The Mayor's Office

The Mayor and Mayoress

The Mayor for this year is Councillor Mohammad Aslam. His Mayoress is his wife, Mrs Shamim Aslam.

He is Pendle's 49th Mayor.

Mayor Councillor Mohammad Aslam and his wife Mayoress Shamim Aslam


At the Full Council meeting on 16  May 2024, the Mayor made this Mayor Making speech:

I am deeply humbled to be appointed Mayor and want to express my personal thanks to the retiring Mayor, Councillor Brian Newman, who has had a fantastic and very successful year. We have worked very well together.

I would also like to thank councillors for their support. Taking on the role of First Citizen of Pendle fills me with great excitement and pride and I am eager to begin this new chapter of service.

I am looking forward to highlighting organisations which are doing a fantastic job for the Pendle community.

I would like to say a big thank you to my wife, Shamim, and my family for all their support.

I am delighted that my wife has agreed to be my Mayoress. I know we will have a very good year.

This year, The Mayoress’ Charity Appeal Fund will be supporting Pendleside Hospice and The Armed Forces Support Group.

I hope to raise awareness, promote volunteering and raise charity funds for them.

Mayor's Charities

This year The Mayoress’ Charity Appeal Fund will be supporting: