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The Mayor

Find out about the current Mayor of North Lincolnshire and the role of the Civic Office. Request the Mayor’s attendance at events. Support the Mayor’s chosen charity.

The Mayor of North Lincolnshire

Cllr Peter Clark, from Barrow upon Humber, is the 25th Mayor of North Lincolnshire. He was elected in a ceremony at the Council’s Annual Meeting on 25 May 2021. Cllr Clark is the first mayor of North Lincolnshire to hold the position three times.

Cllr Clark was the former Deputy Mayor and has stepped up to succeed Cllr Jonathan Evison, who held the position for two years due to the Pandemic.

Cllr Clark was born and educated in Brigg. He worked for Total Lindsey Oil Refinery for 31 years and is now retired. He was a councillor on Glanford Borough Council from 1991 to 1995 and was elected on to North Lincolnshire Council in 1999 for the Ferry ward.

Cllr Clark has nominated two charities to benefit from his appeal fund, The Sunflowers Children’s Action Group and Lindsey Lodge Hospice

Cllr Clark said “I am very proud and honoured to be the Mayor of North Lincolnshire. My wife, Carol and I consider it a great privilege to be ambassadors for North Lincolnshire. I look forward to carrying out my duties with real enthusiasm and determination. I have chosen two charities which are very close to my heart and hope to raise a significant amount for these very worthy causes during my year as Mayor.”

The Deputy Mayor of North Lincolnshire

Councillor John Briggs is the Deputy Mayor of North Lincolnshire.

How to request the Mayor’s attendance

To request the Mayor to attend an event please use our online form:

Mayors are elected by their fellow councillors to serve in office for 12 months.

Deputy Mayors are appointed at the same time as the Mayor is elected.

It is normal practice for the deputy to be nominated for Mayor the following year, although they still have to be elected by their fellow councillors.

The Mayoral robes are made from red wool trimmed with artificial fur. It has been suggested that the original fur on former Mayoral robes may once have been a ‘flea trap’.

The Mayor’s hat, called Bicorn, has gold braid, and the Deputy’s has silver braid.

Lady Mayors wear a three-cornered hat called a Tricorn.

The Civic Office supports and promotes the role of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor as the civic head and ambassador of North Lincolnshire Council and the area it serves.

The Civic Office organises all civic hospitality and official functions on behalf of the Mayor. Staff attend and provide support at the civic functions organised by the office when needed. They give advice to the Mayor upon request on all aspects of civic protocol.

The Civic Office gives assistance in the planning and co-ordinating of Royal visits with the Clerk to the Lieutenancy, along with any other official ceremonies and receptions that involve the Mayor, leading members and officers of the council.

Occasionally, the council expect staff to provide support and attendance at events outside normal office working hours, for example, Civic Dinner, Civic Service, Remembrance Day and other major events and occasions.

The office manages the Mayor’s diary, endeavouring to ensure the Mayor and Deputy Mayor attend as many events as possible, organised by outside organisations, voluntary sectors, other district councils, town councils, members of the public and so on.

It is essential to obtain as much information as possible from external organisations anticipating attendance from the Mayor or Deputy. Please complete the online application form or contact the civic office directly.

Request for Mayoral attendance

In a 12 month period, the Mayor and their Deputy will attend around 600 civic functions. This shows that in a very short time North Lincolnshire Council has established a prominent position as part of the local community.

The Civic Office liaises with chief officers and senior staff within the directorates and decision makers in both the public and private sectors.

The office works very closely with staff in the public relations team, to inform and invite the press for coverage on all Mayoral engagements.

The council sells a wide range of North Lincolnshire civic gifts and souvenirs. The items feature the North Lincolnshire crest or the council’s logo.

Items available include:

  • badges
  • pens
  • key rings
  • paperweights
  • decanters
  • glasses
  • ties, tie pins and sliders
  • photo frames
  • other souvenirs such as thimbles, silver spoons and tankards

Please contact the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre for information about availability and prices.

A selection of the items available is also on display at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Church Square, Scunthorpe.

You can also buy various gifts and souvenirs from Brigg Tourist Information Centre.

Contact details

mayoral.services@northlincs.gov.uk
01724 296346 or 01724 296358

Civic Office
North Lincolnshire Council
Church Square House
30-40 High Street
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6NL

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm
Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm