Following the Annual Council Meeting on 16 May 2023, the Town Mayor for the next civic year is Councillor Vikki Cook.

If you wish the Mayor to attend an event, please contact the Town Council at The Almonry, High Street, Battle, TN33 0EA or via email to

Forthcoming events – The Mayor is attending the following:

During her time in office the Mayor has been invited to and attended a variety of events including:


25th December – Saxonwood visit

16th December – Whatlington Singers Concert

20th December – Rother Voluntary Action Christmas Lunch8th December – Official opening of the new Warming Up The Homeless charity shop in Battle High Street

7th December – Sussex Mayors Association lunch at Peacehaven

24th November – Opened Hazel Lodge Care Home, North Trade RoadSave

11th November – Attended Act of Remembrance on the Abbey Green

14th October – Hastings Day Luncheon at Azur

21st September – Rother Voluntary Action networking day as opening speaker

9th September  – Laid floral tribute in memory of Her Late Majesty the Queen

18th September – Moment of reflection event on the eve of Her Late Majesty’s funeral

24th June 2022 – Battel Bonfire Boyes Big Weekend where she was delighted to be asked to present the Tug of War trophy

Previous events attended by the Mayors of Battle.


18th March – Attended the funeral service at St Mary’s Church and interment in Battle Cemetery of Roy Calthorpe

23rd March – Represented the people of Battle in a minute’s silence at noon on the steps of Battle Abbey as a part of the day of reflection to mark the anniversary of the UK’s First Covid lockdown

15th April – Attended a Service marking the Death of The Prince Philip, His Royal Highness Duke of Edinburgh at St Mary’s Church, accompanied by the Town Clerk


31st January – Attended the opening of the Link ATM in Battle and cut the ribbon at the opening of the new Costa premises

2nd March – Attended Battle’s inaugural Youth Forum

4th March – Attended a screening of A Second Chance, a film documenting the training of prison inmates and their transition to employment after their release, hosted by the High Sheriff of East Sussex.

14th March – Attended a most enjoyable and varied concert by music students from Hastings and Rother at the De La Warr Pavilion

4th November – Remembrance Sunday service filming at St Mary’s Church

8th November – Attended the Remembrance Sunday service and laid the Town Council wreath on behalf of the people of Battle

11th November – Represented the people of Battle at the Act of Remembrance on Abbey Green

14th November – Welcomed Lewis Kirkbride to Battle at the end of his walk from Stamford Bridge wearing full mail to raise money for charity


26th May – Opening of this year’s Battle Photographic Society’s annual exhibition

29th May – Bexhill Mayor making ceremony, accompanied by Deputy Mayor, Councillor Margaret Kiloh

10th June – Meeting with Lord Lieutenant

18th June – Summer Reception at Charleston at the invitation of The High Sheriff of East Sussex & Mr Tim Hancock, accompanied by the Town Clerk, Carol Harris

2nd July – Welcomed the judges for this year’s South & South East in Bloom competition, accompanied by Deputy Mayor, Cllr Margaret Kiloh

2nd July – Welcomed the Lord Lieutenant to Battle Cemetery, accompanied by the Council’s groundsmen

4th July – RAF Air Cadets AGM & prizegiving

6th July – Battle Abbey School prizegiving

10th July – Welcomed visitors from St Valery-sur-Somme, accompanied by fellow Councillors

15th July – Battle Lunch Club 20th anniversary celebration

16th July – Funeral of Jim Carter, former Councillor, accompanied by Deputy Mayor, Cllr Margaret Kiloh and the Town Clerk

18th July – Welcomed guests and presented awards at the Battle in Bloom Awards evening

16th August – Run on the Rec, Recreation Ground North Trade Road

18th August – Presented medals at the 1066 Country Ride that started and finished at the Recreation Ground

6th September – Attended the Chapel blessing at Haine & Son Funeral Directors

11th September – Attended the celebration/opening event at the recreation ground

13th September – Attended the South & South East in Bloom awards event

26th September – Attended the Institution & Induction of the Dean of Battle

13th October – Attended Mayor’s Civic Service in Bexhill

9th November – Attended BLOG’s excellent production of Fiddler on the Roof

10th November – Attended Parade and Service of Remembrance at St Mary’s Church

11th November – Attended Act of Remembrance on Abbey Green