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The Mayor of Stevenage for 2020/21 is Councillor Jim Brown.

Jim Brown - Mayor of Stevenage 2020

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 make an enquiry online.

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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 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 Jim Brown 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 Jim Brown'.

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 Michelle Gardner attending a function, the same courtesies should be extended to her.

Please address the Deputy Mayor as ‘Madam Deputy Mayor’ and the Deputy Mayor's Consort 'by name'.

Mayor’s Fund

The beneficiaries for 2020/21 are:

Stevenage Community Trust

Stevenage Community Trust is an independent charity whose aim is to provide vital support to disadvantaged families, charities, community groups and voluntary organisations across Stevenage and the surrounding villages. For over 30 years, the Trust has been making a difference to the lives of people in our community with donations in excess of £1.4m to worthy causes.

Haven First

Haven First, (formerly known as Stevenage Haven and North Herts Sanctuary) provides support to those experiencing homelessness in Stevenage and North Hertfordshire. With two sites in Hitchin and Stevenage as well as plans to expand even further into the North Hertfordshire community, we are able to provide support and shelter for over 64 residents at any one time. At the centre of what we do, is having a full understanding of the complex issues surrounding homelessness. As well as providing accommodation, we are able to provide vital support services including counselling, specialist substance abuse support, mental & physical wellbeing training, life skills & budgeting, and we are now proud to employ an outreach service supporting people experiencing street homelessness.

Sport Stevenage

"Developing opportunities for all to participate in sport and physical activity in Stevenage"

Established in 2006, Sport Stevenage brings together organisations in the borough of Stevenage. Its key aim is to raise the profile of sport and be the voice of sport in Stevenage. In seeking to do this it draws together all local delivery agents from a wide range of organisations with an interest in sport, who represent or have an interest in sport. It is the local advocate for sport and physical activity helping to advise on all matters of sports policy in meeting the needs of people both in delivery and future facility provision and all the while seeking to promote maximum participation in Sport and Physical activity for all in the community.

Making a donation

If you wish to make a donation to the current Mayor’s Fund, you can use the Virgin Money Giving website.

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You can also send a cheque (payable to ‘Stevenage Borough Council’) to the Mayor’s office at the address below.

All cheque donations will be acknowledged and receipted.

Mayor's Office

Mayor's Office
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

01438 242227