New Mayor of Broxtowe installed during live stream event

A new mayor has been chosen to represent the people of Broxtowe.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 10:29 am
Councillor Richard MacRae is the new Mayor of Broxtowe.

Councillor Richard MacRae was installed as the 45th Mayor of Broxtowe at the annual meeting of Broxtowe Borough Council last night.

Councillor MacRae, an independent councillor from Stapleford North, grew up in Stapleford and is incredibly passionate about supporting the local area.

In 2015, Richard was elected to the Broxtowe Borough Council and he also sits on Stapleford Town Council.

He served as Deputy Mayor of Broxtowe and Stapleford Town Mayor during 2020/21 Civic Year.

Richard is a very active member of the local community and will be supporting Broxtowe Youth Homelessness during his year in office.

Richard takes over from past Mayor, councillor Janet Patrick, following her successful year, where she rose to the challenge of adapting to the role amidst the pandemic and undertook 291 engagements.

Janet also raised more than £2,450 for Citizen Advice Broxtowe and helped raise a further £30,000 as part of two community appeals.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, last night’s annual council meeting took place with reduced numbers in order to maintain adherence to government guidance. As a result of this, guests of Mayor Making and members of the public were not able to attend in person and so the event was live streamed to be watched online.

A recording of the event will be available on the council’s YouTube channel shortly.

If you would like to support the Mayor’s chosen charities or invite the new Mayor to a special event, contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3210 or email [email protected]