Mayor of Stevenage

The Mayor of Stevenage for 2018/19 is Councillor Margaret Notley.Mayor of Stevenage Margaret Notley

Role of the Mayor

The Mayor, as the first citizen of the town, is the recognised spokesperson and representative on all civic and ceremonial occasions and is the figurehead of the community that the council serves.

Mayoral Engagements Process  

The Mayor attends many functions during their year in office.

If you wish to invite the Mayor to your event please either download a form and on completion return it to the Mayor's Secretary, fill in the online form available to the right of this page or write to the Mayor's Secretary.

Please note a telephone call is not confirmation that the Mayor will attend an event. A provisional booking will be made in the civic diary until a written invitation has been received (by email, fax or post). An engagement form will be forwarded on to the organisation. On receipt of this information, the booking will be confirmed.

Protocol for a Mayoral Visit

As the First Citizen for Stevenage, the Mayor, Councillor Mrs Margaret Notley should be accorded precedence on all occasions when she is present throughout the Borough.

The only exception to this is when an event is attended by a member of the Royal Family or when Her Majesty is represented on official occasions in the District by the Lord Lieutenant Mr Robert Voss CBE or one of his Deputies (name to be confirmed by the Lord Lieutenant’s office).

Upon arrival at a function, the Mayor should be met and greeted by the organiser and introduced to the assembled company.

The formal announcement of the Mayor is ‘Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Mrs Margaret Notley’.

Please address the Mayor as ‘Madam Mayor’ and the Mayoress ‘Madam Mayoress’.

The Mayor's correct title is the Mayor of Stevenage.  After formal introductions, speakers should refer to the Mayor as ‘Madam Mayor’.

In the event of the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Simon Speller attending a function, the same courtesies should be extended to him.

Please address the Deputy Mayor as ‘Mr Deputy Mayor’ and the Deputy Mayoress ‘Madam Deputy Mayoress’.

Mayor’s Fund

The beneficiaries for 2018/19 are:

  • Carers in Hertfordshire
  • Tracks Autism
  • Stevenage District Scouts

Making a donation

If you wish to make a donation to the current Mayor’s Fund you may do so by:

  • forwarding cheque to the Mayors office at the address shown on the right; or
  • by cash to the Mayor's office.

Cheques should be made payable to 'Stevenage Borough Council'.

All donations will be acknowledged and receipted.


Mayoral Engagement Invitation Form


Mayoral Engagement Invitation Form (PDF)

Mayoral Engagement Invitation Form (Word document)

Related pages

Past Mayors 

Contact details

Mayor's Office
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

Telephone: 01438 242227