The Town Mayor

© 2018 Jennifer Williams, Burnham & Dengie Hundred Review

The current Town Mayor is Councillor Wendy Stamp.

Councillor Stamp was first elected to the office on 9th May, 2018, and re-elected on 15th May, 2019.

The Town Mayor keeps a DIARY. Click here  to find out just some of what the Mayor’s been up to.

About the Town Mayor’s role
  • The Mayor is elected each year by the councillors at the Statutory Annual Town Council meeting which is held in May.
  • Mayors hold the office for a year, and can then be re-elected or choose to stand down.
  • The Mayor acts as the chair of Town Council Meetings and has a casting vote if opinion is evenly split.
  • The Mayor sits on all the Town Council Committees.
  • The Mayor hosts receptions and other events organised by the Town Council, and acts as civic representative for the town at events in Burnham and beyond.
  • The Mayor normally wears the chain of office when formally representing the Town Council.

For a list of Town Mayors click here for the Council History page.

The Deputy Town Mayor

  • The current Deputy Town Mayor is Councillor Nick Skeens.
  • He was elected to the office on 15th May, 2019.
  • The Deputy Mayor’s role, as the name implies, is to stand in when the Town Mayor is absent.