Welcome to Needham Market

Needham Market Town Council Meetings:
These are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month in The Green Room, Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market, Suffolk, IP6 8BB.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings.


Click here for:
Calendar of Meetings 2015

Contact us

Community Centre
School Street
Needham Market

Town Council Offices Opening Hours -
Mondays and Thursdays: 10am till 12 noon
(01449) 722246 Answerphone
Email us

Town Clerk
Kevin Hunter

Assistant Town Clerk
Kelaine Spurdens


Needham Market Town Council's new Website

This is currently still under construction.  For up to date details on the Neighbourhood Plan, please visit:




Parking In Needham Market

1)  Hurstlea Road Car Park:  Turn off the High Street into Barretts Lane (beside Barclays Bank) and take the first right hand turning into Hurstlea Road.  The car park is imediately on the left hand side and is free of charge with no time restrictions.

2)  High Street Car Park:  The car park is visible from the High Street beside Christchurch and is located at the front of the new Taylor Wimpey development.  This is free of charge and parking is limited to 2 hours maximum.

3)  Station Yard Car Park:  Turn off the High Street (where there's a small island in centre of the road, opposite the Swan Public House) into Coddenham Road then immediately turn left into Station Yard.  Car Parking extends to the rear, right hand side of the initial parking area, is all free of charge and has no time restrictions.

Car Parking is permitted in Needham Market High Street and along Barretts Lane but time limits do apply here.

Town Council Newsletter

Needham Market Town Council produce a monthly Newsletter (excepting January) which is delivered to every home and Business in Needham Market (2,450 copies) free of charge by volunteers. The Newsletter is self financed by advertising and is committed to articles of a non-political and non religious nature. Articles promoting charitable events in the town or of an informative nature are most welcome. All copy must be received in the office by 8th of the month prior to publication i.e. for March issue, receipt of article by 8th February.  Copy can be hand written but preferably emailed and any attachments in pdf version. 

Advertising in the Newsletter runs on an annual basis, April to March and is reveiwed in February each year.  If you are interested in advertising in the Newsletter, please contact Kelaine at the Town Council Office on (01449) 722246.  Click on the following link to view our advertising rates:

The Newsletter is not available in an electronic version at present but there are usually spare copies kept in the office which can be collected free of charge.  If you would like to be on the mailing list, there is an annual fee of £15 to cover administration and postage, once again, please contact Kelaine on (01449) 722246 if you are interested.

If you would like to volunteer to deliver a Newsletter round, please contact Kelaine in the Town Council office on the above number.

Local Business Directory Website

Needham Market Town Council now has a Local Business Directory Website which you can advertise your business on at a small cost.  It can be accessed on http:nmktbusinessdirectory.co.uk

If you are interested in advertising your business here, please contact Kelaine at the Town Council office on Tel: (01449) 722246 or email: clerk@needhammarkettc.f9.co.uk


In relation to Planning Applications, whilst the Town Council has the right to be notified of any Planning Application affecting its area and to make comments which the Planning Authority must take into account, it is the District Council (as the Planning Authority) which makes decisions on Planning Applications. Therefore, any member of the public whom wishes to make a comment or representation in relation to any planning proposal should do so, foremost, to the District Council.






I am hosting a Charity Quiz night on Friday 19 October at 7.30pm in the Community Centre and I would like to invite your organisation to enter a team.
The ticket price is £3 per person and up to six people can form a team.
This annual event is very popular and I do hope that you will be able to join me in raising money for my chosen charity, the Needham Market First Responders.
The bar will be open and there will be a raffle.
I should be very grateful if you could complete the form and return it to the Town Council office, School Street, Needham Market.
Thank you for your support.
Kind regards
Cllr Kay Oakes
Town Mayor
Name of organisation ………………………………………………………………………
*We will be entering a team of …….people at a cost of £3 per person and enclose a cheque (made payable to ?????) in the sum of …….
*We will not be entering a team
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