Senlac Rotarian Receives Top Civic Award

Sat, Mar 16th 2024 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A Senlac Rotarian has been given a top civic award. Jimmy Carroll, a Rotarian for over 25 years, has devoted much of his time to improving the area in which he has worked for over 50 years.


At a ceremony on 16th March 2024, Bexhill on Sea town council conferred the title of Honorary Freeman to Jimmy for his exceptional service to Sidley and the wider area of Bexhill. “I was so surprised, I was escorted by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Bexhill, the Little Common British Legion Brass Band played and the Town Crier proclaimed the award.” Jimmy, who moved to the area some 50 years ago with his family from south-east London, is a retired wholesale and retail greengrocer and had  a number of premises locally including one in the village of Sidley, part of town of Bexhill. He served as a councillor in Sidley for over 16 years; he has also served as Bexhill Town Mayor and Chairman of the Rother District Council. Jimmy has been a community champion over many years helping to improve the facilities and environment for the local residents in what is designated a deprived area. Sidley was one of 150 areas around England to be awarded £1milllion through the Big Local Trust to make a “massive and lasting positive difference to their communities”. Heart of Sidley was set up in 2014 for a ten year period with the aim of improving and regenerating Sidley village and its surrounding area by working together as a community; this is a project very dear to Jimmy and he has and continues to take a prominent role as do his sons.  “We’ve done a lot but we’ve still got a lot to do and we must keep trying to improve life for our community.” Jimmy concluded.

The photograph shows Jimmy with his award and Andy Cruttenden, President of Senlac Rotary, left, and Bryan Hunter, President of St Leonards Rotary, right. The two clubs are now holding joint meetings as a prelude to a merger from July, the start of the new Rotary year.

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