Town Council website was last updated on 14/02/18
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.
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
News & Events
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.
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,
MEN'S SHEDS INFORMATION EVENT 26th February 2018 at 2pm - SAXMUNDHAM
MARKET HALL. DO COME AND JOIN US. Click here for more details
Farmers Market will return during February 2018.
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.
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.
18 January 2018, an Avian
Influenza Prevention Zone applies to everyone who keeps poultry
or captive birds in England. If you keep poultry or birds, you must
follow our detailed requirements on strict biosecurity, whether
you have commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock.
have taken these measures because bird flu has now been found in
wild birds in this country. Bird flu is also present in Europe,
and wild bird migration brings birds to the UK from areas where
we know highly pathogenic bird flu is present. We keep our disease
control measures under review based on the latest scientific evidence
and veterinary advice.
dead wild birds should report them to the Defra helpline on
03459 33 55 77.
our latest news in avian
influenza (bird flu) in winter 2017 to 2018
Poultry Keepers and Hobbyists should sign up to the AHPA Alerts
Service to keep up to date with the latest news – Additionally
alerts are not just avian specific so livestock owners can
sign up for same.
currently regard the risk of bird flu occurring in poultry in the
UK as low (provided there's a good standard of biosecurity). We
publish a summary of animal disease risks (including issues around
bird flu) in our veterinary
outbreak assessments .
for Council Services
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
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
Agency data for the River Fromus
weather forecast for Saxmundham