The Town Mayor - Cllr Bisi Kennard

Hello fellow residents,


We hope you are enjoying the beginning of this glorious summer! As your new Mayor and Consort, we would like to take the time to tell you a bit about ourselves.

Bisi Kennard has been on Whitehill Town Council since May 2019, is a local secondary school teacher with a love of singing, sweet treats and is your Parish Mayor until May 2022. Serving as Mayor’s Consort is Ashley Kennard; an engineer, trials rider, car enthusiast, nature observer and all round out doors person.
We first moved to Bordon in 2017, after growing up in Hampshire and we feel so privileged to have this opportunity to serve in these roles.

The Mayor is the Chair of Whitehill Town Council (covering Whitehill and Bordon), which is your local level of government. As Mayor and Consort, we will be attending a range of events across the year from official openings of new facilities, talking to clubs and societies and visiting schools, which gives us the chance to get to know what you are doing and celebrate your good work.

We are thrilled that our Mayoral year is one filled with so much fun and opportunities to get out there in the community with the opening of The Shed, the new leisure centre, and upcoming events such as Town in Bloom, Summer Fun Day and the Queen's Platinum Jubilee next year. We are always happy to receive a request for a visit, please contact the office.

It has been great to meet some of you on the Community Litter Picks and we look forward to meeting more of you across the summer and year. Keep up with what we are doing on the Whitehill Town Council Facebook page -

Yours faithfully,
Ashley and Bisi Kennard


Leader, Deputy, Mayor, Deptuty


The Town Mayor for 2021-2022 is Cllr Bisi Kennard and her Mayoral Consort is Ashley Kennard.

The Deputy Town Mayor for 2021-2022 is Cllr Catherine Clark.  

 The Town Mayor is the Chairman of the Council who acts as the Town Council's ceremonial representative at official events. He or she will act with the authority of, and be responsible to, the Town Council. The position of Town Mayor is a non-political, civic role.

The position of Mayor confers no additional advantages or authority other than the honour of representing the town of Whitehill & Bordon and acting as its first citizen.

In the absence of the Town Mayor, The Deputy Town Mayor will carry out all duties normally performed by the Town Mayor, as Vice Chairman of the Council.

Invite the Town Mayor to attend or open and event

If you would like the Town Mayor to attend or open an event, for example a fete, AGM, concert, play, open a new building etc, contact our office via email at or phone on 01420 473123. 


Mayor's Cadet

The Town Mayor may nominate a cadet to become his/her cadet for his/her term of office. The cadet's formal duties will be to attend with the Mayor as and when appropriate in the course of his/her official duties. 

The role of the Mayor's Cadet is annual May - April.  


On Thursday 19 August 2021, Mayor Bisi Kennard was invited to Wolfe House to join the Air Cadets for the evening and present Nicholas Tate as Mayor's Cadet for 2021/22. Nick will join the Mayor at a variety of events across the year and started with the Summer Fun Day on Saturday 21 August 2021. 

 Photo of Mayor Mayor's Cadet  Flt Sgt Allsebrook at Summer Fun Day.jpg

Left to right: Town Mayor Cllr Bisi Kennard, Mayor's Cadet and Flt Sgt Allsebrook at the Summer Fun Day on 21 August 2021 

Past Town Mayors

Cllr Katie Anscomb - 2020 - 2021 

Cllr Catherine Clark - 2019 - 2020

More to be updated.  

The Town Mayor's Christmas message 2021

This year, we heralded the Christmas season by turning on the lights! As Town Mayor, it was my honour to switch on the Christmas lights display across Whitehill & Bordon, funded by Whitehill Town Council. We have injected more Christmas sparkle into the town this year with Christmas lights along Chalet Hill, the trees in the kebab van carpark, a large illuminated Stag at SiGNAL (Martinique House) and we have also provided the six Christmas trees in planters at either end of the town; at Sutton Field and near the Eco Station. They look so beautiful and welcome people to our town.


Thanks go to the Whitehill Town Council officers for the tireless work behind the scenes who, in the new Christmas tradition, are now working from home again. Also a thank you to Ashley Kennard (Mayor’s Consort), Pastor Dave Berry for speaking at the Christmas Light Switch on, my fellow councillors, especially Cllr Catherine Clark (Deputy Mayor) and Cllr Andy Tree (Leader of the Council).

Light does more than create a festive mood – light brings hope and hope of more light.

There are times when the light is easy to see and times when we have to work a bit harder to spread that light; we have to choose to see it, focus on it and reflect it. I love how the people of Whitehill and Bordon take those opportunities; whether it is through coming together when we can for events such as Armistice Day, supporting individual efforts (like Brian Wood) and local businesses through our Christmas fairs, right down to the smiles we exchange even when obscured by our masks.

As a Christian, I believe that Jesus is “the light of the world” and see his birthday as an annual inspiration – a reminder that we can all do our bit to light up our corner of the world.

Whichever way you choose to light up 2022, Whitehill Town Council can, and want to support you. The deadline for major grant aid is approaching – Friday 31st December 2021. Please visit our website for eligibility criteria and the application form.

I pray that your holiday season is filled with love, hope and light. From myself personally and the whole Whitehill Town Council team – Merry Christmas!!!