Mayor of Sedgefield

Dave Jasper

Mayor 2022 to Present

I am delighted to have been elected as Mayor of Sedgefield. I consider it to be a very great honour and privilege to have been asked to represent our wonderful village. My links with the area go back to 1976 when I was appointed as Music teacher at Sedgefield Primary, a role which I was very happy in during my 8 years there. It was during that time that I became MD for the Lyric Singers, another role which a thoroughly enjoyed. I moved into Sedgefield in 1988 and following my marriage to Julie we welcomed our children Tim and Ciaran who have both grown up in the village. In 2003 I joined the Sedgefield Players and can still be seen regularly tripping the boards in a wide array of productions. I love spending time with such a talented group of people ranging through all age groups. I am now three times the age I was when I first worked in Sedgefield and having spent most of my adult life here, I feel fully accepted as a local Sedgefield(ite). I just need to persuade the Players to put on a production of Dick Whittington as I have a black cat!

It was a great honour to be entrusted with the role of Mayor during 2022/23 and I am incredibly proud to have raised over £13,000 which was donated to Cancer Research UK and a wide variety of local groups and organisations at the Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday 9th May 2023. To see a recap of my first year as Mayor click here.

To be elected to continue as Mayor for a further year is a real privilege and an undoubted pleasure. Once again, I will endeavour to give 100% commitment to the position, representing Sedgefield across the North East and promoting the fact that it is a fabulous place to live and bring up a family.

A large part of the role is to raise funds for charity so watch out for me shaking my collection bucket at various events during the next year. My headline charity for the year ahead is the Red Sky Foundation, which raises funds for defibrillators in the North East, together with local community organisations. Some of these defibrillators will be heading to Sedgefield. So please get behind me and show your support once more.

Upcoming Mayoral Events

All tickets/information via Town Council Offices.

Mayor’s Music Night w/ The Moondogs

Date: 7:30pm 22nd March 2024

£12 @Sedgefield Parish Hall

Cash bar. Bring your own snacks. Raffle & games

Mayor’s Fashion Show w/ Betty’s Boudoir

Date: 12:00am 11th April 2024

@Sedgefield Parish Hall

Plus craft fayre. Time and price TBD

Our Mayor Updates

Mayor: February 2024

2nd February The Darlington Mayor’s Variety Show, hosted by Peter Barron MBE, which the Mayor and Consort attended, bore witness to the incredible amount of talent in the town. Every act was excellent but there were stand out performances from Maria and James, DAPA, Magician Tim Lichfield (ably assisted by our Mayor), DOS and all…Read more

Mayor: January 2024

2nd January The Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Dance was a great success with Sedgefield’s own Supergroup, ‘Mamma Said’, leading the way. They are a top, local group and lovely people too. I’m indebted to the small band of helpers who helped me to set up during the afternoon: Walter, Rosemary, Judith, Adam, Tony and Sarah…Read more

Mayor’s Civic Ball 2024

Our Annual Mayor’s Civic Ball will be held on Friday 1st March 2023 at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield. This black tie event commences at 7pm with a drinks reception and features a 3-course meal, musical entertainment from Travelin’ Band and table-side magic from Tom Bolton (who you may know from The Magic Corner in Durham).…Read more
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Previous Mayors of Sedgefield

Leo McCormack

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Mavis Wayman

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David Brown

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Chris Lines

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Gloria Wills

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