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.
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
Coastal District Council. The various strategic services
e.g. highways, education, fire service, etc, are the responsibility
of the Suffolk
County Council. Anglian Water Authority is responsible
for sewage disposal services and Essex
and Suffolk Water Company supplies domestic water.
This web site 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. Please contact
us if you have any comments about this web site or any other
aspect of the town.
weather forecast for Saxmundham
- In May 2015 Suffolk Coastal District Council
will be reducing its number of councillors from 55 to 42. The
Local Government Boundary Commission for England are
now reviewing the ward boundaries. The current proposal is for
a two-member Saxmundham ward comprising the four parishes of Saxmundham,
Kelsale-cum-Carlton, Benhall and Sternfield. View the details
and have your say here.
Consultation ends on 28th April 2014.
- European Parliamentary Elections will take
place on Thursday 22nd May 2014. For further
details click here
or phone 01394 444685.
- The Saxmundham Annual Town Meeting will be
held in the Market Hall on Monday 28th April
at 7:15pm. This meeting provides an opportunity for any Saxmundham
elector to have their say on matters concerning Saxmundham. Click
here to see the agenda.
The hall will be open from 6pm to 9 pm with displays from local
Light refreshments will be provided.
Please contact the clerk
if you would like space for a stall.
- St. George's
Day celebrations 25th – 27th April 2014
Saxmundham Town Council are holding a series of events to mark
St. George's Day during the weekend April 25th – 27th
During the celebrations there will be a Civic Parade on Sunday
27th April from The Store, 46 High Street, Saxmundham to Fromus
Square for a short service and then back to the Market Hall.
Everyone will assemble outside The Store, 46 High Street at
2.15pm on the day and the parade commences at 2.45pm to Fromus
We will also be having a Quiz Night on the evening of Friday
25th April, £6.00 per head and tickets will be on sale
at H.G.Crisp, High Street, Saxmundham from the middle of March.
I do hope you will wish to get a team together and join us.
There will also be a Dinner Dance on the Saturday evening 26
th April with live music and there will be a three course meal
with a live band at £18.00 per head. Tickets will again
be on sale at H.G.Crisp.
NEXT SAVVY TABLE TOP SALE WILL BE HELD IN THE MARKET HALL ON
24TH MAY 2014 - GO TO THE EVENTS PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS.