Town Mayor Cllr David Bowater
Cllr David Bowater was inaugurated as Town Mayor for 2019 – 2020 at the Annual meeting of Leighton-Linslade Town Council. Cllr Bowater was delighted to take up his post and the Mayoress, Mrs Jo Bowater was also in attendance.
The Chairman of the Town Council is also known as the Town Mayor. There are two aspects to the role. As Chairman of the Council, the Mayor will Chair full council meetings. The Chair has a deciding vote, but otherwise has no further powers beyond any of the other 20 Town Councillors and all Council decisions are made by majority vote.
Town Mayor’s chosen charities:
- Yes we can – Rotary of Club Of Leighton-Linslade
- Hospice at home volunteers
- Motor Neurone disease association
Addressing the Mayor
It is normal practice, when introducing the Mayor at a function to refer to him as either “Mr Mayor”, “Town Mayor of Leighton-Linslade” or “Councillor Bowater”.
There is a civic aspect to the role of Town Mayor. He will be required to attend a wide spectrum of events organised by local organisations, as well as representing the parish of Leighton-Linslade at functions outside of the town.
Taking on the role of Mayor is a significant voluntary undertaking as he/she may be required to attend events on a daily basis or sometimes several events in one day.
Through the Town Mayor’s office, he or she organises various charity fundraising events and projects each year. For example charity meals, quiz nights, family fun days and bucket collections and more.
To find out what your mayor has planned for his year in office please see his planned events so far below:
The deputy Mayor for 2019/20 is Councillor Farzana Kharawala.
Councillor Kharawala will attend events and chair meetings as required when the Town Mayor is unavailable.