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For details of the Chairman's availability please contact the Civic Office in Worthing Town Hall.

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Booking the Chairman for an event

Make an enquiry about booking the Chairman for an event or engagement

If you would like to enquire about booking the Chairman for an event or engagement please contact the Civic Office at Worthing Borough Council.

Make a booking of the Chairman

If you would like to book the Chairman for an event or engagement please use the form below:

You can send the completed form back as an e-mail attachment to the Civic Office at Worthing Borough Council.

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Chairman's engagements - Guidance notes


By Act of Parliament the Chairman has precedence in all places within the Adur District, with the exception of Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family, or the Lord Lieutenant of the County when representing the Crown.


The Chairman requires as much notice as possible to attend events. Please note that it is usual practice that the Chairman is invited at least one month in advance. The Chairman can not guarantee their attendance and is subject to availability. If the Chairman is unavailable where possible the Vice-Chairman will attend on their behalf.


Please ensure that the Chairman is greeted by someone on their arrival.


At events held within the district, the Chairman should be seated next to the principle host/hostess.

Public speaking

The Chairman is happy to make toasts and speeches, details of which should be submitted with the Chairman's Engagement form. The details should clarify at what point the Chairman should speak, the length, the formality and whether anyone should be specifically referred to. It is preferable that these details are given in writing.

Mode of address

In writing the Chairman should be addressed as 'Chairman' in other duties the Chairman should be addressed as 'the Chair of Adur District Council'.

Press releases

Any publicity is the organisers' responsibility.


Please where possible reserve a car parking space for the Chairman and he will also require parking near to the venue as possible. He is also a Blue Badge holder.

Vice Chairman

The Vice Chairman is Councillor Andy McGregor.

If the Vice Chairman is attending on behalf of the Chairman, he deputises for him in all respects and should be accorded the same precedence as the Chairman himself.

See also: Vice Chairman

Refreshments - please note

  • The Chairman does not eat mackerel
  • The Chairman has no drink preference


The Chairman's Office is GDPR compliant and no contact details will be published unless you give us permission to. All information collected will be used by the Civic Office for intended purpose(s) only.

See: The Council's Democratic Services Privacy and Data Protection policy


If you have any queries about any aspect of the Chairman's visit, please contact the Civic Office at Worthing Town Hall.

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Cost of Democracy - Reductions in Civic Office

The Civic Office is within the Members Services Portfolio of the Leader of the Council.

In the autumn of 2010 the Council undertook a residents' survey ('Your Chance to be the Chancellor') to rank services that residents identified could be reduced.


The five areas where Adur residents would feel most comfortable to see budget savings being made are:

  • 1st - Democratic representation and management

As part of the discussions on how to achieve the savings in 'Democratic representation and management' the Leader of the Council received an officer report with suggestions of how to achieve the reductions specifically in the Civic Office, as indicated by the residents of Adur.

The officer report is:

Leader decision is:

Therefore the Civic Office expenditure was reduced as detailed in the documents below:

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