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Pine Grove, TN6 1DH
East Sussex, 01892652907
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Councillor Matthew Street was elected Town Mayor for 2023-24 at the Annual Statutory Meeting held on 16th May 2023.

Message from the Mayor:

I am honoured to have been elected Mayor for the wonderful town in which I live and work.

My wife and I moved to Crowborough in early 2007 with our three children and we soon fell in love with the town and surrounding area. Our children all attended pre-school and primary schools in the town and then went on to Beacon Academy, where I am currently Chair of the Local Governing Body. I was also a governor at Sir Henry Fermor primary school for eight years when they were younger.

I am fortunate to work within our wonderful town as the Branch Manager of Waitrose Crowborough and I enjoy being able to help local people, whether as customers or employees. In addition, I am an elected Director of the John Lewis Partnership Trust board which gives me an opportunity to work nationally in a well-loved company. My work within the town allows me to contribute through other means too, and I was a founding member of the Chamber of Commerce, a previous Chairperson of the Retailer’s Association and I have been a trustee of the local Foodbank since 2015.

I became a town councillor in 2010 and I am proud of what this council has achieved in that time for our residents. In my role as a councillor, I have been actively involved in committee activities – for the past 12 years I have been the Chairperson of the Communication and Events Committee which organises our town’s major events such as the annual firework display, Christmas Fair, Summer Fair, Boundary Walk and much more. I was also Deputy Mayor for a year which I hope has prepared me a little bit for this new role!

Outside of work and the council, I enjoy exploring Ashdown Forest and the wider East Sussex countryside with our family dog. I have been part of the Crowborough Players for a number of years, and I am a member of All Saints’ church.

Each year the Mayor chooses two charities to support and this year I am delighted to be supporting the Friends of Crowborough Hospital and 1st Crowborough Scout Group. I hope to support Friends of Crowborough Hospital by raising enough money to purchase some much-needed equipment for their very popular birthing centre and to support 1st Crowborough Scouts in their work maintaining their headquarters building which many local young people benefit from using.

It is an honour to have been elected as Mayor for this year and I look forward to meeting you either at council meetings or at some of our events throughout the year.

The Mayor receives many invitations each year to attend various local events. Whilst it is not possible for him to accept every invitation, he does try to attend as many events as possible.

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

Mayor Attendance Form

Deputy Mayor Attendance Form


Photo of Mayor giving awards at Friends Of Crowborough Hospital AGM

Awards being presented at the Friends Of Crowborough Hospital AGM

Photo of the Civic Award 2023 presented to the Sewing Crow-Bees

The Sewing Crow-Bees receiving their Civic Award

Montage Photo of opening of Pocket Park

The Official Opening of the new Nature Reserve, Pocket Park

Photo of The Mayor visiting Woodlands Care Home

Woodlands Care Home celebrating, ‘ Care Home Open Week’, supporting this year’s theme of Connecting Communities.

Students from Sir Henry Fermor C of E Primary School were also helping out, and it was great to see them having fun with the residents.

Photos from Armed Forces Day Celebrations

Armed Forces Day

The Crowborough Town Mayor presenting awards at Beacon Academy

Presenting awards at the Beacon Academy Honours Awards

The Mayor at the Crowborough Hospital Fete

Opening the 2023 Crowborough Hospital Fete

Crowborough Bonfire and Carnival 4 photo montage

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor were pleased to open the 2023 Crowborough Bonfire and Carnival

Photo montage showing Mayor opening Padel Tennis courts

The Mayor enjoyed opening the new Padel Tennis Courts at Crowborough Tennis and Squash Club in October 2023.

Photo of the Town Mayor visiting Ashdown Primary School

The Mayor enjoyed  his recent visit to Ashdown Primary School to support their learning about local history.

The Mayor standing with crowds at the war memorial at the remembrance services.

The Mayor was proud to attend this year’s remembrance services.

Photo of Mayor in front of the Christmas Tree at the Christmas Cracker Event

The Mayor enjoyed joining in the festive fun at the 2023 Christmas Cracker Event

Photo of the Mayor with some of the first Crowborough Scouts and their leaders

The Mayor enjoyed attending the Scout annual Carol Service at All Saints Church.

If you would like The Mayor to present a bouquet of flowers to a resident of Crowborough as they turn 100 years old, please complete the form below and return it to

Presentation form for Centenarians

If The Mayor is unavailable The Deputy Mayor will attend wherever possible.

Deputy Mayor, Martyn Garrett, visits Ellen Frazer on her 100th birthday on 9th March, 2023. Congratulations to Ellen Frazer celebrating her 100th birthday on 9th March, 2023.
Liz Thompson turned 100 Congratulations to Liz Thompson celebrating her 100th birthday on 18th November 2022
Mrs Rowland 100th Celebrations Congratulations to Mrs Rowland, celebrating her 100th birthday.
Kate Smith celebrating her 100th Birthday Congratulations to Kate Smith celebrating her 100th birthday.