The Mayor

The Town Mayor is elected annually in May by the Town Council. The Mayor presides over meetings of the council, as well as attending civic and ceremonial functions, such as the Remembrance Sunday parade and Chesham’s Civic Service. The Mayor also represents Chesham at functions outside the town, including visits to Archena, Friedrichsdorf and Houilles, the towns that Chesham is twinned with in Spain, Germany and France.

Cllr Emily CulverhouseCouncillor Culverhouse standing in front of the Town Crest

Contact Information:

Tel: 07540 410130

Emily is a practising barrister (Crime and Data Protection) by day and both a Bucks Councillor (Chess Valley Ward) as well as Town Councillor (Townsend Ward).  Her Culverhouse family heritage dates back to the early 14th century in records at St. Mary’s Parish Church (or so she’s told!).  She follows in her great grandfather’s footsteps as a Councillor and Mayor, her grandfather’s footsteps as a local activist and is committed to the memory of her late uncle Rodney as an innovator and force for good in the town. 

She supports The Theatre Shed as her Mayoral Charity and between the years of being Mayor (2017-18) was their Chair of the Board of Trustees; she remains a Patron.  Emily enjoys performing with local amateur theatre companies and presents a radio show (the Chilterns’ answer to Elaine Paige) on Chiltern Voice FM, the local radio station she helped to create.  You can hear her between 4-6pm every Sunday.  Emily is active on social media both as CheshamMayor on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and herself @emilyc1910 (Insta), @emily1910 (Twitter) and CllrEmilyCulverhouse (Facebook).  By all means follow her on all or any of these but she keeps her private Facebook profile strictly for friends and family so is unlikely to accept random ‘friend requests’. 

You can keep up to date with the Mayor via her Twitter account or Facebook page: