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The Councillors and Officers of Saxmundham Town Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.
The Chair of Saxmundham Town Council, Cllr Jeremy Smith said: ‘This is a moment of national sorrow. We extend our sincere condolences to the Royal Family at this difficult and sad time. We pay tribute to Prince Philip’s dedication and service to our country’.
There is an e-book of condolence on Suffolk County Council’s website. The link is www.suffolk.gov.uk/condolence
There will be a County Service of Commemoration of, and Thanksgiving for, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh which will take place on Friday 16 April, 3.30 pm at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.
Due to the impossibly tight COVID restrictions on the numbers allowed in the Cathedral, attendance at the event is by invitation-only.
However, the service will be live-streamed via the St Edmundsbury Cathedral Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Funeral will take place on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 3.00 pm in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. The funeral service will begin with a National Minute’s Silence. The service will be preceded by a ceremonial procession inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The plans for the funeral are in line with The Duke of Edinburgh’s own personal wishes and the occasion will recognise and celebrate The Duke’s life and his more than 70 years of service to The Queen, the UK and the Commonwealth.
For further details/updates please see www.royal.uk
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 Roz Barnett can be contacted by email: email@example.com
The Assistant Clerk Jen Morcom can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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