Council leader wins European award

David Tutt with Eastbourne MEP, Catherine Bearder and ALDE leader Graham Watson SUS-141112-135838001

David Tutt with Eastbourne MEP, Catherine Bearder and ALDE leader Graham Watson SUS-141112-135838001

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The leader of Eastbourne Borough Council has won an award for ‘his enormous contribution to the local community’.

Councillor David Tutt was nominated by MEP Catherine Bearder, for the award, introduced by the Liberal Democrats’ party grouping, ALDE, in the European Parliament. She said, “I am thrilled David’s hard work in Eastbourne has been recognised in this award. David has worked tirelessly in Eastbourne to ensure the town continues to go from strength to strength and when I heard about the awards I was delighted to put David’s name forward as I know the huge impact his work is having on the Eastbourne community. David is now a winner, just as he’s made Eastbourne a winner.”

She said when Cllr Tutt took over the leadership of the council it was recognised by the National Audit Office as being in a state of serious financial instability, and now a third of councils across England have visited Eastbourne to see the improvement programme in action.