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Saxmundham Town Council website was last updated on 15/08/18


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.

BRITISH LEGION GP90 Great Pilgrimage 90 - the biggest event in their History.  A modern recreation of the 1928 pilgrimage.  On the 8 August 1928 the original pilgrims marched in solemn salute to the Menin Gate in Ypres under the watchful gaze of the Prince of Wales, then the Legions Patron, to mark the 10th anniversary of the start of the "Last 100 Days Offensive", which - later that year - led to the signing of the Armistice.  On the 8th August 2018, it will be the Legion's contemporary membership that will proudly carry their Standards along that very same route in Ypres.

Attendees will take part in a full two-day programme of visits to battlefield memorial sites, trenches, cemeteries of The Somme and the Ypres Salient, as well as the parate on 8 August to the Menin Gate.  The tour will be in the comfort of coaches, each accompanied by a battlefield tour guide.


Latest News & Events

OFFICE MOVE  _ We have moved to the Old Police Station, Station Approach, Saxmundham, IP17 1BW.  Telephone number remains the same - Hours of opening will be Mondays and Wednesdays 9.45am-11.45am.  We look forward to welcoming you to our new office.

Neighbourhood Plan - click here for the new Neighbourhood Plan website.

Please see below minutes of the meetings in regards to the Neighbourhood Plan for Saxmundham:

- Click here for the minutes of the Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan Steering group, held on 20/12/17.

- Click here for the minutes of the Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan Steering group, held on 15/01/18.

- Click here for the minutes of the Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan Steering group, held on 12/02/18.

- Click here for the minutes of the Saxmundham Neighbourhood Plan Steering group, held on 05/03/18.


The Town Council are deeply saddened by the massive fire at our railway station particularly as the Art Station have been working so hard with their project to transform it.

Understandably, everyone at The Art Station has been devastated by today's events and it has taken time for the enormity of the impact of the fire to sink in. Although we were at the very beginning of our journey to transform the disused station building at Saxmundham, we were very excited by our plans to breathe life into an iconic town building to offer contemporary art and an arts education programme after it had been uninhabited for at least five years. Only last week we held a fundraising quiz as part of our fundraising programme to raise money to start making the building safe in the summer. Since obtaining a short lease in August 2017, we were looking forward to stripping the building out and getting in to the main building in September after agreeing terms with the landlord Greater Anglia. Today's events will obviously pose a significant risk to the future of The Art Stations ambitions but we will work with Greater Anglia and the local authorities to identify if there is a possibility of saving the building and restoring it to its former glory,

- Please click here to report potholes, pavement defects etc. on Suffolk County Council's online logging tool.

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

-Saxmundham Youth Booth - please click here for more information.

- Electronic copies of Saxmundham News can be found here.

- 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.

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