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Saxmundham Town Council website was last updated on 24/06/16

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.

DON'T FORGET TO SUPPORT YOUR WEEKLY MARKET EVERY WEDNESDAY - for more information please click here

Latest News & Events


Both Brownie units braved the weather one Monday evening and did something for the community.

The tower of plants outside the Old Post Office now is full of colour. Someone had cleared the weeds and planted a trailing fuchsia in the very top container, thank goodness, because Brownies aren't that tall.

Whilst they were there two of the 2nd Saxmundham Brownies said their promise, which everyone does, usually in their first term. Part of this is to keep the Brownie Guide Law, Ďa Brownie thinks of others before herself and does a good turn everyday'.                        Brownies, who meet at the Fromus Centre and the Scout Hut on Monday evenings have certainly done the Town a good turn, with pansies and petunias in Yellow for Brownies, Blue for Guides and a (pinky) Red for Rainbows.

Everyone in Guiding Saxmundham hope you enjoy them.


FROM SCC Green Access Manager

The Rights of Way and Access Development Team at Suffolk County Council is currently preparing a second Rights of Way Improvement Plan. This is a statutory document that sets out how the team will manage and improve Rights of Way within Suffolk from 2016 to 2026.


A key part of creating this document is consultation. We have prepared three consultation questionnaires for the following groups:-

  Parish Councils

•  Local Businesses

•  Users and Non-users  

This is a good opportunity for your views and help us set priorities.


We ask that if possible you complete the Parish Council questionnaire and consider sharing the link with members of your parish that may find this relevant.  

The consultation page can be found here:

- Saxmundham Youth Centre - (located on the Memorial Field

This will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 - 7pm. Further information from Kate Drayton of Access Community Trust on 07557399386.


- The circus is coming to town - Memorial Field, Rendham Road, Saxmundham on 31st July until 3rd August 2016. Please support it and have fun.

- Side by Side/ Suffolk Mind in the Market Hall Saxmundham

Event: Pop in Peer Day Celebration!

Date: Friday 8th July 2016, 10.00 - 3.00pm

Venue: Market Hall, Saxmundham

Details: A FREE event for everyone who has an interest in peer support. Information stands, music, workshops, food, conversation and more...

- Unfortunately there have been further delays to the footway widening in Rendham Road and it is no longer expected to start on Monday 25 July 2016. A new date will be announced in due course.

- 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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