‘Mr Eastbourne’ had the town’s interests close to his heart

I REFER to the sad demise of Maurice Skilton MBE aka Mr Eastbourne as he was lovingly known.

The really sad thing is that the majority of Eastbourne folk would not of heard of him or even realised what he had done for this town and the people in it.

In one way or the other since the 1950s he had the interests of this town close to his heart, from councillor to council leader (Lib Dem), mayor and amongst all of that his charitable work as well.

I strongly believe that the next road that is constructed in this town should be named in his memory, Maurice Road, Skilton Avenue has a certain ring to it, and I think that it’s the least EBC could do to honour this real gent of the town.

Steven Tutt

Wakehurst Road