The Mayor

East Grinstead’s Town Mayor is Cllr Steve Ody. His deputy Town Mayor is Cllr John Belsey. The Mayor’s charity for the Civic Year is:

Being Neighbourly ‘Being Neighbourly’ was set up in March 2020 and is a support group for people living in East Grinstead and the surrounding area who may need assistance during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Their priority is to keep our lovely residents safe and provide them with the support they can feel confident using.

The Mayor will be raising money to buy a trishaw to take elderly and disabled in the community on bicycle adventures.

Mayor’s blog

You can read what the Town Mayor has been doing during his Civic Year on his blog.

Mayor’s diary and events

Please contact the Mayor’s Secretary at for any queries or requests. Please also read the protocol notes for those inviting the presence of the Town Mayor.

Previous Town Mayors

2020-2022 Cllr John Dabell
2022-2023 Cllr Adam Peacock
2023-2024 Cllr Frazer Visser

Town Mayor Cllr Steve Ody