Welcome to Bungay

Bungay Castle

Bungay Castle 

The Annual Town Meeting takes place at the Community Centre on Monday 28th April at 7.30pm.  To see the agenda click here.

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Oyez, oyez, oyez.  New Town Crier needed to shout out at Bungay Events!  There will be a cry-off at the Butter Cross on Saturday 3rd May.  To apply please contact the Town Mayor at judy.cloke@bungaytowncouncil.gov.uk

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Bungay Civic Evening - this Friday (25th April) at the Community Centre (7.30pm).  £10 a ticket to see who the winners of the Civic Awards are - and a slap up meal.  Apply to any Councillor or the Town Clerk.

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 The two-hour free parking put in place during the roadworks has, thanks to vigorous campaigning by Cllr. Simon Woods, been extended until 23rd May. After this date we will continue to have one-hour free parking.  Read the full press release here.

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 Bungay Town Council and Waveney District Council have been made aware that there are issues with the bridge at the entrance to the Staithe at Bungay and both parties are discussing these issues with the owner in an attempt to achieve a solution.

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Waveney District Council has informed us that there are to be changes in the system used to register electors in England, Scotland and Wales which will affect elections from May onwards.  For details, click here.

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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); the Middle School, (presently amalgamating with the Primary School and High School and 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.

Butter Cross