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Mayoral Events Map

The Mayor of Ashford, Councillor Larry Krause and the Mayoress, Revd Dr Sue Starkings, attend various engagements across the borough and East Kent. These events and activities range from the opening of businesses and play areas to presenting awards; from supporting charities to judging competitions and from attending memorial services, funerals and graduate ceremonies to chairing the Full Council meetings – the Mayor has a full diary!

Here is a glimpse at the last month’s engagements, attended by the Mayor or the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Lyn Suddards. Click on the icons on the map to see more information on each event.

You can also visit our Mayoral Events Archive to see what the Mayor has been up to in previous months.



Mayoral Events December 2023
Date Event Attendees Address Summary

Friday 1 December

Cake Sale

Mayor and Mayoress

William Harvey Hospital

Cake sale.

Friday 1 December

Mayor of Thurrock's Charity Afternoon Tea

Mayor and Mayoress

DP World, 1 london Gateway Drive, Stanford le Hope, Essex, SS17 9DY

Tour of DP World & Afternoon Tea in aid of Mayors charities.


Tuesday 5 December

Jasmin Vardimon 25th Anniversary Gala

Mayor and Mayoress

Jasmin Vardimon Company, JV H.O.M.E, Creative Enterprise Quarter, Javelin Way, Ashford TN24 8FN

25th Anniversary Celebration.

Thursday 7 December

Visit to Paul Clokie


6 Rothley Close, Tenterden, TN30 6LP

Visit to Paul Clokie to present the Honorary Aldermen Award with Tracey Kerly.

Friday 8 December

Lydd Town Council Christmas Concert

Mayor and Mayoress

All Saints Church, High Street, Lydd

Lydd Town Council Christmas Concert - The Band of The Brigade of Gurkhas.

Saturday 9 December

RBL Annual Christmas Dinner

Mayor and Mayoress

Railway Club, TN23 7RR

Annual Christmas Dinner.

Thursday 14 December

Full Council

Mayor and Mayoress

Civic Centre - Council Chamber

Full Council.

Saturday 16 December

Ashford Choral - Christmas Concert

Mayor and Mayoress

St Mary the Virgin, Willesborough

Christmas Concert.

Monday 18 December

Christmas Card Competition


Mayor's Parlour

Present the award to this year’s winner of the competition to design the Christmas Card for the Council.

Tuesday 19 December

Friends of William HH - Christmas Raffle

Mayor and Mayoress

William Harvey Hospital

Christmas Raffle.

Tuesday 19 December

Ashford Active Retirement Association Christmas Party

Mayor and Mayoress

Swan Centre

Ashford Active Retirement Association Christmas Party.

Thursday 21 December

A celebration of the Phoenix Group


Repton Connect Community Centre, Repton Avenue, Ashford, TN23 3RX

To celebrate the achievements of the Phoenix Group.