Town Mayor

About the Town Mayor

The Town Mayor is a Councillor and Chair of the Town Council and is elected to the post each May at the Annual Council Meeting. He or she normally serves for a one-year term. The Mayor attends a wide spectrum of events  organised by local organisations and represents the town of Leighton-Linslade at functions outside of the town.  The Town Mayor, through the Town Mayor’s office, organises various fundraising events each year, which include:

The Town Mayor's Civic Service is arranged to say thank you to all the organisations in the town for their support.

The Town Mayor's Christmas Carol Service is organised for everyone who lives in the town.

In May 2014, Councillor Ray Berry was elected as Town Mayor of Leighton-Linslade. 

Councillor David Bowater was elected Deputy Town Mayor.



Town Mayor Ray Berry

May 2014 to May 2015

Town Mayor's Charities

This year the Town Mayor will be supporting Macmillian Cancer Support Leighton Buzzard, SSAFA Forces Help Beds branch and the ATC (1003) Leighton Buzzard Squadron. All funds raised through out his mayoral year will be divided between the charities above.

Mayoral Charity Events:

Annually the Mayor holds a Civic Service, usually in the Spring and a Carol Concert in December. He also holds several events during the year to support his charities, please see below the events scheduled so far:

James Goff Concert - Wednesday 14 March (7.30pm) at LB Theatre. Tickets cost £10 concessions £12 adults and are available now from the LB Theatre box office. 

Quiz Night - Friday 27 March (7.30pm) at Brooklands Club   

For further enquiries for the above, please contact Christine Barrow
Tel 01525 631921 or email

Addressing the Mayor

It is normal practice, when introducing the Mayor at a function to refer to him as either "Mr Mayor" or "Town Mayor of Leighton-Linslade" or "Councillor Ray Berry".

Mayoral Invitations

The Mayor welcomes invitations from local organisations to attend functions and fund raising events.  He is often asked to make a speech or to perform duties as varied as presenting certificates for a sports club or digging the first sod for a tree planting ceremony.  The Mayor also represents the town of Leighton-Linslade in the wider area and receives invitations from Mayors and Chairmen within Bedfordshire and the surrounding counties as well as our twin towns in France and Germany.




cllr bowater

Deputy Town Mayor Dave Bowater

May 2014 to May 2015

Contacting the Mayor
If you would like the Mayor to attend your function or fundraising event please contact his secretary:

Address:       Mrs Christine Barrow
                      Town Mayor's Secretary
                      The White House
                      Hockliffe Street
                      Leighton Buzzard
                      Beds   LU7 1HD        


Telephone:    01525 631921