News from the Chairman
- Cllr Roger Plant
2015 2016 ANNUAL REPORT
As 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.
Firstly, the 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.
We have 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.
We have financially collaborated
with Suffolk Highways to ensure greater safety outside Saxmundham
Primary School by painting double yellow lines, thus minimising
potentially dangerous situations.
We have completed the purchase
of the redundant police station as a community asset for the people
We have planted forty fruit
trees on the Memorial Field in memory of the servicemen that died
in the First World War and beyond.
We have 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.
We have let a three year
contract for the erection, storage and dismantling of Saxmundham
For the future:
Watch out for the new skate
park, in collaboration with SAVVY, as a joint project. Planning
permission currently being sought, along with a suitable contractor.
An extension to the Rendham
Road footpath in collaboration with Suffolk Highways.
Modernisation 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 and transport.
A search for the magical
ingredient to make Saxmundham a fully functioning community.