In line with the new ways of safe and social distancing guidelines, the Civic Mayor will only be able to attend events that have carried out their own risk assessment. This can be emailed along with the event form to the Mayor’s office at

Consideration can then be given based on the information provided and the event organiser will be informed as to whether the Mayor will be able to attend.

The leadership and ceremonial roles in Torbay Council are distinct from each other.

The leadership - in the form of Leader of the Council and Cabinet - deals with the business running of the council, and works with private enterprise, industry and the voluntary sector to improve the standards of living for the people of the Bay in delivering local services.

The Civic Mayor is responsible for chairing meetings of the council.  The Civic Mayor also undertakes civic and ceremonial duties in the Borough and attends community engagements and represents Torbay at civic events outside the area on behalf of Torbay Council.  The Civic Mayor is always expected to act impartially and in a non-political way.

If you wish to invite the Civic Mayor to an event you are organising, please complete the event information form and return no later than 14 days before the event to the Civic Support, Governance Support, Town Hall, Torquay, TQ1 3DR.

Alternatively, you can return the form via email to the following address:

Current Civic Mayor

Cllr Terry Manning was appointed the Civic Mayor at the Council meeting on 28 April 2021. His biography and aspirations will be published in due course.