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Saxmundham Town Council website was last updated on 15/10/2019


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.  Please download our privacy notice for people contacting the Council here

Our caretaker, Judy Chesterfield, who has worked tirelessly for many years, decided to retire at the end of May 2019.  Sincere thanks to Judy for all her hard work - we will miss her as I am sure will many hirers of our Market Hall.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 10th NOVEMBER 2019  Form up around 2.35pm and join the Parade from the Market Place to St. Johns Church, Church Street, Saxmundham for the service, or meet us at the Church.. 

Please click here for full details of the service.  We would be so pleased to see you. 

There will also be a short service at the War Memorial in Fromus Square, Saxmundham on Remembrance Day, Monday 11th November.  Please do join us.



Saxmundham Town Council is looking for a flexible, reliable Caretaker for Saxmundham Market Hall, a valued town centre community resource. Your role will include cleaning and maintaining the Hall in good condition and setting it up for people hiring it.  You will work an average of 16 hours/week with some evening/weekend work, £10.16 per hour.

To apply contact:  Town Clerk on 01728 604595,

Closing date 11th November 2019.


Chairman of Saxmundham Town Council is Cllr Jeremy Smith

Vice Chairman of Saxmundham Town Council is Cllr John Fisher.  Cllr Fisher is also your District Councillor.



Jeremy Smith    John Fisher    Nigel Hiley James Sandbach   Georgia Watson                    


John Findlay         Jonathan         Tim Lock


At the Town Council's Annual Meeting (on 13th May), we co-opted one experienced person in order to make sure that the Council meeting can run if someone cannot attend. However we now have 11 Councillors.  More photos to follow.

The Town Council now have 11 Councillors.  Cllrs Mrs Diana Eastman, Charlotte Hawkins and Annabelle Reynolds were co-opted at our June STC meeting.  Last night, 8 July 19, a further three Councillors were co-opted - Tim Lock, Jonathon Macro and Georgia Watson.



Haydn Morris has just circulated the following good news:" After attending a heavily oversubscribed selection event last month, one of 1st Saxmundham's scouts (Courtney Nightingale) has been selected to be one of the 35-strong scouting contingent from Suffolk who will be attending the European Jamboree (a.k.a. "EuroJam") in Gdansk, Poland in August 2020.


EuroJam is a huge global scouting event - 17,000 Scouts and Guides from around the world will be attending this week-long event.


We are obviously delighted that Courtney has been chosen and I am reliably informed that Courtney will be the first scout ever from the Saxmundham group to attend a Jamboree. So a really exciting "first" for our scout group and also the town. "

Fantastic News and congratulations to Courtnery.




For Press release click here


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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