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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 13 May 2016, Councillor Garry Tibbs was duly elected as Mayor of Wisbech for Civic Year 2016-2017.

Councillor Steve Tierney was elected as Deputy Mayor.

Councillor Garry Tibbs accepts the office of Mayor of Wisbech 2016 2017

Councillor Steve Tierney, Deputy Mayor 2016 2017

Councillor Garry Tibbs, Mayor of Wisbech 2016 2017

Past Mayors of Wisbech

DATE (see below for alphabetical)

Leach, H[enry]

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

Weatherhead, J R

1836

Dawbarn, T

1837

Usill, James

1842

Metcalfe, C

1843

Whitsed, J[ohn]

1844-1850

Stevens, W[illia]m

1845-46-48

Usill, H M

1853

Wherry, Rob[er]t

1854-1868-69-70

Young, R

1858-59-60-61-62

Hutchinson, W

1863

Dawbarn, G

1864

Ford, Fred

1865-71-72-73-75

Groom, William

1866

Gay, W[illia]m

1867

Cane, Cha[rle]s

1876-77

Stanley, F W

1878-79

Pattrick, T

1880-1881

Rust, W M

1882-1883 [First Mayor to wear chain]

Peatling, F

1884-85

Hiscox, John T

1886-1887

Coward, John

1888-89

Farrow, Henry

1890-91-98

Carrick, Geo[rge]

1892

May, A W

1893-1894

Smith, Rob'n

1895

Bellars, E B

1896

Foster, J H

1898

Collins, W S

1899-1900

Southwell, Alfred

1902

Elgood, H C

1903-1904

Peatling, Harold F M

1905

Yates, James

1906-1907

Miller, Weston

1908-09-10-11

Blayeby, Thomas

1912

Clayton, Collins

1913-14-15-16-17-18

Miller, Weston

1919-20 1924-25

Jeffrey, James Thomas

1920-21

Guard, Kenneth De Havilland

1922

Herrod, Matthew

1923

Roseberry, Frederick G

1926-27

Ollard, John William Arthur

1928

Maxey, Richard William

1929

Sandall, John Edward

1930

Wilson, James William Albert

1931

Hobourn, Frederick John

1932

Smith, Joseph

1933

Collett, Alfred William

1934

Southwell, Alfred

1935-36

Savory, Henry George

1937-38-39-40

Hall, Edmond Thomas Rathby

1941

Fundrey, Walter Vince

1942-1943

Mellor, John Kitson

1944

Hickling, Ernest

1945

Rowe, Claude Hunter

1946

White, Thomas Charles

1947

Jeffery, Margaret Jessie

1949

Shawl, Stanley David

1950

Racey, Horace William

1951

Rigg, Edward Newman

1952-1958

Sandall, John Edward

1953

Gay, Albert

1954

Allen, Wilfred

1955-1960

Osbourne, Bessie Muriel

1956

Trumpess, William Edward Musgrave

1957

Goddard, Harrold

1959

Potter, Harry

1961

Osborn, M

1962

Osborn, Michael H

1962-88

Rands, Leslie H

1963

Drew, Basil G

1964

Curston, Reg[inald]

1965

Regester, George

1966

Pomery, William

1967

Slaymaker, Leslie

1968

Feary, Albert E

1969

Berry, Dove

1970

Burton, A W

1971

Bond, June R

1972-73

Lake, Robert C

1974-79

Petts, Beryl F

1975-1983

Boyd-Tuck, Edward

1976

Harrold, Alfred

1977

Bowden, C

1978

Bowden, Charles R

1978

Martin, Bernard

1980-81

Carlisle, E[lizabeth] A[nn]

1981

Moss, Malcolm Douglas

1982

Sims, Leslie

1984

Dickerson, Mr H R

1985

Brennan, K

1986

Barker, John L

1987

Mortimer, E C

1989

Dickerson, D[oreen] L

1990

Salter, Gerald

1991

Jenkins, Mrs Thelma

1992

Diggle, Barry

1994

Cave, Mrs M[argaret] I M

1995

Sims, Leslie

1995

Diggle, Joan M

1996

Purt, Mrs A[nn] R[osemary]

1997

Symonds, R[oger]

1998

Gilliatt, Avis

1999

Barnwell, Richard

2000

Green, A R[oger]

2001

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

2002

Sims, L[eslie]

2003

Wegg, H[enry] B[ruce]

2004

Cox, C[arol] R[osetta]

2005

Oliver, D[avid Colin]

2006,2007

J[onathan] R[odney] Farmer TD

2008

Mrs Y[vonne] P[amela] Lawrence

2009

N[icholas] A[nthony] Meekins

2010

J[onathan] R[odney] Farmer TD

2011

Mrs V[ivien] M[ary] MacRae

2012

Miss S[amantha] Hoy

2013

M[ichael] A[nthony] Hill

2014

D[avid] Hodgson

2015

G[arry] P[aul] Tibbs

2016

Past 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

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