The Mayor

The Mayor and Mayoress - Councillor Trevor Holt and Mrs Evelyn Holt

Councillor Trevor Holt was elected to the office of Mayor on Wednesday, 15 May 2019.

His wife Evelyn will serve as Mayoress. Evelyn and Trevor have three children, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The Mayor has lived all his life in Bury. "I am proud and privileged to represent our lovely borough".

He attended Bircle School, Fairfield Primary School and East Ward Secondary Modern School.

The Mayor worked for 35 years as a Compositor. After being made redundant in 1994, he worked as a Postman in Bury until retiring in 2009.

He was elected to Bury Council as a Labour Councillor for East Ward in 1983 and has represented the Ward since then.

He has served as Chair of Social Service Committee; Chair of Housing and Environmental Services Committee; Chair of Licensing Committee and Executive Member for Health and Wellbeing. He also served as Co-Chair of Little Oaks Advisory Board.

The Mayor is currently a member of the Friends of Persona Group and is also a member of the Advisory Group for the Lifelong Learning Service.

He is also Vice-Chair of Governors at Fairfield Primary School.

The position of Mayor

Bury Council coat of arms

The Mayor is the borough's First Citizen.

The office of Mayor is the highest honour the Council can bestow upon a Member and reflects a high level of public service and the esteem, respect and regard in which the holders are held. 

The Mayor holds a position of precedence over all persons within the borough, except in the direct presence of Her Majesty The Queen, Members of the Royal Family or Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant.

The role and duties of the Mayor, which are undertaken on behalf of the borough are varied and cover many aspects, but include:

  • Acting as an ambassador for the borough
  • Upholding civic pride
  • Promoting the borough
  • Encouraging and supporting local industry, business and commerce
  • Supporting local charities and community groups
  • Representing the Council at civic, social, cultural, charitable, religious / faith and many other wide ranging functions and events
  • Chairing Council meetings
  • Receiving official visitors

Attendance of the Mayor and the Consort at functions

Enquiries are frequently received regarding the procedure to be adopted at functions which the Mayor and Mayoress are attending. With a view to enabling suitable arrangements to be made, the following information may be of assistance:


The correct description for the purpose of printing is 'The Worshipful the Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, Councillor Trevor Holt' and when the Mayoress is also present 'The Worshipful the Mayor and Mayoress of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, Councillor Trevor Holt and Mrs Evelyn Holt'.

Method of address

Speakers should refer to the Mayor as 'Mr Mayor' and Mayoress as 'Mayoress'.


The Mayor and the Mayoress should be met immediately upon arrival and escorted, as soon as convenient, to the places reserved for them. If the Mayor and/or the Mayoress are asked to take part in a reception prior to the commencement of the function, then the Organisers should vary the arrival time accordingly.


The Mayor shall have precedence over all persons within the borough except in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen or a Representative of Her Majesty. Accordingly, the place reserved for the Mayor should be on the immediate right of the Chairman or other person presiding. The Mayoress should be seated on the immediate right of the Mayor or on the left of the Chairman or person presiding.

When the Mayoress is attending unaccompanied by the Mayor, her seat should be in the position as indicated for the Mayor.

If the Mayor and/or the Mayoress are to be asked to speak at any function, particulars should be furnished in advance.

The Mayoral Charity Appeal

During their Term of Office the Mayor and the Mayoress have adopted Bury Hospice and Buddy's for Autism as the main beneficiaries of the Mayoral Charity Appeal, but other local charities will also receive support from the Appeal.

Bury Hospice offers nursing and medical care and support to people approaching the end of life and also to their families and friends.

Buddy's for Autism was founded to inspire hope and contribute to the health and wellbeing of children and adults with Autism; by providing the best support through friendship and education.

Throughout the Mayoral Year fundraising events will be held and all the proceeds from these occasions will be donated to charitable causes.

If you wish to donate to the Mayor's Charity fund you can donate by clicking the donate button below.

Make a donation to the Mayoral Charity Appeal

Inviting the Mayor to attend events

The Mayor welcomes invitations from local organisations to attend events held within the borough or related to Bury.

The Mayor's Office may be contacted by letter, telephone or email (details are given below).

The Mayor will endeavour to attend all events to which she is invited, but unfortunately, due to the high demand, this may not be possible.

A minimum of two weeks' notice of invitations to attend events is requested.

Contact for Mayor's Office