Mayor of Barnet Events

Mayor of Barnet Charity Appeal, 2018-19

the Worshipful, the Mayor, Councillor Reuben Thompstone

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Gala dinner 7 April

Posted by Joan Edwards on January 28, 2016 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Get your tickets now for this extra-special Gala Mayoral Dinner  on Thursday 7th April at a remarkable banqueting suite in the heart of the Borough of Barnet.

Entertainment includes - the Best of British Musicals;

Ballet - Images Dance Company 

Jazz band Mill Hill County High School - dancing etc 


Middlesex University talent showcase (unconfirmed)

X factor Lauren Murray (unconfirmed, as yet.....)


Book quickly - tables are filling up fast.  You can make payment for tickets, £50 each, to The Mayor of Barnet Charity 2015-16, or direct to account 11611356, sort code 40-03-26 or send cheque to the Hon Treasurer, GD, 1 Blackwell Gardens, Edgware, HA8 8QA 

Charity Bridge for the Mayor

Posted by Joan Edwards on January 28, 2016 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

A charity Bridge day held on Wednesday 27th January 2016

at Chai Cancer Care, in Hendon, London, NW4 1EH

raised close to £7,000.

Edwardian Music Hall

Posted by Joan Edwards on January 28, 2016 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Kate Salinger organised a first-class Music Hall evening on January 17th in Hampstead Garden Suburb, attended by over 80 people and raising around £1,600 for the Mayor's Charities. Finale pictured below.

Mayor Switches on Lights Brent Cross

Posted by Joan Edwards on November 12, 2015 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

12th November - the Seasonal Lights were switched on by the Worshipful, the Mayor of Barnet, Cllr Mark Shooter with the able help of the Mayoress and Santa.


the Mayor at Bond Film 'spectre'

Posted by Joan Edwards on October 31, 2015 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The Mayor with John Bier, of Homeless Action Barnet,  at Borehamood Reel showing of 'Spectre' - the new Bond film, in support of HAB, one of the Mayor's charities this year. 

Upcoming events to look out for:

Posted by Joan Edwards on July 29, 2015 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Visit (limited numbers) to the Old Bailey February 23rd.

Cookery demonstration - maximum 40 places.

Hairdressing in Barnet.  Some special events and offers.

Barnet Community Challenge, Bike Ride and Walk//run 13 March

Afternoon Children's BEAT concert  13 March

Mayor's Gala Civic Dinner 7 April 

Some of what the Mayor does: 

During the mayoral year, the Mayor’s duties include:

• representing all residents of the borough at official events

• receiving members of the Royal Family during official visits to the borough

• chairing council meetings

• “sealing” – signing all important council documents

• being the Borough’s ambassador abroad, in connection with town twinning and welcoming representatives from the Borough’s twinned towns.


New young Mayor for Barnet

Posted by Joan Edwards on May 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

New Mayor from May 2015 is Cllr Mark Shooter, aged 43.  His Mayoress is his wife, Melissa. 

A new fundraising committee has been formed, known as the Barnet Mayoral Charity Commission, (MCC) and is supporting four charities, under the slogan D.A.R.E. to Share

The MCC will reflect the tone of the 2015/2016 mayoralty , that is leadership and modernity .

D.A.R.E to share:   for  Dignity, Assistance, Respect and Education.

Under the heading of  Dignity , the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity will be supported;

Under the heading of Assistance, Chai Cancer Care  - supporting Cancer sufferers;

Under the heading of Respect, Homeless Action Barnet - self-respect for all regardless of their economic situation;

Under the heading of Education, Legadel - helping our children achieve.


Email:  [email protected]

Look out for fund-raising events - enjoyment and fun for all ages in our very mixed Barnet community - and helping these very deserving charities.

from City Blog:


How did you go from Actuarial Science to Mayor of Barnet?


“I stayed in that first actuarial role for two years, taking two further examinations towards being a certified actuarial analyst, but then I decided I wanted to do something else. As a profession, it’s too risk-averse and I wanted to do something that involved a little more risk. I moved on to Swiss Bank, dealing with investment banks, trading and hedge funds.


“In 2010 the market became quite volatile and I decided to seek new challenges. I was after something where I could give my time and energy to the community, as well as developing my charitable foundation. I wanted to do something really meaningful and then one day an information leaflet about ‘becoming a councillor’ dropped through my door. I didn’t really know what one did, and the only real interactions I’d had with the council were to get them to fix the pavement, to pay parking tickets, and for rubbish collection. I learned that Barnet council has a £1bn budget and is responsible for education, social welfare, the environment, voluntary organisations and more, and decided to get involved.


“I helped Matthew Offord become an MP and in return he backed me to become a councillor in Hendon. I have been a councillor for five years now, and enjoy making small differences to people’s lives, whether it’s by sending an email, going to a meeting, or by lobbying for someone’s interests or rights.”


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