Congratulations to Mr ‘Polegate’ Buck!

The Polegate Civic Award 2012 have been given to Mr David Buck for outstanding service to Polegate Town.
The Polegate Civic Award 2012 have been given to Mr David Buck for outstanding service to Polegate Town.

THE Polegate Civic Award 2012 has been awarded to resident David Buck for his outstanding service to the town.

The Mayor, Cllr Malcolm Cunningham, was reported to be delighted to present award to Mr Buck in the council chambers on September 10.

Mr Buck was a student at Willingdon Secondary school after moving from Essex. After leaving school, he helped run a youth club in Coppice Avenue and in 1969 joined the Local Polegate Drama Group. The first pantomime was staged in 1972.

In the early 1970s he opened, ‘The Mans Shop’ in the High Street and was the longest serving trader in Polegate before his retirement.

Town Clerk Jo Ognjanovic said: “David was one of the group of people who brought the carnival to the town, fondly remembered by many.

“David produced and directed many Olde Tyme Music Halls which took place at the community centre as part of the carnival week events.”

Mr Buck has raised more than £5,000 for St Wilfrid’s Hospice in the past and together with the Boyce family organised a clock in memory of Ron Randall. The clock needs repairs - to make a donation call 01323 484303.