Town Mayor Jan Garfield May 2016 – May 2017

At its Annual Meeting of 11th May, the Town Council elected Councillor Jan Garfield as the Mayor of Felixstowe for the Municipal Year 2016/17.  Jan has been a Member of the Town Council since 2008 and this is the second time that she has been nominated to serve as Mayor of Felixstowe; having been elected to the role in 2013 . The new Mayor announced that she would be fundraising for two charities during her term; the Level Two Youth Project and Guide Dogs for the Blind. Jan will be holding several fundraising events throughout her mayoral year which will be covered in future newsletters.

If you would like the Mayor to attend a function in Felixstowe, or to simply ask her a question, please contact

Read about the Mayor’s Charities here.

If you would like the Town Mayor to attend an event you may be organising please download and complete the Mayor Engagement Form and return to

The Mayor hosts a number of events in the Mayoral year. Key events for the Mayoral Year:

Mayor’s Civic Service
A special church service is held to bless the new Mayor which distinguished guests from the local community are invited too.

Mayor’s Civic Reception 
The new Mayor welcomes distinguished guests from the local community and announces the charity (or charities) they will be supporting during their term in office.

Mayor’s Civic Carol Service  
A special Christmas Service for distinguished guests from the local community.

A number of Charity Events are planned including:

Friday 7th April 2017 – Mayor’s Charity Ball at The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe
The biggest event in the calendar and one which help to raise a significant amount of money for the Mayor’s Charity.  Tickets are £40 each or for a table of 10  £380.00.  If you have any enquiries please contact Lorna Monsen on 01394 288193 Email

Saturday 15th April 2017 – 1940s Charity Afternoon Tea at the Salvation Army Hall at 2pm. Tickets are £5 each.

Further details to follow or contact Lorna Monsen on 01394 288193 Email

In addition to the events listed above, the Mayor presents the Civic Awards and may choose to hold a number of other fundraising events for their chosen charities. Details of further charity events will be published as known.