Total visitors in 2015: 3690
Total visitors in 2016: 8383
Unique visitors in 2017
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24th October 2017
The Agenda for the Town Council meeting on 24th October 2017 is now available to view.
17 October 2017
The Draft Minutes for the Finance Committee meeting on 17 October 2017 is now available to view.
10th October 2017
The Draft Minutes for the Town Council meeting on 10th October 2017 is now available to view.
10th October 2017
The Draft Minutes for the Planning & Development Committee meeting on 10th October 2017 is now available to view.
Welcome to Southwold

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 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 Coastal Community Team
Added on Wednesday 17th October

In January 2017, Southwold received confirmation from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) that its bid to become a Coastal Community Team had been accepted. As defined by DCLG:  “A Coastal Community Team (CCT ....CLICK HERE to read the full story

INCURSION in WALBERSWICK
Added on Friday 15 September

A group of ten or so intrudres were seen carrying sticks in Walberswick yesterday evening and audaciously having its picture taken around the village sign.

....CLICK HERE to read the full story
Southwold is a winner for dogs!
Added on Tuesday 25th July

Southwold has been voted one of the best beaches to take your dog in the UK despite them being banned from April 1 and September 30.  The UK’s leading pet emergency service, Vet Now, has named Southwold Pier as one of the safest dog ....CLICK HERE to read the full story

Southwold Charter Fair
Added on Saturday 3rd June 2017

We have a video of this years Southwold Charter Fair which is available on YouTube. Simply CLICK HERE to view the video ....CLICK HERE to read the full story

DEC
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A meeting of the Southwold Town Council will be held at The Town Hall, Southwold. Meetings take place ...CLICK HERE for full details