The new Mayor of Rushcliffe, Cllr Tina Combellack, has said she is “honoured and proud” to have been elected to office for the forthcoming 12 months and aims to conduct the role with an all-inclusive approach.
In a ceremony in the Council Chamber at Rushcliffe Arena on Thursday (May 26), she accepted the position from 2020/21/22 incumbent Cllr Sue Mallender as part of the authority’s Annual Council meeting.
A Borough Councillor since 2009, she said she will invite those from groups such as The Deaf Society and The Dyslexia Association to Full Council meetings to learn more about how the authority can reach out even further on all forms of communication used by Rushcliffe residents.
As the ‘first citizen’ of the Borough the Mayor will attend many official engagements during her term of office this year.
The Conservative councillor has nominated Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and the Grantham Canal Water Restoration Group as her chosen charities for the year both with connections to her rural ward and will raise vital funds for their causes.
The Canal Group works hard to promote the water and health benefits of maintaining parts of the canal for the community.
Madam Mayor said: “It is an honour to have assumed this role and represent over 119,000 people across the Borough and I am keen to bring this all-inclusive approach to my year in office.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to engage with our communities in the year ahead and of course raise funds and the profile of the charities. Please support them wherever you can.”
Cllr Debbie Mason was elected as Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months and expressed her honour of being entrusted with the role.