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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.

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.  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.

  • BBC 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 organisation.
    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 April 2014.

    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 Square.

    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.


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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