The Town viewed from the Pier

Looking south-west towards the Town and its lighthouse

The Town viewed from the Pier

A SURGE TIDE

On impact with sea defences

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A SURGE TIDE

The LIGHTHOUSE from North Parade

This picture of the lighthouse was taken from North Parade with the North Sea immediately behind the photographer.

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The LIGHTHOUSE from North Parade

A view North from the Pier

The Beach north of the pier, looking towards Easton Bavents

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A view North from the Pier

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse from St. James's Green, towering over the Sole Bay Inn.

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The Lighthouse

RIFLEMAN PETER LUPTON, of 95 Rifle Brigade...

RIFLEMAN PETER LUPTON, of 95 Rifle Brigade, proudly displays the wreaths that will be laid on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk and the Town Mayor, at Sunday's SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE

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RIFLEMAN PETER LUPTON, of 95 Rifle Brigade...

The Parish Church of St. Edmund's awaits...

the arrival of tributes to those who gave their lives during two world wars.

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The Parish Church of St. Edmund's awaits...

WREATHS LAID ON REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

This was the scene at Southwold's War memorial as wreaths were laid on Remembrance Sunday.

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WREATHS LAID ON REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Southwold is a small rural seaside town on the Suffolk Heritage coast; one of the furthest points to the east on mainland Britain. It has fine, sandy beaches, open greens, an expansive common and a working harbour. The architecture is somewhat traditional at its core, but is strengthened by some unique modern builds that are quite individual and distinctive in design. There is a resident population of a little under one thousand.

Often considered as a quintessential English seaside town, Southwold changed little in the second half of the twentieth century, but while its attractiveness to visitors is undiminished, in numbers at least, there is change and this is being managed in an attempt to retain the essential qualities of a picturesque and much loved location.  It is a far from easy task, with the speed and demands of the twenty-first century bringing new pressures in addition to challenges, particularly with regard to traffic management and a changing retail climate.                                                             

Two Conservation Areas feature strongly, one based on the Town, itself, and the other on the Harbour.  The Common, bequeathed to the Town for posterity sits serenely between the two and enables the area, as a whole, to sit comfortably within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty [an AONB].

The lighthouse, built in 1890 and standing almost 31 metres, dominates the town and is open for tours, as are the Sailors' Reading Room, three other museums and the brewery.

                                

                                                       

 

SOUTHWOLD NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - ONGOING NEWS

In pursuit of the Town Council's intention to create a NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN that will emphasise the unique character of the Town, a Community Engagement Event took place in the Market Place on Saturday, 27 September, last.
ANYONE WHO MISSED THE EVENT, OR WHO WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE FURTHER THOUGHTS ON MATTERS UNDER CONSIDERATION, IS INVITED TO DOWNLOAD THE FOLLOWING FORMS, COMPLETE AND RETURN THEM TO THE TOWN HALL.

NEXT TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

The next meeting of the Southwold Town Council takes place on Tuesday, 27 January, 2015, beginning at 8pm in the the Council Chamber of the Town Hall.
The agenda will be published here.



THE SOUTHWOLD COMMON TRUST

The next meeting of the Trust will be held in the New Year.

WDC CABINET DECISION NOTICE

The DECISION NOTICE from the Simultaneous Meeting of the WDC CABINET and STC is published below:

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY PLAN [CEP]

The CEP is available to view here.

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