A Town Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected by the Town Council each year
The Mayor, by virtue of election to Office, is the Chairman of the Council and if present, presides over full Town Council meetings.
Bridgend Town Council discuss the position of Mayor-Elect at the full Council meeting in April, or the nearest Council meeting thereafter. The Mayor is formally appointed at the Annual Bridgend Town Council meeting held in May. If in an election year, the Mayor-Elect chosen in April is not re-elected at the May elections, there will be a vote undertaken at the Annual Bridgend Town Council meeting held in May.
The Mayor has a number of statutory functions as set out below:
The Town Mayor does not have any decision making powers on behalf of the Council.