Jeremy Birch memorial date announced

Jeremy Birch
Jeremy Birch

Hastings Borough Council has confirmed a memorial event will take place for Jeremy Birch on Saturday, June 20, at Warrior Square, St Leonards.

Cllr Birch was leader of Hastings Borough Council until his sudden unexpected death on May 6.

A spokesman for the council said: “Details are being finalised, but it is likely that it will start around 8pm and finish, hopefully with a firework display, around 10pm.

“It had originally been intended to hold this memorial event at St Mary In The Castle, but it soon became clear that this was going to be too small for the number of people expected to attend.

“Rather than restrict the number of people attending, which no-one wanted to do, an open air venue has been chosen which will accommodate everybody.”

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