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 18 May 2018, Councillor Peter Human was duly elected as Mayor of Wisbech for Civic Year 2018-2019.

Councillor Michael Hill was elected as Deputy Mayor.

Councillor Peter Human accepts the office of Mayor of Wisbech 2018-2019

Councillor Michael Hill, Deputy Mayor 2018-2019 acknowledges the office.

Mayor and Mayoress of Wisbech 2018-2019, Cllr Peter Human and Mrs Janet Tanfield.

Cllr Peter Human and Cllr Michael Hill, Mayor and Deputy Mayor 2018-2019

Mayors of Wisbech by date

NAME

DATE

NOTES

Leach, Henry

1835

Last Bailiff, first Mayor, of Wisbech

Weatherhead, J R

1836

Dawbarn, T

1837

Morton, Henry

1838

Leach, Henry

1839

Steed Watson, Thomas

1840

Steer, Thomas

1841

Usill, James

1842

Metcalfe, C

1843

Whitsed, John

1844

Stevens, William

1845

Stevens, William

1846

Leach Henry

1847

Stevens, William

1848

Ward, Henry William

1849

Whitsed, John

1850

Morton, Henry

1851

Fraser, James Edward

1852

Usill, H M

1853

Wherry, Robert

1854

Fraser, James Edward

1855

Steed Watson, Thomas

1856

Steed Watson, Thomas

1857

Young, R

1858

Young, R

1859

Young, R

1860

Young, R

1861

Young, R

1862

Hutchinson, W

1863

Dawbarn, G

1864

Ford, Fred

1865

Groom, William

1866

Gay, William

1867

Wherry, Robert

1868

Wherry, Robert

1869

Wherry, Robert

1870

Ford, Fred

1871

Ford, Fred

1872

Ford, Fred

1873

Mason, John Minnitt

1874

Ford, Fred

1875

Cane, Charles

1876

Cane, Charles

1877

Stanley, F W

1878

Stanley, F W

1879

Pattrick, T

1880

Pattrick, T

1881

Rust, W M

1882

Rust, W M

1883

First Mayor to wear the chain

Peatling, F

1884

Peatling, F

1885

Hiscox, John T

1886

Hiscox, John T

1887

Coward, John

1888

Coward, John

1889

Farrow, Henry

1890

Farrow, Henry

1891

Carrick, George

1892

May, A W

1893

May, A W

1894

Smith, Rob'n

1895

Bellars, E B

1896

Farrow, Henry

1897

Goward, John

1898

Collins, W S

1899

Collins, W S

1900

Goward, John

1901

Southwell, Alfred

1902

Elgood, H C

1903

Elgood, H C

1904

Peatling, Harold F M

1905

Yates, James

1906

Yates, James

1907

Miller, Weston

1908

Miller, Weston

1909

Miller, Weston

1910

Miller, Weston

1911

Blayeby, Thomas

1912

Clayton, Collins

1913

Clayton, Collins

1914

Clayton, Collins

1915

Clayton, Collins

1916

Clayton, Collins

1917

Clayton, Collins

1918

Miller, Weston

1919

Jeffrey, James Thomas

1920

Jeffrey, James Thomas

1921

Guard, Kenneth De Havilland

1922

Herrod, Matthew

1923

Miller, Weston

1924

Miller, Weston

1925

Roseberry, Frederick G

1926

Roseberry, Frederick G

1927

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

Southwell, Alfred

1936

Savory, Henry George

1937

Savory, Henry George

1938

Savory, Henry George

1939

Savory, Henry George

1940

Hall, Edmond Thomas Rathby

1941

Fundrey, Walter Vince

1942

Fundrey, Walter Vince

1943

Mellor, John Kitson

1944

Hickling, Ernest

1945

Rowe, Claude Hunter

1946

White, Thomas Charles

1947

White, Thomas Charles

1948

Jeffery, Margaret Jessie

1949

Shawl, Stanley David

1950

Racey, Horace William

1951

Rigg, Edward Newman

1952

Sandall, John Edward

1953

Gay, Albert

1954

Allen, Wilfred

1955

Osbourne, Bessie Muriel

1956

Trumpess, William Edward Musgrave

1957

Rigg, Edward Newman

1958

Goddard, Harrold

1959

Allen, Wilfred

1960

Potter, Harry

1961

Osborn, Michael H

1962

Rands, Leslie H

1963

Drew, Basil G

1964

Curston, Reginald

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

Bond, June R

1973

Lake, Robert C

1974

First Mayor of Wisbech Town Council

Petts, Beryl F

1975

Boyd-Tuck, Edward

1976

Harrold, Alfred

1977

Bowden, Charles R

1978

Lake, Robert C

1979

Martin, Bernard

1980

Carlisle, [Elizabeth] Ann

1981

Moss, Malcolm Douglas

1982

Petts, Beryl F

1983

Sims, Leslie

1984

Dickerson, H R

1985

Brennan, Kathleen

1986

Barker, John L

1987

Osborn, Michael

1988

Mortimer, Edwin C

1989

Dickerson, Doreen L

1990

Salter, Gerald

1991

Jenkins, Thelma

1992

Sims, Leslie

1993

Diggle, Barry

1994

Cave, Margaret

1995

Diggle, Joan M

1996

Purt, Mrs Ann Rosemary

1997

Symonds, Roger

1998

Gilliatt, Mrs Avis

1999

Barnwell, Richard

2000

Green, A Roger

2001

O'Dell, Patrick Bernard

2002

Sims, Leslie

2003

Wegg, [Henry] Bruce

2004

Cox, Carol Rosetta

2005

Oliver, David Colin

2006

Oliver, David Colin

2007

Farmer, Jonathan R

2008

Lawrence, Mrs Yvonne

2009

Meekins, Nicholas

2010

Farmer, Jonathan R

2011

MacRae, Vivien

2012

Hoy, Samantha

2013

Hill, Michael

2014

Hodgson, David

2015

Tibbs, Garry Paul

2016

Tierney, Steve

2017

Human, Peter

2018

Mayors of Wisbech by surname

NAME

DATE

NOTES

Allen, Wilfred

1955

Allen, Wilfred

1960

Barker, John L

1987

Barnwell, Richard

2000

Bellars, E B

1896

Berry, Dove

1970

Blayeby, Thomas

1912

Bond, June R

1972

Bond, June R

1973

Bowden, Charles R

1978

Boyd-Tuck, Edward

1976

Brennan, Kathleen

1986

Burton, A W

1971

Cane, Charles

1876

Cane, Charles

1877

Carlisle, [Elizabeth] Ann

1981

Carrick, George

1892

Cave, Margaret

1995

Clayton, Collins

1913

Clayton, Collins

1914

Clayton, Collins

1915

Clayton, Collins

1916

Clayton, Collins

1917

Clayton, Collins

1918

Collett, Alfred William

1934

Collins, W S

1899

Collins, W S

1900

Coward, John

1888

Coward, John

1889

Cox, Carol Rosetta

2005

Curston, Reginald

1965

Dawbarn, G

1864

Dawbarn, T

1837

Dickerson, Doreen L

1990

Dickerson, H R

1985

Diggle, Barry

1994

Diggle, Joan M

1996

Drew, Basil G

1964

Elgood, H C

1903

Elgood, H C

1904

Farmer, Jonathan R

2008

Farmer, Jonathan R

2011

Farrow, Henry

1890

Farrow, Henry

1891

Farrow, Henry

1897

Feary, Albert E

1969

Ford, Fred

1865

Ford, Fred

1871

Ford, Fred

1872

Ford, Fred

1873

Ford, Fred

1875

Fraser, James Edward

1852

Fraser, James Edward

1855

Fundrey, Walter Vince

1942

Fundrey, Walter Vince

1943

Gay, Albert

1954

Gay, William

1867

Gilliatt, Mrs Avis

1999

Goddard, Harrold

1959

Goward, John

1898

Goward, John

1901

Green, A Roger

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

Hiscox, John T

1887

Hobourn, Frederick John

1932

Hodgson, David

2015

Hoy, Samantha

2013

Human, Peter

2018

Hutchinson, W

1863

Jeffery, Margaret Jessie

1949

Jeffrey, James Thomas

1920

Jeffrey, James Thomas

1921

Jenkins, Thelma

1992

Lake, Robert C

1974

First Mayor of Wisbech Town Council

Lake, Robert C

1979

Lawrence, Mrs Yvonne

2009

Leach Henry

1847

Leach, Henry

1835

Last Bailiff, first Mayor, of Wisbech

Leach, Henry

1839

MacRae, Vivien

2012

Martin, Bernard

1980

Mason, John Minnitt

1874

Maxey, Richard William

1929

May, A W

1893

May, A W

1894

Meekins, Nicholas

2010

Mellor, John Kitson

1944

Metcalfe, C

1843

Miller, Weston

1908

Miller, Weston

1909

Miller, Weston

1910

Miller, Weston

1911

Miller, Weston

1919

Miller, Weston

1924

Miller, Weston

1925

Mortimer, Edwin C

1989

Morton, Henry

1838

Morton, Henry

1851

Moss, Malcolm Douglas

1982

O'Dell, Patrick Bernard

2002

Oliver, David Colin

2006

Oliver, David Colin

2007

Ollard, John William Arthur

1928

Osborn, Michael

1988

Osborn, Michael H

1962

Osbourne, Bessie Muriel

1956

Pattrick, T

1880

Pattrick, T

1881

Peatling, F

1884

Peatling, F

1885

Peatling, Harold F M

1905

Petts, Beryl F

1975

Petts, Beryl F

1983

Pomery, William

1967

Potter, Harry

1961

Purt, Mrs Ann Rosemary

1997

Racey, Horace William

1951

Rands, Leslie H

1963

Regester, George

1966

Rigg, Edward Newman

1952

Rigg, Edward Newman

1958

Roseberry, Frederick G

1926

Roseberry, Frederick G

1927

Rowe, Claude Hunter

1946

Rust, W M

1882

Rust, W M

1883

First Mayor to wear chain

Salter, Gerald

1991

Sandall, John Edward

1930

Sandall, John Edward

1953

Savory, Henry George

1937

Savory, Henry George

1938

Savory, Henry George

1939

Savory, Henry George

1940

Shawl, Stanley David

1950

Sims, Leslie

1984

Sims, Leslie

1993

Sims, Leslie

2003

Slaymaker, Leslie

1968

Smith, Joseph

1933

Smith, Rob'n

1895

Southwell, Alfred

1902

Southwell, Alfred

1935

Southwell, Alfred

1936

Stanley, F W

1878

Stanley, F W

1879

Steed Watson, Thomas

1840

Steed Watson, Thomas

1856

Steed Watson, Thomas

1857

Steer, Thomas

1841

Stevens, William

1845

Stevens, William

1846

Stevens, William

1848

Symonds, Roger

1998

Tibbs, Garry Paul

2016

Tierney, Steve

2017

Trumpess, William Edward Musgrave

1957

Usill, H M

1853

Usill, James

1842

Ward, Henry William

1849

Weatherhead, J R

1836

Wegg, [Henry] Bruce

2004

Wherry, Robert

1854

Wherry, Robert

1868

Wherry, Robert

1869

Wherry, Robert

1870

White, Thomas Charles

1947

White, Thomas Charles

1948

Whitsed, John

1844

Whitsed, John

1850

Wilson, James William Albert

1931

Yates, James

1906

Yates, James

1907

Young, R

1858

Young, R

1859

Young, R

1860

Young, R

1861

Young, R

1862