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Wisbech Town Council

Serving the people of Wisbech

Wisbech Town Council Chamber, 1 North Brink

Town Clerk: Terry Jordan
1 North Brink, Wisbech
Cambridgeshire PE13 1JR

The Chairman of Wisbech Town Council is known as the Mayor.

The Mayor's duty and main responsibility is to chair the meetings of Full Council for the duration of the civic year.

The Office of the Mayor also attends some 300 plus engagements in the Civic year, commencing with the Mayor Making ceremony in May.

Inviting the Mayor to an event

The Mayor of Wisbech welcomes invitations to attend events and support the local community. Part of the civic duties of the Wisbech Town Mayor is to attend events and functions, to promote the Town, and to mark special occasions or events. This may involve opening an event, making a short speech, or presenting awards or prizes.

All invitations for a civic attendance at your event MUST be made in writing, giving full details. Please use the link below for a pro-forma for your convenience.

Please complete the form and return to the Town Council by email or post. Please give as much notice as possible. NB: the Mayor and Deputy are not based in the council office and time must be allowed for them to be contacted and check their civic, work and personal diaries. A response will be sent ASAP.

Some events are not appropriate for the Mayor (in chains of office) to attend.
These include;-

  • overtly political functions/events,
  • controversial events,
  • anything likely to bring the Office of Mayor, or the Council, into disrepute
  • being paid as an individual to attend
  • commercial events where there is no obvious benefit to the people of the Town.

If in doubt, please contact the Town Clerk for advice.

Sometimes the Mayor/Deputy will have several commitments on the same day. In these circumstances, please do not be offended if they have to leave before the end of your event. Therefore; if there is a particular part of your event that you want the Mayor/Deputy to be present for, please make sure you note this on the form.

The Town Council/Mayor does not invite anyone else to, or inform others of, your event, including the Press. If you wish the Press or any other persons to attend you must organise this yourself.

It may be possible to ask the Mayor to invite other local authority dignitaries to an event on your behalf. However, you will need to discuss this in detail with the Mayor's office.

At the Annual Meeting of Wisbech Town Council held on Friday 19 May 2017, Councillor Steve Tierney was duly elected as Mayor of Wisbech for Civic Year 2017-2018.

Councillor Peter Human was elected as Deputy Mayor.

  • The Mayor of Wisbech - Facebook page

    Cllr Tierney writes:
    On Friday 19th May I was elected the Mayor of Wisbech by Wisbech Town Councillors.

    I intend to use this page to keep a diary of my civic events and functions throughout the year.

Councillor Steve Tierney accepts the office of Mayor of Wisbech 2017 - 2018

Councillor Peter Human, Deputy Mayor 2017 - 2018 is enrobed by the Town Beadle, Trevor Longmuir

For more photographs of 2017 Mayor Making, go to the Wisbech Town Council Facebook page

Mayors of Wisbech

ALPHABETICAL

Allen, Wilfred

1955-1960

Barker, John L

1987

Barnwell, Richard

2000

Bellars, E B

1896

Berry, Dove

1970

Blayeby, Thomas

1912

Bond, June R

1972-73

Bowden, Charles R

1978

Boyd-Tuck, Edward

1976

Brennan, K

1986

Burton, A W

1971

Cane, Cha[rle]s

1876-77

Carlisle, E[lizabeth] A[nn]

1981

Carrick, Geo[rge]

1892

Cave, Mrs M[argaret] I M

1995

Clayton, Collins

1913-14-15-16-17-18

Collett, Alfred William

1934

Collins, W S

1899-1900

Coward, John

1888-89

Cox, C[arol] R[osetta]

2005

Curston, Reg[inald]

1965

Dawbarn, G

1864

Dawbarn, T

1837

Dickerson, D[oreen] L

1990

Dickerson, Mr H R

1985

Diggle, Barry

1994

Diggle, Joan M

1996

Drew, Basil G

1964

Elgood, H C

1903-1904

Farmer, Jonathan R

2008, 2011

Farrow, Henry

1890-91-98

Feary, Albert E

1969

Ford, Fred

1865-71-72-73-75

Foster, J H

1898

Fundrey, Walter Vince

1942-1943

Gay, Albert

1954

Gay, W[illia]m

1867

Gilliatt, Mrs Avis

1999

Goddard, Harrold

1959

Green, A R[oger]

2001

Groom, William

1866

Guard, Kenneth De Havilland

1922

Hall, Edmond Thomas Rathby

1941

Harrold, Alfred

1977

Herrod, Matthew

1923

Hickling, Ernest

1945

Hill, Michael

2014

Hiscox, John T

1886-1887

Hobourn, Frederick John

1932

Hodgson, David

2015

Hoy, Samantha

2013

Hutchinson, W

1863

Jeffery, Margaret Jessie

1949

Jeffrey, James Thomas

1920-21

Jenkins, Mrs Thelma

1992

Lake, Robert C

1974-79 First Mayor of Wisbech Town Council

Lawrence, Mrs Yvonne

2009

Leach, H[enry]

1835-39-47 [Last Bailiff, first Mayor of Wisbech]

MacRae, Vivien

2012

Martin, Bernard

1980-81

Maxey, Richard William

1929

May, A W

1893-1894

Meekins, Nicholas

2010

Mellor, John Kitson

1944

Metcalfe, C

1843

Miller, Weston

1908-09-10-11, 1919-20 1924-25

Mortimer, E C

1989

Moss, Malcolm Douglas

1982

O'Dell, P[atrick] B[ernard]

2002

Oliver, D[avid Colin]

2006, 2007

Ollard, John William Arthur

1928

Osborn, Michael H

1962-88

Osbourne, Bessie Muriel

1956

Pattrick, T

1880-1881

Peatling, F

1884-85

Peatling, Harold F M

1905

Petts, Beryl F

1975-1983

Pomery, William

1967

Potter, Harry

1961

Purt, Mrs A[nn] R[osemary]

1997

Racey, Horace William

1951

Rands, Leslie H

1963

Regester, George

1966

Rigg, Edward Newman

1952-1958

Roseberry, Frederick G

1926-27

Rowe, Claude Hunter

1946

Rust, W M

1882-1883 [First Mayor to wear chain]

Salter, Gerald

1991

Sandall, John Edward

1930, 1953

Savory, Henry George

1937-38-39-40

Shawl, Stanley David

1950

Sims, Leslie

1984, 1995, 2003

Slaymaker, Leslie

1968

Smith, Joseph

1933

Smith, Rob'n

1895

Southwell, Alfred

1902, 1935, 1936

Stanley, F W

1878-79

Stevens, W[illia]m

1845-46-48

Symonds, R[oger]

1998

Tibbs, Garry Paul

2016

Tierney, Steve

2017

Trumpess, William Edward Musgrave

1957

Usill, H M

1853

Usill, James

1842

Weatherhead, J R

1836

Wegg, H[enry] B[ruce]

2004

Wherry, Rob[er]t

1854-1868-69-70

White, Thomas Charles

1947

Whitsed, J[ohn]

1844-1850

Wilson, James William Albert

1931

Yates, James

1906-1907

Young, R

1858-59-60-61-62