Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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The Mayor and Civic Offices


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The Mayor for 2019-20 is Councillor Lynn Hall. The Mayoress Janice Gallagher. The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Mohammed Javed and the Deputy Mayoress is Shabana Javed. 


The Mayor's duties

Lynn Hall, Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees for 2019-20

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.


Civic Events

The Mayor will host the following Civic Events in 2019/20

Flag Raising Ceremony Monday 24 June 10am – 11am at Stockton High Street
Armed Forces Day Thursday 27 June 10am – 4pm at Stockton High Street
Mayor's Sunday Sunday 21 July 10am - 12noon TBC St Peters Church, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees
Remembrance Sunday 10 November at the Cenotaph Stockton High Street
Carol Service Friday 6 December at Stockton Parish Church


Mayor's Charities

During her year in Office Councillor Hall will be working to raise awareness and much needed funds for her chosen charities which are NeoAngels and The Great North Air Ambulance. More details can be found in the Mayors Charity Leaflet which will be published shortly.

If you would like to make a donation to help these life-changing charities, or support one of the Mayor's fundraising events on their behalf, please contact the civic office on 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. 

Read the Benevolent Fund Guidance and application form for further information regarding the fund.

More information on the role of the Mayor and his achievements can be found in her leaflet.


Armed Forces Week

Armed Forces Week takes place 24 - 30 June and this will be marked with a Flag Raising Ceremony on Monday 24 June and an Armed Forces day, which will include a range of stalls and displays along with live entertainment on Thursday 27 June. Please come down and support our Armed Forces.

View the Armed Forces Week Programme 2019. 

As part of our Armed Forces Celebrations in Stockton on Tees the Mayor holds a Charity Duck Race, and the 2019 event is taking place at Tees Barrage on 5 July at 10am. All funds raised goes to help wounded soldiers from the three regiments that have the Freedom of the Borough:  The Rifles Care for Casualties, The Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Fund and One Close Support Regiment REME. 

The Mayor would especially like to thank the following companies for their generous sponsorship of the race:

Active Financial                         Arc - Stockton Arts Centre         Baines Jewitt
Barratt Homes Bowmer & Kirkland Hampton by Hilton
Michael Poole North Star OC 50 (northern) Signal Squadron           
Pickerings Lifts Rockliffe Hall Suez
Thirteen  Wharton Construction  Wynyard Park




Overview of the Mayoral Role 2018 - 19

The Mayor for 2018 - 19 was Councillor Eileen Johnson. The Mayor's Consort is Councillor Paul Kirton. Her charities were The Mary Thompson Fund and Royal British Legion. 


Overview of the Mayoral Role and Achievements 2017-18

Find out more about the role of the Mayor from the 2017-18 Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees Councillor Maurice Perry.



Overview of the Mayoral Role and Achievements 2016-17

Find out more about the role of the Mayor from the 2016-17 Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees Councillor Ken Dixon.