Haywards Heath Town Mayor

Mayor & Minister for Employment opening A Plan Insurance in Haywards HeathHaywards Heath Town Mayor, Cllr Howard Mundin

The Town Mayor is elected by the Town Councillors annually and holds office from the Full Council meeting held in early May until the following year. The Town Mayor has the responsibility to promote and uphold the character of Haywards Heath and encourage public involvement in the Council's activities as well as the duties of presiding over meetings of Full Council and of representing the town at Civic and ceremonial functions. The Mayor also has the opportunity to raise funds during the Year of Office for his/her named charity.

The Haywards Heath Town Mayor for the Municipal Year 2022/23 is Cllr Howard Mundin, alongside his deputy, Cllr Alastair McPherson.


Howard is a long term resident of Haywards Heath and raised and educated his two sons in the Town.  He has worked for the NHS for almost 20 years, where he now divides his time between the Princess Royal Hospital and hospitals in Brighton under the University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.  Howard enjoys visiting the beautiful sights in Sussex and is a keen walker of the South Downs National Park.

To view news stories on the Mayor and his charity, please visit https://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/topic/howard-mundin 

The Mayor's Charity

Howard is delighted to have chosen to raise funds towards a rehabilitation garden at the Sussex Rehabilitation Centre within the Princess Royal Hospital.  

Speaking of his chosen Charity, the Mayor says

After a stroke, rehabilitation programs are critical in helping patients regain lost skills and become independent again and we are so fortunate in Haywards Heath to have a renowned centre for stroke rehabilitation right on our doorsteps at the Princess Royal Hospital.  Evidence shows that people with a suspected stroke get the best outcomes when they are admitted to a hospital with a highly specialist and experienced team of stroke experts and the SRC has an outstanding record in treatment that is recognised nationally, working with each patient to assess and create treatment plans to maximise their recovery.  I am really looking forward to raising funds for this exciting project."


Inviting the Mayor to your function

The Town Mayor likes to support as many of the local community organisations as possible. If you would like the Mayor to attend or open or appear at your event, for example a summer fete, AGM, concert or play, or to open a new building or business, please email maria.horne@haywardsheath.gov.uk