COUNCILLOR Dan Dunbar has been named runner-up in the Star Councils awards.

It is a national scheme hosted by the National Association of Local Councils.

The awards recognise and highlight best practice in local councils, councillors and clerks.

Cllr Dunbar, 24, was elected in May 2015 to Polegate Town Council and is deputy mayor.

The judging panel said: “He’s a great role model.

“Cllr Dunbar sees what needs doing and gets on with it or gets other people to help.

“He is selfless and he is a community volunteer with East Sussex Fire and Rescue service.”