The Town Mayor is elected annually in May by the Town Council. The Mayor presides over meetings of the Town Council and provides a figurehead for the Council in the community, attending engagements, officiating at events and acting in an apolitical way on behalf of the Council.

If you wish to invite the Town Mayor to your event then please complete and submit the online form by clicking the link below.


At the Annual Meeting of the Council, held on 16 May 2023, Councillor Janet Sartorel was elected as Town Mayor of Woodley, and Councillor Juliet Anderson was elected as Deputy Town Mayor, for the 2023/24 municipal year.

Councillor Sartorel has chosen Woodley Lunch Bunch as the Mayor’s Charity for 2023/24.

Councillor Janet Sartorel, Woodley Town Mayor
Cllr Janet SARTORAL (Town Mayor 2023/23)
Cllr Juliet Anderson Woodley Town Deputy Mayor
Cllr Juliet ANDERSON (Deputy Town Mayor 2023/24)

Past Woodley Town Mayors & Deputy Mayors

YearTown MayorDeputy Town Mayor
2003/04Sam SamuelBeth Rowland
2004/05Carol JewellColing Lawley
2005/06Viv SamuelTony Mattingley
2006/07Tony MattingleyKay Gilder
2007/08Shelagh FlowerKay Gilder
2008/09Kay GilderColing Lawley
2009/10Kay GilderColing Lawley
2010/11Coling LawleyRay Duncan
2011/12Coling LawleyRay Duncan
2012/13Ray DuncanKay Gilder
2013/14Bill SoaneBrian Franklin
2014/15Brian FranklinDave Mills
2015/16Dave MillsJenny Cheng
2016/17Jenny ChengAnne Chadwick
2017/18Jenny ChengSam Rahmouni
2018/19   Sam RahmouniDavid Stares
2019/20Kay GilderDave Mills
2020/21Dave MillsAnne Chadwick
2021/22Janet SartorelKay Gilder
2022/23Janet SartorelKay Gilder
2023/24Janet Sartorel

Juliet Anderson

01/04/1974 – Woodley and Sandford Parish Council became Woodley Town council

16/12/2003 – Chairman of the Council became the Town Mayor.

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