Stowmarket: Mayor Anne Whybrow’s civic reception

A TOWN mayor has said she wants to harness the spirit of the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee to bring the community closer together.

Mayor Anne Whybrow was speaking after Stowmarket’s annual Mayor’s Civic Service, on Sunday.

Mrs Whybrow chose the town’s St Peter and St Mary’s Church for the Mayor’s Award for Excellence.

She said: “The award is for everyone involved in the church. It’s not just about the big things that they do, it’s about all the little things that go on unheard of.”

Mrs Whybrow said she was “really pleased” that so many organisation had been put forward for the award.

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She also paid tribute to her two nominated charities - the Mid Suffolk Citizens Advice Bureau and the Museum of East Anglian Life.

“Both organisations do so much for so many people in our town and the surrounding areas,” Mrs Whybrow said.

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A reception was held at the museum in the town after the service.

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