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 John Briggs from Crowle, is the 26th Mayor of North Lincolnshire. He was elected in a ceremony at the Council’s Annual Meeting on 18 May 2022. This will be Cllr Briggs second term as mayor of North Lincolnshire .

Cllr Briggs was the former Deputy Mayor and has stepped up to succeed Cllr Peter Clark, who held the position previously.

Cllr Briggs was born in Sheffield and lived in South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Cheshire before moving to Crowle in 1984 with his late wife Sue.

John has three daughters, Charlotte, Caroline and Catherine and his partner Joanne has a daughter, Gabriella. He is a self-employed marketing consultant.

Cllr Briggs is a former Crowle town councillor and town mayor. He is also the founder chairman of Crowle & Ealand Heritage Society; Crowle & Ealand Regeneration Group and Crowle & Ealand Action Group Against Incinerators in Rural Areas.

He has previously been Deputy Leader of North Lincolnshire Council and a cabinet member. He is also a member of the Isle of Axholme and North Nottinghamshire Management Board, Crowle Market Place Delivery Group, North Isle Partnership and the Neighbourhood Action Team. He was elected as a councillor in 1999.

Cllr Briggs has also been the Chairman of Humberside Fire Authority for the last 12 years, which determines the strategic direction of the Fire & Rescue Service across the council areas of Hull, East Riding, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire, with safer communities and safer fire fighters as their objective.

Cllr Briggs said “My family and I are proud to live in North Lincolnshire and Axholme North; this is our home. It has been a real privilege to have been a Ward Councillor for the past 23 years and Joanne and I look forward to being ambassadors for North Lincolnshire in the coming year”.

Cllr Briggs has chosen to support The Fire Fighters Charity, Starlight Arts and Magic Moments for Autistic Kids.

The Deputy Mayor of North Lincolnshire

Councillor Janet Longcake 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:

Current Mayoral engagements

The Civic 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. View the current Mayoral engagements  [PDF, 69Kb]

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. View a list of the current Mayoral engagements above.

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

01724 296346 or 01724 296358

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

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