Mayor of Stevenage

The Mayor of Stevenage for 2019/20 is Councillor Simon Speller.Simon Speller, Mayor of Stevenage 2019/20

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 complete a Mayoral Engagement Invitation form.


Download: (on completion please either email or post to the Mayor's Secretary using the contact details on the right)

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 Simon Speller should be accorded precedence on all occasions when he 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 Simon Speller'.

Please address the Mayor as ‘Mr 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 ‘Mr Mayor’.

In the event of the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jim Brown 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 2019/20 are:

  • Stevenage Community Trust - soon to celebrate its 30th Anniversary
  • Stevenage Haven for Homeless people
  • Stevenage and North Herts Child Contact Centres
  • Just Be A Child - providing books and  libraries for children in East Africa

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.

Related pages

Past Mayors 

Contact details

Mayor's Office
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

Telephone: 01438 242227