Les Eytle, Freeman of Lewisham Borough

Les was nominated in recognition of his long service at Lewisham and the impact he has made on the lives of the people in the borough, especially in regard to his ground-breaking work on equalities issues in the early 1980s.

As ward councillor, Les represented 6 different wards and served as Civic Mayor twice. In his last four years as a member, Les held the position of Chair of the Council until his retirement in 2006.

Lewisham Council – Former Civic Mayor becomes a Freeman of the Borough

I can’t think of a better nominee for the honour.

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About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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2 Responses to Les Eytle, Freeman of Lewisham Borough

  1. Reidski says:

    The bloke is a Lewisham legend – absolutely committed to ALL the people who live here. I’ve a vague recollection of him having something to do with Desmond Tutu making a visit to the borough in the early ’90s and being central to the big do that I went to at Goldsmith’s College when Tutu was given some award from the council.
    Good on him!

  2. Lone Ranger says:

    Here is some information about another former councillor….

    The Lewisham History Society has a talk on 29th June about Fred Copeman. Fred was born in a workhouse in 1907, fought in the Spanish Civil War, became a Lewisham Councillor and was awarded an OBE.

    http://www.lewishamhistory.org.uk/index.php

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