We have a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor every year, who are chosen by the leading political group of the council. Their term of office runs for the Municipal Year. Each Mayor chooses a charity/charities which they will raise money for during their year.
We welcome invitations from local organisations for our Mayor / Deputy Mayor to attend your events.
This year’s Mayor is Councillor Martin Worster. He was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 and 2015 and served on various commiittees including Audit, Environmental Scrutiny, Community Grants, and Planning.
He enjoys gardening and travelling overseas,often sourcing antiques and fine art for the family business, which is run with the assistance of his children.
He has selected two worthy charities to support during his term of office, The Alzheimer's Society and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
He is delighted and proud to support these two very well deserving charities and looks forward to raising funds on their behalf.
This year's Deputy Mayor is Councillor Peter Rutledge.
After attending local schools around the Watford area where he met his lifelong partner Jane, Pete spent four years as an engineering apprentice with London Transport. After completing his apprenticeship, Pete continued to work for London Transport in their massive boiler rooms at Chiswick works. With privatisation and the subsequent closure of Chiswick works, he joined a large maintenance company based near Reading, climbing through the ranks to finally become the national service and maintenance manager. The freedom of being self-employed and master of his own destiny had always appealed. He therefore set up his own plumbing and heating firm which he continues to run today.
Having moved to Bushey in 1995 and enjoying being part of the community, Pete stood for local election in the Bushey St James ward in 2014. Getting to know what was important to his constituents and what mattered to them most, outside their front door, is his prime importance.
Scuba diving, fishing, jet skiing and anything water orientated are his main hobbies.
How to invite the Mayor to an event:
The Mayor is invited to hundreds ofengagements every year. If you would like him to attend an event, please make a request as soon as possible.
The Mayor tries to fulfil as many engagements as he can, so may have to arrive at a later time than you would like or leave before the end of a function.
It is customary for the Mayor/Deputy Mayor to be greeted on arrival and the correct form of address is “The Worshipful, the Mayor/Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Hertsmere.”
If the Mayor cannot attend, the Deputy Mayor will be asked to go as the Mayor’s representative. Once your engagement has been accepted, you will receive confirmation.
If you would like the Mayor to attend an event, please write to:
The Mayor’s Office, Hertsmere Borough Council, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 1WA
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further help, please call the Mayor's Office on 020 8207 7477.