ON leaving Eastbourne Borough Council, I would like to say a big thanks to the Local Democracy Team who have been so supportive in enabling me and my fellow councillors to carry out our duties effectively.
Behind the public faces of the councillors there is a team of hard-working, dedicated people who are to a large extent unknown to the community.
Peter Finnis, David Robinson, Katie Cullum and Katie Armstrong work incredibly hard to ensure - the administration of the council, including its many committees and the local elections we have just had, run smoothly.
Those who have had the benefit of this team’s assistance have always found them to be not only highly professional but also very friendly and helpful in their dealing with councillors and the public alike.
I have been very touched by their unfailing courtesy and patience in dealing with difficult situations. They deserve our recognition and thanks.