Cllr Ian Smith became the new Uckfield Town Mayor on Monday evening with Cllr Jeremy Hallett the new Deputy Mayor. In his acceptance speech, Cllr Smith thanked outgoing mayor John Carvey.
He said he saw his year ahead as a ‘facilitator’.
“We have a year to come that requires all of us to work as closely together as we can,” he said.
“A year when financial realities bring the potential for disagreement between councillors. A year when the way things get done may have to change.”
He also looked forward to good news like the completion of the old railway site car park.