Broxtowe has a new mayor after councillor Derek Burnett was installed as the 42nd mayor.
Derek, who is a Conservative councillor for Watnall and Nuthall West, was joined by friends and family on this special occasion, including his wife Sonia, who will escort him on official engagements over the coming year.
Derek is a well-known face in the local community where he is a community first responder, which he won the Local Hero Award for in the 2017 Best of Broxtowe Borough Awards.
He also runs a baby and toddler group with his wife and was awarded a BEM in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2018 for his services to the community.
He spent his final day as deputy mayor celebrating his 69th birthday and preparing for his new role as mayor.
Derek takes over from councillor Halimah Khaled following her successful year in office which saw her undertake 274 engagements and raise over £7,000 for Wellbeing of Women.
Derek will be supporting East Midlands Ambulance Service Nuthall & District Community First Responders and Soldiers’, Sailors’ & Airmen’s Families Association (SSAFA) during his year in office.
Councillor Michael Brown, a Conservative councillor for Greasley, will assist Derek as the borough’s deputy mayor.
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 www.broxtowe.gov.uk/civic