Mayoral and Civic Engagements

Mayor Cllr Dennis Meredith and his Mayoress Rona Meredith

In May 2022 we held our second Annual Council Meeting - also known as the Mayor Making Ceremony. During this ceremony, a word of gratitude was extended to outgoing Mayor, Councillor Rufia Ashraf, for an outstanding year.

Current mayor, Cllr. Dennis Meredith, the 782nd Mayor of Northampton, was born in Islington and moved to Northampton in 1972, where he has been proud to call home ever since. Himself and his Mayoress, Rona, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last year. Throughout the 50 years they have shared, they have enjoyed two children and now, five grandchildren.

Previously, Cllr Meredith worked as a care taker for Lings Primary School for 32 years, before retiring from his position in 2007. Two years later, he became a Councillor for both Northampton Borough and the County Council. During his political career, Cllr Meredith has been responsible for setting up youth clubs and residents associations across Northampton. He currently serves on West Northamptonshire Unitary Council for the Liberal Democrats, where he was previously the Deputy Leader, as well as, representing the party on Northampton Town Council.

Cllr Meredith is an avid gardener with a passion for his allotment – he campaigned tirelessly in his ward for allotment space and is always keen to support those with green fingers.

Cllr. Meredith's chosen charities are St Vincent De Paul and Army Benevolent Fund - the Soldiers Charity. Both do fantastic work nationwide and locally - tackling issues such as loneliness and supporting veterans, as well as, serving military personnel.

You can view the Gallery here

You can book Cllr. Meredith for an engagement here.

Civic Engagement Form

Thank you for inviting the Mayor to your engagement. The Mayor and Mayoress will be wearing their chains at your event unless otherwise advised.

Once completed please click *submit* at the bottom of the form.
Please check your email for confirmation that your form has been submitted - if you have not received a confirmation email this means your form has not been submitted to us - please check to make sure there is no missing information and click submit again.

Please note, we try and honour as many invitations as possible - in order to do this we require at least two weeks notification.

If your event is outside of the Northampton Town boundary please call Lizzie Hawkins, Civic and Mayoral Officer on 01604 349323 or email

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If the person who is completing this form will not be at the event please advise us of the details who will be supporting the Mayor

We need to know the Parish or Ward where your event will be taking place, so that we can ask permission for The Mayor of Northampton to attend with chains, if your event is outside of the Northampton Town Parish Boundary. You can find this out by visiting and entering in the location postcode:

Please note the current Mayor and Mayoress have no dietary requirements

If you require the Mayor to speak at your event please provide detail on what you wish the speech to include. Please provide links to your organisation or email information to

– e.g smart or casual, lounge suit or cocktail dress, black tie or evening dress, outdoor clothing…

Last updated: Thu, 23 Feb 2023 10:34