The Worshipful the Mayor of Stafford Borough
Councillor Tony Nixon 2021 - 2022
Tony was born in Stafford and has lived here all his life. He is married to Hazel, and they have three children, Julie, Susan and Andrew, they also have five grandchildren.
After leaving school Tony started working in the laboratory at Universal Grinding Wheel Company based at Doxey for four years before moving into manufacturing. He remained with the company for thirty-three years. He subsequently moved to work at RAF Stafford before transferring to MOD Donnington until his retirement in 2018.
His first entry into local politics was in 1999 when he was elected as Councillor for what used to be Tillington Ward until 2003 during which time he served on Leisure and Planning Committees. He was elected again in 2019 to represent Littleworth Ward and has since been on the Planning Committee.
Tony has previously served as a governor of Sir Graham Balfour High School for ten years and has been a former member of the Independent Custody Visitors Panel, appointed by the Staffordshire Police Authority for six years.
Tony is a keen motorcyclist and has a 650cc Yamaha and a 1963 Velocette Viper which he has owned since 1968, he enjoys going on rides especially the biker's breakfasts organised by Staffordshire County Council and the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership.
Tony is honoured to be appointed as Mayor, and along with Hazel looks forward to representing the Borough, supporting community groups, local charities and businesses.
The Mayor's charities for his year in office are Stafford and District Carers Holiday Trust, Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance and A Child of Mine.
Mayoress - Mrs Hazel Nixon
Hazel has always lived in Stafford. After leaving school she worked at Lotus Shoes in Stafford, she married Tony in 1973 and worked part time while bringing up their children. Hazel retired in 2020 after working for the NHS at St George’s for thirteen years. Hazel is a keen gardener and also enjoys reading, she is a member of U3A, and along with Tony goes on organised walks with the Holmcroft Pheonix Club. Hazel is also a motorcyclist and has a 250cc Hyosung and a 1939 WD Model C Royal Enfield, she also joins the biker's breakfast rides.