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What, if any, are the statutory duties of a Mayor as distinct from the Chair of the Council?
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A Town Council mayor normally has the same function and statutory duties as the Chair of a Town or Parish Council, unless the Council's Standing orders confer extra responsibilities on him/her.
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The role of the Mayor is purely ceremonial and carries no statutory duties. The Mayor is normally the Chair of the Council, undertaking the statutory duties of that role.
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As a both the Chair and the Mayor of our Council I can confirm DavetheClerks answer as correct. As Mayor I do things like opening the annual carnival, giving out awards etc. As Chair I carry out the Chair's normal function. One thing to add, the Mayor and the Chair do not have to be the same person, but usually are.
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