ALTON TOWN MAYOR 2013/14
Councillor Derek Gardner
[photograph courtesy of Katie Hill]
The Town Mayor is elected annually each May and presides over full meetings of the council and represents the Town Council at many functions as the principal citizen of the town.
The Town Council has a Badge of Office and Chain which the Town Mayor wears on official occasions. The Badge shows the town's crest comprising a shield divided into four quarters containing the red rose of Hampshire, a stock of wheat and two oast houses signifying Alton's close agricultural associations and a crossed sword and battle axe recalling a part of Alton's history in the clash of arms in the neighbourhood of the parish church in 1643 at the time of the Civil War. The chain has past Town Mayors' names engraved on each link.
Whilst the Town Mayor manages his own diary, if you would like to invite him to any function, please complete the attached form and return to Samantha Brown, Town Mayor's Assistant at the Town Hall, Market Square, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1HD. This form will tell the Town Mayor everything they need to know about your event and what is expected of them. The Town Mayor, or his assistant, will then contact you to let you know whether they or the Deputy Mayor is available. Town Mayor's Function Form
Councillor Gardner's charities for the year are Naomi House and Jack's Place in Sutton Scotney and Marlfield Nursing and Residential Home in Alton. His Chaplain is the Reverend Tyrone Hillary.
Town Mayor's Engagements
for the week commencing
Deputy Town Mayor
Councillor Graham Hill
Former Town Mayors
2012/13 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10
Councillor Mrs Sue Hodder Councillor Robert Saunders Councillor David Willoughby Allan Chick
2008/09 2007/08 2006/07 2005/06 2004/05
Atul (Jimmy) Patel Robyn Fitzer Dave Crocker Paddy Mendham Roger Fitzer
Pam Jones John Smith