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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 currentTown Mayor, David Neevesly 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:

Mayor Attendance Form

Deputy Mayor Attendance Form


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.

Liz Thompson turned 100

Liz Thompson celebrated turning 100 on 18th November 2022

Mrs Rowland 100th Celebrations

Mayor David Neeves with Mrs Rowland who has recently celebrated her 100th birthday.  Congratulations

Kate Smith celebrating her 100th Birthday

Deputy Mayor Martyn Garrett with Kate Smith who celebrates her 100th birthday. Congratulations

Girlguiding Autumn Fair on 5th November 2022

Girlguiding Autumn Fair

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

Mayor's Annual Civic Service held on 8th July 2022 at Seaford Baptist Church




Honours Evening At Beacon Academy 15th July 2022

Honours Evening - Beacon Academy

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

Mayor at Armed ForcesDay


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

Mayor opening Ceremony of Grove School Project

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.

Performers at the Classical Concert in aid of Ukraine


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.

The Town Mayor holding a handmade Gingerbread Man

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.

The Mayor has a ride on the miniature railway


Opening of Ashdown Radio

The Mayor, David Neeves, attended the official opening of Ashdown Radio.

Mayor and Zoe Ball attend the 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.

The Town Mayor standing next to the Rock Snake

The Town Mayor cutting the ribbon

The plaque at the Rock Snake, Chapel Green



Members of the Ambulance Service laying a wreath at the Rock Snake

78th Anniversary of the loss in Crowborough of the American Marauder aircraft in January 1944.

Mayor laying a wreath

Mayor paying respects


Tenterden’s Annual Civic Service on 5th September 2021

      Mayor David Neeves

Mayoral Party on the Balcony