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 2013, Councillor Amanda Dodwell was elected Town Mayor of Leighton-Linslade. Counciller Ray Berry was elected Deputy Town Mayor.



Town Mayor 

Town Mayor Amanda Dodwell

May 2013 to May 2014

Town Mayor's Charities

This year the Town Mayor will be supporting Mencap LB and District, Leighton-Linslade Homeless Service, Reclaim Life and Resolution. All funds raised through out her 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. She also holds several events during the year to support her charities.

Christmas Carol Concert 14 December at All Saints' Church.
Tickets can be collected from The White House, Selections Hardware and All Saints Church.

01 April - The Mayor's Charity Meal at the Akash Restaurant. Please contact Christine Barrow for further Details.
26 April - The Teddy Bears Picnic at Astral Park between 13:00 - 16:00. The event is aimed at children up to 6 years old, lots planned including fairground rides, bouncy castle and entertainers. FREE event.  For more information click here to download a poster
09 May - Quiz Night and Supper at 19:30 at Brooklands Social Club. Tickets will be avaliable from Christine Barrow nearer the event date.
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 her as either "Madame Mayor" or "Town Mayor of Leighton-Linslade" or "Councillor Amanda Dodwell".

Mayoral Invitations

The Mayor welcomes invitations from local organisations to attend functions and fund raising events.  She 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.




Deputy Mayor

Deputy Town Mayor Ray Berry

May 2013 to May 2014

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