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 2020/21 chosen charity is.

Town Mayor 2020 – 2021

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 attended Bedales. Lesley was committee member of Save the Children for 34 years, and became a councillor in 2011. Subsequently being chairman of Grounds for some 5 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.

View Councillors Register of Interests

42A Durford Road
GU31 4HA

01730 261350


Deputy Town Mayor 2020 – 2021

Phil Shaw
Ramshill Ward – Liberal Democrat

Phil and his wife have lived in Petersfield for over 34 years. Initially from Glossop in Derbyshire, he came to the area in the 1970s when he joined the Royal Navy and fell in love with the town. After 24 years in the Royal Navy Phil qualified as a Mental Health Nurse. After qualifying he spent 12 years as a Community Mental Health Nurse for older people in Petersfield before moving into clinical research and finally senior management in Clinical Commissioning. He retired in 2018. Phil is a Governor at Langrish Primary School.

View Councillors Register of Interests

22 Madeline Road
GU31 4AL

01730 302706

Mayor’s Engagements 2019/20

24/06/2019  Launch of Employment Plus, Salvation Army

06/06/2019  Italian Students tour of Petersfield Town Council (GW)

10/06/2019  Judging TVC photo calendar competition, Town Visitor Centre

14/06/2019  Opening of Borough Hill Play Park

19/06/2019  Friends of Petersfield Hospital AGM

21/06/2019  Raised path ceremony, Heath (GW)

28/06/2019  Employee Ownership Day, InSync Technology

01/07/2019  Churcher’s Grand Summer Concert

03/07/2019  Petersfield Community Choir, Sounds of Summer Concert (GW)

09/07/2019  TPS Stem Project Cheque Presentation, The Petersfield School

10/07/2019  TVC Competition Presentation, Town Visitor Centre

11/07/2019  PIB Judging Day

13/07/2019  Steep House Nursing Home, Summer Fete

13/07/2019  Luminosa Voices Choir, St Peters Church

14/07/2019  EHDC Chairman Civic Service, St Mary’s Liss

03/08/2019  Spec Savers Relaunch Party

20/08/2019  Petersfield Arts & Crafts Preview Evening

07/09/2019  St Peters Church Fete

14/09/2019  Rowans Hospice Concert, St Peters Church

17/09/2019  St Peters Church Fete

26/09/2019  Macmillian ‘Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning’, Town Hall

11/10/2019  Winton Players ‘Brassed Off’, Petersfield Festival Hall

14/10/2019  Speech Day, Churcher’s College

18/10/2019  Fitzroy Firewalk Festival, Queen Head Sheet

23/10/2019  Grand Reopening, Costa Rams Walk

25/10/2019  Lion & Unicorn ‘Kindertransport’, Petersfield Festival Hall

06/11/2019  Churcher’s College Remembrance Concert, St Peters Church

12/11/2019  CCF Biennial Inspection, Churcher’s College

22/11/2019  Christmas Light Swith On, Petersfield Market Square

28/11/2019  Grand Opening of Office Showroom, Bellsure

28/11/2019   Hilliers Garden Centre, Open Evening

30/11/2019  ‘Rosemary Foundation’ Christmas Fayre, The Petersfield School

05/12/2019  ‘Community Relationship Building Evening’ Blenheim Court Care Home, Liss

11/12/2019  Petersfield Community Choir, St Peters (GW)

11/12/2019  Butser Home-Start, Winton House

12/12/2019  Churcher’s College Carol Service, St Peters

14/12/2019  Towns Women’s Guild Carol Service, Holy Trinity Church (GW)

25/12/2019  PACT Christmas Day Lunch, Petersfield Community Centre

11/01/2020  25th Anniversary, The Centre of Complimentary Medicine Lavant St

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