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The Mayor

About the Mayor of Waltham Forest

Each year, the council elects a councillor to serve as Mayor for twelve months.

The Mayor is the borough's civic and ceremonial head for a year and during that time acts as chair of full council meetings.

The Mayor represents Waltham Forest at public, civic and ceremonial events. The Mayor's role extends to include events and organisations that support the community. The Mayor also entertains guests in the Mayor's parlour for both formal and informal events.

Together with the Queen's representative, the deputy lieutenant, the Mayor receives members of the royal family and VIPs during official visits to the area.

Cllr Karen Bellamy

On 25 May 2022, Councillor Karen Bellamy was elected Mayor for the civic year 2022/2023. The Mayor’s husband, Martyn Bellamy, will be her Consort.

The Mayor's charity appeal

In 2022 to 2023, the Mayor will fundraise for the Whipps Cross Hospital Breast Clinic and Solace Women's Aid.

You can make a donation using the button below:

When donating, please tell us which cause you would like your money to go to, or if you are happy for it to be shared by both charities.

Invite the Mayor to your event

The Mayor is eager to support appropriate public events, so to invite her, please complete and return:

The Mayor's office

020 8496 4399 (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.)

Opening times

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Waltham Forest Town Hall

Forest Rd


E17 4JF