Town Council website was last updated on 18/01/17
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
Latest News &
IN THE INTERESTS OF HEALTH AND SAFETY, THE MUD AND DEBRIS ON THE
SKATE PARK ON THE MEMORIAL FIELD HAS FORCED US TO CLOSE THE SKATE
PARK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
WE SINCERELY APOLOGISE FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE AND DISAPPOINTMENT
TO OUR USERS OF THIS FACILITY.
Wild Bird Surveillance 2016
are currently some outbreaks of Avian Influenza in Europe, with
several new EU countries now affected (Finland, France, Romania
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).
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.
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.
can report these to Defra using their helpline (Tel: 03459 33 55
or on twitter by using #BirdFlu and tweeting to @DefraGovUK.
latest data captures can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-europe
details can be found at: https://aphascience.blog.gov.uk/2016/11/29/tracking-bird-flu-across-continents/
- 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 - (located
on the Memorial Field) This
will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 - 7pm. Further information
from Beth Stephens
Enrichment Development Manager - Access
Community Trust 07817313593
Community Trust on 07557399386 or click here.
copies of Saxmundham News can be found here.
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.
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