The Mayor, of Castle Point
Councillor Colin Riley
The Mayor has two important roles to fulfil; as a symbol of the Borough and as an expression of social cohesion.
The Mayor with his Insignia and traditions of office acts as a figurehead and a symbol of continuity and has the prestigious role of representing the whole Borough during his year of office. As its representative he can influence public perception and enhance the image of the Council.
While fulfilling the many engagements that fill the Mayor's diary, he has the opportunity to act as a link between the various groups and organisations visited and has a unique overview of the needs and concerns of the community he serves. The Mayor's role is purely ceremonial (non-political) and he is in a position to take out to the community the message and aims of the Council.
On the occasion when the Mayor is unable to attend an engagement due to previous commitments, The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Mrs Pat Haunts will attend on behalf of the Mayor.