The new Mayor of Fareham for 2022/23 has been appointed today following the Mayor Making ceremony at Waypoint Church in Titchfield Common. Councillor Michael Ford is now the Mayor of Fareham, and his wife Anne Ford will support him as Mayoress.

This year, the Mayor will be supporting two charities – the Gosport and Fareham In-Shore Rescue Service (GAFIRS) and the Warsash Sea Cadets.

Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Mr Mike Ford, said: “I am delighted to be serving the community as the Mayor of Fareham. Being Mayor is a great honour and not only allows me the opportunity to raise awareness for some wonderful local events and good causes, but also to raise money for my Mayoral charities, which are very close to my heart.”

The new Mayor’s Cadet for 2022/23 is James Praine, Leading Cadet at the Warsash Sea Cadets. James will take part in various duties to support Cllr Ford throughout the forthcoming year, including attending civic events, wreath bearing, church readings and assisting the Mayor’s Attendants.

To find out more about Cllr Mike Ford and his Mayoral charities, please go to the Council’s website: