Tribute event to remember Hastings council leader Jeremy Birch

Jeremy Birch. SUS-150605-142241001
Jeremy Birch. SUS-150605-142241001

A memorial event is being planned to remember council leader Jeremy Birch, who died suddenly and unexpectedly last month.

The event, open to everybody, is being held in Warrior Square Gardens, St Leonards, at 8pm on Saturday, June 20, which will finish with a firework display around 10pm.

Kevin Boorman, spokesman for Hastings Borough Council, said: “Jeremy played a huge role in Hastings over the past 20 years. Indeed he was active not just in Hastings but across East Sussex, and, in fact, across much of the south east where he was involved in many different groups and partnerships over this time. We have tried to organise an event which recognises and acknowledges Jeremy’s work in the community, and for the town and county.

“The evening will include tributes from leaders of different organisations Jeremy was involved in, along with music, dance and singing provided by community groups he was associated with.

“It will be an open air event, although marquees are being provided in case it is wet. The nature of the evening means that we will not be able to provide seats for everyone, but guests can bring their own chairs, or just sit on the lawn.”

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