The Mayor's Page
The Mayor is the elected Chair of the Council and is the Civic and Ceremonial figure head for the Council.
The chain, badge and robes of office are an outward sign of this high office.
The Mayor is elected at the Annual Meeting of the Council for a period of one year.
The Mayor is by statute the first Citizen which is an honorary title and means that the Mayor takes precedence over everyone apart from a member of the Royal Family and the Lord Lieutenant of London. The Mayor must be non-political and represent every section of the community.
Apart from the Civic and Ceremonial duties and functions that the Mayor performs for the council, they also represent the borough at all major events and historical ceremonies in Haringey.
The Mayor has an important role to play in promoting the work of the council and supporting local community, voluntary and charitable organisations and in celebrating and recognising achievements and milestones.
About Councillor Gina Adamou
"I have lived in London and in Haringey for most of my life with my family having moved here from Cyprus in 1959. I worked as a hairdresser and beautician, and later when I had children worked from home.
As a young couple we moved into Harringay Ward bringing up our three children. Once my children went on to higher education, I returned to part-time education. Whilst I was in part-time education I gained the confidence to stand for the first time in an election and for Haringey Council.
My family still live locally and I now have grandchildren who live in the borough. I feel privileged to be elected as a councillor for the ward and borough that I live in and care so passionately about.
"During my time as an elected Councillor, I have been appointed a Cabinet Member for Social Services, involved in scrutiny and other areas of work. I always work hard and I am passionate about issues including health, social care, vulnerable adults and children. I hold regular surgeries and I always try to help the people who either come to see me or email casework to me.
"I feel very privileged and humbled to be the new Mayor and I will serve the people of Haringey to the best of my abilities.
"As Mayor, I want to try and make a difference in the education and support of young people and their families with autism, a range of learning disabilities and other complex needs. I will encourage local organisations and businesses to work together in partnership.
"For my chosen charities this year, I will be supporting both Ambitious about Autism and John Dewy Specialist Collect to help me in achieving this aim"
The Deputy Mayor of Haringey
Councillor Sheila Peacock is the Deputy Mayor of Haringey.
Town Twinning developed mainly after the Second World War to promote mutual understanding and friendship. Haringey linked with:
- Arima - Trinidad in 1989
- Clarendon - Jamaica in 1985
- Koblenz - Germany in 1969
- Larnaca - Cyprus in 1987
- Livry-Gargan - France in 1977
- Sundbyberg - Sweden in 1977
You can contact the Mayor's Office in any of the following ways:
Tel 020 8489 2962
Fax 020 8881 5218
Or write to
The Mayor's Parlour
To invite the Mayor to a function
You can invite the Mayor to a function by completing the Mayoral Engagement form found on the Mayoral protocols and diary page.