Mayor of Farnham 2019/20

Councillor Pat Evans was elected as the Farnham Town Mayor in June 2019. She will hold this position until June 2020. The Mayor’s Consort is David Evans and the Deputy Mayor is Councillor Alan Earwaker and the Deputy Mayoress is Claire Earwaker dos Reis. Find out more about the Mayor of Farnham.

Mayor’s Charity

For her Mayoral year, the Mayor has chosen the theme ‘Working with the community for the community’.

She has chosen to support two charities which are Space2Grow and the Hale Community Centre project.

Space2Grow

Space2Grow is a community garden set on an acre in the heart of Farnham.  Space2Grow uses horticulture as a tool to help people with health issues that include mental health, addiction and eating disorders, offering them a non-judgmental and safe space.

Hale Community Project

Hale Community Centre provides opportunities for individuals and groups to run their own educational, training, employment, cultural and leisure activities.  Its vision is to be the heart of the community enabling social and community success.

There is a community garden, a community choir, a Girlz Club for 11-16 year olds, a seniors group, an opportunities group, holiday activities and much more.

Inviting the Mayor to your event

To invite the Mayor to visit or to open an event please complete the form online or print and complete.

About the Mayor

The Mayor acts as an ambassador for Farnham, promoting and upholding the character of the town, supporting community groups and projects.

The Mayor is Farnham’s first citizen. Town councillors elect the Town Mayor annually. The Mayor-making ceremony takes place in early May at the first meeting of the council year. The Mayor is elected to office for one year.

The Town Mayor chairs the Town’s Council meetings and represents the town at civic and ceremonial functions. During the mayoral year, the Mayor will attend around 300 engagements.

Every year the Town Mayor chooses a charity for which he/she wishes to raise funds during the mayoral year.

Past Mayors

Farnham has had a town mayor since 1984. See the list of past Mayors for details about who has held the title.

History of the Mayoral role

The office of Mayor was brought to this country by the Normans in the 11th century and the word ‘Mayor’ derives from the Latin word ‘maior’ meaning greater.

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