Framlingham voted best place to live in the UK 2006

According to poll conducted for Country Life magazine

“We want to show that at a time when new housing is a matter of such debate, market towns offer a great model…”
Clive Aslet

Editor of Country Life Magazine & Judge

“Framlingham is the essence of the English market town, presided over by its castle, ennobled by its medieval parish church, enlivened by its market and its thriving shops. There is no better small town in England….”
Lord Gummer

Framlingham Residents’ Association, FRAm, was established in October 2014 and represents residents in Framlingham and neighbouring wards. It is non-political and run by elected, unpaid volunteers and has over 150 members. Our stated aim is “Protect Fram’s Heritage and Promote Fram’s Future”.


What we do:


  • Hold regular committee meetings to discuss and act on matters of local interest
  • Give news and advice to members via our website and email
  • Monitor and comment on local planning applications
  • Represent the collective interests of residents at Town Council and District Council meetings


Our activities include:


  • Supporting activities designed to encourage appropriate, long term and sustainable development in the Town
  • Successfully campaigning against planning applications on Fairfield Road and Mount Pleasant
  • Holding events at the Unitarian Meeting Hall to provide local people with information about planning applications in the town, together with an opportunity to comment on the Neighbourhood Planning Steering Committee’s plans for the future development of Framlingham
  • Raising the profile of FRAm in the local and national media and at local events such as the annual Christmas Fair

FRAm is run by local residents for local residents.

Please continue to help make a difference.

We liaise with and attend meetings with other groups with whom we share common aims and interests

  • The Neighbourhood Planning Steering Committee
  • The Annual Parish meeting attended by local community groups

Framlingham Town Council

Suffolk Preservation Soc

English Heritage

Campaign for the Protection of Rural England

National Trust

Committee Members:


Chair: Christopher Sharpe

Treasurer: Susie Sharpe

Secretary: Position vacant

Gill Clare

Nick Clare

Vee Singleton

Vic Stanbrook

Lindsay Want-Beal

Penny Wraight


Annual membership costs £5.00

If you would prefer to apply by post and pay via cash/cheque, please click the link below to download and print the membership application form.