Meet the

The Mayor


Phone: +441428654305

Role: The Mayor of Haslemere, Councillor

Ward: Haslemere South

Committees: Planning, Staffing, Grants, Amenities, Finance and Governance

The Mayor

Councillor Simon Dear was elected as Haslemere’s Town Mayor in May 2021 and will hold the position until May 2022.

The Mayor is Haslemere’s first citizen and 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 wishes to raise funds during the mayoral year. This year’s charities chosen by Councillor Simon Dear are the Prison Phoenix Trust.

If you would like the Mayor to attend an event please contact the Mayor’s Secretary, once confirmed you will be asked to complete and Engagement Form.

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 2021/2022 is Councillor Jacquie Keen.

Mayoral Roll of Honour

Below is a list of all Mayors from 2000 to the present day.

2021                          Mr Simon Dear

2019/21                    Mr John Robini

2018/19                    Mr David Round

2017/18​                    ​Mr Malcolm Carter

2016/17                    ​​Mr Sahran Abeysundara

2015/16                    ​​Mrs Melanie Odell MBE

2014/15                    Mrs Penny Bradley

2013/14                    Mrs Libby Piper

2012/13                    Mrs Cyndy Lancaster

2011/12                     Mr Jim Edwards

2010/11                     Mrs Melanie Odell

2009/10                   Mrs Melanie Odell

2008/09                  ​​Mr William King

2007/08                  Mr Stephen Mulliner

2006/07                  Mr Brian Howard

2005/06                  Mr Michael Dover

2004/05                  Mrs Jean Arrick

2003/04                  Mr Michael Foster

2002/03                  Mr Stephen Mulliner

2001/02                   Mr Michael Barnes

2000/01                   Mrs Fay Foster

Important Information
Community Help - Covid-19

There are several community groups which have been set up to assist residents during this difficult time:

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