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Your Mayor

The Mayor will be elected by the Council annually to serve for a period of one municipal year. The Mayor is the Borough's first citizen and is an ambassador for Brentwood.

One of the main duties of the Mayor is to preside over meetings of Council and to ensure they are conducted in accordance with Brentwood's Constitution.

There are four main civic events which the Mayor is invited to attend
•Civic Service held in a local church
•Remembrance Day service and parade
•Civic Carol Service
•Civic Dinner and the presentation of Civic Awards

This year's Mayor is Councillor Will Russell. The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Sheila Murphy.

On the 17th May 2017, Councillor Will Russell was appointed as the Mayor for Brentwood by the Brentwood Borough Council's Annual Council. Will is Brentwood's 26th Mayor and he replaces Councillor Noelle Hones.

He was born near Shenfield Common at the maternity hospital Brentwood Cottage Hospital, which is now Four Oaks and was raised in Westwood Avenue, where his parents still reside.

He went to St Peter's School in South Weald before going on to Brentwood County High School.

When he left school, he took on an apprenticeship in barbering before gaining a City and Guilds qualification in hairdressing. He then worked in local Brentwood salons before going to work in the North Sea in the oil and gas industry as a life support technician.

He married Naomi in 2004 at St Peter’s Church and they now live in Crescent Road with their two children.

He continued his links with St Peter’s Church and was a member of the Parish Church Council from 2008 to 2011 when he was Chair of the Pastoral Committee. He also regularly assists the Vicar as a server and is currently awaiting training as a challis assistant.

Will was elected to Brentwood Borough Council to represent Brentwood West in 2011.

During his time as a Councillor, he has chaired the Youth Strategy Group, was a Vice Chair of the Business, Health and Community Committee, was the Lead Member for Localism, and Chair of the Community Committee before he became Deputy Mayor last year.

As a Councillor and now Mayor, there are three priorities that have been important to him, the young, older people and those less fortunate.

With this in mind, Will has set up a new Community Trust Fund to benefit small charities in the Borough, aiming to promote community cohesion through events and offer grants to small charities.

He was inspired to set it up after being fortunate to know a brave young boy, who although with us for a short time, he touched so many hearts. As part of the trust, under the Sky Clause, individual cases of need will be funded.

Committee Appointments
Audit Committee

Attending Events
To request the Mayor’s attendance at your upcoming function or event, please click on the link below and complete the booking form. Any such applications should be made at least two weeks in advance of the date of the function / event. A member of the Governance and Member Support Team will then contact you in due course regarding your application.
Mayors Online booking Form

Contact Information
Brentwood Borough Council, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY. Tel: 01277 312741 Email:

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