Mayors Update – September 2019

Mayor’s Piece – September 2019

It’s been a rather quiet period following from a very hectic July/early August.  I guess with the holiday season in full swing that is to be expected. I’m sure when everyone gets back from their vacation it will pick up again. It will then be full speed ahead until Christmas looking at the way my diary is stacking up on both the work and Mayoral fronts.

I did attend one really lovely event during the month of August which was the 90th birthday celebrations of ex-RAF man, David Griffiths. An absolute gentleman and a great character. We had a lot of fun and everyone had a wonderful time at the lunch in the Royal British Legion in Stowmarket. I didn’t know this at the time but apparently David does a very good impression of Oliver Cromwell in full gear. Perhaps next time I see him I can get him to give me a sample of his rendition but without the outfit.

At the beginning of September, Annette and I had the pleasure of attending the finals day at Stowmarket Tennis Club ( They have a really wonderful facility there which is well tucked away. We had a lovely afternoon with the folks at the club who made us very welcome indeed.  We watched some absorbing tennis, especially the two lads who fought out a tough and tense final.

Well done to all the winners and runners up and the all the members of the club for a thoroughly entertaining day. The cakes were yummy too, as were the Munchy Seeds. If you have not tried these Suffolk delicacies then head over to and buy some. Truly delicious.  Me with Chairman Stuart (right) and the winners below.