The Mayor of Clitheroe
The Town Council has had a mayor since its inception in 1974 and its predecessor the Clitheroe Borough Council has had a mayor since Victorian times.
The Mayor is elected annually every May by the ten members of the Council and he represents all the people of the town in his role as first citizen for the next 12 months.
During their term of office the Mayor attends many events in and around the town. The three most important ones are the Mayor-Making ceremony, the Mayor’s Civic Sunday and Remembrance Sunday.
At Christmas time the Mayor holds an annual appeal for Christmas food parcels for the elderly in the town. The Mayor also makes annual Christmas visits to residential homes and Clitheroe Community hospital.
The Mayor makes 90th Birthday and Golden Wedding Visits and endeavours to attend all of the coffee mornings that are held in the Town Hall.
The Mayor is also involved in several local organisations where they hold an honourary title. Some of these organisations are Pendle Club and Clitheroe Concerts Society (as President of both), Clitheroe and District Scouts (as Vice – President) and Clitheroe Organ Society (as Patron).
The current Mayor is Councillor Mark French who is supported by his wife Jill who is the mayoress.
Past Mayors of Clitheroe Town Council
|1974-1976||Leo Wells||1976-1977||John Blackburn|
|1977-1980||Robert Ainsworth||1980-1981||Leo Wells|
|1981-1982||Robert Ainsworth||1982-1984||John Cowgill|
|1984-1986||Howel Jones||1986-1988||James McGhie|
|1988-1989||Ian Brown||1989-1992||Patrick Shepherd|
|1992-1993||Denis McWilliam||1993-1995||Howel Jones|
|1995-1997||Stephen Holt||1997-1999||John McGowan|
|1999-2001||Alan Yearing||2001-2003||Mary Robinson|
|2003-2005||Joan Knight||2005-2007||Allan Knox|
|2007-2009||David Berryman||2009-2010||Mary Robinson|
|2010-2011||Alan Yearing||2011-2012||Sue Knox|
|2012-2013||Allan Knox||2013-2014||Kevin Horkin|
|2014-2015||Val Cooper||2015-2016||Sue Knox|