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The Mayor

Brentwood Borough Council elects a Mayor of Brentwood to take over the role of ambassador and first citizen for the coming year.

The current Mayor is Councillor Gareth Barrett.

The current Deputy Mayor is Councillor Mark Haigh.

Cllr Gareth Barrett was brought up in Brentwood, attending St Peter’s South Weald and what was then the Hedley Walter High School. He went on to complete a BSc in Economics at the University of Essex, then an MSc in Public Policy & Management and a PhD in Politics at Birkbeck, University of London.

Cllr Barrett currently works for a communications agency in London, having worked in communications and public affairs for over 15 years. He has also supported the local community as a School Governor and Conservator of Shenfield Common.

Since 2014, he has been a Councillor representing the Brentwood South Ward, most recently re-elected in 2022. During this time, Cllr Barrett Chaired the Licensing Committee in 2014/15, has been a member of multiple committees, was the Labour Group Leader for seven years and has served on several working groups.

Aside from council committees, he has been pleased to be a member of Brentwood Business Partnership, as they have developed proposals to support the Borough’s economic development, and is looking forward to participating in Town Twinning activities in both Roth and Montbazon.

The Mayors chosen charities this year are:
Daily Bread
Royal British Legion (Brentwood Branch)

Please use the Mayors Online booking Form

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

Civic Awards
The Mayor opens up nominations each year for Civic Awards to recognise the commitment and hard work of the most deserving people in the Borough. Find out more information on Civic Awards

Contact Information
Brentwood Borough Council, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY. Tel: 01277 312733 Email:

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