NEW: Our Town Clerk Peter Morrow will be stepping down from his post at the end of August. Please see a statement from our Mayor here
NEW: Karen Forster has taken up the interim post of Town Clerk as of 10th July 2018. She will be working out of the RIverside Centre on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
New contact details of phone will be posted next week, once installed.
Till then - please contact Karen on firstname.lastname@example.org
July Surgery: Saturday July 7th, 10.30 - 12.00, in the Bowerbank Room, St Mary's Church
July Committees: Monday July 2nd , 7.30pm at the Riverside Centre
July Full Council: Monday July 16th, 7.45 pm at the Riverside Centre
NEW: Burglary Awareness - updated Suffolk Police advice here
NEW: Police Community Engagement Officers. PC Amy Yeldham is the new Community Engagement Officer for Bungay. For details of the initiative see here
NEW: Following the uncontested election for the 4 vacant seats on the Council we welcome 2 new councillors, Guy Bradley and Robert Marshall. An election will be called in August for the 2 remaining vacant seats. The uncontested election notice is shown here
Bungay Annual Awards.Results are shown here
Public Access to unaudited accounts - details here
Programme of Your Police Your Say! meetings announced, details here
Funding available for Ist time central heating systems for Suffolk residents - details here
Reminder to register to vote - see here
Waveney Community Enabling Fund. This is now open for applications for grant aid for local organisations, details here
The Council would still like to recruit some additional 'Lorry Watch' observers - details here
Green Bin Service - see Notices, In the event of problems there is help here
Power cut reporting phone number - see here
NHS Health Checks. See leaflet here
COUNCIL CALENDAR: a full calendar of council meetings for 2018 showing the meetings, surgeries(with the councillors attending the surgeries) is available here
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.