Each year the Council elects from amongst its Members a Town Mayor and a Deputy Town Mayor.
The Mayor is elected by Members of the Town Council at the Annual Council Meeting which takes place in May and the Office of Mayor is for one year. The Town Council Merit Awards are also handed out annually.
The Deputy Mayor will substitute for the Mayor when they not available and is the Mayor Elect.
The Mayor of Littlehampton has a very active Facebook page highlighting their attendance at events and showcasing the many activities they participate in see www.facebook.com/littlehamptonmayor
Town Mayor 2021 to 2022 - Councillor Michelle Molloy
Cllr Michelle Molloy was first elected as a councillor for River Ward in 2019. Michelle was born in Littlehampton and has lived here for her whole 35 years. Whilst she enjoys visiting other towns and countries she feels that the beautiful beach, the back drop of the South Downs mixed with the joyful community characters, no where else has the unique spark that Littlehampton has.
Michelle has managed businesses within the town throughout her career and has recently started a new family run home help company, caring for those who need a little extra help. When she is not working Michelle enjoys spending as much time as she can with her family and they can often be found on the beach.
Whilst Michelle recognises that every town including Littlehampton has its issues she would really like to encourage people to speak of the positives that we have as well as any problems, she believes that with more accurate and consistent reporting and open communication we will begin to see improvements within the town, and she encourages people to communicate with their councillors.
During her term as Mayor Michelle will be reaching out to the younger generations within Littlehampton using her “ Future Visions” project, in hope to improve the councils communication with them and to let them know that their ideas and opinions will be heard. After all they are the ideas of our future.
After a very tough and isolating time for everyone, Michelle is looking forward to seeing many of you throughout the year.
The full correct description on letters and envelopes is - The Mayor of Littlehampton, Councillor and their first and last name. A letter should start with "Dear Mr/Mrs Mayor".
When greeting the Mayor it is correct to say, for example: "Good evening Mayor".
In speeches, one would say, for example, "We are pleased to have with us the Mayor of Littlehampton Town Council, Councillor and their first and last name". In the preamble to a speech being made in the Town one would say "Mr/Mrs Mayor". If it is the host who is making the speech he/she would refer to the Mayor first in the preamble unless a member of the Royal Family is present.
Unless in the Chair, the Mayor should be seated on the immediate right of the Chairman or host at any function in the Town. If other dignitaries are invited, such as the Chair of Arun District Council, please seek advice from Town Council officers on the correct protocol.
The Mayor attends a variety of events throughout the year in and around Littlehampton. Events range from business openings to award presentations. If you would like to invite the Mayor to your function:
- Use the Mayoral Engagement Webform