The weekly pop-up community SMILE Cafe closed temporarily with the first UK lockdown in March 2020 – and couldn’t re-open until January, 2022…

On January 5th, 2022, it relaunched at the new Fromus Community Centre – operating every Wednesday, from 10am – 3pm.

First in line at the reopening was Saxmundham Town Councillor Roger Hedley Lewis, who had brought with him a small breakfast party to test out the new catering service in town.

No sooner had the tables been set out, laid and sanitised, breakfast orders were flooding in – a mix of tea, coffee and hot chocolate, porridge (extra thick), toast with jam, beans on toast and a full English breakfast.

With a brand new commercial kitchen, new equipment and eight induction plates, the head cook and kitchen staff were immediately under pressure to get ‘firing on all eight’. The first Wednesday, with no promotion, was meant to be a very soft launch to trial the system but once service was under way, a steady stream of customers meant the kitchen service didn’t get a break until 1.30pm!

“I was very impressed with the new surroundings and the socially distanced tables. My all day breakfast was not only delicious but great value for money. I noted that daily newspapers were provided and, all in all, there was a relaxed and friendly ambiance. I will be back.” Cllr. Roger Hedley Lewis, Saxmundham Town Council.

For further information, and news, regarding the SMILE Community Cafe, click here.

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Next Chinwag Tuesday 19th March at Fromus Centre 

10am – 12 Noon

Just come along on the day – It’s FREE to attend

The February launch event was a huge success – Don’t miss out!


Saxmundham Health PPG Film Club meet at Fromus Centre

Every 1st Sunday Monthly at 2pm

Register with the surgery and just come along on the day – It’s FREE

Next Film ‘Educating Rita

See here …  ‘PPG Film Club’

New Chair Based Yoga Classes at Fromus Centre

Classes run weekly 2pm – 3:30pm except 3rd Monday of each month

Gentle exercise and meet new friends over a cuppa

** Few spaces still available **

Entrance Door PIN Code

Each hirer now has a unique 4 digit door code which is configured to individual bookings. If you have not received your new ‘personalised’ code please email ASAP.
The code for the outside keybox remains unchanged.

NHS Midwives

 Please note that from 1 April 2023, the Community Midwives team will no longer be operating from Room 1 at The Fromus Community Centre. The Midwives team continue to operate from the Saxmundham Hub complex but have now relocated to Block A behind the new library. The Midwifery team can be contacted by text message only on 07710 716948. 

NHS Midwives + Childrens Services

We regret the Fromus Centre booking line telephone number is unable to assist with NHS or SCC Childrens Services appointment queries etc. Thank you.


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Opening Times

Seven days a week: 8am-10pm
(extensions by prior arrangement)

The Fromus Community Centre,
The Saxmundham Hub,
Street Farm Road,
Saxmundham, Suffolk,
IP17 1AL

The Fromus Centre is managed by the Saxmundham & District Community Interest Company, a company limited by guarantee.
The registered address is The Fromus Centre, Saxmundham Hub, Street Farm Road, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 1AL.
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