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The Mayor of Preston's Blog 2022 - 2023 - Councillor Neil Darby


The Mayor of Preston for 2022/23, Councillor Neil Darby

Hello and welcome to my series of monthly blogs.

I am Councillor Neil Darby and I became Mayor of Preston in May this year. As one of the youngest Mayors of Preston, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of my work and experiences in the role to highlight just some of the amazing people and places in and around our wonderful city, which, of course, celebrates its 20th year anniversary of city status this year.

The tradition of having a Mayor of Preston dates back to the middle ages when the City's first Charter (a document bestowing certain rights on a town) was granted by Henry II in 1179.

The Mayor of Preston acts as the city's first citizen, which means I speak on behalf of the city and the Mayor's role is an important part of its identity. I also represent local people at civic and ceremonial events, so please share these exciting experiences with me!


The Mayor of Preston's May blog

2 June 2023: Before I hand over to your new Mayor, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone I met during the course of my tenure.

The Mayor of Preston's April blog

3 May 2023: reflecting on April's engagements.

The Mayor of Preston's March blog

4 April 2023: reflecting on March's engagements.

The Mayor of Preston's February blog

6 March 2023: reflecting on February's engagements.

The Mayor of Preston's January blog 2023

9 February 2023: This year, I began celebrating Christmas and the New Year with the Friends of Preston. An outstanding event and an amazing start to my 2023 calendar!

Happy New Year from the Mayor of Preston

5 January 2023: a round up of December's festive engagements.

The Mayor of Preston's November blog

1 December 2022: Looking back on last months engagements.

October has been another busy month!

02 November 2022: Another busy month for The Mayor of Preston and his Consort Dan.

A month of immense sorrow and immense pride as Mayor of Preston

5 October 2022: September has been a month of immense sorrow and immense pride for me and my Consort, Dan.

The Mayor of Preston's August blog

20 September 2022: I decided to postpone this month's blog in respect of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. I will devote the majority of my next blog to the sorrow we all felt at her passing

Early highlights as Mayor of Preston

4 August 2022: Hello and welcome to the first of my series of monthly blogs.

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