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The Mayor

The Mayor of Chichester 2022/2023 – Councillor Julian Joy

The Mayor’s role is to chair Council meetings and represent Chichester at civic events and functions each year, including award-giving receptions and events organised by local voluntary and community groups to name a few.

The Mayor of Chichester for 2022/2023 is 
Councillor Julian Joy
The Mayoress is Ms Beverly Longhurst
The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Richard Plowman
The Bailiff to the City of Chichester is Councillor Craig Gershater
The Mayor’s Chaplain is Bruno Kondabeka

The Mayor of Chichester is elected by Members of the City Council in May each year and receives an annual allowance of £4,000 (paid in two instalments).

The Mayor is happy to attend events in the City and, by special arrangement, attend functions outside the City boundary. Contact information below.

The Mayor would like to hear of any local resident who is about the reach their 100th birthday.  Please contact the Mayor’s Secretary, Mary Ambrose (details below).

Mayor of Chichester 2022-2023 - Councillor Julian Joy
Mayor of Chichester
Councillor Julian Joy

The Mayor continues to support and assist with fundraising for their chosen charities.

This year’s Mayoral Charities are:

Second Chance Chichester CIC logo

Second Chance Chichester

We have a comprehensive list of our Past Mayors available to view and/or download.

Mayoral Visits

Arrangements for Mayoral visits can be arranged through the Mayor’s Secretary by e-mailing, by telephoning 01243 788502 or in writing to:

The Mayor’s Secretary, Chichester City Council, The Council House, North Street, Chichester, PO19 1LQ.

The Mayor’s weekly engagements diary:

The Mayor in Office becomes a member of many local/national organisations.

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