Thursday 22 February 2024
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Rushcliffe Mayor to focus on COVID safety, carbon neutral and zero waste in the borough

Cllr Sue Mallender has been elected as Mayor of Rushcliffe Borough for a further 12 months, continuing the role initially granted to her in July 2020.


The Lady Bay Councillor said she is “delighted and thankful” to have again been elected to office with a focus in the forthcoming year of promoting COVID safe measures, carbon neutral activities and zero waste.


She hopes to deliver a more traditional programme of events and activities as COVID-19 restrictions lift after a year where access to the local community has been greatly reduced due to the pandemic.


In a ceremony in the Rushcliffe Borough Council Chamber at Rushcliffe Arena on Thursday (May 20), she accepted the position for the year 2021/22 following a unanimous vote of approval.


The full meeting is available to view on the authority’s YouTube Channel


The Mayor hopes to attend many official engagements during her term of office this year, virtually to begin with, and then in person once it is safe and appropriate to do so.


She said: “I am honoured and proud to continue this role, and represent so many people across the whole Borough.


“I will continue to engage with our communities as much as possible over the next year despite the pandemic whilst adhering to the current guidelines.


“Whether it’s in person safely, or virtually, I will continue to raise funds for my three chosen charities, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, Music Works and Trent District Community First Responders. Please support them wherever you can.


“I also am reaffirming myself the challenge of being a carbon neutral and zero waste Mayor and will do all I can to continue achieve this.”


Cllr Tina Combellack was again elected as Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months and expressed her honour of being entrusted with the role. She will continue to support the Mayor in her community and fund-raising activities.