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Coronovirus Update Spelthorne Liberal Democrats (Image by Vektor Kunst from Pixabay)

Coronavirus (COVID 19) - local support scheme: IP17GNS Good Neighbours Scheme, covering Saxmundham & Kelsale-cum-Carlton

The Town Council's Office and the Market Hall are closed due to the Covid 19 crisis, however Saxmundham Town Council is determined to support the local community at this difficult time. Please follow the Government website for requirements and guidance around social distancing and staying at home.

Community volunteers have been out across town, delivering leaflets to every home in Saxmundham. The leaflet provides details of how to make contact if you need help in this emergency and have no family or friend nearby who you can ask.

If you do need help, e.g. because you are running low on food, or need a prescription collecting, or need other necessary support, you can contact us:


Phone 0333 335 5266 (from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) or text to 07835 064587



If you would like to volunteer to work for the Scheme, please use the following:

Phone 0333 335 5245 (from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) or text to 07849 139510

You can find materials and information in particular at the new website

This initiative is based on cooperation between several local bodies, including the new local charity, IP17GNS (Good Neighbour Scheme), working with Saxmundham Town Council, the Church of England, Sax'cess House, Saxmundham & District CIC (SADCIC), and the Suffolk Good Neighbours Scheme. We are also working with Leiston and District Citizens Advice Bureau, and the local Foodbank to ensure that vulnerable residents can access the help they need.

The Town Council has engaged the services of Bryony Peall to act as coordinator for the support scheme, working in close cooperation with other partners. The website is managed by Olly Hill.

We would like to thank warmly all those who have already acted as, and agreed to be, volunteers - not least the leaflet delivery team who did a huge job!

The management of the scheme is being coordinated by Saxmundham Town Councillors Diana Eastman and James Sandbach, and Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Councillor Tim Roberts .

NHS Covid19

Alde Valley

The Alde Valley Liberal Democrats area covers the East Suffolk District Council wards of Aldeburgh & Leiston, Saxmundham, Kelsale & Yoxford and Southwold, Wrentham Wangford & Westleton.

MEast Suffolk District Council Elections - May 2nd 2019

For all Wards and Lib Dem candidates and RESULTS click here

Liberal Democrats in Alde Valley incl Aldeburgh, Leiston & Saxmundham


James Sandbach, Andrew Turner

Elected councillors


James Sandbach, Town Councillor for Saxmundham

James Sandbach

By-Election in Wenhaston & Westleton Ward (SCDC)

Thursday 20th September 2018

Lib Dem candidate: Andrew Turner - result second place with 40% of the vote


Video from David Beavan

The inclusion of this presentation by a candidate for selection as a PPC does not imply any endorsement of the person's candidature by the East Suffolk Party, this website or any linked social media outlets.

The BBC recording of David's speech to national Conference on Monday 17th September 2018 about Southwold second homes. Note: you may need to move the volume slider at the bottom of the video up to hear the sound.

Saving Southwold from second homes

By popular request, the BBC recording on my speech to Conference on Monday about Southwold second homes. Very nervous - as I have not done this sort of thing for 30 years.

Posted by Beavan 4 Suffolk on Friday, 21 September 2018