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.

The 2019/20 chosen charity is.


Town Mayor 2019 – 2020

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

Deputy Town Mayor 2019 – 2020

George Watkinson
Causeway Ward – Liberal Democrat

George is married, a retired Naval Officer and has lived in Petersfield for over 30 years.  He has served as Mayor of Petersfield 3 times and has been a Town Councillor for 24 years.  He is a past member of Winton Players and a past Governor of Petersfield Infant School.

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102 The Causeway
GU31 4JS

Telephone: 01730 266801

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