Town Mayor Graham Newman May 2017 – May 2019


At its Annual Meeting of 16th May, the Town Council elected Councillor Graham, Newman as the Mayor of Felixstowe for the Municipal Year 2018/19. On the same evening Cllr Tracey Green was appointed as the Deputy Mayor. On accepting the office of Mayor, Cllr Graham Newman, who has been Member of the Town Council since 2009, said: ‘ I am humbled and privileged to have been elected by my fellow councillors to serve a second term as Mayor for this coming Civic Year, 2018/19. I am also delighted that my colleague Cllr Tracey Green – an established Town & District Councillor – has been elected Deputy Mayor.
Having said that, I know I am stepping into huge boots left by my predecessor, Cllr Nick Barber, who has done a fantastic job over the past year – representing Felixstowe all over the County and beyond – and raising a huge amount of money for his three charities.

So yes, 2018/19 will be a different type of mayoral year but I hope one which consolidates and builds upon the many aspects of our Town’s growing success. Equally I want to focus on supporting those who have yet to be touched by that success – for instance those facing the challenges daily such as loneliness and/or “where is the next £ coming from”. To that end, I will be supporting two charities that make it their business to help… The Laydens Community Café in Langley Avenue and The BASIC Life Charity.

As we commemorate 100 years of cessation of World War 1’s hostilities, there will be an intensive programme of events in the town over the fortnight leading up to Remembrance Sunday. Many of these activities will be facilitated by the Town Council itself, so watch out for further details over the next few months. Added to that, we have a growing programme of events throughout the summer season for the whole town to enjoy as hopefully we welcome thousands of visitors.’

If you would like the Mayor to attend a function in Felixstowe, or to simply ask him 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 also being planned including:

Charity Curry Night

Monday 4th February 2019 at 6.45 for 7pm start at Bombay Nite, Walton, Felixstowe. Ticket Prices: £20 each which includes a variety of dishes and raffle.  Tickets are available from both BASIC Life Shops, Tel: 272618/279400, The Laydens Community Cafe in Langley Avenue Tel: 270225 and Felixstowe Town Hall Tel: 288193

Mayor’s Charity Ball

Friday 22nd March 2019 at The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe

 Music by Solid Gold. Further details to follow.

In addition, 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.