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Death of Former Hailsham Town Councillor

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Photo of former councillor Maggie Burt 

Hailsham Town Council is saddened to report that former town councillor Maggie Burt has recently passed away.

Maggie was a well-respected and active member of the local community, having been elected on to the Town Council in May 2011, serving on the Council until resigning in May 2017.

Representing the former Hailsham South & West Ward, Maggie served on various committees, including the Town Council’s Finance and Festivities committees. She also served as ‘Oversight Councillor’ for the town’s youth services, having supported the growth of the Town Council’s various youth projects in recent years.

Town Clerk John Harrison offered his condolences on behalf of Hailsham Town Council: “Maggie was a popular and well-respected town councillor, having served the community well and caring passionately about Hailsham and its residents. We are all greatly upset by the news that our friend has passed away.”

“I know I speak for all my colleagues at the Town Council, as well as the wider community, when I say that Maggie will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time.”

Town Mayor Cllr Paul Holbrook added: “I can only add to the many wonderful messages which have already circulated about Maggie – this is such a huge loss for everyone who knew her.”

“As a town councillor for over six years, she worked tirelessly on behalf of the community that she was proud to represent and contributed significantly to the various Council committees on which she served during her term in office.”

Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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