The mayor is the first citizen of the borough. Members of the council nominate a councillor each year to take on this role.

The present mayor, Councillor Matt Babbage, was elected by council on Monday 15 May 2023.

The mayor's role is to chair council meetings and to lead the council at civic events. Each mayor traditionally elects local charities which are then supported throughout the year by charity events.

If you wish to enquire whether the mayor is available to open your event or attend a function, please contact us. Please try and give as much notice as possible as the mayor is in great demand.

Make a donation to the Mayor's charities

Official mayoral portrait for Councillor Matt Babbage