Mayor of Trafford

Councillor Rob Chilton

Mayor and Mayoress

Councillor Rob Chilton has represented St. Mary’s Ward since 2010.  In his time as a member of Trafford Council, he has served as Chairman of the Health Scrutiny Committee and as a member of the Planning Committee, as well as representing Trafford on the committee of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). 

Rob is currently Chairman of the Friends of Dainewell Park, Sale West Community Garden, and Sale Civic Society. He was also President of Sale Rotary Club in 2015/16, is a Board Member of ‘Our Sale West’, volunteers with the Friends of Coppice Library, and attends St. Paul’s Church in Sale where he also served as Churchwarden for a number of years. Rob is a Governor at two schools in Sale: Firs Primary School (where he is Chairman of Governors) & All Saints R.C. Primary School. 

Rob was born in Brooklands and, after a spell living in east Lancashire, returned to Sale after leaving college. He currently lives in Ashton-upon-Mersey with his Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Mac and works as a cashier in an Altrincham law firm. He enjoys travelling, walking, reading, theatre, film & TV (particularly crime & science-fiction), photography, cycling, music, and playing snooker badly. 

Rob’s chosen charities for his Mayoral year are Manchester Foundation Trust Charity, in particular Wythenshawe, Altrincham and Trafford hospitals, the Alex Hulme Foundation and the Society for Abandoned Animals. 

Mayoress - Mrs Zoe Marshall

Zoe has lived in Trafford all her life, and currently lives with her family in Ashton-on-Mersey, where she was born and raised. 

Zoe is married to Garry, a teacher in Manchester, and is a proud mum to teenage son George and foster-mum to Callum & Luke. 

As well as her work as a foster-carer, Zoe is currently Vice-Chairman of the Sale West Area Partnership, the Friends of Dainewell Park, and the board of ‘Our Sale West’.  She is also a former Chair of the Parent Teacher Association at Firs Primary School. 

Zoe also enjoys volunteering her time at the Sale West Foodshare, the Youth Club, and the various trips and events that are run for residents in the Sale West community. 

In her spare time, Zoe enjoys spending time with her family, catching up with friends, and is a keen shopper and cinema-goer. 

Requesting the Mayor's attendance

Both the Mayor and Mayoress look forward to their year in office and representing and serving residents, organisations and groups in the Borough.

If you would like the Mayor and Mayoress to attend an event, you can either request Mayoral attendance or write to us:

Mayor's Office
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
Stretford
M32 0TH

Invitations will not be considered  without a minimum of 14 clear days notice.

Mayor's Charity

If you would like to make a contribution to the Mayor's charity supporting the Friends of Manchester Hospitals, the Alex Hulme Foundation and the Society for Abandoned Animals, please send a cheque made payable to "Mayor of Trafford's Charity Fund" and send it to Mayor's Office, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 0TH. 

Deputy Mayor

The Deputy Mayor is Councillor Laurence Walsh and the Deputy Mayoress is Mrs Rachel Walsh.

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Past Mayors

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