Meads ward stretches from Birling Gap, in the west, along the seafront to almost the pier at its eastern edge and includes the famous Beachy Head cliffs as well as the old fishing hamlet of Holywell.
We now talk of Upper Meads and Lower Meads to distinguish between the higher part of the ward, to the west, and the lower part closer to town. However, there are no official boundaries although Upper Meads is what locals traditionally referred to as 'Meads' and is the area within the Meads Conservation Area.
Meads is represented at County Hall by Conservative councillor Barry Taylor, and in the Borough Council by three Conservatives: Jane Lamb, Robert Smart and Barry Taylor. They are pictured above with Eastbourne's MP, Caroline Ansell, and their contact details are given below. Your councillors are easily accessible to deal with community issues.
NICHOLAS TAYLOR is the latest addition to your hard-working Conservative team.
His selection as a Conservative candidate follows the decision by long-serving councillor Barry Taylor to stand down next May, although he will still be busy as your assiduous county councillor.
Nicholas is local to Meads, having moved here a couple of years ago, and loves its heritage and character. He has already worked with local councillors: Jane Lamb on securing a permanent home for the Meads post office; and Robert Smart on securing our seafront heritage.
Nicholas works for our MP, Caroline Ansell, who has secured record investment and support for the town during the pandemic, and now during its recovery. Away from politics, Nicholas enjoys cooking, reading-up on history, and is a frustrated student of Japanese.
Pictured are your Meads team (from left): Cllr Robert Smart; Caroline Ansell MP; Cllr Jane Lamb; Borough council candidate Nicholas Taylor; and Borough and County councillor Barry Taylor.