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:

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/she is 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.

Information on events held during the year and funds raised can be viewed below.

In light of current social distancing guidelines to address the COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately Mayoral events had to be cancelled this year.

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.

Town Mayor's Fundraising

Graphic to say thanks to those helping to raise £1200 at the Rock of Ages concert.
Charity Collection Thank You for £253 raised
Thank You sin showing that £503 was raised at the Mayor's Charity Meal
Thank You Rotary Santa Float
Graphic to say Thank You to all supporting the Mayor's quiz night, rasing £1719.85
Civic Service Thank You
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Murder Mystery Thank You for £145 funds raised from the Murder Mystery
Thank You image showing £7170.53 rasied for the Mayor's Charities.

Town Mayor's Chosen Charities

Thank you for supporting Councillor Bowater during his Mayoral term. The money raised this year has been split between his chosen charities which are:

To find out more about these very worthy causes, please click on the links.