Marlow’s Mayor for 2023/24 is Councillor David Brown
Role of Mayor
The Mayor is the First Citizen of Marlow, giving precedence only to Royalty and the Queen’s representative (Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire or his Deputy Lieutenant). As First Citizen, the Mayor acts as a focal point, particularly in times of crisis, celebration or tragedy.
Being Mayor of Marlow is a demanding role with upwards of over 100 engagements per year on average. Engagements are principally undertaken by the Mayor, but the Deputy Mayor and Past town Mayors attend a number of events on behalf of the Mayor, particularly at busy times.
The Mayor can use his/her position to stimulate community pride and promote the voluntary sector. The Mayor is also the symbol of an open society as historically the position of Mayor was once only open to the privileged few but the Mayor now reflects the diversity of the more open and democratic society and can come from any class, gender or ethnic background.
The Mayor is in the public spotlight more than any other person in the Council. As the role is non-political, the Mayor can often reach places and people that other politicians may not be able to and therefore has an important role in representing the Council and the residents of Marlow
Each year the Mayor selects a charity to support , as highlighted below,
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The Mayor’s Charity
Mayor, David Brown announces his Charity
Marlow’s Mayor, Cllr David Brown has announced that Meals from Marlow will be the chosen charity during his mayoral term.
In the course of lockdown in 2020, it became clear that both exhausted frontline keyworkers and vulnerable families needed the support of the community — and Meals from Marlow was born. The charity was the brainchild of chef Tom Kerridge, Andy Agar and Chris Hughes, supported by a GoFundMe page and a team of volunteers. Although the founders continue to be involved, a team from All Saints’ Church, Marlow now manages the day-to-day operations.
Mayor Brown said: “Since its inception, Meals from Marlow has delivered over 150,000 meals, a truly amazing achievement! I’m delighted to be able to help raise funds for this very worthwhile charity.”
Chris Hughes, of Meals from Marlow said: “Meals from Marlow is a wonderful local charity which has brought together many elements of the local community to help people who live nearby. The Mayor’s support is great news. This builds on the consistent support from the Town Council over the last four years and is another example of what makes Marlow special. Thank you to all.”
Today, Meals from Marlow delivers over 500 meals per week to vulnerable individuals who have been referred to the service by social services or other bodies. Meals are prepared, cooked, frozen and then delivered to recipients on a twice-weekly basis.
Meals from Marlow is a community-based provision created by the community for the community and is run purely on the donations and fundraising received.
Donations are gratefully received, and can be made as follows:
- Make a direct contribution to the Town Mayor’s charity account: sort code 30-95-36, account number 03635900. Please be sure to put your name as a reference in order for me to acknowledge your kind donation.
- Send a cheque made payable to: Town Mayor’s Charity Appeal to Marlow Town Council, Court Garden, Pound Lane, Marlow, Bucks SL7 2AG
- Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information