Between them, the Chief Officer (Town Clerk), the Town Mayor and the Deputy Mayor run council meetings in the chamber in Chapel Road.

The Town Mayor

Cllr Duncan Rawlinson was elected Town Mayor at the council meeting on Tuesday 16 May, 2023

The current Town Mayor is Councillor Duncan Rawlinson.

The Town Mayor also presents the Mayor’s Awards at the Annual Civic Reception.

About the Town Mayor’s role
  • The Mayor is elected each year by the councillors at the Statutory Annual Town Council meeting which is held in May.
  • Mayors hold the office for a year, and can then be re-elected or choose to stand down.
  • The Mayor acts as the chair of Town Council Meetings and has a casting vote if opinion is evenly split.
  • The Mayor sits on all the Town Council Committees.
  • The Mayor hosts receptions and other events organised by the Town Council, and acts as civic representative for the town at events in Burnham and beyond.
  • The Mayor normally wears the chain of office when formally representing the Town Council.

For a list of Town Mayors click here for the Council History page.

The Deputy Town Mayor

Fiona Clegg is a former Town Mayor of Burnham-on-Crouch

The current Deputy Town Mayor is Cllr Fiona Clegg, who was elected to the post at the council meeting on Tuesday 16 May, 2023.

The Deputy’s role is to fill-in for the Mayor in their absence and support the Mayor in council business.