The Mayor is the elected Chair of the council and is the civic and ceremonial figure head for the council. The chain, badge and robes of office are an outward sign of this high office.
The Mayor is by statute the “first Citizen” which is an honorary title and means that the Mayor takes precedence over everyone apart from a member of the Royal Family and the Lord Lieutenant. The Mayor must be non-political and represent every section of the community.
Apart from the civic and ceremonial duties and functions that the Mayor performs for the council, he or she also represents the district at all major events and historical ceremonies.
The Mayor has an important role to play in promoting the work of the council and supporting local community, voluntary and charitable organisations and in celebrating and recognising achievements and milestones.
If you would like to invite the Mayor to a function or event please contact:
The Mayor's Parlour,
District Council Offices,
St Peter's Street
Tel: 01727 819544