The Town Mayor

Cllr Yvonne Farrell settled in Houghton Regis in 1989 with her late husband and part-time step children.
She came from a farming background and started her career in the legal profession but after a while she was head hunted and went into a totally different world that of show business. During this time Yvonne was part of a small team and was involved with a famous local cabaret band, supplying venues up and down the UK with entertainment and sending package shows to parts of the world for the Ministry of Defence to entertain the British troops. To this day Yvonne supplies entertainment for social clubs and private functions.
Cllr Farrell was first elected in the May 2018 by-election and was re-elected in the local elections in May of 2019. She was also elected at the same time as a Councillor for Central Bedfordshire Council.
She has many interests and her extremely diverse background helps with her being an active member of the Corporate Services and Environment and Leisure committees. Events, Combating Crime Neighbourhood Plan and Allotment Working Groups also a Trustee of the Houghton Regis Memorial Hall.
Another area of dedication is keeping people safe and well and she is often seen wearing a hi vis jacket as a member of the Houghton Regis Watch group patrolling the streets and trouble spots. Yvonne is also a member of the local good neighbour scheme where she fetches clients shopping or shows off her gardening skills!
Having cared for two elderly parents, one with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type, she is caring and considerate with residents who sometimes struggle. Working with the local authorities and organisations for people with mental health problems has widened her knowledge considerably in this area.
Her motto
“Onwards and upwards, think positive and never look back.”


Do you have an event that you would like to invite the Town Mayor to attend?

If so, please contact Sarah Gelsthorp, Civic and Events Officer on 01582 708540 or email



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