Town Mayor Nick Barber May 2019 – May 2020

At its Annual Meeting of 15th May, Felixstowe Town Council elected Councillor Nick Barber as the Mayor of Felixstowe for the Municipal Year 2019/20. On the same evening Cllr Mark Jepson was appointed as the Deputy Mayor.

On accepting the office of Mayor, Cllr Nick Barber, said: “I am elated and feel privileged to be elected as the Mayor of Felixstowe for this Municipal Year. I’m also really looking forward to working with Cllr Mark Jepson who I know will make a great Deputy Mayor. I’d like to pay tribute to our previous Mayor, Cllr Graham Newman, for his excellent term of office which included representing Felixstowe in the far east on two occasions during the year.

I have chosen two charities to support this year; FACTS who do such a great job transport those in our local community who need to be able get to important appointments and around the town; and the Felixstowe Carnival who have such a long and rich history of running our biggest annual event. Both organisations are worthy of our support and recognition for the fantastic job they do.

I will be proud to official launch Suffolk Day on Friday 21st June and it’s going to be a great year, full of events both big and small, in our flourishing town. For my part, I will be doing all I can to promote Felixstowe and will support local businesses wherever possible, particularly our town centre, which is such an important focus for our community.”

If you would like the Mayor to attend a function in Felixstowe, or to simply ask him a question, please contact mayor@felixstowe.gov.uk

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 lorna.monsen@felixstowe.gov.uk.

The Mayor has 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.

The Mayor of Felixstowe  Charity Fund is a registered charity no: 1184138. The Mayors Charity Events planned are as follows:                 

Thursday 17th October 2019                                            

Cheese & Wine event at the Felixstowe Museum at 6.30pm. Tickets are £10 per person.

Friday 15th November 2019                                           

Entertainment Showcase at the Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7.50 per person.

Saturday 18 January 2020                                               

Quiz night at 7pm at the Felixstowe Trade & Labour Club

Monday 10 February 2020    

Curry Night at Bombay Nite, Walton, Felixstowe

Monday 16th March 2020                                                 

Ryan Gooding Medium Night at the Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe

Friday 1st May 2020                                                             

Mayors Charity Ball at the Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe

Thursday 7th May 2020                                                      

VE Day Tea Dance

Further details to follow.

If you would like tickets or further information please contact the Mayors Secretary, Lorna Monsen Tel: 01394 288193 or email Lorna.Monsen@felixstowe.gov.uk

In addition, the Mayor presents the Civic Awards .