The Mayor’s office sends a representative to about 300 events every year.
If the Mayor is busy attending another event or unavailable, the Deputy Mayor or a past Mayor may be able to attend on their behalf.
A civic event is an event sponsored by the council such as the Civic Service and Citizenship Ceremonies. Other events are funded by other sponsors and voluntary support.
Citizenship ceremonies are an occasion for applicants to formally attain British citizenship. They can be attended by family and close friends.
Ceremonies in Bracknell Forest are held in groups, usually between 10 and 20 people, and the Mayor attends to welcome each new citizen to the borough and present them with their citizenship certificate.
This is a church service and is normally the Mayor's first major civic event of their year. The date, venue and the content of the church service is decided by the Mayor’s Chaplain and the Mayor. The collection during the service is usually given to the Mayor’s Charity, at the discretion of the Mayor’s Chaplain.
Other Civic Events
A civic reception may be arranged by the Mayor to recognise and thank local organisations for their work in the community, including voluntary groups, town and parish councils, community associations, businesses as well as the civic dignitaries of the neighbouring areas. This event is not financially supported by the council but is a fully sponsored event.