Meet the new Mayor of Hastings

Hastings born Cllr James Bacon became the new Mayor of Hastings following a socially distanced ceremony outside the Town Hall on Wednesday evening.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 6:58 am

Cllr Bacon had previously served as deputy Mayor to Cllr Nigel Sinden. Cllr Ruby Cox has been appointed as the new Deputy Mayor.

Cllr Bacon said: ”It is such an honour to have been elected as your Hastings Mayor . I will do my very best to support all that Hastings is about.

Cllr Bacon, who is the Great Grandson of Hastings character Biddy The Tubman, is known for his hands-on community involvement.

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He had organised and led litter picking groups in Hastings Old Town and was involved in re-painting the bollards in George Street.

During the pandemic, along with Cllr Sinden, he collected donations from people’s door steps and delivered them to Hastings Foodbank.

He is a great supporter of carnival and other Hastings festivals.

Pictures by Kevin Boorman.

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