Former Bexhill councillor and fire authority member dies

Brian Gadd
Brian Gadd

A former county councillor and fire authority member from Bexhill has died.

Brian Gadd died after a long illness according to East Sussex Fire Authority which he was a member of for nine years.

Mr Gadd served on East Sussex County Council (ESCC) as representative of Bexhill West division from 2001 to 2013 and served as chairman of the Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee and the Regulatory Committee.

ESCC leader Keith Glazier said: “We were very saddened to hear of the death of someone who was a hard-working and respected member of the council.

“Brian was dedicated to representing his constituents in Bexhill but also had a valuable input into the council’s scrutiny process in his role as the chairman of two committees.

“Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time.”

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) chief fire officer Gary Walsh said: “As well as being a councillor for ESCC, he was our lead member for learning and development and is remembered with fondness by myself and staff alike, including our ex-Chief Des Prichard.”

An ESFRS spokesman added: “It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the death of Brian Gadd, a former member of the East Sussex Fire Authority from 2001 to 2010.

“The thoughts of East Sussex Fire amd Rescue Service are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

Anyone who would like to pay tribute can attend his funeral at St Augustine’s Church, Cooden Drive, at 12pm on August 31.

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