Swaffham Town Council is here for residents and visitors alike. Saffham Town Council is a caring council. Swaffham town is an attractive, family friendly Norfolk market town which sits at the very northern point of the Brecks Norfolk, an area of outstanding tranquillity and beauty which stretches across Norfolk & Suffolk.
Swaffham Towns fine Georgian buildings are a reminder that this town has long been a commercial historical centre – reputed to be a one-time favourite of Lord Nelson. In Swaffham there is a bustling Saturday Market and the church of St Peter and Paul dominates the skyline. Swaffham town is a great place to do some shopping, grab a bite to eat, a drink or just relax and enjoy the Norfolk way of life. There is plenty to see and do in Swaffham; from literally the top of the town visiting the Green Britain Centre and unique wind turbine to the Swaffham Museum with its many artifacts and stories through the ages; there is something for everyone of all ages.
Swaffham Town Council, consisting of 13 local Councillors led by the Mayor, are eager to share with you the work undertaken on their residents’ behalf. The Councillors, Town Clerk and his staff are always willing to listen to your concerns and do all in their power to support you.
Norfolk’s Market Town, there has been a market in Swaffham for over 800 Years. Our family of Markets offer a wide range of goods and are a popular attraction for residents and visitors.
Saturdays – there is an outdoor market and auction with around 25 regular stalls including fresh meat, fruit & vegetables, cheeses & eggs, housewares, collectibles, jewellry, silver, clothes, hardware, tools, bric-a-brac and plants. The choice of goods is extensive and attracts locals and tourists together to create a delightful buzz with the sounds, smells and colour in an atmosphere brimming with activity. The Auction Bell rings at 11am for the general sale held on the stones outside the Greyhound Pub. If you would like to trade on our market please find below an application form.
Friday – at the Assembly Rooms there is an indoor market offering mouth-watering homemade cakes, jams and pickles alongside vintage jewellery and a plethora of other temptations. On a number of occasions during the year this market rolls over to Saturday. Poultry Auction – every Saturday a poultry auction is held at the Raceway on the outskirts of Swaffham. This attracts visitors from far and wide.
N.B The Saturday Poultry Auction at 11.30a.m and the Friday Indoor Market are licensed by the Council to independent businesses. Events – organised in Swaffham are often centred on the market as it is such a great way to engage the whole town and visitors, promote the town and increase community engagement. Annual events on the Market Place include: Whitsun – Swaffham Sheep Fair – Norfolk Day – Dad’s Army Day – Christmas Lights event.
Many thanks to Visit Breckland.
Covid 19 measures are now relaxing and we hope to see or hear from you soon from Swaffham Town Council.
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