Former mayor says thanks

MAY I through your newspaper thank Lewes residents for their support throughout the past year while I have been Mayor and for re-electing me.

Thanks too to the Sussex Express for its coverage of local events which has been very supportive.

During my mayoral year my wife and I have attended 215 events and have been able to visit many of Lewes’s clubs and societies and gain an appreciation of the work done by volunteers in the town.

As a result of my fundraising events,films of old Lewes, the Gala Dance evening, the Grand Ball and the sponsored walk for example, we have been able to donate nearly £8,000 to our charities, Parkinson’s UK and Lewes Victoria Hospital.

In conclusion may I welcome my successor as Mayor, Councillor John Stockdale and his wife, Rebecca, and wish them a rewarding year such as we have enjoyed.

Councillor Dr Michael Turner