The Mayor's Page
The Mayor of Haringey for 2019/2020 is Councillor Sheila Peacock.
About the Mayor of Haringey
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.
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 Sheila Peacock
Councillor Sheila Peacock is a mother of five children, a grandmother to 10 and a great grandmother of five.
When her youngest child started school, she enrolled as a mature student at the College of All Saints, White Hart Lane, to study to become a primary school teacher. After obtaining teaching qualifications, she taught at various Tottenham schools and in 1982 became a head teacher of a Tottenham school.
In 1994, Sheila was elected as a Labour ward councillor for Northumberland Park Ward, a position she still holds.
Sheila first served as Mayor of Haringey in 1998. Her special fund at that time was the Breast Cancer Department at the North Middlesex Hospital, for which she successfully raised over £29,000.
In 2004 Councillor Peacock was Mayor again and her special fund encouraged children to swim with the help of the Tottenham Borough swimming club.
Sheila has been Chair of the Tottenham and Wood Green Pensioner's Action Group since 1994, which has over 300 members, the largest pensioners group in London.
The Deputy Mayor of Haringey
Councillor Dana Carlin 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
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.