Steve Cooksley
Congratulations to "The Worshipful the Mayor of Ashford"PDFPrintE-mail
Thursday, 26 May 2011 22:31
Written by Steve Cooksley

His WorshipI'm sure you'd like to join us in congratulating our good friend Matthew French as he embarks in what will be a remarkable year as Mayor of Ashford, which began today.

Please print out and keep the following guide from the Ashford Council website on etiquette whilst in the presence of the Mayor, to avoid any possible embarrassment or social faux pas:

"The Mayor always has precedence in Ashford borough except in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen or Her representative

  • Please designate a person to be on hand to meet the Mayor on arrival and to introduce him/her to the host or the assembled company.
  • When the Mayor enters or leaves, it is customary for those present to rise
  • Unless the Mayor is chairing the meeting, he/she should be seated on the Chairman's immediate right and, except for an introduction, it is usual for the Mayor to be the first speaker
  • The formal announcement of the Mayor is "The Worshipful the Mayor of Ashford"
  • Please address the Mayor as "Mr Mayor/Madam Mayor" and the Mayoress/Mayor's Consort as "Mayoress/Mayor's Consort" (even when appealing for an LBW)."

We wish Matt the best of luck in his appointment and hope it will be a memorable year.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 May 2011 08:54

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