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 he / she is 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
Littlehampton Town Council Mayor 2020/21 - Councillor David Chace
Councillor David Chace was first elected as Town Councillor for the Brookfield Ward in May 2019 and in that same month was elected by fellow Councillors for Deputy Mayor. In May 2020, Councillor David Chace became Mayor of Littlehampton in the first-ever virtual Mayor Making for Littlehampton Town Council.
He moved to Littlehampton in 2004 with his 7-year-old daughter following redundancy from Croydon YMCA Housing Association as Catering Manager. A single parent, David waited for his daughter to settle in school before starting his own business running a seafood stall on the promenade in Bognor Regis. In 2011 the opportunity arose to run the Café concession at the beautiful Mewsbrook Park. David used his years of catering experience, his passion for the local area and vision he has turned the Café into a much-loved spot on the award-winning Park with the help of his wife Sharon.
David is passionate about the Town and believes that together with residents, businesses and groups Littlehampton can continue to improve and tackle some of the challenges, it won’t be an easy task but it is one David will take head on.
David is very much looking forward to his term as Town Mayor and cannot wait to be able to meet the many hard-working people of Littlehampton.
View his New Mayor's Message at https://youtu.be/Q8BW9Ste294
The Mayor’s Charities are the Creative Heart Community Hub, Sea Cadets Littlehampton, the 1087 Squadron Air Training Corps and 4th Littlehampton Scouts. If you would like to support these amazing charities with a donation please visit the Justgiving page here.
Sea Cadets Littlehampton
The Sea Cadets Littlehampton aim to give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, they learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of ourselves.
They offer a range of different activities from sailing, windsurfing and powerboating - to rock climbing, camping, and music - plus, so much more! At Littlehampton you are also able to gain different qualifications that you can take with you once you leave Sea Cadets!
For more information please visit the Sea Cadets website.
4th Littlehampton Scout Group
4th Littlehampton Scout section is led by a variety of leaders and helpers, with the scouts enjoying an active programme including pioneering (building structures with wooden poles and rope), hiking, backwoods cooking (cooking on open fires), map reading, climbing, shooting and swimming and a more advanced level of first aid including CPR. They take part in regular camps both locally and much further afield.
4th Littlehampton Scout Group has been going since 1934 and supporting the community ever since.
For more information please visit the 4th Littlehampton Scout Group website.
Creative Heart is a welcoming community hub and art café coming soon to Littlehampton bringing communities together and tacking social isolation and loneliness.
Creativity of all kinds is proven to improve mental, emotional and physical health. Creative Heart will provide a many different opportunities as possible for people to join in no matter their ability, age or background.
For more information please visit the Creative Heart website.
1087 (Arun Valley) Squadron Air Training Corps
1087 (Arun Valley) Squadron Air Training Corps promotes and encourages a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force among young people. It provides training which will be useful in the Services and civilian life
They encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.
For more information please visit their Facebook page.
Councillor David Chace was keen to do his part as businesses began reopening after Covid-19 lockdown. Together, with Littlehampton Town Council and Shop Littlehampton, the idea of the Mayor Vlogs was born.
The Mayor wanted to visit fellow business persons and record his experience in their premises to help promote their products and their enduring commitment to the community of Littlehampton. The Mayor is pleased these videos have enabled him to meet many of the hard-working people of Littlehampton and is working with the team to continue this project in a safe manner during uncertain times.
Current videos in series:
- Littlehampton Town Centre Reopening post Covid-19
- Bad Saint Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
- Portuguese Grill
- Cafe Seventy Two Bar & Bistro
- Crafters' Corner
- Way Out There & Back
- Pier Road Coffee & Art
- Littlehampton Exotics
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.