Welcome to Saffron Walden Town Council

Welcome to our website, which we hope you will enjoy browsing through and encourage you to come and visit this stunning town, nestling in to the countryside in NW Essex some 50 miles from London.


COVID-19 SWTC is following government advice and recommendations with regards to conducting normal council business during this time. Our office staff are combining working from home and at the office, and our grounds staff are all carrying out their normal duties. The market is currently operating for essential goods only, and we are awaiting government advice on opening our venues. 

Lisa Courtney, Town Clerk


Where to get Help and Support The Council for Voluntary Services (CVSU) and UDC has set up a dedicated service to identify those in need and to co-ordinate the volunteer help to support them. If you need help or wish to offer your services, please contact CVSU:

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 03333 408 218 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday)

The Town Council is supporting the CVSU, using our staff and vehicles to help with whatever we are called to do.

A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees.

This page helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply: https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/

Our thoughts and very best wishes go to all our residents, especially those who have lost loved ones or who are in isolation. Please continue to follow Government advice to keep yourselves safe at this time.

Further information can be found at:


Click here for Market details from JUNE 2020 









For more information on Saffron Walden including things to do and places to stay, please see www.visitsaffronwalden.gov.uk

  • Allotments

    Saffron Walden Town Council owns a number of allotments for which there currently is a waiting list. 


  • Hire Golden Acre Community Centre, great for parties. Please click through for more


  • Town Hall

    Saffron Walden's Tourist Information is situated at 1 Market Place next to the Town Hall 


Essex County Council

For Education, Social Services,  Libraries and Local History Tel: 0345 743 0430 Email: [email protected]

Website: www.essex.gov.uk

For Highways, Grass Cutting, Road Repairs and reporting Highways problems Tel: 0345 603 7631. Website: www.essexhighways.org

Uttlesford District Council

For Housing, Elderly Services, Leisure, Environmental Health, Electoral Registration, Emergency Planning, Planning, Building Control, Council Tax, Waste and Refuse CollectionTel: 01799 510510 Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uttlesford.gov.uk

For The Registrar for Births, Marriages and Deaths Tel: 0345 603 7632 Email: [email protected]

Website: www.uttlesford.gov.uk/birthsdeathsandmarriages

The Saffron Walden Town Council Flickr Gallery

    To view all of our photos and connect with us on Flickr, please click here