Uckfield town councillor Keith Everett has died. The man who was described as kind, thoughtful and generous, died suddenly on Wednesday.
Mr Everett was first elected to Uckfield Town Council in the elections of May 2015.
He stood as an Independent in the Ridgewood Ward – where he lived – and polled 804 votes.
He was a great supporter of the Ridgewood Village Hall Committee and their activities, and also attended a number of meetings of the Wealdlink Forum in support of the Saturday 262 bus service between the Ashdown Forest, Uckfield, and Heathfield.
In the last year he has been a member of the town council’s general purposes and the environment and leisure committees.
He was present at the general purposes committee which was held on Monday (April 1).
He had previously been a member of the council’s plans committee.
Prior to his election in 2015, Mr Everett had attended many council meetings to observe from the public gallery.
He had intended to stand for re-election to the the council this year and, sadly, his name still appears among nominations.
As a member of the Uckfield King’s Church, Mr Everett took part in a number of late-night shopping events, playing a ‘King’ in productions of the Nativity.
Mr Everett was a motor sport enthusiast and attended the famous 24-hour Le Mans race in France on a number of occasions.
Fellow town councillor Ian Smith, who with his wife Lynda, was a friend of Mr Everett and his wife Jenny, said he was very, very, sad about the news. He added: “I got to know Keith well and he was a very kind, thoughtful and generous man.”