The Mayor

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

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Littlehampton Town Council Mayor 2019/20 - Councillor Tracey Baker

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 you can:

See our list of Past Mayors which starts in 1974.