Ever wondered how the Town Mayor ‘gets the job’? Our roving reporter Jo Gray wondered exactly that and met Town Clerk Neil Hitch at Petersfield Town Council to find out more. The interview took place the day before Cllr JC Crissey was elected as Petersfield Town Mayor on Thursday, 11 May 2023.

Town counsellors  around the table in the Council Chambe with Peter Clist and mayor-to-be JC Crissey
Start of the town council meeting before the ceremony.
Peter Clist handing the mayoral chain across to newly elected Town Mayor for Petersfield Cllr JC Crissey
Peter Clist handing over the mayoral chain & role of Petersfield Town Mayor to Cllr JC Crissey
Picture of the oath the new mayor has to say which includes HM Queen Elizabeth crossed out & the new king's details written in
The oath – with the addition of our new King’s details