Mayor

Councillor Anne Bott

On 9 November 2017 Godalming Town Council elected Councillor Anne Bott as Godalming Town Mayor for the remainder of the civic year 2017/18.  Cllr Bott represents the Holloway ward in Godalming and was first elected in 2011.

Anne has lived in Godalming for 33 years. She currently works for the Surrey Association of Local Councils providing support and guidance for Parish Councils across Surrey and for a Surrey Legal Practice specialising in local government.  She is a Director and the Town Council representative on the Godalming Community Interest Company. She is married with two sons and a grandson living locally in Farncombe.

Anne is married to Steve, who is also a Town Councillor for the Holloway ward.

Find out about the current Godalming Town Mayor, past Mayors and how to invite the Mayor to your event.

You can find the programme of Mayoral engagements by clicking here

The Deputy Mayor for the current year is Councillor Nick Williams.

The Deputy Mayoress – Mrs Jeanne Williams

The role and duty of the Deputy Mayor is to deputise, as required, for the Mayor.  When chairing Full Council the Deputy Mayor assumes the Mayor’s role and powers in relation to that meeting.

In undertaking engagements the Deputy Mayor’s role is to act as the Mayor’s representative.

Except for civic occasions and Full Council meetings, the Deputy Mayor has no role when the Mayor is present ie. if the Mayor attends an event as Mayor the Deputy Mayor may only attend the same function as a Councillor.  Except for the aforementioned occasions, the Deputy Mayor must not wear chains of office whenever the Mayor is present.

If you wish to invite the Mayor to your event please click here to complete a request form.

If you have a more specific enquiry regarding the Mayor please contact the Mayor’s Secretary, Lynne Purnell.

Please Note

  • In speeches the Mayor is referred to as ‘Madam Mayor’ or ‘Mr Mayor’.
  • The Mayoress is the courtesy title for the wife of the Mayor, when the Mayor is a male. The partner of a female Mayor is a Consort.
  • If formal photographs are taken at the event, a copy would be appreciated for the Mayor’s portfolio.
  • Please note the Mayor will normally wear the chain of office unless your event is informal and you specifically request “no chain of office”.

The Mayoralty in Godalming has a long history, below you can view the photographs/images (that we have) of Town Mayors going back to 1786.