The Mayor of Waltham Forest, Cllr Christopher Robbins CBE Click to get info
In light of the pandemic, Waltham Forest Council did not hold an Annual General Meeting in May 2020 as planned.
Cllr Christopher Robbins CBE is therefore continuing in the role of Mayor for the foreseeable future.
His wife Shelley and daughters Emma and Victoria will continue in their roles of Mayoress and consorts respectively.
The Mayor is also supported by a Youth Mayor and a number of young people who comprise a Mayor’s Youth Team.
The Mayor’s Charity Appeal Click to get info
During his extension of office, the Mayor will be supporting Haven House Hospice which supports families, looking after children and young people, from birth, who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
The Mayor's biography Click to get info
Bethnal Green-born Christopher Robbins was first elected to Waltham Forest Council in 2002. He held a cabinet post for seven years before serving eight years as Council Leader. Throughout this time he has represented Grove Green ward.
Cllr Robbins received the CBE in 2017 for public and political service. He has lived in the borough for 45 years and is married with two children and two grandchildren.
Invite the Mayor to your event Click to get info
The Mayor is eager to support appropriate public events.
However currently (at June 2020) the Mayor is unable attend in person.
Instead, if you would like the Mayor to participate virtually please download the protocol form (69KB Word file) and send it back to the Mayor's office.
The form gives details on protocol and advice on how to address the Mayor.
We’ll usually reply to requests for the Mayor to attend engagements within five working days.
Please ensure that you fill out as much of the form as you can and that it is sent to the Mayor's office as early as possible to avoid delays.
Please be aware that it’s not always possible for the Mayor to accept an invitation.
The Mayor's office Click to get info
The Mayor's Office is open from 9am to 5.15pm.
If staff members are unavailable for any reason, you may leave a telephone message.
Phone messages will usually be answered within one working day, or the next working day if left after 5.30pm or over the weekend.
View the protocol for flying flags for major civic events.