The position of Mayor is held by a serving Borough Councillor. It is a ceremonial position with the exception of chairing the Full Council Meeting. A Mayor is usually supported by a Mayoress or Consort and wears an official chain of office. The Mayor is often referred to as The First Citizen of the Borough and is a central part of modern Councils as a result of a long history of tradition. The position of Mayor is open to any class, gender or ethnic background and reflects the more open and democratic society we live in.
The Mayor is invited to many functions and events during their Mayoral year. These are a link between organisations and the Council and are undertaken by the Mayor for no financial or political gain. Organisations often invite the Mayor to attend a function to raise it's own profile.During the Mayoral year, the Mayor will often use the opportunity to raise funds for charities - either local or national - of their choice. This is done by hosting various events and receptions that members of the public can support by attending.