Councillor Nick Williams

On the 10 May 2018, Godalming Town Council elected Councillor Nick Williams as Godalming Town Mayor for the civic year 2018/19.  Cllr Williams represents the Farncombe & Catteshall ward in Godalming and was first elected in 2011.

Nick is a semi-retired lawyer; having attended Guildford Law College and practised in Guildford, London and Farnham he has lived most of his life in Chiddingfold, Shalford and for the last 17 years in Godalming.

Nick is married to Jeanne; they have three adult children, two of whom attended Godalming Sixth Form College, Nick and Jeanne are now proud grandparents to 4 grandchildren.

A keen gardener, Nick works an allotment in the town, he also enjoys fishing and has an interest in history.

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 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.