Daventry Town Mayor

The Mayor is chosen annually by the Council and fulfills two important roles: firstly, they Chair the meetings of Council; and, secondly, are the First Citizen of the Town.

As Chairman of Council they are responsible for seeing that the meetings are conducted in a seemly manner in accordance with the Council's constitution, and carry a casting vote in the event of a stalemate.

As First Citizen of the Town the Mayor acts as the principal ambassador of the Council and will attend around 100 engagements each year. This will include hosting annual events such as the welcoming of royalty and distinguished visitors to the Town, hosting receptions for local organisations, launching Council initiatives and visiting local groups and companies at their invitation often to mark a significant event such as the opening of a new building or the presentation of certificates.

Town Mayor 2023-24

Following Daventry Town Council's Annual Town Meeting on 22nd May 2023, Cllr Ted Nicholl was elected as Mayor of Daventry for the Council Year 2023/2024.

Councillor Edward Nicholl, Ted to his friends, was born, grew up and educated in the east end of London. He moved to Northamptonshire in 1984 and later to Daventry in 2002 when he married his wife, Angela.

Ted's passions are his MG sports car, Arsenal Football Club and Angela, but not necessarily in that order. He has been treasurer of local organisations and still acts as Examiner (auditing) for several local organisations.

Ted said: "It is a privilege to be elected Mayor and to serve the people of Daventry. I am grateful for all the good wishes and support I have already received and will endeavour to continue the efforts of my predecessors in promoting the interests of Daventry."

The Deputy Mayor for 2023-2024 is Councillor Karen Tweedale

Would you like the Mayor to attend your event?

The Mayor has previously attended many community events to help promote and raise awareness of local charities and organisations, however as many events have been cancelled or postponed, the Mayor would still like to help raise awareness of any activities via the Town Council's social media pages. If you would like the Mayor to learn more about your organisation or charity, please email: mayor@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk

The Mayor attends events, free of charge. Should you be hosting an event which you would like the Mayor to attend please complete a Mayor's Engagement form via the link below.

Each Mayor nominates their own chosen charity - Ted Nicholl's nominated charity is Dem Cafe who provide a safe and friendly environment for those living with Dementia and their Carers

Dem Cafe: The Dementia Cafe is run on the second Tuesday and forth Tuesday of the month by experienced volunteers who have all been touched in some way by Dementia. Their aim is to provide a safe environment to support carers and facilitate activity and stimulation for those experiencing memory problems. They provide a mix of games, quizzes, and reminiscing sessions, most importantly a friendly welcoming atmosphere.

​Demcafe is run at Daventry Methodist Church, Golding Close, Daventry, NN11 4FB

Last updated: Mon, 07 Aug 2023 13:39