Sponsoring the  flower troughs on Old Market Place


We welcome your interest in the Sudbury Society.

Why not become a Member and join us

Our broad objectives are:

  1. To stimulate local interest and pride in our attractive and historic market town.
  2. To encourage the very highest standard of planning and architecture in the construction of new buildings and in the renovation of existing structures.
  3. To protect, develop and improve the many features of historic or public interest.

The Society is a registered charity with some 270 members.

It is affiliated to Civic Voice and the Suffolk Preservation Society.

In Brief

PAINTING OF WW2 SUDBURY UNVEILED AT SUDBURY HERITAGE CENTRE ‘Seeing Jessie Home’ – a painting by Steven Binks, first shown at our ‘Visions of Sudbury’ Art show back in October 2015. NEWS

CHILTON WOODS, The most important planning application for Sudbury submitted in the last 15 years is now open until the 18th March for public consultation. See our quick guide to the key issues that we think need addressing NEWS

LISTED BUILDINGS OF SUDBURY The Society is currently compiling a new book that will highlight features and often fascinating stories about many of the homes and shops in the town centre and beyond. Do contact  the editor, Robin Drury if you would like to contribute information NEWS

NEW PLANS FOR ST PETERS. The public and users of this amazing building were invited to comment on the plans being drawn up at a Public Exhibition. See NEWS

BUS STATION DEBATE CONTINUES. The Sudbury Steering Group has voted in favour of  re-siting the town’s Bus Station to the Girling Street car park, with the loss of over 70 parking spaces. We give our response. See NEWS

THOSE TOWN CENTRE TRAFFIC LIGHTS! – Sam Thornton gives his views on how traffic congestion could be eased with adjustment. See NEWS

THE DISASTROUS FIRE on Sunday 6TH September destroyed a significant part of the historic townscape. See NEWS for images of the fire and its aftermath

CHILTON – A new local history book by the Society’s former chairman, David Burnett, has recently been published. See NEWS

VICTORIA HALL AND CONSERVATIVE CLUB BUILDINGS – Planning proposals have been submitted for conversion to residential. We make comment. See PLANNING


Above pic shows  the first of our outdoor 2016  monthly socials, organised in conjunction with Adrian Walters of Sudbury Common Lands Trust – a fascinating tour of Wardman’s Meadow