Stowmarket came together to celebrate ‘all that we have in common’ last Saturday for the Great Get Together.

The town took part in the national Great Get Together event which is held in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox. The main aim of the event was to bring communities together and celebrate all that unites us which was inspired by Mrs Cox’s maiden speech in Parliament where she said people in the UK “have far more in common with each other than things that divide us”.

A specially themed red and white gingham, which linked to the colour scheme for the event, gazebo was used and Councillors from Stowmarket Town Council were on hand to talk to residents in the area about what people love about the town and also address any concerns they may have. Free cupcakes iced in red and white were given away and added a very special feel to the event.

Stowmarket Town Mayor Councillor Dave Muller said ‘I was very proud to be part of this event.  We were approached by an unprecedented number of local residents.  We were thrilled by the take up of the free cupcakes and inspired by the affection residents have for the community of Stowmarket’.