The Mayor of Bath

Introduction to the Mayor of Bath Website

The 793 Mayor of Bath is Councillor Manda Rigby 




Would you do something for me? It will not take long, might only take five minutes?  My theme for the year, is 'Combatting Loneliness, Bath the friendly City', and a lot of the work the Mayor's Office and its supporters have put in has been trying to live up to that promise.

As physical meetings are impossible, just at the time they would probably be most welcomed, much of this work has had to be online.  And here is the ask:

On February 14th, spread the love wider than normal.  Obviously safely!  But if you know of anyone who is on their own, or not on their own but feeling low, or isolated, in need of hearing from someone, drop them a card, give them a call, send some flowers, contact online... whatever you think they would most like and you are able to do.

I would hate to think of anyone experiencing loneliness, or struggling with their mental health, and know this one day activity is not going to change the world, but it may just change their world for a few precious minutes, and I can promise that you will feel better for it as well.

If you are on Twitter, please tag @MayorBath and use the hashtag Baththefriendlycity if you want to share with others what you have done and hope to encourage a few more people to do it.

My video message can be found at this link  Mayor's Combatting Loneliness Day .

Best wishes

Councillor Manda Rigby



The Mayor (Councillor Manda Rigby) is holding a series of informal interviews/chats via Zoom, which are being recorded and uploaded to YouTube. 

Here is a link to a chat with Jerry Gill, First Team Manager at Bath City Football Club. The Mayor hopes you will find it of interest.

 Please click here Mayor's chat with Jerry Gill

Here is a link to a chat with James Carlin, Director of 3SG, (Bath & North East Somerset 3rd Sector Group), an infrastructure organisation for charities and social enterprises. 

Please click here   Mayor's chat with James Carlin

Here is a link to the discussion with Professor Barry Gilbertson, Chairman of the City of Bath UNESCO World Heritage Site Advisory Board. 

Please click here  Mayor's chat with Professor Gilbertson 

Here is a link to the discussion, with Cara Charles-Barks MBE, Chief Executive of The RUH Bath NHS Foundation Trust.  

Please click here  Mayor's interview with Cara Charles-Barks MBE .     


Remember from home - A message from the Mayor, Cllr Manda Rigby.

The Mayor (Councillor Manda Rigby) sends this Remembrance Sunday message. 

Mayor's Remembrance Sunday message

Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2020

Click on the links below to see the notice of conclusion of audit and external auditors report and certificate.

Click here for the conclusion notice.

Click here for the external auditors report & certificate.

Click here for the annual governance statement & accounting statements.

Further Reading

Roman Bath

In 43 AD, the Roman Empire was expanding to include the viable and lucrative outpost of Britain. The Romans built the Fosse Way from Lincoln to Exeter and discovered the hot springs of Bath on their way south.

The Charter Trustees of the City of Bath

20th Century Bath

Between 1936 and 1940, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia resided here during his exile. He took a house in Newbridge Hill, which is now a community centre for ethnic minorities. On 18th October 1954 Haile Selassie was admitted as an Honorary Freeman of t

"Floreat Bathon" May Bath flourish