The Mayor of Bath

Introduction to the Mayor of Bath Website

NEXT EVENT: The Mayor's Citizen Award

The Mayor is searching for his Citizen of the Year who must live in Bath, work here or belong to a group based in the city.

If you know anyone who deserves an award for their long-term voluntary work or a courageous act, pleae complete the nomination form by Monday 7 April 2014. Click here

Bath is a World Heritage Site in the South West of England. It is a City known primarily for its Roman and Georgian heritage. The spa waters and elegant architecture attract many visitors from all over the world.

This website provides an introduction to the role and function of the Mayor of Bath and the rich history that surrounds this ceremonial position.

The Mayor plays a significant ambassadorial role within the City, including welcoming visitors and maintaining links with international partners. The Mayoralty is separate from the Council and has no political power.

The current Mayor, Councillor Malcolm Lees (pictured), was elected to office at the annual Mayor Making ceremony held in Bath Abbey on 1 June 2013.

For information on how the Mayor is elected, please refer to the section 'Election of Mayor and Mayoral Duties' (under 'The Mayoralty' in the menu on the right).

If you would like the Mayor to attend an event, please Click here for more information.

 

 

Further Reading

Weddings in the Mayor's Parlour

Victorian Bath

In 1830 Princess Victoria made her first and last visit to Bath to open the Royal Victoria Park, which was designed by the City Architect, Major Edward Davis. It was an area containing a wide selection of trees and shrubs from around the world and provide

Roman Bath

In 43 AD, the Roman Empire was expanding to include the viable and lucrative outpost of Britain. The Romans built the Fosse Way from Lincoln to Exeter and discovered the hot springs of Bath on their way south.

"Floreat Bathon" May Bath flourish