Welcome to Saffron Walden Town Council

COVID-19 Updates - SWTC is following government advice and recommendations with regards to conducting normal council business.

Message from Saffron Walden Town Mayor, Cllr Arthur Coote:
I am overwhelmed by the community strength, courage and determination that has come to the fore during these very difficult times. Individuals, groups, friends, volunteers all working together to help and support our most vulnerable at a time of need.

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: communityresponse@uttlesford.gov.uk
Tel: 03333 408 218 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday)

The Town Council has registered its support and availability to the CVSU, we have people and vans to help and support 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/

Town Council services

In order to protect all staff and visitors, Saffron Walden Town Council has taken the difficult decision to close both the Tourist Information Centre and the Town Council Offices at Emson Close and to postpone the market until further notice.

Staff will continue to work from home wherever possible, and we can still be reached via: 

Tourist information centre: 


Town Council: 01799 516 501


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Town Council staff for their hard-work, diligence and level-headedness at this time of need. Our staff and Councillors have offered their services to voluntary organisations in addition to maintaining Town Council services.

The following facilities are closed until further notice:
Town Hall, Market Square
Golden Acre Community Centre, Ross Close
Bridge End Gardens
All play areas
Exercise equipment on The Common

The Cemetery in Radwinter Road continues to stay open. Burials continue with number of attendees limited to 10 at the graveside respecting social distancing.  The Cemetery Chapel is closed.


Click here for Market details from 19 May 2020 (some stalls will be in the Market Square)


Saffron Walden market

Please see updated contact details for pre ordering from Essential Food market traders who will be at the Common on Saturdays & Tuesdays & those traders offering delivery / postage on orders.

On Saturdays and Tuesdays – on The Common (not in Market Square)
The Common is a much larger area, enabling people to properly follow the social distancing rules
This will start from Saturday 4th April and until further notice.

Time: Between 08:00 and 12:00 noon only (check with each individual stall holder regarding their attendance times)

Pre-orders only
You must contact the trader in advance of the market to place your order and to confirm availability of stock:

For Fruit and Veg (Lightly Fruit and Veg):
Tel: 07809 478 449

For Fish stall (Crystal Waters):
Tel: 07931 692 074

Sutton View Nurseries (plant stall) will be on the Common on Saturdays only please place orders by email suttonviewnursery@gmail.com plant list can be found on their Facebook page

The following traders will not be attending the market but direct online & telephone ordering for delivery or posting may be made at:

For bread / pastries (Brown Bread)
Tel: 01277 354396
Website: https://www.brownbreadonline.co.uk/

For sausages / burgers (Giggly Pig)
Tel: 07990 767 893

For sauerkraut / kimchi / fermented food (Totally Cultured)
Tel: 07900 107 762

For Spanish/Mediterranean food (Pata Negra)
Tel: 07799 478 300

For Olives (Borough Olives)

Roast and post.
Is taking orders by post. Please contact email: whitehousecoffee@btinternet.com
Or simply phone Ellen 07495091038

Saffron Wholefoods
www.saffronwholefoods.com offering delivery for those who cannot come out

Pet Food
marthaandmoose@gmail.com or call 07758 587322

Please place your order in advance with the individual trader and make arrangements directly with them for the collection or delivery of your order.


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:


The Government advice is clear – stay home and stay safe! 








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: contact@essex.gov.uk

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: uconnect@uttlesford.gov.uk

Website: www.uttlesford.gov.uk

For The Registrar for Births, Marriages and Deaths Tel: 0345 603 7632 Email: registration@essex.gov.uk

Website: www.uttlesford.gov.uk/birthsdeathsandmarriages

The Saffron Walden Town Council Flickr Gallery

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