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This is the official web site of Saxmundham Town Council.


Saxmundham Town Council website was last updated on 30/01/15


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

- Suffolk Coastal District Council are holding an informal drop in session in the Saxmundham Market Hall on Thursday 29th January 2015. This event is regarding the Site Allocations and Area Specific Policies Development Plan Document and Felixstowe Peninsula Area Action Plan. Everyone is welcome to attend.

- Electronic copies of Saxmundham News can be found here.

- Saxmundham Town Council are looking for a musician for the Wednesday Markets. Please contact the Town Clerk, Maddie Gallop, for further information. Please support Saxmundham's Wednesday market - click here for more information.

- On 7th May 2015, as well as a General Election, there will be elections for both District and Town or Parish Councils. The four-year term of office of the current Saxmundham Town Councillors will end on that date. Many will stand again but some won't so there'll be an opportunity for new people to join.

To stand for election to the Town Council you need to be a British, Commonwealth or European Union citizen, at least 18 years old, resident in Saxmundham or within 3 miles of the parish. If you think you'd like to serve your community in this way you'll need to be nominated by two Saxmundham electors. All the elections are handled by Suffolk Coastal District Council and full details can be found on their website: (

Saxmundham Town Council currently has 11 members. If only 11 or fewer candidates are nominated by 4pm on Thursday 9th April then they are elected automatically. If there are more than 11 then a ballot will be held on 7th May to enable the electorate to decide who will serve. Further information and nomination forms can be obtained from SCDC or from the Town Clerk.



PRESENTATION OF A BEAUTIFUL CLOCK - THE GENEROUS DONATION FROM JACKEY L JEWELLERS.  Also sincere thanks to Vernon Readhead for fitting the clock on the outside of the Market Hall, free of charge.


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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