STEVE Wallis has finished his stint as Eastbourne Mayor – and Caroline Ansell MP says he has done a great job.

She said: “I was delighted to step out last week to join the Mayor and Plastic Free Eastbourne at the launch event of their new initiative, Eastbourne’s Spring Water Festival 

The Water Festival  opening ceremony was Councillor Steve Wallis’ very last engagement as Eastbourne’s Mayor. I would like to thank him for all he has done for our town during these challenging times.  It has been a pleasure to work with him to support new businesses and local groups and to raise important funds to support vulnerable people in our community. 

With the elections just passed, my colleague, David Elkin retired from a stellar twenty one years of dedicated public service with leading roles at both Eastbourne Borough Council and East Sussex County Council.  His contribution in local government has been second to none.  I thank him and the lovely Sandra Elkin, who has been such a tower of support through the years.”