Latest news from Stowmarket

Welcome to Stowmarket Town Council's website.  We hope that you find this a useful source of community news, information and resources.

Below you will find our latest news stories - the menu above allows you to navigate around the site to find information.

Stowmarket Town Awards 2014/15

17 July 2014

The Stowmarket Town Awards event is to be held at Cedars Park Community Centre on the evening of Friday, 26th September2014.

Ticket are available at a cost of £10 per ticket with allocation on a first come, first served basis. The dress code is smart with black tie optional but not essential.

If you would like to support this prestigious event for the town then please contact Sarah Parramint for a ticket E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stowfiesta 2014

17 July 2014

Stowmarket’s annual community music festival was held at Chilton Fields on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st June.

The event began with a low-key evening featuring music and comedy.

Then on Saturday, there were two stages, retaining the old StowFest event’s original music and the cream of local bands but also with a new family stage of tribute bands along with a free circus skills workshop, Punch and Judy and bouncy castle for children. 


Community Cafe

10 July 2014

A new facility, called @therec, has opened on the Recreation Ground providing a café and meeting facilities.

Social enterprise group, Realise Futures is running the café which opens daily. MENTA, the Suffolk Enterprise Agency, is working to bring in groups and businesses to use its facilities.

Stowmarket Town Awards 2014/15

03 July 2014

Stowmarket Town Council, the East Anglian Daily Times and the Stowmarket Mercury are proud to announce the launch of the Stowmarket Town Awards 2014 -15.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from our website below. Copies are also available from the following outlets:

  • Stowmarket Town Council Offices
  • Cedars Park Community Centre
  • Hillside Community Centre
  • Regal Theatre
  • Stowmarket Tourist Information Centre
  • Stowmarket Library
  • Stowmarket Methodist Church
  • Our Lady's Catholic Church
  • The Salvation Army Hall
  • St Peter and St Mary's Parish Church

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, 1st August, 2014.

Commemoration of the Start of the First World War

19 May 2014

Saturday, 17th May, 2014 saw a fantastic Musical Evening  on the back lawn of Abbots Hall in the grounds of the Museum of East Anglian Life to commemorate the start of the First World War.

Over 500 people were in attendance to watch the Stowmarket Concert Band, the VIP's - a Barber Shop Chior, Portobello Road - a Barber Shop Quartet and Grayham MacAusland playing the Pipes.  The audience enjoyed a sing-a-long of First World War era songs in the beautiful Stowmarket sunshine.

The Town Council would like to pay tribute to Colonel Ted Champion who was instrumental in arranging the musical evening and all those who helped with arranagements and on the evening. A special mention must go to Cliff Dix of Phosphene Entertainment Services (The Event Shop) who provided the sound and lighting.

Annual Town Council Meeting

15 May 2014

The Annual Town Council Meeting was held on Wednesday, 14th May, 2014. Councillor Gerard Brewster was elected Town Mayor for 2014/15 and made the declaration of acceptance of office which he had made 35 years previously when he was elected Town Mayor in 1978.

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