Bungay Town Council is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeremy Burton as Town Clerk following their recent move into new premises at 1a, Broad Street.
Jeremy was the Parish Clerk at Roydon (Diss) and has experience as a serving Town Councillor, including as Mayor, at Attleborough. Previously he worked as Area Manager for the Norwich & Peterborough Building Society. He is already working on several exciting projects for the Town including a CCTV camera system.
The Council Offices, which were the former Waveney District Council Offices, are open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10.00am to 1.00pm and have already seen a steady stream of visitors to the new premises.
The Town Council will also now move the popular Councillor surgeries which are held on the 1st Saturday morning of every month to the new Broad Street Premises.
Bungay Town Council will still hold their meetings at The Riverside Centre and these meetings are all open for the public to attend. Full Town Council meetings are usually held on the 3rd Thursday evening of every month.
With these changes the Town Council is looking at being more accessible to the Public and involving residents with a number of new initiatives for the Town.
Jeremy Burton - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We can be contacted on 01986 894236
Next meetings for November/December -
November 29th at the Riverside Centre.
Legal & Finance - 6.30 pm
December 6th at the Riverside Centre
Environment & Planning - 7.15pm
December 13th at the Riverside Centre
Grounds, Premises & Amenities - 6.00 pm
Full Council - 7.00 pm
ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND
Bungay Town Council serves a small and thriving rural market town right on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk. Renowned for its beauty, Bungay is part of Waveney District Council's area, and is often known as "the jewel in Waveney's crown."
The town is surrounded on three sides by the River Waveney, giving rise to its original name, Bon Isle (or Bon Eye) -the good island - which gradually changed to the present spelling.
Bungay is situated midway between Norwich (15 miles) and Southwold (14 miles). It has excellent public transport services with bus connections to London, Norwich, Beccles, Halesworth, Diss and Gt Yarmouth.
The town has a number of beautiful churches; two Primary Schools (one Roman Catholic) and the Bungay Science College/High School, catering for over 1,000 students from a large geographical area. Bungay also has a range of financial institutions and a wide variety of shops. To cater for other interests there is a fine swimming pool; an award winning theatre and a vast number of groups and societies.
Many visitors come to see the 13th century castle and numerous precious old buildings in the old town which is almost entirely Grade 2 Listed and almost all of the town has been designated a conservation area.
Every Thursday there is a busy market - as there has been around the Butter Cross for over 700 years.
It is perhaps the iconic Butter Cross for which Bungay is best known. It is surmounted by the statue of Justice which is unusual as she is, for once, not blindfolded. Bungay's Justice knew what she was doing when she clapped miscreants in the irons which are still visible at the Butter Cross today.
Bungay is also well known for the legend of the Black Dog. The evil hound is said ot have killed and injured membrs of the congregation during a service at St. Mary's church on Sunday August 4th, 1577. The black dog's likeness is used by several Bungay businesses and sports groups and even tops the Council's coat of arms. You can see him at any time on top of the weather vane on the site of the old town pump in Market Place.