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The Mayor is a serving councillor elected to the office for one year by fellow council members at the Annual Council Meeting in May each year.

The Mayor’s responsibilities are:

  • chairing full council meetings - the role of Mayor is not political and the Mayor has no formal power on decision making except to chair council meetings
  • making sure the council's constitution is followed
  • organising and hosting a number of civic events
  • representing the borough at ceremonial occasions
  • supporting local schools, organisations and businesses by attending a wide range of events

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