Town Mayor

Town Mayor

Biography Jim Sibbald

I was raised in Glasgow, graduating from The University, Glasgow as Bachelor of Science in Natural Philosophy (now called Physics) before commissioning into the Royal Regiment of Artillery.

My military career ranged from Regimental Duties to Operational deployments, both warfighting and peacekeeping; as Captain of the Queen’s Guard at Windsor to commanding a battery in the Gulf War; from being a Senior Instructor at a Special to Arm School; to undertaking the United Nations Mission in Cyprus as the Civil Affairs Officer liaising with the Under-Secretary, Special Envoys and diplomats. While serving I obtained a Master of Science from the Royal Military College, Shrivenham.

Following seventeen years of service, in 2003, I left as a major, and “found” Wantage and immediately felt at home.

I have been a Town Councillor from 2007 to 2011 and then from 2013 until present and was Town Mayor in 2010/2011 when we granted the Freedom of the Town to the Scots Guards.  I am honoured to be chosen as Town Mayor for the years 2019/2020 (When we granted the Freedom of the Town to HMS Queen Elizabeth), 2020/2021 and again for a third year 2021/2022.

A Fellow of the Institute of Directors since 1995, I am an active participant and supporter of Service Charities, being a member of the Wantage Branch of the Royal British Legion and Chairman of the County Committee for the Royal British Legion in the Royal County of Berkshire & Vale of White Horse.  Married to Christina, who is a Guide Dog Volunteer Brood Bitch Holder, we have grown-up children and the occasional litter of Guide Dog pups.

Mayor’s Charities

The Mayor’s chosen charities for 2021/2022 continue to be:

Mayor’s Social Media Accounts

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Mayor’s Communications


Mayor’s communications 12/10/2021 – 29/11/2021

Mayor’s communications 03/08/2021 – 11/10/2021

Mayor’s communications 29/06/2020 – 02/08/2021

Mayor’s communications 04/05/2020 – 28/06/2021


Mayor’s communications 30/03/2020 – 03/05/2021

Mayor’s communications 09/02/2020 – 29/03/2021

Mayor’s communications 15/12/2020 – 08/02/2021

Mayor’s communications 01/12/2020 – 14/12/2020

Mayor’s communications 03/11/2020 – 30/11/2020

Mayor’s communications 13/10/2020 – 02/11/2020

Mayor’s communications 25/08/2020 – 12/10/2020

Mayor’s communications 04/08/2020 – 24/08/2020

Mayor’s communications 23/06/2020 – 03/08/2020

Mayor’s communications 19/05/2020 – 22/06/2020


Mayor’s communications 11/02/2020 – 18/05/2020

Mayor’s communications 10/12/2019 – 10/02/2020

Mayor’s communications 26/11/2019 – 09/12/2019

Mayor’s communications 15/10/2019 – 25/11/2019

Mayor’s communications 30/07/2019 – 14/10/2019

Mayor’s communications 25/06/2019 – 29/07/2019