The Mayor

The current Mayor of Alnwick is Alan Symmonds and the Deputy Mayor is George Mavin.

Alan Symmonds

The positions of Mayor and Deputy are filled by election at the annual meeting of the Council in May and both Alan and George were elected as Mayor and Deputy Mayor for 2017-18 at the Annual Meeting on May 11th 2017.


The Mayor has the following roles and functions:

  1. Being Mayor is a civic ceremonial role, and the Mayor is regarded as the first citizen of the town, and is the main spokesperson for the Council 
  2. The Mayor also presides at the annual full Council meeting and chairs the monthly Council meetings.  The Deputy Mayor acts as Vice-Chairperson at council meetings.


The Mayor also nominates an annual charity; and this year Alan has chosen the Alnwick Talking Newspapers.  The money collected at the Civic Carol Service in December will be presented to the charity by the Mayor.



If you would like the Mayor to attend an event please contact the Town Clerk using the Contact Information details on the right or send an invitation to The Mayor, Room 5, 27 Fenkle Street, Alnwick NE66 1HW.