Details revealed for the funeral of ‘true Bungay man’ John Groom

Former Bungay mayor John Groom has died at the age of 70. Picture: Archant

Former Bungay mayor John Groom has died at the age of 70. Picture: Archant - Credit: Nick Butcher

The community are set to come together to commemorate the life of a John Groom, who was described as a 'true Bungay man'.

Bungay butcher John Groom makes his deliveries by horse and carriage.Photo: Andy DarnellCopy: Victor

Bungay butcher John Groom makes his deliveries by horse and carriage.Photo: Andy DarnellCopy: Victoria NichollsFor: EDPArchant © 2008 (01603) 772434 - Credit: Archant © 2008

Mr Groom passed away suddenly last week surrounded by his friends and family aged 70.

The 'hugely dedicated' and 'respected public servant' served Waveney as a ward councillor for Bungay since his first election in 2000.

As well as a dedicated businessman, Mr Groom was also a town councillor, Town Reeve and had been the mayor of Bungay on three separate occasions.

He served numerous committees including regular stints as the chair of the council's Planning Committee.


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The funeral for Mr Groom will be held on Thursday, January 31 at 10.30am in St Mary's Church in Bungay.

Mr Groom's loved-ones have requested for family-only flowers and for all donations to be made to the Suffolk Horse Society.

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