Mayor of the Borough
A Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Borough are elected every May, to represent the Council at civic functions and raise money for local good causes.
The Mayor, Councillor Geoff Acton
Councillor Acton was born in Manchester but has lived in Twickenham with his wife for nearly 25 years. Councillor Acton became a Councillor in 2006, was Deputy Mayor in 2008/9 and, prior to the Council adopting a Committee system form of governance, was a Cabinet Member for both Environment and Business. The Mayor is passionate about the environment and in his spare time he enjoys playing tennis, the clarinet, listening to all forms of music, walking, fine dining, and travel.
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Suzette Nicholson
Councillor Nicholson became a member of the Council in a By-Election in October 2004 in Hampton Ward. She is a former Primary School Teacher and has been married for over 40 years and has four grown-up children and two grandchildren. During her time as a Councillor, she has chaired the Education and Children’s Scrutiny Committee and, up until May 2021, was Vice-Chair of the Education and Children’s Services Committee. She is currently the Chair of Corporate Parenting. Councillor Nicholson is interested in the natural environment and enjoys knitting.
The Mayor’s Chaplain is The Rev’d. Jeffrey Hopkin Williams, Vicar of St Mary’s Church Twickenham.
The Mayor’s charities
The Mayor's charities for 2021/2022 are:
The Mayor chose these two wonderful charities following the Council’s decision to declare a climate emergency and become carbon neutral by 2030. Both Habitats and Heritage and Dose of Nature have become increasingly important during the pandemic helping people with various issues and increasing awareness of how important the environment is.
Make a donation
You can make a donation to the Mayor's appeal fund.
You can also support the Mayor’s charities by attending one of our Mayor's charity events.
Keep up to date
There are a number of ways to find out what the Mayor is doing.
The Mayor's Office
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Telephone: 020 8891 7123
Fax: 020 8891 7701
Up to: Councillors
Updated: 19 August 2021