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Salisbury City Council is delighted to announce the election of Councillor Mr Sven Hocking as the 763rd The Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Salisbury.

The event on Saturday 11 May 2024, was attended by over 180 Civic Dignitaries including Mayors from neighbouring towns and cities.

Cllr Sven Hocking said, “It is truly an honour to be elected as Mayor of our amazing City. As Mayor, I will continue to represent you the residents, promote Salisbury’s businesses and attractions to the best of my ability wherever the opportunity arises, without fear or favour, as I have endeavoured to do over the past eleven years as a City Councillor.

“Locally, I will be as public facing as I am able, so stand by for pop up “Meet the Mayor” events where you will be able to come and talk to me, and don’t be surprised if I turn up on your street, in your shop or in your pub!”

The Mayor’s Charity for 2024 – 2025 will be the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. They are a lifesaving charity providing an emergency service to the people of Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas. Donations to this charity can be made by going to or by BAC’s payment using the details below.

Name: Salisbury Mayor’s Appeal


Account No: 67253360

Sort Code: 30-99-50

The Mayor will be supported during his Mayoral Year by the Mayoress, his wife, Mrs Marcia Gould-Hocking.

The Mayor’s Chaplain will be The Reverend Canon Kelvin Inglis

The Mayoral Scout will be Ryan, with Lottie as the Reserve Mayoral Guide, and Isabelle as the Reserve Mayoral Scout.

The Deputy Mayor for 2024 – 2025 is Cllr Ed Rimmer.

Did you know that the Mayor is on social media?
Find out what he’s getting up to over on Facebook and Twitter