The Mayor of Saffron Walden

The Mayor of Saffron Walden 2018-19  is Councillor Paul G Fairhurst and his consort is his wife, Margaret.  

The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Arthur Coote and his wife is Elaine.

If you would like to ask the Mayor to attend an event please contact or telephone 01799 516501.


2 June at 12 noon SW Cricket Club lunch

5 June at 7.30pm SWCH Art Show opening

6 June at 6pm Dame Bradbury School Art Exhibition at Bridge End Garden

8 June at 12 noon Children of Calais' statue unveiling by Lord Dubs at Dorset House Gardens

10 June at 11am Annual Civic Service of the Mayor of Sevenoaks

11 June at 12.30pm The Arts Society Saffron Walden (Iformer NADFAS) golden anniversary at Bridge End Garden

12 June at 7.15am Meet the Town at UDC's offices

18 April Uttlesford Business Awards at Quendon Hall

17 ~June at 3pm SW Choral Society concert at Saffron Hall

17 June at 3pm prize giving at SW Horticultural Show at GACC (Deputy Mayor to attend)

26 June at 11am meet Italian students who have been working at BEG

29 June at 6pm Carver Barracks Beating Retreat

The Mayor's chosen charities this year 

The Mayor’s chosen charities this year will benefit Street Pastors, The Salvation Army plus an intergenerational theatre and music project at Saffron Hall.

Street Pastors are supported by all local Churches and comprise a small group of volunteers who go out in the town every Friday evening 8pm-midnight (later in Summer) to ensure people in the town are safe.  They talk to those who might be distressed, have lost their friends or just need somebody to talk to.  Funds would be used to train volunteers and extend the scheme to provide more support for local people.

 The Salvation Army serves the local community and offers support and help in whatever way is needed.

Amongst other things they hold a Community Café at their Church in Abbey Lane from 10am-1pm two days a week where people of any age can go and have coffee and cake or a light lunch.  Funds would be used to ​support their work in the local community.

Saffron Hall believes that the arts can have a powerful role in bringing all corners of our community together to enable hidden voices to be heard, forming meaningful interactions and relationships between all generations.  Saffron Hall will bring together 50 people in our community of mixed ages to be part of a brand new intergenerational theatre and music project with one clear mission – to celebrate our differences, commonalities and everything in between. Funds would be used to support this project​.

If you would like to make a donation to the Mayor's charities please email or telephone 01799 516502 and ask for the Mayor's Secretary, Elaine.