Four people from in and around Haverhill will be recognised with the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List.
Leslie Ager, who has twice been mayor of Haverhill, is being honoured for services to music in the town.
He has played the cornet in the band of the Royal Norfolk Regiment during his national service in the 1950s and joined the Haverhill Silver Band in 1953, where he was conductor for 30 years.
The town councillor directed 48 shows with the Haverhill Operatic Society.
Keith Haisman, chair of governors and also of the finance and premises for Stour Valley Community School in Clare, is being presented the accolade for services to eduication.
As well as being fundamental in establishing the free school in Clare and spearheading the campaign for the school after Clare Middle School closed, he is also the chair of the town council.
Muriel Healey, from Haverhill and board member for Havebury Housing Partnership, is being recognised for services to tenants.
Robert Clinton, from Stradishall, is getting the gong for services to Veterans Aid.
Mr Clinton has dedicated himself to the charity, which looks after homeless ex-servicemen, and has helped turn the then relatively unknown organisation into one of the most important of it’s kind.
For all the latest news see Thursday’s (January 3) Echo.