Saffron Walden Town Council

The Mayor of Saffron Walden

The Mayor of Saffron Walden 2019-20  is Councillor Arthur Coote and his consort is his wife, Elaine. 

The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Dr. Richard Freeman and his wife is Jan.  Mayor Making took place on 1 June 2019 at 10.30am in the Assembly Room of the Town Hall, Saffron Walden. 

If you would like to ask the Mayor to attend an event please contact [email protected] or telephone 01799 619841.

The Mayor's chosen charity this year

The Mayor’s chosen charities this year will benefit 'Team Max' raising money for children's cancer services at Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust.  Team Max are going to raise funds towards a new Emergency Children's Ambulance Service for Children in the East of England: Adults and new-born babies in our region who need intensive care treatment for complex conditions are blue-lighted by a dedicated, specialist ambulance service to Addenbrooke's Hospital.  Surprisingly, there is no such service in our region that can specifically provide intensive care for critically ill children.  This service will benefit on average 1,700 children a year.

If you would like to make a donation to the Mayor's charity please email [email protected] or telephone 01799 619841 and ask for the Mayor's Secretary, Elaine.



15th at 7pm Gibson Library Society Reception at Saffron Walden Library, Market Square

19th at 10.30am Parade Service at SW Baptist Church - medal presentation by the Mayor

20 May 9.55am Mayor spoke at Assembly at Katherine Semar Infant School regarding democracy (a national curriculum subject)

22 May Mayor spoke at Assembly at Katherine Semar Junior School regarding democracy

23rd at 9am Meet the SWTC staff


1st at 10.30am Mayor Making at Saffron Walden Town Hall

5 June at 6pm 'Full Steam Ahead' art exhibition by Dame Bradbury's School at Bridge End Garden

5 June at 7.30pm SWCH Art Show - Deputy Mayor in attendance

6 June at the War Memorial with Cllr John Moran for 75th anniversary of DDay to honour the laying of wreaths

8 June at 10am outside Sea Salt, start of Music Day in Saffron Walden 10am-4pm

8 June at 12.30pm SW Cricket Club Vice-President's lunch - Deputy Mayor in attendance

13 June attended Little Walden Parish Meeting as Mayor

22 June from 10am 'Great Get Together' on SW Common 

23 June at 3pm Great Dunmow Town Council's Civic Service - St Mary's Church, Church End.  Deputy Mayor in attendance

27 June at 10.30am Support4Sight event at Newport Village Hall

28 June 6pm Cocktail Party and Beating Retreat at Carver Barracks

29 June Armed Forces Day on SW Common - Mayor to take the salute.


6 July at 7.30pm SW Choral Society – Saffron Hall.

7 July at 2pm-7pm Summer Jazz Picnic at BEG - Deputy Mayor in attendance.

10 July at 6.30pm Badge presentation to Brownies – Newport Village Hall

11 July at 7.30pm evening reception – SW Breakfast Club – Audley Business Centre, Wendens Ambo, CB11 4JL.

14 July Family Fun Day on The Common in support of the Mayor’s charity

14 July Audley End Concert - Deputy Mayor in attendance

19 July 7pm at Chairman of ECC’s reception – Chelmsford Racecourse


10 August at 12 noon Cricket Club luncheon


2 September 12 noon opening of Pure Gym at Thaxted Road

3 September 10.30am Councillor Surgery at the Garden Room, Jubillee Gardens

3 September 2pm cutting the ribbon on gym equipment at The Common

4 September evening Meet visitor from Bad Wildungen

12 September Business Awards, Parklands, Quendon

14 September 9am B&M store opening at Knight Retail Park

14 September charity pitch on Saffron Walden Market

17 September speak with 6th form pupils at SWCH

19 September at 11.45am Essex Association of Local Councils Conference at Great Dunmow

21 September at 2.30pm Bible Focus at URC Abbey Lane

22 September at 3pm SW Horticultural Society at GACC


13 October at 11.15 High Sheriff's Justice Service at Chelmsford Cathedral

16 October at 7pm Allotment Awards SW Town Hall

19 October Mayor's asbestosis charity dance in the Town Hall

26 October at 7pm Support4Sight 25th Anniversary Dinner at SW Golf Club


3 November at 11am Meet with RLB and lay wreaths on WW1 soldiers graves in Saffron Walden Cemetery

8 November at 6pm 5th Saffron Walden Cubs - Mayor to speak re Parliament Week

10 November Remembrance Sunday - Parade followed by Service at St Mary's Church

11 November at 11am Service at SW War Memorial High Street

23 November Emporium in the Town Hall with proceeds going to the Mayor's charity

23 November Christmas Light Switch On


5 December Chair of UDC's Civic Carol Service

Friday, 6 December Late Night Shopping

15 December Lantern Parade - The Common

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

25 December visit old people's homes, hospital and Salvation Army