Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor will continue their roles for another year.

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 Roger Whyborn, was elected by council on Monday 13 May 2019.

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 him. Please try and give as much notice as possible as the mayor is in great demand.

Councillor Roger Whyborn in red mayoral robes and gold chain