Welcome to Saffron Walden Town Council

We have moved offices! More details here

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.


It is a simply delightful, largely unspoilt rural area and is the place to come and relax, now that we're allowed to travel again. This is a very attractive and quintessentially English region, and Saffron Walden is one of the finest preserved examples of a medieval market town in the UK. Come and experience the friendly atmosphere, and enjoy the passion and the history, the gardens and the museum. We have unique family-run shops and a number of cafés and restaurants. We also have the remains of a small castle and the largest and one of the most beautiful Parish Churches in Essex, all set within an outstanding Conservation Area where you can find examples of every style of architecture from the 12th to the 21st century. We are close to, but largely undisturbed by, Stansted airport and we have excellent links to Cambridge, just 15 miles away.  Enjoy the site and if there is anything that we can help you with, please contact us….

Lisa Courtney, Town Clerk


 Please note:-

The roads in/out of Market Square are now open on Sundays and Monday and road closures are:

 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday:  07:00 to 18:00 hours

Wed and Friday:  08:30 to 16:00 hours









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