Mayor of Eastleigh

About the Mayor of Eastleigh

Page last updated at 14 February 2017 at 09:28

What is a Mayor?

The Mayor is the Borough’s ‘First Citizen’ and is elected annually by fellow councillors for one year at the annual meeting of the Council in May.  The Mayor chairs the full meetings of the Council and normally takes a non-political role to ensure fair play.

In addition, the Mayor also represents the Council as the Civic Head of the Borough at official functions and attends approximately 400 events during the term of office.  At functions in the Borough, the Mayor takes precedence over all other citizens.  The only exception to this is when Royalty or the Lord Lieutenant are visiting the Borough.

Desscottmayor2016x400Who is the current Mayor?

The Mayor of Eastleigh for the 2016/2017 Municipal Year is Councillor Des Scott.  The Mayoress is Mrs. Ve Scott.

The Deputy Mayor of Eastleigh is Councillor Maureen Sollitt and the Deputy Mayor's Escort is Mr. Roy Sollitt.

What is the correct way of 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", the Mayor's Escort as Mrs. Scott.  The Deputy Mayor should be introduced as “The Deputy Mayor of Eastleigh” and addressed as “Mrs Deputy Mayor”, the Deputy Mayor's Escort "Mr Deputy Mayor".

Will the Mayor attend my function or event?

The Mayor can be invited to attend functions or activities, arranged and organised in the Borough.  These range from meeting Royalty, welcoming overseas visitors, opening school fetes and attending productions by local amateur dramatic groups. 

The Mayor also visits local schools and organisations.

To invite the Mayor to a function please contact the Mayor's Assistant on 023 8068 8134 or email    

If the Mayor is unable to attend an event, the Deputy Mayor will be asked to attend on the Mayor’s behalf.  If you would like the Mayor to attend a function or you would like to arrange for a group visit to the Parlour please contact the Mayor's Assistant on 023 8068 8134, email  or write to:

The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of Eastleigh
Councillor Des Scott
Eastleigh House
Upper Market Street
Eastleigh   SO50 9YN

What are the Mayor's charities for 2016/17?

Each Mayor supports nominated charities by organising various events to raise fund throughout the Mayoral Year.  This year, the Mayor has chosen the following charities:

Countess Mountbatten Hospice

Tea, care, sympathy and so much more....

Countess Mountbatten House is a special place where people with life limiting illnesses, both in the hospice and our community, are cared for by a team that delivers 'over and above'. 

Their catchment covers over 750,000 people and spans 460 square miles.  The charity raises over £1 million every year to provide small pleasures like the booze trolley, newspapers and major items such as pain relieving mattresses and extra staff to ensure that patients and their families are cared for, supported and given the best experience at a very precious time.  

They are launching a two million pound Capital Appeal to enhance the facilities further with a build that will join Countess Mountbatten House to The Hazel Centre (day care) 

Eastleigh Carers Centre

The Eastleigh Carers Centre provides high quality information and support services for people looking after members of their families and friends. They provide ongoing one to one support, which includes everything from a friendly chat to supporting Carers with assessments, researching information on their behalf, problem solving, signposting or referring to other agencies for more specialist information. They support carers across the borough offering emotional support and training.  They also run support groups in Eastleigh, Hamble, West End and Bursledon.

CP Sport

Cerebral Palsy Sport is the country’s leading national disability sports organisation supporting people with cerebral palsy to reach their sporting potential through sport and active recreation.  A Hampshire group is being set up and money I raise will go to help this new group.

If you would like to make a donation to the Mayor's Appeal, please make cheques payable to 'Eastleigh Borough Council' and send it to the Mayor at the above address.

How can I nominate a charity?

To be nominated for the Appeal, please write to the Mayor’s Office enclosing information about the charity and any planned projects.  The Mayor-Elect will look at all the information supplied, usually in March, and you will be notified if successful.

How do I 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. 

You can also donate through Just Giving. 

If you would like to organise an event in aid of The Mayor’s Appeal please contact the Mayor’s Assistant on Tel 023 8068 8134 or email 

Events in aid of the Mayor's Appeal

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