Tributes have been paid to former Mayor Roger Fern who has died.
Roger was Mayor of Ipswich twice – in 2004-2005 and 2016-2017. He was Ipswich Borough councillor for Stoke Park ward from 2002-2006 and Sprites ward from 2007-2019.
Current Mayor, Councillor Jane Riley, said:"We send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Roger Fern at this sad time. Roger served the people of Ipswich for 16 years as an Ipswich Borough councillor and carried out two terms as Mayor. He made many important contributions to the lives of the people of Ipswich – not just via his roles as Mayor and councillor but also via his involvement in many other local causes and organisations. Like many in Ipswich, I will miss him immensely.”