The Worshipful Town Mayor of Deal

Worshipful Town Mayor of Deal 


Cllr Eileen Rowbotham

Worshipful Town Mayor of Deal 

On 13 May 2019 Councillor Eileen Rowbotham was elected Worshipful Town Mayor of Deal for the municipal year 2019/2020. The Deputy Mayor for the municipal year 2019/2020 is Councillor David Cronk.

 Due to the current restrictions and uncertainty during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, Deal Town Council has taken the decision to defer the Annual Meeting of the Council due to take place on 26 May 2020 until May 2021. 

Cllr Eileen Rowbotham will now remain as the Worshipful Town Mayor of Deal for the municipal year 2020/2021. Cllr David Cronk will remain as the the Deputy Town Mayor of Deal for the municipal year 2020/2021. 


Mayor's Charity Fund

The Mayor of Deal holds events during their Mayoral year to raise money for their chosen charities. Please click here for more information on the chosen charities.
Please click on the link to view the Deal Town Council Policy for the Mayor's Charity Fund.

If you are a charity, local group, club or organisation in Deal and would like to be considered as one of the Worshipful Town Mayor of Deal's charities for his Mayoral year, If you would like a form sent you please click here to contact the Mayor's Secretary via email or click on the following link to download a form to print off: Chosen Charities Application Form.


Inviting the Mayor to an Event


You may contact the Mayor and Civic team via the Mayor's Secretary Mrs Una Finch at the following address:
Town Hall, High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6TR
Tel: 01304 361999 Email:

HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Earlier today Buckingham Palace announced the death of HRH the Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.

On behalf of Deal Town Councillors, Staff and Residents of Deal, I send sincere condolences to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and her family.

Over many, many years Prince Philip dedicated his life to supporting the Monarchy and the people of this country.

He will be remembered as a man who was not afraid to speak his mind.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Queen and her family at this time of sorrow. He will be sincerely mourned.

The Union Flag at Deal Town Hall is being flown with a mourning cravate (black ribbon), as it is not possible to fly a flag on an angled flagpole at half-mast.

We know that many of you will be wanting to pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh and offer condolences to Her Majesty The Queen at this sad time.

Our priority remains to keep everyone safe and, due to the current public health guidelines and lockdown restrictions around COVID-19, we will not be providing a book of condolence.

We would like to encourage you to leave your tributes to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh by signing the book of condolence on the website of The Royal Household. You can find the book of condolence here.

If you are unable to access the online book of condolence you are welcome to send your tribute in writing to the following address:

Tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, The Civic Office, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone ME14 1XQ

The Royal Household has requested that members of the public do not leave floral tributes or gather in public places to offer their respects. The Palace has suggested that people could donate to charity instead if they wish to do so. Further information can be found at

Cllr Eileen Rowbotham

Mayor of Deal