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This is the official web site of Saxmundham Town Council.


Saxmundham Town Council website was last updated on 17/12/14


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 Town Council are looking for a musician for the Wednesday Markets. Please contact the Town Clerk, Maddie Gallop, for further information.

- Electronic copies of Saxmundham News can be found here.

- Please support Saxmundham's Wednesday market - click here for more information.

- Unfortunately the Friday Farmers Market located in the Market Hall has now finished. The Town Clerk would like to thank everyone who supported the market. Much of the produce will be available from Catch & Crop fishmonger & greengrocer, 1 High Street, Saxmundham. Opening hours will be 9am. to 4pm. on Wednesdays to Saturdays.

Christmas 2014

To read a report on Saxmundham Christmas Fair which took place on 6th December, please click here for details.





- 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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