The Town Mayor is elected in May each year by The Town Councillors at a Mayor Making ceremony. They will represent The Town Council at any Civic functions or events both in Petersfield and outside of Petersfield and will preside over Full Council meetings held each month (with the exception of August). They will also promote Petersfield as much as they can.

The badge and chain is worn by The Town Mayor and has a picture of The Hampshire Rose on it.

The Town Mayor will choose a specific charity for the duration that they are Mayor and will run fund raising events for this charity. After a year all the money that is raised will be given to the chosen charity. This year’s chosen charity is Butser Home Start.

Town Mayor 2018 – 2019

Hilary Ayer
St Peters Ward – Conservative

I have lived in Petersfield for over forty years and my children and grandchildren attended the local state schools. I was an East Hampshire District Councillor for the past twelve years and a Petersfield Town Councillor as well for the first four. I enjoy patchwork and quilting, gardening when it’s warm and watching the birds at the feeders.

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St Peter’s Ward – Conservative
17 Kimbers
GU32 2JL

Telephone: 01730 266571

If you would like the Town Mayor or Deputy Town Mayor to attend any event then please contact Kathryn Ellis-Blandford on 01730 264182 or contact via the website and she will check their availability.

Deputy Town Mayor 2018 – 2019

Lesley Farrow
Heath Ward – Conservative

Lesley studied Law in Newcastle Polytechnic followed by articles, and moved to Petersfield in 1977 and has two children who attend Bedales. Lesley was committee member of Save the Children for 34 years, and became a councillor in 2011. Subsequently being chairman of Grounds for 2 years and one of the main facilitators of bringing the Grounds work in-house, and has been a retail manager for over 16 years. Lesley’s interests include race judging for Cowes Week and General History.

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42A Durford Road
GU31 4HA

Telephone: 01730 261350




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