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Request the Mayor's attendance

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The Mayor of Guildford attends approximately 500 to 600 events annually, helping to raise the profile of many local groups, charities and voluntary organisations, as well as local businesses.

These events include:

  • civic events - including the Annual Service of Remembrance

  • community events

  • fundraising events for local charities

  • launch events - for local businesses and community groups

  • visits to local community groups and schools

  • hosting receptions for visiting dignitaries and other community leaders.

All invitations are given equal consideration but those where there is a need for the Mayor to perform an official function, for example opening an event, new business or fulfilling an active role in a ceremony, will take precedence over purely social events.

How to invite the Mayor to your event

Just complete our  Book the Mayor's attendance online form. Please make sure you have all the details of your event to hand before filling out the form as the form cannot be saved in a partially completed state.

When completing the form:

  • Include as much information as possible as this will be the Mayor's only guidance should his or her attendance at your event be confirmed.

  • We will aim to confirm if your request has been successful within five working days. If you have not received confirmation by this date, please contact the civic secretary by emailing CivicSecretary@guildford.gov.uk.

Please note that completion of the form does not guarantee the Mayor's attendance at your event.

If the Mayor is unable to attend your event, the invitation will automatically be extended to the Deputy Mayor unless you specify otherwise.

Please be aware that for certain events it may also be appropriate to invite the Leader of the Council, Cllr Paul Spooner, the Managing Director, Sue Sturgeon or another Lead Councillor or senior Council Officer.  For more guidance, please contact the Civic Secretary by emailing: CivicSecretary@guildford.gov.uk