Councillor David Round was elected as Haslemere's Town Mayor in May 2018 and will hold the position until May 2019. His Mayoress is (his wife) Mrs Melanie Odell MBE.
The Mayor is Haslemere's first citizen and is elected annually at the May Full Council meeting. Once elected he remains in office for one year.
The Town Mayor chairs the Full Council meetings and represents the town at civic and ceremonial functions.
He acts as an ambassador for Haslemere, promoting and upholding the character of the town, and supporting community groups and projects.
Every year the Mayor chooses a charity for which he/she wishes to raise funds during the mayoral year. This year's charities chosen by Councillor David Round are local charities Autism Horizon Project at The Haslemere Museum, and The Haslemere Penny Ha’penny Trust.
Mayor's Engagements 2018
Friday 18th May – Haslemere Museum Hares BBQ 7pm
Saturday 19th May – Haslemere Musuem – Hares launch – all day
Monday 21 May – WBC mayors at WBC. Lunchtime drink and canapes
Wednesday 23rd May – Maureen’s funeral – Our Lady of Lourdes
Sunday 27 May - Classic car show - award prizes
Friday 1st June - 100th birthday for Patience Standen - Brownscombe House.
Saturday 2 June - Beacon Hill PO opening - with Malcolm
Saturday 2 June - 7pm Twinning dinner – visitors from Horb. Haslewey
Wednesday 6th June – Stewart Brown (Vision) 11am
Wednesday 6th June 12:30 Museum - Volunteers' lunch
Sunday 10th June – Haslemere – Herons – Triathlon – prizes - 10am
Sunday 10th June - Farnham Civic Service - 2:45pm St Andrew’s
Tuesday 12th June – Haslewey – photo opportunity – Waverley 10am
Tuesday 12th June – Haslemere museum – open Ceramic Exhibition - 11am
Monday 18th June – Haslemere Chamber of Trade 12pm
Sunday 24th June - Armed Forces week serv. 11:15 – 1pm G’ford Cathedral
Sunday 24th June - Godalming Civic Service 3pm at Ladywell Convent
Monday 25th June – Armed Forces day – Haslemere – flag raising 10am
Tuesday 26th June – Haslemere Hoppa – photo - Haslewey
Thursday 28 June – Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Loseley House, tea party 5pm
Friday 29th June – Haslemere Society – summer party 6pm
Saturday 30th June – Royal School prize-giving. 9am
Saturday 30th June – Haslemere Museum Exhibition 11am
Saturday 30th June – St Barts summer fair – open 1:15pm
Monday 2 July – Harelequin hare at Claytons with Harlequin Ugo Monye 6pm
Friday 6th July – Haslemere Arts Society Golden Jubilee party – Museum - 7pm
Monday 9th July – Shottermill Infants School – open new play equipment 10:15am
Monday 9th July – Town meeting on Weyhill FGCP – Haslemere Hall 7pm
Wednesday 11th July – Border Athletics – 10k run – awards – Lion Green 8pm
Sunday 1st September - Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss), Haslemere Hall.
Thursday 6th September - Grants Meeting, Haslemere Town Hall.
Thursday 6th September - Mayor attending the Presention of the Elizabeth Cross & Memorial Scroll, Aldershot Garrison O/M
Thursday 13th September - Planning Meeting, Haslemere Town Hall.
Friday 14th September Mayor attending official opening of new kitchen/dining room at Camelsdale School.
Friday 14th September - Haslemere Remembers - Flower Festival, St Christopher's Church, Haslemere.
Saturday 15th September - Mayor opening Beacon Hill Fete, Beacon Hill.
Monday 17th September - Mayor attending Haslemere Sports Awards, Haslemere Hall.
Saturday 22nd September - Food Festival - Mayor Prize Giving, Lion Green, Haslemere.
Tuesday 25th September - Mayor attending residents birthday, Chestnut View Care Home, Haslemere.
Wednesday 26th September - Mayor attending Haslemere Hares Presentation, Lythe Hill Hotel, Haslemere.
Thursday 27th September - Full Council Meeting, Haslemere Town Hall.
Friday 28th September - Mayor Launching Haslemere Walking Festival, The Information Hub, Haslemere Station, Haslemere.
Sunday 30th September - Mayor officially starting Punch Bowl 10K run, NT Café, Devil's Punchbowl.
Monday 1st October - 8.15am The Royal School Assembly
04-Oct-18 (Thursday) - 5pm - 6pm Private View of GCSE Art Exhibit. Woolmer Hill School
04-Oct-18 (Thursday) - 7pm - 9pm Amenities Meeting Town Hall
05-Oct-18 (Friday) - Haslemere Museum Golf Day Foxbridge
05-Oct-18 (Friday) - 10:00 AM - 12:15pm Service for the Judiciary Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford.
09-Oct-18 (Tuesday) - 3.30pm Celebrate 2 residents birthdays - 101 & 97 yrs old Chestnut view care Home
11-Oct-18 (Thursday) - 7pm - 9pm, Planning Committee Meeting Town Hall
11-Oct-18 (Thursday) - 10:15 PM By-Election Count St Albans Community Hall
12-Oct-18 (Friday) - 12:00 PM Waverely Borough Council - Car Park Charges WBC
13-Oct-18 (Saturday) - 10:00 for 10:30 Opening of refurb pre-school room Haslemere Pre-school & Day Nursery, 7 College Hill
13-Oct-18 (Saturday) - 7.30pm Orchestral Concert - Haslemere Musical Society, St Christophers Church
13-Oct-18 (Saturday) - 7.30pm Orchestral Concert - Haslemere Musical SocietySt Christophers Church
15-Oct-18 (Monday) - 7pm Finance & Audit Meeting, Town Hall
19-Oct-18 (Friday) - 10:45am Admissions Day. King Edwards School, Witley
19-Oct-18 (Friday) - 6:00pm BIG Awards, Lythe Hill Hotel
20-Oct-18 (Saturday) - 10:30am Opening of Art-K, Haslemere
24-Oct-18 (Wednesday) - 1.00pm Haslemere Flower Club's opening meeting, Haslemere Hall
24-Oct-18 (Wednesday) - 7:00pm Haslemere Players, Chess The Musical, Haslemere Hall
26-Oct-18 (Friday) - 11:15am Haslemere Cards for Good Causes shop opening -Haslemere Museum
26-Oct-18 (Friday) - 3:30pm Halloween procession, Haslemere Museum
01-Nov-18 (Thursday) - 7pm Grants Meeting, Town Hall
06-Nov-18 (Tuesday) - 11:00am Waitrose 10 year celebrations, Waitrose, Haslemere
08-Nov-18 (Thursday) - 7pm Planning Committee, Town Hall
10-Nov-18 (Saturday) - 7:00pm Remembrance Concert as part of the celebration of the 1918 ArmisticeSt Christopher's Church
10-Nov-18 (Saturday) - 10:30am BLISS Annual Charities Fair, Haslemere Hall
11-Nov-18 9Sunday) - 10:00am Haslemere Remembrance Sunday Parade,
11-Nov-18 (Sunday) - 1pm Remembrance Day Lunch, The Georgian
12-Nov-18 (Monday) - 7pm Haslemere Volunteer Awards Ceremony, Town Hall
16-Nov-18 (Friday) - 7:30pm Haslemere Society AGM, Haslemere Hall
17-Nov-18 (Saturday) - 7.30pm Mayor's Fundraising Dinner, Georgian Hotel
20-Nov-18 (Tuesday) - 6.30pm Policing in Haslemere, Hemingways
22-Nov-18 (Thursday) - 7pm Full Council Meeting, Town Hall
23-Nov-18 (Friday) - 9.30pm Mini Professors - Official Welcome Launch, St Ives School,
25-Nov-18 (Sunday) - 4:30pm Beacon Hill Christmas Lights Switch On, Beacon Hill
29-Nov-18 (Thursday) - 8.30am SCC Highways Meeting, Town Hall
29-Nov-18 (Thursday) - 6:15pm Youth Speaks Event, The Georgian
30-Nov-18 (Friday) - 3.20pm St Ives School Christmas Fair, St Ives
01-Dec-18 (Saturday) - 11:00am All Saints Grayswood Church Fair, All Saints Church
03-Dec-18 (Monday) - 1:30pm Tennyson's Sure Start Meeting, Tennysons Sure Start Centre
10-Dec-18 (Monday) - 7.30pm Carol Service The Royal School Church of St Peter & St Paul, Godalming
11-Dec-18 (Tuesday) - 1:00pm The Great Camelsdale Christmas Show (Camelsdale Prinary School), Haslemere Hall
13-Dec-18 (Thursday) - 7pm Amenities Meeting, Town Hall
14-Dec-18 (Friday) - 5pm Mayor's Christmas Drinks, Town Hall
17-Dec-18 (Monday) - 6.30pm Hunter Centre Christmas Celebration, All Saints Church, Grayswood
19-Dec-18 (Wednesday) - 11:00am Christingle Service - Camelsdale Primary School, St Pauls Church
19-Dec-18 (Wednesday) - 7pm Christmas Carols, Haslemere Museum
25-Dec-18 (Tuesday) - 12:30 Haslewey Christmas Day, Haslewey
If you would like the Mayor to attend an event please contact the Mayor's Secretary.
Please also read our Mayor's Protocol guidance which provides information and guidance on the correct protocol to follow when the Mayor attends your event. This will help to ensure that the occasion runs as smoothly as possible and you get the most out of your time with the Mayor.
The Deputy Mayor
The Deputy Mayor for 2018/2019 is Councillor Pat Blades; her Consort is Mr Derek Blades
Mayoral Roll of Honour
Below is a list of all Mayors from 2000 to the present day.
Mr Malcolm Carter
Mr Sahran Abeysundara
Mrs Melanie Odell MBE
Mrs Penny Bradley
Mrs Libby Piper
Mrs Cyndy Lancaster
Mr Jim Edwards
Mrs Melanie Odell
Mrs Melanie Odell
Mr William King
Mr Stephen Mulliner
Mr Brian Howard
Mr Michael Dover
Mrs Jean Arrick
Mr Michael Foster
Mr Stephen Mulliner
Mr Michael Barnes
Mrs Fay Foster