measures because bird flu has now been found in wild birds in this country. Bird flu is also present in Europe, and wild bird migration brings birds to the UK from areas where we know highly pathogenic bird flu is present. We keep our disease control measures under review based on the latest scientific evidence and veterinary advice.

Anyone who finds dead wild birds should report them to the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77.

Find our latest news in avian influenza (bird flu) in winter 2017 to 2018

Registered Poultry Keepers and Hobbyists should sign up to the AHPA Alerts Service to keep up to date with the latest news Additionally alerts are not just  avian specific so livestock owners can sign up for same.

We currently regard the risk of bird flu occurring in poultry in the UK as low (provided there's a good standard of biosecurity). We publish a summary of animal disease risks (including issues around bird flu) in our veterinary outbreak assessments .


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

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