The Mayor and Civic Offices

Stockton-on-Tees Coat of arms

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The Mayor for 2021-22 is Councillor Kevin Faulks. The Mayoress is Patricia Faulks. The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Ross Patterson and the Deputy Mayoress is Megan Patterson.

 

The Mayor's duties

Mayor Kevin Faulks stands in ceremonial dress with Mayoress Patricia Faulks

The Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees is the first citizen of the Borough and speaks on behalf of the area and its community. A Deputy Mayor assists with civic duties and takes the Mayor's place when he or she is not available. Both the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor choose a Mayoress (or, in the case of a female Mayor, a Consort) to support them in their duties. The Mayor is also a councillor who is elected by fellow councillors to fulfill mayoral duties for one term. 

The Mayoral term of office is one year, with elections taking place at the Annual Meeting of the Council each spring. As first citizen, the Mayor acts as Chairperson of the regular meetings of the full Council and holds a casting vote at these meetings.

The Mayor receives many invitations to events and attends as many of them as possible. He or she welcomes royal visitors to the Borough and is often called upon to greet other visitors at the request of schools or other organisations. 

The Mayor attends a number of annual functions, including: Annual Meeting and Installation, the annual Community Prayer Service (Mayor's Sunday), the charity Civic Ball and he or she also takes a formal salute at parades to mark the Battle of Britain and Remembrance Sunday. If you would like the Mayor to attend an event please contact the Mayor's Office using the contact details on this page.

 

Mayor's Charities

During his year as Mayor Councillor Faulks will be working to raise awareness and much needed funds for his chosen charities which are Remembering Rebecca and Little Sprouts. 

Remembering Rebecca
Remembering Rebecca is a local charity in memory of Rebecca Sands who sadly passed away aged 21 months in August 2010 from the rare brain condition Lissencephaly, which means smooth brain. The charity aims to raise awareness of Lissencephaly and offer financial assistance and support for children from birth to 16 years with Lissencephaly and other neurological conditions.

Visit the Remembering Rebecca website to learn more about the charity.

Little Sprouts 
Little Sprouts Health and Wellbeing commit to use food and nutrition to support our vulnerable adults and communities improve their wellbeing through our community cooking clubs and cafes. Our clubs support social inclusion, reduced isolation whilst tackling food poverty and provide safe fully inclusive community spaces.

Visit the Little Sprouts website to learn more about the charity.

Fundraising
Fundraising in the usual ways isn't possible at the moment due to the Coronavirus pandemic so the Mayor has launched a very special project to help raise vital funds. The Mayor is looking for 100 heroes to raise a minimum of £100 each by taking on a personal challenge. To sign-up call 01642 528172, or send an email to [email protected]

The Mayor Benevolent Fund has been established to support the needs of organisations / groups in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees in particular by:

  • The provision of funds to enable selected groups to enjoy a better quality of life.
  • The provision of funds to enable organisations / groups to undertake activities that they would otherwise be unable to do. 

Please contact the civic office for further information regarding the fund.