The Mayor

The Mayor of Thame

Cllr Paul Cowell was elected by the Town Council at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday 10 May 2022 as Mayor of Thame for 2022-2023. Cllr Adrian Dite was elected as Deputy Mayor.

The position of Town Mayor is ceremonial and non-political and confers no additional advantage on the post-holder, other than the honour of representing Thame. The Mayor will attend civic and ceremonial functions within the District and the wider community during their Mayoral year of office. The Town Mayor will also act as Chairman to Full Council meetings and the Annual Town Meeting.

Previous Mayor Elects and their fundraising

  • The Mayor of Thame (left) with Deputy Mayor, Cllr Dite (right).

The Mayor’s Chosen Charities for 2022-23

Thame Youth Projects

Thame Youth Projects is a group of engaged volunteers that exist with the express aim of supporting the young people of Thame. We meet on a regular basis and also communicate with the town council, school and other interested parties to ensure that the work we are doing is focussed in the right areas and we are able to support as many young people as possible. To enable maximum participation all the work we do is at zero-cost to the young people. Our projects are entirely dependent upon grant-funding, donations and voluntary contributions. If you’d be interested in supporting us or would like to find out more about the work we are doing please visit our website

Thame Senior Friendship Centre

Thame Senior Friendship Centre is a Registered Charity offering a caring and sociable space for older people living in Thame and the surrounding area. Our members meet at the Thame Town Cricket Pavilion on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 3:15pm, and we’re open for 50 weeks of the year. The Thame Senior Friendship Centre is rich with human contact. Members enjoy a day out with friends, plenty of refreshments, a two-course meal and a variety of entertainment. We can currently accommodate 60 members a week and are hopeful to increase this in the future.

Upcoming Events & how to support the Mayor’s Charities

Saturday 25 March 2023 – Charity Dinner – Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

If you would like to invite the Mayor to your event, or for more information about the Mayor’s upcoming events, please contact Rosie on 01844 212833 or by email.

Fundraising Update – March 2023

Tuesday (7th March) night was quiz night at the Snooker Club in Thame. Hosted by Sue and Phil Boyle there were 15 teams battling it out for the trophy which was won by SPAW (pictured with Sue Boyle and Mayor, Cllr Paul Cowell). The evening raised over £600.00 for the Mayor’s chosen charities; Thame Youth Projects and Thame Senior Friendship Centre.

Fundraising Update – January 2023

A big ‘thank you’ to Thame Cinema 4 All who raised £1,215.00 from the 2 showings of ‘Mrs Harris goes to Paris’ on 21st January 2023, and added £235 to make a grand total of £1,500.00 raised for Thame Senior Friendship Centre.

Fundraising Update – May 2022

Over the past 12 months, Cllr Paul Cowell has been raising money for his chosen charity, Thame Youth Projects. Once Covid-19 restrictions were lifted, various fundraising events took place throughout his year of office which included a film screening, quiz night, and Charity Dinner, as well as selling charity Christmas cards and the Mayor even dyed his hair purple! The total amount raised has reached £5,800 which Cllr Cowell was delighted to present to Thame Youth Projects at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Tuesday, 10th May. A big thank you to all those who have helped contribute to this magnificent amount!