Saxmundham Music Festival 2014


cropped-bfra.jpgBFRA are proud to sponsor the first Saxmundham music festival at the Memorial Playing field, Rendham Road on Saturday 19th July.

Forget Latitude, forget paying to watch music and dance……….
This outside music event is on Saturday 19th July running between 11am and 10pm.
Free entrance to everyone, it will comprise of music, songs, dance and DJ workshops designed for the whole family including all ages aiming at the young and youth of the area.
Music workshops run over six a six weeks period in the run up to our Sax Music Fest on the 19th July.
It is planned that during the morning and early afternoon the music would showcase bands, groups, choirs and dance drawn from local schools, entertainers and institutions. Children’s entertainers and workshops will be organising music and dance for all ages.

There will be a selection of food stalls and a covered licensed bar with seating. Children’s activities such as face painting, hair braiding and fairground rides and side stalls will also be available.

Our main featured band will be the UK Beach Boys a truly fantastic band for the whole family and also local bands and talent lining up during the day.
Watch for up to date information.
This is a BFRA event and replaces our annual fun day at The Primary School.
Hope you all come to support us.

Proposed Changes to Parking Restrictions Outside & Near To Saxmundham Primary School



Suffolk County Council Highways Department is proposing to implement some new parking restrictions in Brook Farm Road. This is in response to concerns raised due to problems caused by parking on both sides of the road outside Saxmundham Primary School. These have restricted movements of the school bus service, county bus services and other large vehicles, especially during operational opening and closing hours of the school.

It is proposed that a Traffic Regulation Order for a ‘no waiting at any time’ (double yellow lines) be implemented along the South carriageway of Brook Farm Road between houses No.60 and No.36. Restrictions would also extend into Ashfords Close on both sides, terminating immediately North of the existing dropped kerbs. The only exemption made in the proposed Traffic Regulation Order would be for buses at the bus stops.

These proposals would facilitate a clear two-way traffic flow passing outside the school and allowing buses and emergency vehicles to pass unrestricted at all times.

Comments and/or queries can be made in writing to Suffolk Highways, Phoenix House, 3 Goddard Road, Ipswich IP1 5NP. Telephone: 0845 6066171, or by email to:

The closing date for comments is 25th April 2014.


BFRA AGM is at 8pm on Monday 7th April 2014 at The Sax Club, Albion Street, Saxmundham. IP17 1BL. Any items of interest please email The Secretary Brenda Gibberd or 01728 605902. All members entitled to attend. Nominations for officers and committee members must be submitted at least five days before the Annual General Meeting.