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Saxmundham Town Council website was last updated on 24/11/15


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

- The Tender for youth provision was awarded to Access Community Trust

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- Report and recommendations by Ormiston Families Trust following a consultation into youth provision for Saxmundham. Please Click here for report


Christmas Celebrations 2015

The event will be held in Fromus Square, Saxmundham on Saturday 5th December as follows; 

10am   Market stalls & pop-up shops in the Fromus Square


3pm     Best dressed Christmas tree and some carols at St. Johns Church,                                 Church Street, Sax

3.30pm Lantern procession (via Hopkins Homes) to Fromus Square

4pm      Town lights switch on (including Fromus Square). New lights provided by the T.C.

4.10pm Christmas Carol singing & Santa's Grotto

5pm      Singing will finish

4-6pm   Mulled wine will be available  - event ends at 7pm



Tickets will be on sale at H G Crisp (27 High Street, Saxmundham) for children to meet Santa at his Grotto from 4:15 pm on Saturday 5th Dec in the Fromus Square.


Tickets will go on sale from Saturday 21st November at a price of £2.00 each and advance purchasing is strongly advisable to avoid disappointment.



- We are urgently looking for land for allotments - if anyone can help please contact me as soon as possible. Maybe someone who doesn't have anywhere to grow vegetables and flowers would like to share a garden from a resident who finds gardening too much for them to do.

- Electronic copies of Saxmundham News can be found here.

- Saxmundham Town Council are looking for musicians 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.  

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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