At a meeting held virtually on 13th May 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Citizens Advice Broxtowe Trustee, Cllr Janet Patrick was appointed the 44th Mayor of Broxtowe. We are grateful to Janet for her long term support of our service, both as a volunteer, Trustee and fundraiser. Janet, who knows first hand the importance of the work Citizens Advice Broxtowe carry out with some of the Borough’s most vulnerable residents, has kindly chosen to support our charity during her Mayoral year.
In a press release last night Broxtowe Borough Council highlighted some of the other work Janet has carried out in the community:
“Councillor Patrick, a Labour Councillor for Beeston West, is an active figure in the local community. In 2014, with other local supporters, she opened a Beeston Memory Café at Middle Street Resources Centre for people living with dementia and their carers. She also led the campaign to welcome Syrian refugees to Broxtowe under the Government Resettlement Scheme and is a member of the Broxtowe Steering Group for Refugees and Asylum seekers.”
The press release also highlighted that; “alongside being a Councillor and Trustee, she is a Methodist Local Preacher and worships with Methodists and Anglicans.”
Janet will be supported by Councillor Richard MacRae, a Independent Councillor for Stapleford North who will assist Janet as the Borough’s Deputy Mayor. Richard has, for a long time campaigned on behalf of the residents of Stapleford and is himself very active in the community. We look forward to working closely with both Cllr Patrick and Cllr MacRae during the next 12 months.
Janet takes over from the outgoing Mayor for 2019/20 Councillor Michael Brown, following his successful year in office which saw him undertake 246 engagements and raise over £3,600 for the Trent Cardiac Unit at Nottingham City Hospital.
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
Make a donation
If you are unable to attend one of the Mayor’s charity events, you can still make a donation to the chosen charities by cheque payable to ‘Broxtowe Borough Council – Mayor’s charities‘ and returning it to the Civic Office, Broxtowe Borough Council, Council Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB.
More details of the Mayor’s chosen charities and events is available here.