MEET THE MAYOR
Councillor David Neeves was elected Town Mayor for 2022-23 at the Annual Statutory Meeting held on 10th May 2022.
David has lived in Crowborough since 2000 having moved from Tunbridge Wells with Jen, his wife of 25 years. David was first elected to Crowborough Town Council representing Jarvis Brook ward in 2015 and latterly South East ward. He has sat on four committees, two as Vice Chairman.
As well as being a councillor, David has been a first responder for South East Coast Ambulance Service and is currently a volunteer for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.
In addition to serving on all the council’s committees, he is a member of two working groups. These groups are investigating a new pavilion for the Wolfe Recreation Ground and 2G Pitch for the town – something David is very passionate about as he enjoys sport, even if he can’t play as much as he used to.
He aims to promote Crowborough as the diverse modern town it is today and looks forward to supporting the council staff, local businesses and residents, as well as the many events organised throughout the year.
Cllr Neeves says, “I am extremely proud to have been elected to such a position as Town Mayor and being elected by your peers is an honour. I can only say thank you for the trust placed upon me”
Each year the Mayor supports two charities. This year Cllr David Neeves has chosen – Crowborough Foodbank and Grove Park Charitable Trust
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:
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 TownMayor@crowboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk
If The Mayor is unavailable The Deputy Mayor will attend wherever possible.
Mayor David Neeves with Mrs Rowland who has recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Congratulations
Deputy Mayor Martyn Garrett with Kate Smith who celebrates her 100th birthday. Congratulations
Girlguiding Autumn Fair on 5th November 2022
Mayor’s Annual Civic Service on 8th July 2022
This service took place at Seaford Baptist Church on Friday 8th July.
The photo below shows from left to right, front row:
Crowborough Town Mayor, Cllr D Neeves; Deputy Mayor of Newhaven- Cllr P McLean; Vice Lord Lieutenant, S Stoner; Mayor of Seaford, Cllr O Honeyman; Mayor of Brighton, Cllr L Deane; and Freeman of the Town, Mr L Holland
Form left to right, back row:
Freeman of the Town – Mr K Blackman; Mayor of Eastbourne, Cllr P Rodohan; and Mayor of Peacehaven, Cllr L Symonds
Honours Evening At Beacon Academy 15th July 2022
Headteacher, Ms Anna Robinson, The Mayor, Beacon Academy Trustee, Mrs Gwen Young and Sussex Police Assistant Chief Constable, Tanya Jones.
Armed Forces Day – 25th June 2022
On Saturday 25th June 2022 the Mayor and some of the residents of Crowborough came together to celebrate the people who make up the Army, Navy and Air Force.
Grove Park School Garden Project – Official Opening 27th May 2022
Classical Concert for Ukraine
On the 22nd May, the Town Mayor attended a Classical Concert held at the Community Centre. The concert was organised by Viktoria Grigoreva in aid of the DEC Ukraine Appeal, which provides emergency aid to those living in Ukraine. The Town Mayor gave a thoughtful speech which was much appreciated.
Table Top Sale & Fun Day in aid of Ukraine
On the 21st May, the Town Mayor attended a table top sale and fun day organised by Gill Wedge. The event was in aid of Ukraine.
Opening of the Miniature Railway
On Friday 15th April, the Mayor, David Neeves, attended the opening of the minature railway run by the Crowborough Locomotive Society.
Opening of Ashdown Radio
The Mayor, David Neeves, attended the official opening of Ashdown Radio.
Official opening of the Rock Snake – Wednesday 23rd March 2022
The Rock Snake was created by residents in 2020, and Crowborough Town Council preserved the special stones in a simple monument to remember the community coming together during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Town Mayor unveiled the Rock Snake’s plaque on Wednesday the 23rd March 2022 at Chapel Green – two years after the first lockdown was announced.
Two members of the Ambulance Service laid a wreath underneath the plaque.
78th Anniversary of the loss in Crowborough of the American Marauder aircraft in January 1944.
Tenterden’s Annual Civic Service on 5th September 2021