Councillor Richard MacRae was installed as the 45th Mayor of Broxtowe last night (12th May) at the Annual Meeting of Broxtowe Borough Council.
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 supporting Broxtowe Youth Homelessness during his year in office.
Richard takes over from past Mayor (2020/21), Councillor Janet Patrick, following her successful year in office, where she rose to the challenge of adapting to the role amidst the pandemic, undertaking 291 engagements. Janet has raised over £2,450 for Citizen Advice Broxtowe and also helped raise a further £30,000 as part of two Community Appeals during her year in office.
Councillor David Grindell, a Liberal Democrat Councillor for Stapleford South East, will assist Richard as the Borough’s Deputy Mayor.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the 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, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3210, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Civic webpages.