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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 July 2023
Date Event Attendees Address Summary

Saturday 1 July

The Vintage Festival – Celebrating 180 Year of Ashford Railway Works

Mayor and Mayoress

Deputy and Deputy Consort

Newtown Green, Ashford TN24 0PE

Anniversary of 180 year of Ashford Railway and 175 years of Newtown Railway Works Railway themed Vintage Festival.

Saturday 1 July

Proms Weekend

Mayor & Mayoress

Jean Mealham Pop In Centre, Woodchurch TN26 3SQ

Special Proms weekend of music and song at the Centre.


Sunday 2 July

The Mayor’s Civic Service & Reception

Mayor and Mayoress

Deputy and Deputy Consort

St Mary’s Church and Parish Rooms, Ashford Town Centre TN23 1QG

Annual service of celebration and reception.

Wednesday 5 July

Roadshow: Eat Well Spend Less

Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Farrow Court, Stanhope Road, Ashford TN23 5FT

The Mayor will spend time chatting and helping with enquiries at the roadshow.

Wednesday 5 July

CommuniTea Summer Cafe

Deputy Mayor and Deputy Consort

The North School, Essella Road, Ashford TN24 8AL

Dementia Café with music, crafts and refreshments.

Wednesday 5 July

Senior Prize-giving at Norton Knatchbull

Mayor and Mayoress

The Norton Knatchbull School Hythe Road, Ashford TN24 0QJ

Norton Knatchbull's School awards prizes to senior students with music, speaker and cream tea.

Thursday 6 July

Special Afternoon Tea


Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford TN23 1PL

Special afternoon tea for a young person.

Saturday 8 July

Ark Drama – Summer Showcase Event

Mayor and Mayoress

St Mary’s, Willesborough, Ashford TN24 0YR

Sumer showcase of the drama group.

Tuesday 11 July

Opening of Billy’s Pie & Mash Shop

Mayor and Mayoress

North Street, Ashford

Official opening of the new business.

Tuesday 11 July

Charity Launch Dinner

Mayor and Mayoress

Hazine Restaurant, 288- 290 Broadway, Bexley-heath DA6 8AJ

The Mayor of Bexley is launching his charity for the year with a special dinner.

Saturday 15 July

Ashford Twinning Association Luncheon

Mayor and Mayoress

Perry Wood Selling, nr Faversham ME13 9RY

Social gathering with the ATA members.

Sunday 16 July

Civic Service and Reception for the Mayor of Tenterden

Mayor and Mayoress

Deputy and Deputy Consort

Meet at the Tenterden Town Hall then service at St Mildreds Church, Tenterden TN30 6AT

Annual Civic Service for the Mayor of Tenterden.

Sunday 16 July

World in a Tent Festival

Deputy and Deputy Consort

Victoria Park, Jemmett Road, Ashford TN23 4QA

A multi-cultural festival.

Monday 17 July

Coffee & Chat with Kennington CC

Mayor and Mayoress

Spearpoint Pavilion, The Ridge, Kennington, Ashford TN24 9ET

A regular gathering at the Pavilion with Cllr Dean.

Wednesday 19 July

Kumon Awards Ceremony

Mayor and Mayoress

Singleton Environment Centre, Wesley School Rd, Ashford TN23 5LW

The South Ashford Kumon awards – end of term presentation.

Thursday 20 July

Full Council Meeting

Mayor and Mayoress

Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford TN23 1PL

Regular meeting of the Council with presentations to past Councillors.

Friday 21 July

Launch of the Birds – Public Art Unveiling

Mayor and Mayoress

Conningbrook Lakes, Willesborough Rd, Kennington, Ashford TN24 9QX

Unveiling of Julia Clark’s public art sculpture.

Friday 21 July

HM the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent’s Summer Party 

Mayor and Mayoress

The Stables, Everlands, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 6HU

Special event for the Lord-Lieutenant to meet other civics and citizens of Kent.

Saturday 22 July

Charity Fundraiser Concert – ‘Tributes in the Park’


St Michaels Recreation Grd, Recreation Ground Rd, Tenterden TN30 6RA

Annual Fundraiser with tribute acts.

Sunday 23 July

The Victoria Park Extravaganza

Mayor and Mayoress

Victoria Park, Jemmett Rd, Ashford TN23 4QA

Special launch of the Victoria Park Project.

Wednesday 26 July

Licensing of Revd Charlotte Coles

Mayor and Mayoress

St Mary the Virgin church, Church Yard Ashford, Kent TN23 1QG

Licensing as Associate Priest in the Ashford Town Parish.