Cllr Peter Ellefsen was elected Town Mayor for 2017-18 at the Annual Statutory Meeting held on 23rd May 2017.


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Councillor Peter Ellefsen

I have lived in Crowborough since 1982 and set up my own electronics and IT design consultancy soon after moving here. My children grew up and went to school in Crowborough, and I have always liked Crowborough’s ability to provide an “urban civilisation”, yet be so close to the spectacular Ashdown Forest and Sussex Weald.

I grew up in Surrey, went to school in Croydon and then to university in Bangor and Brighton to study Electronic Engineering. In addition to my love of engineering and technology, I am also a keen musician (singer, choir director and church organist) and participate in the musical activity in and around Crowborough.

I became a Councillor in 2015 at the start of a particularly exciting and challenging time for the Town Council; the commencement of two major projects, the creation of a new cemetery at Summersales and an Enterprise Hub at Pine Grove. Though they are proving challenging to bring to fruition, I am excited by the opportunities and benefits to Crowborough that will result from the successful completion of these projects. I am also pleased to be involved in ensuring that the Council provides best value for money in delivering services and facilities to the residents of Crowborough in these straitened times.


If you would like the support of the Town Mayor by his attendance at your function or event please contact the Town Hall on 01892 652907 or email