The Town Mayor

I would like to introduce myself. I am Jimmy Carroll and l have lived on Parkside since 1974 and before that lived in Tithe Farm from 1962.

My Parents moved from North London where I was born in 1959.

I was educated at Thornbury Infants School. Hillsborough Junior School. Queensbury Upper School.

I had a number of driving jobs until I joined the Bedfordshire Ambulance Service in November 1982 as a Patient Transport Driver. I moved on to front line Ambulance duties and qualified as an Ambulance Technician 8th June 1984. Changing role of the Ambulance Service, I qualified in Extended Ambulance Training Skills 29th April 1988. I then qualified as an Ambulance Paramedic with the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Ambulance Service on the 27th November 1992. 

I left the Ambulance Service in November 1999. I worked for the AA as a Recovery Patrol from January 2000 until 2010. I am presently employed as a HGV driver for Luton Borough Council.

I have had many local interests over the years. These have been Scout and Cub Scouts, the Houghton Regis Memorial and the Houghton Regis Carnival.

I was first elected to Town Council in July 2014 in a by election and have been relected in two elections since.

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 708 523 or email


Town Mayors Christmas Card

Each Christmas the Town Mayor sends a Christmas card to residents over the age of 65 years.

The card includes a small gift voucher.

If you would like to be included on this list please contact us: 

Tel: 01582 708 540      Email:


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