The Mayor is the Borough’s ‘First Citizen’ and is elected annually by fellow councillors at the annual meeting of the Council in May. The Mayor chairs the full council meetings and normally takes a non-political role to ensure fair play.
The current Mayor & Mayoress are Councillor Darshan Mann & Dalip Mann.
The Deputy Mayor & Escort are Councillor Cynthia Garton & Councillor Derek Pretty.
Inviting the Mayor and Mayoress to an event
The Mayor represents the Council at a number of events and functions and attends around 400 during the mayoral year. The Mayor takes precedence over all other citizens when in Borough, the only exception being when Royalty or the Lord Lieutenant are present.
If you would like to invite the Mayor to attend your event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 023 8068 8087 or 023 8068 8313.
If the Mayor is unable to attend, the Deputy Mayor will be asked to attend.
Addressing the Mayor?
The full title of the Mayor is The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of Eastleigh.
The Mayor should be introduced as “The Mayor of Eastleigh” and be addressed as “Mr Mayor" or "Your Worship", and the Mayoress as Madam Mayoress.
The Deputy Mayor should be introduced as “The Deputy Mayor of Eastleigh” and addressed as “Madam Deputy Mayor”, and the Deputy Mayor's Escort as "Councillor Pretty".
The Mayor has chosen three charities to support during his Mayoral year. They all reflect his commitment to combatting social isolation in the Borough. The first two provide companionship to socially isolated people within their homes and the means to get out of their homes and meet with others. The third charity provides a range of physically and mentally stimulating activities for adults with learning disabilities. The society has built a community amongst learning disabled people, so that people get to know each other and can make friends.
If you would like to donate to the Mayor's Appeal please make cheques payable to ‘Eastleigh Borough Council’ and send to The Mayor’s Office, Eastleigh Borough Council, Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh SO50 9YN.