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Saxmundham Town Council
Saxmundham Town Council currently has a vacancy for 2 new Councillors.
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Notice of Vacancy due to resignation of A. Hawkins
Notice of Vacancy due to resignation of G. Watson
Unfortunately due to Covid19 restrictions there will not be the traditional Remembrance Parade this year. However, Saxmundham will remember our fallen in as safe and secure way as possible. The following plans have been formulated in consultation with the Saxmundham Town Council and St John’s Church leaders.
During the morning service on Sunday 8th November at St John’s Church an Act of Remembrance will be observed at 11.00 hrs. The church have their own rules for numbers attending services, social distancing and physical contact that we must adhere to. Therefore official organisation representatives are asked to express their wish to attend to the RBL President as below. This is requested to maximise the number of regular church goers being able to attend. The Last Post, silence and wreath laying will take place following all necessary rules with our Branch Standard present.
On Wednesday 11th November a ceremony will be held in Fromus Square at the War Memorial starting at 10.45 hrs. The silence will be observed at 11.00 hrs in the usual way and wreaths will be placed by any organisation that wishes to attend. During this event all participants are asked to wear face masks (unless exempt) and also observe social distancing. This is a reasonably large open area and a risk assessment has been completed.
Saxmundham organisation leaders are asked to contact the RBL Branch President Denis Bloomfield on 01728 830484 if they wish to lay a wreath at either event so detailed planning can be finalised. We will of course accommodate as many as possible within the restrictions we must work to.
We Will Remember Them.
Saxmundham Town Council is working on the Neighbourhood Plan and has compiled the results of the survey. The Neighbourhood plan group have their own website and the report and results can be seen by clicking here
NOTICES AND HOW TO CONTACT US
The Clerk Karen Forster can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Assistant Clerk Jen Morcom can be contacted by email: email@example.com
The full address is
Council, The Old Police Station, Station Approach, Saxmundham IP17 1BW
Phone Number 01728 604595
WHAT WE DO
Saxmundham Town Council is responsible for the day to day management of the Town and its finances. It is responsible for amenities such as the skate park, play parks, the Market and items such as the war memorial. It supports local groups and charities with grants and other assistance and is consulted about planning applications although East Suffolk District Council make the final decision.
The Council is made up of 11 Councillors who are elected every 4 years. The next election is scheduled for 2021. However, if a vacancy occurs then the Council can co-opt a person to serve unless 10 members of the electorate petition for an election.
The Town Council meets every month, except August, on the second Monday of the month in the Market Hall. The Councillors also serve on committees which meet at various times to discuss specific items such as the finances or planning. All members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting.
For a schedule of meetings please Click Here
The Council and Councillors are served by the Town Clerk, Karen Forster, and the Assistant Town Clerk, Jennifer Morcom. Council also owns the Market Hall and the caretaker is Chris Richards.
For matters such as planning, social housing, refuse collection, please visit the East Suffolk District Council website https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/
Suffolk County Council looks after matters such as Education and Highways. For further information please check their website http://www.suffolk.gov.uk
At the moment the offices are closed, due to the Coronavirus however please call 01728 604595 to speak to one of the Clerks or email