Cllr Paul Metcalfe MBE


Tel: 07841 915274

Having been born in Eastbourne - and living in Sovereign Harbour - Paul has deep roots in the local area.


Paul has been a School Governor at the Langney Primary School for the past 6 years, where he has responsibilities for Health & Safety within the School along with Pay & Staff Appeals. He is also a Deputy Churchwarden and Secretary to Christ Church (Seaside) with St Philip).


For over 3 decades, Paul was involved as a Volunteer with the Eastbourne Lifeboat and only retired last year as the Operations Manager, a role he held for the last 11 years. Paul has also been deputy Chairman of Eastbourne Sea Cadet Corps for the past five years.


Paul was elected by the people of Sovereign in a by-election in November 2016, and was made an MBE in 2017 in recognition of his work with the RNLI.


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See Also

Cllr. Barry Taylor


TEL: 07702 405046 I am very pleased to be able to stand again as a Borough Councillor for Meads. My wife Christine and myself, along with our family still run a business in the area. We are very proud of our now nine grandchildren all of whom are an absolute delight, all attending local schools.

Cllr. Colin Murdoch


Tel: 07887 668197 Colin was born in Lambeth London opposite the House of Parliament, but grew up in Dulwich, and then Croydon.

Cllr Robert Smart


Tel: 07803 203870
As a relatively new resident of Meads I greatly appreciate its attractions and amenities. I am committed to preserving the best of Meads and Eastbourne, and ensuring sensitive development and value-for-money expenditure by the Council on behalf of residents.

Cllr Tony Freebody


Tel: 07469 259101Tony first moved to Eastbourne almost twenty years ago, he and his wife have brought up their family here.  Tony works locally in the NHS and feels that protection of services for the largest town in East Sussex is vital for the wellbeing of all residents and the future prosperity of the town.

Cllr Penny di Cara


Tel: 07720 372794I have lived here in Eastbourne for 31 years, the last 13 in Sovereign Harbour.  I have three grown up children, all of whom were educated in Eastbourne, and four grandchildren.  I am married to Paul, a Chartered Accountant.

Tony Freebody

Tony Freebody: Ratton

East Sussex born, Tony lives in Eastbourne with his wife and two children, and has worked in the NHS for the past 24 years supporting adults with learning disabilities.