FREE Summer Events in the Market Square: next one to take place on Friday,19th August with family games and crafts.

FREE Summer Square events

 Saffron Walden Town Council (SWTC) has planned an exciting Programme of FREE events during the forthcoming summer holidays.

Please note that the Market Square and adjoining roads (Market Place, Market Hill, Market Street, Butchers Row and King Street) will be closed for these events from 7am until 4pm; EXCEPT 2nd September when the roads will be closed from 7am until 11pm.

SWTC is pleased to have been allocated funding from Essex Activate to provide a hot meal on these dates only.

This support is free for:

  • School aged children and young people who are eligible for benefits based free school meals or from low income working families.
  • Children assessed by the local authority as being in need, at risk or vulnerable
  • Young carers
  • Looked-after children or previously looked after children
  • Children with an EHC plan (education, health and care)
  • Children who have low attendance rates at school or who are at risk of exclusion
  • Children living in areas of high deprivation or from low-income households who are not in receipt of free school meals.
  • Children in transition phases between nursery and primary school or primary and secondary school

To claim a £5 meal voucher for each person in your family, please email with the following details:

  • Full Name of applicant
  • WONDE Codes for each person were applicable
  • Total number of vouchers required
  • Dates required (29th July, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th August and 2nd September)

Further details will be issued on receipt of a successful application and vouchers will need to be collected on the day of the event. Any issues please call 01799 516501.