Richard Jury has been elected uncontested onto Crowborough Town Council after nobody stands against him.
Mr Jury, who is 26, currently works for an accountancy firm in the town, will represent the St Johns Ward. He lives with his family in Rockington Way and studied at Beacon Academy.
The casual vacancy arose after the independent Councillor, Heather Roger resigned in May. She was co-opted onto the Town Council in May 2015, after fewer candidates than there were seats for stood for election.
At close of nominations on Friday 1st July, Richard Jury, representing The Conservative Party was the only candidate who had been nominated for the position and was duly elected uncontested.
Richard Jury said:
I have lived in Crowborough for most of my life, educated at local schools and currently both reside and work in the Town. I am very much looking forward to representing the residents of St Johns Ward & the wider Crowborough community in conjunction with Cllr Kay Moss. I hope that during my time in office to make a positive difference for the residents of Crowborough.
My key priorities will be to ensure the town’s facilities are maintained and where required improved. To help ensure that the Pine Grove Business Hub project provides opportunities to revitalize the economy of the town centre whilst seeking to attract more shops back to the High Street.
In addition I hope I can help promote Crowborough as a destination, with its proximity to Ashdown Forest, historical connections and the High Weald Countryside, whilst making sure that the town is not left out as we are both on the edge of the District and County.
Cllr Greg Rose, Chairman of Crowborough Conservatives said:
I’m delighted that Richard has been elected onto the Town Council. Richard is an excellent choice for Crowborough, adding a much welcomed younger dynamic and different skill set onto the team.