2015 2016 Annual Report - Chairman Cllr Roger Plant
the Annual Town Meeting of Saxmundham Town Council has now passed,
I feel it is important to reflect on some
of the achievements of the Town Council this previous year and to
also highlight future projects Saxmundham Town Council are undertaking.
Town Council have completed the purchase and erection of a youth
facility for young people and the engagement on a two year Service
Level Agreement for a youth worker.
drained the Memorial Field for the first time since the 1930's to
allow it to be utilised over a greater period of the year for bigger
events. So please take advantage of your space for your events.
financially collaborated with Suffolk Highways to ensure greater
safety outside Saxmundham Primary School by painting double yellow
lines, thus minimising potentially dangerous situations.
completed the purchase of the redundant police station as a community
asset for the people of Saxmundham.
planted forty fruit trees on the Memorial Field in memory of the
servicemen that died in the First World War and beyond.
underwritten some funding for the Saxmundham Music Festival, undoubtedly
one of the most successful Saxmundham events produced recently,
the prime organisers being Brook Farm Residents Association.
let a three year contract for the erection, storage and dismantling
of Saxmundham Christmas lights.
for the new skate park, in collaboration with SAVVY, as a joint
project. Planning permission currently being sought, along with
a suitable contractor.
to the Rendham Road footpath in collaboration with Suffolk Highways.
of the Market Hall, requiring a great deal of work reorganising
the trust, feasibility of alteration and extension of use.
And of course
the big essential project, the production of a Neighbourhood Plan,
important for any expanding town/parish to take advantage of the
localism bill, moving from section 106 agreements, to community
infrastructure levy, coupled with co ordination of all our local
services and amenities, particularly planning, education, health
A search for
the magical ingredient to make Saxmundham a fully functioning community.