THE owner of P J Skips, based in Polegate, has died.

Nick Ellwood was also Hailsham Mayor from 2006-2008 and a local town and district councillor for many years.

Hailsham Mayor Paul Holbrook said: ” “It’s with great regret we announce the passing of former councillor Nick Ellwood on 19th September.

“We would like to express our thanks for the work he did and the achievements he made over the years.”

He was ‘an amazing supporter’ of Hailsham Foodbank.