Councillors in Babergh and Mid Suffolk joined dignitaries from across the county this weekend at a Remembrance Service in Bury St Edmunds.

Chair of Babergh District Council Elisabeth Malvisi and chair of Mid Suffolk District Council Rowland Warboys paid their respects at the Rose Garden Remembrance Service at Abbey Gardens on Saturday. 

Cllr Malvisi said: “I am honoured to represent the residents of Babergh in recognising the sacrifices made by the men and women who serve in our armed forces and auxiliary services – both past and present. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Cllr Malvisi paying her respects in Bury St EdmundsCllr Malvisi paying her respects in Bury St Edmunds (Image: Lucy Taylor Photography)

"Whether on the front line or working to protect lives and our freedoms – to each and every one I say a huge thank you.”

Cllr Warboys added: “I join others across the nation today to offer my thanks and appreciation for the service and commitment of our armed forces, past and present, and the work they have done and continue to do to protect our country at home and abroad. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Cllr Warboys laying a wreathCllr Warboys laying a wreath (Image: Lucy Taylor Photography)

"Representing the residents of Mid Suffolk to remember the sacrifices made by these brave men and women is a privilege. 

"They give their lives for our freedoms, and we will remember them.”

East Anglian Daily Times: Cllr Warboys and Cllr Malvisi at the Rose GardenCllr Warboys and Cllr Malvisi at the Rose Garden (Image: Lucy Taylor Photography)

Cllr Malvisi also attended the Long Melford Remembrance Parade and Service on Sunday morning, and the Sudbury Remembrance Parade on Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Babergh Vice Chair Cllr Simon Dowling attended the Great Cornard Remembrance Parade and Service and the Hadleigh Remembrance Parade and Service. 

The Remembrance Sunday service in Mellis was attended by Cllr Warboys and Mid Suffolk Vice Chair Cllr Daniel Pratt attended Stowmarket Remembrance Parade and Service.

Other events were held across the county over the weekend, including a parade in Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday, and a service in Ipswich on Sunday.