wearing of Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral robes, chains and badges is the outward
manifestation of civic office. There is significant history and protocol
regarding the wearing of such insignia. An important point to remember is that
the dignity of the Office must be maintained and that the use of civic robes
should not be a matter of routine. When wearing the mayoral chain, the Mayor
and/or Deputy Mayor should be appropriately dressed as befits the office and
never wear inappropriate, casual clothing such as T shirts, jeans or trainers.
Mayors and Deputy Mayors should also be aware that it would be a gross breach
of protocol for them to wear Chains of Office outside the Town boundary without
the express permission of the Council being visited. This caveat includes
events held at Burghley House. The Deputy Mayor may only wear a robe and chain
in the absence of the Mayor or at the Mayor’s discretion.
List of Past Mayors
The following photographs are taken from the wall panels in the Court Room of the Town Hall.