The Mayor of Saffron Walden

The Mayor of Saffron Walden 2016-17 is Councillor Sarfaz Anjum and his consort is hIs wife, Lubana.  The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Richard Freeman and his wife is Jan.

As his charities, Sarfraz has chosen Home Start (Uttlesford) and Amnesty International (Saffron Walden branch). If you would like to make a donation to the charities or ask the Mayor to attend an event please contact or telephone 01799 516501.

 Mayor, Cllr Sarfraz Anjum's engagements during 2016/17

May 2017

Saturday, 20 May at 10.30am -  Mayor Making

April 2017

26 April at 6pm Jack Petchey's Speak Out Challenge North Essex Final at SW County High School

8 April at 3.15pm SW Horticultural Show at Golden Acre Community Centre

4 April at 2pm opening of Police Office at UDC's office at London Road, Sffron Walden.

March 2017

25 March at 7.30pm Saffron Walden Choral Society at Saffron Hall 'There was a Child'

23 March at 6pm reception to Celebrate the National Day of the Islamic Republic of Parkistan - Cadogan Place, SW1

22 March Meet with TIC Volunteers at the Court Room, Town Hall 

21 March at 2.30pm HMS Lapwing Reunion at Close Garden

18 March at 2.30pm Remembrance Service for HMS Lapwing - Close Garden + Reunion Dinner at 7pm

15 March at 7pm Parish Forum at UDC

12 March at 10am Essex County FA Cup Finals at Saffron Walden Town FC

10 March at 6pm Reception at SW Museum for Saffron Walden Cricket Club's exhibition

6 March at 7.30pm Annual Parish Meeting 2017 - Committee Room, Town Hall

6 March at 6.30pm Book Launch at SW Library 'R A Butler - A Short Life of Lord Butler'

February 2017

27 February at 11.30-13.00 Saffron Hall - 'Music for Thought' (The Deputy Mayor, Cllr Richard Freeman attending)

January 2017

27 January at 1.40pm Holocaust Memorial Service at St Mary's Church

21 January at 4pm Dinner for Jhok Aid Project at Islamic Cultural Centre, London

12 January at 2pm Mrs Lubana Anjum to attend Mothers' Union meeting January at 11am 

6 January at 11am cheque presentation to the Mayor's Charity Home Start following 24 December Church Service collections 

December 2016

25 December during the morning - Visit old people's homes, Saffron Walden Hospital and The Salvation Army

24 December at 4pm and 6pm - Annual lighting of the Christmas tree at St Mary's Church, Saffron Walden

17 December at 7.30pm Handel's Messiah at Safron Hall

14 December at 7pm Mid-Winter Concert at Saffron Walden County High

9 December at 10.30am Opening of Dogs Trust Charity Shop, George Street

3 December at 2pm Spirit of Christmas at St Mary's Church

2 December at 6pm Switch on the Christmas lights with Father Christmas - Market Square

November 2016

Sunday, 13 November at 11am at the War Memorial - wreath laying followed by Service at St Mary's Church Friday, 11 November at 11am Two Minute Silence - War Memorial, High Street, Saffron Walden 

11 November at 11am - two minutes' silence at The War Memorial, High Street, Saffron Walden

3 November at 3pm Connaught Opera at The Library, Audley End House

October 2016

22 October at 12.30-2.00pm reception in the Town Hall and discussion about refugees issue with His Excellency Mr Mazen Homoud, the Jordanian Ambassador to the United Kingdom

22 October at 12 noon visit to St Mary's Church with His Excellency Mr Mazen Homoud, the Jordanian Ambassador to the United Kingdom

21 October at 7pm Charity Quiz at Foakes Hall (in aid of Chair of UDC's charity)

13 October at 6pm Volunteer Uttlesford  AGM at UDC's offices

16 October at 12.30pm reception at Town Hall for Bishop of Lahore and Lambeth Palace envoy

16 October at 10am special Church service with Bishop of Lahore and Lambeth Palace envoy at St Mary's Church, Saffron Walden

11 October Allotment Awards at 7.30pm, Town Hall

Sunday, 9 October at 11.15 High Sheriff's Justice Service and St Mary's Church, Saffron Walden

2 October at 3pm Speak at Community Church, Saffron Walden, about recent visit to Pakistan

September 2016

25 September at 10.30am Presentation at Saffron Walden Baptist Church

22 September at 12 noon Opening of Kent Blaxill's offices at Unit 1, Saffron Place

19 September at 7.30pm Support4Sight film at Saffron Screen

17 September at 11am SW Horticultural Soceity at GACC

10 September at 11am Societies'  Showcase at the Town Hall 

9 September at 11.30am SW Resource Centre for adults with learning difficulties - Celebration of the Paralympics at Fairycroft (Cllr R Freeman, Deputy Mayor in attendance

7 September at 5pm Opening of Connie's Pantry at 12 Market Row (Cllr R Freeman, Deputy Mayor in attendance)

2 September at 3.30pm City of London Corporation - Afternoon Tea to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London

August 2016

21 August at 5pm Maze Festival; Turf Maze at Saffron Walden Common (Cllr H Asker to attend)

20 August at 10.15am Maze Festival; Maze opening at Swan Meadow (Cllr R Freeman, Deputy Mayor to attend)

13 August at 2pm Tea Party in Jubilee Gardens in aid of Support4Sight

11 August at 7.30pm Toastmasters' Club at Saffron Walden Town Hall

July 2016

29 July at 4pm Garden Party at Easton Lodge with Cllr John Davey, Chairman, Uttlesford District Council

27 July at 7pm Very Distinguished Citizen presentation to Mr Jim Ketteridge - SW Town Hall

23 July at 6.15pm Beating Retreat at Carver Barracks

13 July at 6.45pm Reception at The Embassy of Israel, London

6 July Concert at Saffron Walden County High School (attended by the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Richard Freeman)

5 July at 8pm Annual Meeting of Saffron Walden Scouts at High Street HQ

2 July at 2pm Garden Party at Broadacres, 7 Devils Lane

1 July at 8pm Candlelit vigil at Saffron Walden War Memorial to commemorate the first day of the Battle of The Somme.  Event organised by the Royal British Legion, Saffron Walden branch.

June 2016

15 June 6.30pm visit Beaver Colony at Abbey Lane Hall

12 June 3pm Civic Service at St Mary's Church, Great Dunmow

11 June at 3pm 90th birthday event at Jubilee Gardens

11 June at 10am St Mary's Church signing of book celebrating HM The Queen's 90th birthday

10 June at 2pm HM the Queen's 90th birthday baking competition at SWCH

9 June at 10am Riding for the Disabled certificate presentation at Brook Farm, Radwinter

8 June at 6.30pm Rotary Book Awards at UDC offices (Cllr Richard Freeman, Deputy Mayor to attend)

May 2016  

23 May at 7.30pm Private view of Saffron Walden County High School's art and paintings at the Town Hall


Former Mayor, Cllr Heather Asker's calendar during 2015/16

May 2016

9 May at 6.30pm Santiago Exhibition at SW Library

5 May at 12.30pm LPA Opening of new HQ at Shirehill

April 2016

22 April 7.30pm Chair of UDC's Dinner at Bishop's Stortford Golf Club

21 April The Queen's Birthday Beacons at The Common

16 April 7pm Bishop's Stortford Mayor's Dinner - Rhodes Centre, B/S

13 April Annual Town Meeting

13 April 7.15pm MENCAP meeting Salvation Army Hall, Abbey Lane

11 April 5.45pm Opening of new Museum Store at Shirehill

9 April 7.30pm 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' Ball, Town Hall

9 April 3pm SW Horticultural Society Daffodil Show (attended by Cllr R Freeman)

6 April at 12 noon Poppy Planting with Royal British Legion, Chesterford Research Park

4 April Opening of Police Office at UDC Office, London Road

March 2016

22 March Parish Forum at Uttlesford District Council

19 March at 7.30pm SW Choral Society at Saffron Hall

16 March at 6pm High Sheriff's Awards at Chelmsford

15 March at 7pm Joyce Frankland School Concert in Cambridge

15 March at 4pm Hatherley 1940's Tea Party

15 March at 2pm Highfield Poety Judging

14 March at 2pm Saffron Seniors at The Garden Room, Jubilee Gardens

11 March The Glass Knight at Saffron Walden County High School

10 March at 2pm Mothers' Union - Parish Rooms, St Mary's Church

9 March at 7pm Spring Dinner at Cambridge Regional College

5 March at 2pm Essex West Trefoil Group at Ugley Village Hall

February 2016

24 February at 12 noon Lt Walden WI Spring Group Lunch at Lt Walden Village Hall

17 February at 12.30pm TIC Volunteers Lunch at SW Town Hall

12 February at 7.30pm Curry & Quiz Night in aid of the Mayor's Charity - SW Football Club

12 February at 6pm VIP Reception - BNI Event at the Town Hall

8 February at 7.30pm Chinese New Year Celebration with the Mayor of Bury St Edmunds2 February at 10am Hearing Dogs Coffee Morning at SW Town Hall

January 2016

28 January 8pm-10pm Elliott Porter at The King's Arms PH - fundraiser for the Mayor's Charity

27 January Open Day for Manor Court Homecare - Town Hall

25 January at 1.40pm Holocaust Memorial Service at St Mary's Church

22 January at 7.30pm Saffron Walden Pantomime 'Beauty and the Beast'

17 January Tea at The Guildhall, Cambridge, following Pantomime for families of Carver Barracks families 

14 January Volunteer Centre, Uttlesford promotion at Saffron Walden Library

8 January charity cheque presentation by Rev'd D Tomlinson from St Mary's Church

December 2015

25 December 10am-12noon Visit Old People's Homes, Radwinter Road Hospital and The Salvation Army

24 December at 4pm and 6pm St Mary's Church Christmas Eve Services

17 December at 7.30pm Air Training Corps event at URC Hall, Abbey Lane

15 December Jo Eden Christmas Concert

14 December Saffron Walden Museum Society Christmas gathering

9 December at 7pm Civic Service at Haverhill

5 December at 5.30pm Saffron Walden Choral Society 'Spirit of Christmas' at St Mary's Church

2 December at 5.30pm Support4Sight Charity Evening

1 December Saffron Walden Horticultural Show AGM - Bowls Club, Abbey Lane

November 2015

29 November at 4pm Light Switch on with Father Christmas - Market Place, Saffron Walden

21 November at 10.30am Saffron Walden Arts Trust opening

20 November at 6pm Saffron Walden Arts Trust Preview Evening - Assembly Room, Town Hall

11 November at 11am Rembrance Day at The War Memorial, High Street

8 November at 10.30am Remembrance Day Parade and Service at St Mary's Church

October 2015

30 October at 7.30pm Cheese and Wine Evening, Court Room, Town Hall in aid of the Mayor's Charity. Tickets £15 from The TIC

29 October at 12 noon Opening of Bridge End Garden Visitor Centre

27 October at 10am-12noon Coffee Morning, Committee Room, Town Hall, in aid of the Mayor's Charity. Tickets £2.50 payable at the door to include coffee and biscuits

25 October at 3pm Needham Market Civic Service

22 October at 7pm Saffron Walden Arts Society Preview Evening - Town Hall

22 October at 10am 75 years of Bomb Disposal Celebration at St Paul's Catherdral

20 October at 7.30pm Annual Allotment Awards - Court Room, Town Hall

17 October at 6.30pm Celebrating 75 years of Bomb Disposal - Concert at Saffron Hall featuring Band of the Queen's Division and Wimbish Military Wives Choir

16 October at 11am Opening of Contamac Ltd, Carlton House, Shire Hill

15 October from 11am Lunch at Tendring District Council

14 October at 6.30pm Essex Tourism Awards, Hylands House, Chelmsford

9 October at 7pm Saffron Walden Camera Club Annual Exhibition at the Town Hall

September 2015

26 September at 8pm Mayor's fund raising Nightmayor! gig at the Town Hall - tickets £10 from The TIC

23 September at 7.45pm Side-by-Side Club at Salvation Army Rooms, Abbey Lane

19 September at 3.30pm Saffron Walden Horticultural Society Autumn Show at Golden Acrre Community Centre

19 September at 2pm Unveiling and dedication of RAF Debden memorial plaque - Carver Barracks

13 September at 1pm Picnic on Saffron Walden Common to mark Queen Elizabeth II as the country's longest serving monarch9 September at 5.30pm Parade at Bury St Edmunds to mark Queen Elizabeth II as the country's longest serving Monarch

9 September at 9.30am Holy Communion at St Mary's Parish Rooms6 September  at 11am EACH Essex Colour Dash - Audley End Estate

August 2015

29 August at 7.45pm Dance in The Square

29 August at 11am Little Walden WI Pop up Vintage Tea Room in aid of Bracode Campaign - Saffron Walden Common

27 August Clacton Air Show

26 August at 10.30am Opening of Argos Store at Homebase, Elizabeth Way

25 August at 7pm Charity Dinner at Bury St Edmunds

16 August at 10am Classic Car Show, Saffron Walden Common

15 August VJ Day Commemoration Parade at Bury St Edmunds

4 August at 2pm Opening of Hearing Health Centre, Saffron Walden

July 2015

28 July at 6.30pm The Mayor of Haverhill at home

25 July at 6.15pm Beating Retreat at Carver Barracks

19 July at 3.30pm Mayor's Civic Service at Bury St Edmunds

16 July at 7.30amOpen Aldi Store, Thaxted Road

11 July at 11am Open Hatherley Care Home Summer Fete

7 July at 10am Dig It presentation at Waitrose, Saffron Walden

June 2015

27 June Saffron Walden Cricket Club 

24 June at 7pm Saffron Walden County High School Annual Summer Concert

Sunday, 21 June from 12 noon Fete de la Musique

Saturday, 20 June at 3.30pm S/W Horticultural Show - Summer Rose Show at GACC

Friday, 19 June at 2.30pm Highfield Care Home Open Day 

Saturday, 13 June Church Service for the Mayor at 11.30am St Mary's Church

11 June from 9.30am Riding for the Disabled rosette presentation at Barnard's Farm, Debden Green

10 June at 6.45pm Rotary Book Awards at UDC Offices

7 June at 3pm Langton's House and Gardens, Hornchurch - Summer Concert

2 June at 8pm Saffron Walden Scouts AGM, High Street, Saffron Walden

May 2015

18 May at 7.30pm Saffron Walden County High School's Art Exhibition