The Mayor of Bradford on Avon

Find out who your Mayor is and what they do.

The Mayor is the figurehead of the council and is elected by their fellow councillors for a one year term. Mayors may be re-elected at the discretion of the council.
The Mayor of Bradford on Avon actively promotes and develops opportunities for the town. This involves developing and maintaining extensive individual and community networks, and performing an important social and ceremonial role as leader of the community.  In their absence, the Deputy Mayor takes on duties.

In addition the Mayor:

  •  provides guidance to councillors about what is expected of them
  •  acts as the principal council spokesperson and articulates council policies and positions fairly and accurately
  •  supports good working relations between councillors
  •  represents the council in civic and ceremonial duties

If you would like to send an invitation to the Mayor of Bradford on Avon please CONTACT US at the Town Council office.

The Mayor of Bradford on Avon

Cllr Sarah Gibson is your Mayor.  Sarah was elected Mayor of Bradford on Avon in May 2021.

Sarah spent most of her childhood in Bath and West Wiltshire before studying architecture in London and then setting up an architectural practice in Catalonia, Spain. She returned to the UK in 2012 joining her partner in Bradford on Avon and setting up an architectural practice here.

Sarah has been a Wiltshire Councillor since 2017 and a Town Councillor since 2019. She chaired the Community Area Transport Group over the last four years and is a member of the Climate Emergency Task Group at Wiltshire Council.

With professional experience in public engagement for community projects she believes passionately in collaborative working and hopes to encourage this.

She has an allotment and a few old cars and bikes to fill any free time.

Deputy Mayor of Bradford on Avon

Cllr Katie Vigar was elected Deputy Mayor of Bradford on Avon in May 2021.

Katie has lived in Bradford on Avon for over two decades and been involved in many community organisations and projects including the parents’ associations at Christ Church and St Laurence schools, Christ Church School’s governing body, the ‘Women’s 100’ celebrations and the Men’s Shed project.

Locally, she has worked in communications with Bath’s Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, as a teaching assistant and as a literacy tutor specialising in dyslexia.  Before moving to Bradford, she worked as a parliamentary researcher and BBC journalist.