New Uckfield Town Council to hold first meeting on Monday

The first meeting of the new Uckfield Town Council, since elections on Thursday, is due to take place on Monday evening.uckfield-town-council-un

The mayor and deputy mayor will be elected during the annual statutory meeting. Cllr Spike Mayhew and Cllr Jackie Love have been mayor and deputy mayor respectively for the past year.

Two casual vacancies on the council remain to be filled and new members are due to be co-opted, along with two youth members.


Decisions will be made on who should serve on standing committees, including general purposes (nine members), environment and leisure (nine members), and plans (seven members).

Members will also be appointed to serve on personnel and finance committees, and the editorial panel of a council newsletter, on outside bodies, and on a Civic Centre working group.


Other items on the agenda include confirming support for an Uckfield plastic-free campaign, and specifically surfers against sewage objectives for a plastic-free community.

Councillors will also consider providing financial support to the Ridgewood Village Hall Committee for a proposed hall extension.


Councillors making up the new Uckfield Town Council include:

Jez Beesley, Trust Independent
Duncan Bennett, Trust Independent
Ben Cox, Labour and Co-operative
James Edwards, Liberal Democrats
Helen Firth, Conservative
Donna French, Trust Independent
Gary Johnson, Conservative
Jackie Love, Trust Independent
Chris Macve, Trust Independent
Spike Mayhew, Trust Independent
Angie Smith, Labour
Paul Sparks, Liberal Democrat
Diane Ward, Independent

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