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Saxmundham Town Council website was last updated on 02/12/16

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.

Latest News & Events


- Wild Bird Surveillance 2016


There are currently some outbreaks of Avian Influenza in Europe, with several new EU countries now affected (Finland, France, Romania and Sweden).


There are reports of H5N8 HPAI in wild birds ( including; Tufted Ducks, Common Pochards, mute swans and various gulls as well as other waterfowl, such as grebes, curlews, herons and coots and some raptor species ), poultry and captive birds and these are continuing. To date there have been 35 outbreaks in domestic poultry (Austria, Hungary, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden), five in captive birds (Germany and Netherlands), one in captive wild birds (France).


The risk to the UK remains at medium for any incidents of H5N8 HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) due to the movements of wild birds. The migration season is expected to peak between December and January when migratory birds will be present at their normal wintering sites here in the UK, however these birds are already arriving and have been for several weeks now.


To enable better monitoring of the situation here in the UK, Defra are once again asking the public to assist them by reporting incidences where they come across more than five birds of any species found dead grouped together or where a single wild duck, wild goose, swan or gull is found.


You can report these to Defra using their helpline (Tel: 03459 33 55 77), or on twitter by using  #BirdFlu and tweeting to @DefraGovUK.


The latest data captures can be found at:


Further details can be found at:


  - Dog Fouling - please click here and fill in the following form if you see any individual letting their dog foul in Saxmundham.

- Road closure - B1119 Rendham Road, Saxmundham. Between Brook Farm Road and Seaman Avenue 

Reason for closure - Footway Reconstruction


Date and time of closure - 23/10/2016 to 18/11/2016 07.30 to 17.00 hours


Alternative route - A12, B1121, Fairfield Road, Chapel Road and vice-versa


- Saxmundham Youth Booth - (located on the Memorial Field) This will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 - 7pm. Further information from Beth Stephens

Youth Enrichment Development Manager - Access Community Trust 07817313593 of Access Community Trust on 07557399386 or click here.

- 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.

- Don't forget to support your weekly market every Wednesday - for more information please click 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

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