The Town Mayor is the first citizen of the town and is elected to the post by fellow Councillors at the Town Council's annual meeting in May each year. The role of Mayor is a non-political position and during the mayoral year, a Mayor puts aside council duties to concentrate on the role as the town’s first citizen.

The Mayor chairs Council meetings and attends many functions within the town. These include representing the Council at civic functions, receiving dignitaries, attending dinners, opening events, talking to clubs and societies and visiting schools. The Mayor asks the Deputy Mayor to stand in if he/she is not available.

The current Mayor is Councillor Peter Lucey.

The Deputy Mayor is Cllr David Lee.

The Deputy Mayoress is Mrs Jean Lee.

Mayor & deputy Mayor"It is a great honour to be chosen as this year’s Wokingham Town Mayor, and I am truly looking forward to serving the Town in 2017/8. I have great affection for our Town, having lived in Wokingham since 1988 and been a Town Councillor for the last 17 years, and I am really looking forward to meeting as many of you as I can during my term as Mayor.

My theme for my Mayoral year is ‘positivity’ as we will see a lot of changes to our town during the next year. A project close to my heart is the improvement of the Market Place, which will provide better facilities for the weekly markets, greater flexibility for events and businesses and a welcoming focal point for residents and visitors. The town will of course remain open for business during this change, so we will need to work together, keep faith and stay ‘positive’ throughout. We have a great community here in Wokingham and I hope that we can all support one another.

We are fortunate that Wokingham has so many successful local businesses, and also our charities and voluntary organisations, that do so much to support our town and make it such a rewarding place in which to live. I am always amazed at how many residents give generously of their time to support others, arrange events and raise funds. The events in Wokingham also bring life and soul into our town and together with our local restaurants, pubs and businesses ensure we have a lively and welcoming town centre for all to enjoy. To find out more about events or ‘What’s on in Wokingham’, please do go to the LoveWokingham website where you will find a full and varied events calendar. (You can even submit your email there and then receive a monthly list of the attractions planned.)

Each Mayor chooses charities which they would like to support during their term in office. I have been a Trustee at Wokingham and District Association for the Elderly (WADE) for a few years, and during this time I have gained a deep understanding of how incredibly important it is for us all to support our elderly residents. For this reason, I have chosen WADE (a day centre for the over 60’s) and Keep Mobile (providers of transport for the elderly and disabled), as my nominated charities and hope to both raise awareness and much-needed funds for them this year.

As Mayor, I will always be happy to listen to your views, and my fellow Councillors and our Officers at the Town Hall are also here for you. Whilst we cannot promise to solve every problem, we will always to do our very best to achieve a ‘positive’ outcome! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Officers and of course also my fellow Councillors for all their past efforts, and look forward to working together for the benefit of us all during my term of office".

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