Mayor of Poole

The Charter Mayor of Poole is Councillor Julie Bagwell.


About Councillor Julie Bagwell

Councillor Julie Bagwell was elected as Mayor of Poole on the 21 of May 2021, having been a councillor for Hamworthy since 2015.

Julie was born in Dorchester in 1963, where she grew up on a farm and was educated locally. After moving to Poole at aged 16 for work purposes, Julie met her late partner and they raised three children who all live and work locally.

Julie spends her spare time with her partner of 18 years who is a long distance lorry driver, she loves to read do crosswords and enjoys spending time with her 7 grandchildren. She also volunteers at the W&S recycling shop Renaissance at Mannings Heath, which has given her a valuable insight into helping others in many situations.

It will be Julie’s privilege to be the mayor of this wonderful town and she looks forward to meeting you all very much. She will visit as many schools and organisations as possible in the next year and learn about your lives.

Mayor's charity support

Councillor Julie Bagwell has chosen to support four charities during her mayoral year:

  • Friends of Hamworthy Park
  • Friends of Winchelsea School
  • Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue
  • Kushti Bok.

How to contact the mayor

You can contact the mayor by email at

Mayor’s Award

The Mayor's Award scheme provides you with an opportunity to nominate individuals, who have made an outstanding contribution to the community in Poole (whilst acting in a voluntary capacity). They might have:

  • raised an outstanding amount for charity
  • performed an act of great bravery or self-sacrifice
  • organised a major one-off community event
  • sustained commitment and active service over several years
  • achieved something really special. 

Make a nomination for the Mayor’s Award

The award will be presented by a member of the civic party at a suitable occasion.

Deputy Mayor

The Deputy Mayor of Poole is Councillor Marion Le Poidevin.