The Mayor of Harpenden

A new Town Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected each year at Annual Council, which is held in May.

The Town Mayor is the Chairman of the Council and carries out a civic role by representing Harpenden at events outside the area, as well as attending events in the Town such as prize givings, public meetings, official openings, the Highland Gathering and Harpenden Carnival.  The Mayor also represents the Town at civic occasions such as Remembrance Day.

In addition, the Mayor hosts a number of charity events through their mayoral year to raise funds for their nominated charities.

The Deputy Mayor attends certain civic occasions with the Mayor such as the Civic Service and Remembrance Day, as well as representing the Mayoralty when the Mayor is not able to attend.

The Mayor's Charities

The Mayor has chosen The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance  and The Thin Blue Paw Foundation as her nominated charities this year.


Essex and Herts Air Ambulance


Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) provides Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) for the critically ill and injured of Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. Their aim is to save lives, reduce or prevent disability or suffering from critical illness and injury. Founded in 1997 as the Essex Air Ambulance and merged with the Herts Air Ambulance in 2007, thus becoming the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, their first-class pre-hospital emergency medical service is entirely free of charge.

Unlike NHS emergency services, the charity receives no direct funding from the National Lottery and limited funding from the government. It costs in excess of £750,000 every month to keep its life-saving service operational; therefore, its emergency response services would not be possible without the generosity and goodwill of people and businesses.

Whether you’re eager to donate, wish to join its Flight For Life Lottery or view their latest fundraising opportunities, you can learn more at EHAAT also regularly shares patient stories, fundraising initiatives, behind the scenes photos and event details across its social media channels – where you can learn more about how it continues delivering advanced pre-hospital interventions across Essex, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.

Facebook - @EssexandHertsAirAmbulance

Twitter - @EHAAT_

Instagram @EHAAT_


Thin Blue Paw


The Thin Blue Paw Foundation is a national dog welfare charity which protects, celebrates and rehabilitates both serving and retired police dogs from across the United Kingdom. The Foundation was founded by a group of individuals who are passionate about improving the health and welfare of serving and retired police dogs.

Many people are unaware that retired police dogs do not receive financial support in their retirement from the force they served with, meaning the responsibility for their care and vet bills fall solely to their ex-handler or new owner. 

Unable to get pet insurance due to their working life, many are left with ongoing vet bills which can amount to thousands. The Thin Blue Paw Foundation provides much needed financial support to over 200 unsung canine heroes and their owners to enable them to have a long and happy retirement.  

Their mission statement is “We will protect, celebrate and rehabilitate both serving and retired police dogs from across the United Kingdom.”

To find out more or to subscribe to their newsletter visit or follow them on Facebook.

Town Mayor's Fundraising Events

For further details about the Town Mayor’s charity events please contact the Democratic Services & Civic Officer, Jane Juby, on 01582 463662 or via email:

Contact The Mayor

When addressing the Town Mayor, it is normal practice to refer to her as either 'Madam Mayor' or 'The Town Mayor of Harpenden, Councillor Lisa Scriven'.

To invite the Town Mayor to your event, please fill in the invitation form below and click 'Submit'.

The Town Mayor has a very busy diary but does try to attend as many events as possible.

Once your invitation has been received, the Town Mayor's Secretary will contact you to confirm whether the Town Mayor is able to attend, and will send you a questionnaire accordingly. Please complete the questionnaire and return it as soon as possible.

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