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: [email protected]
Tel: 03333 408 2118 (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: 

[email protected]

Town Council: 01799 516 501

[email protected]


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.

Saffron Walden market will re-open from Saturday, 4 April - click here for further details

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: [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