The new Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Sheriff of Nottingham and Executive Councillors have today (Mon 22 May) been named at the first full council meeting since the City Council elections.
The post of Lord Mayor will be held by Cllr Carole McCulloch, (pictured below), who has lived in Aspley for 29 years and been a councillor for Aspley since 2011. She has four children who went to local schools and is involved in the running of youth clubs, play schemes and is a community worker for the Aspley Partnership.
Cllr Shuguftah Quddoos (pictured below) will take up the role of Sheriff of Nottingham. She came to Nottingham as a student and has lived in Forest Fields for over twenty years, being actively involved in the residents’ association and inter-faith projects. She has been a councillor for Berridge Ward since 2019.
Councillor David Mellen has retained his position as City Council Leader, while Cllr Audra Wynter has taken the position of Deputy Leader. Other portfolio responsibilities have been announced as follows:
- Energy, Environment & Waste Services and Parks – Cllr Corall Jenkins
- Children, Young People and Education – Cllr Cheryl Barnard
- Skills, Growth, Economic Development and Property – Cllr Steve Battlemuch
- Housing – Cllr Jay Hayes
- Neighbourhoods, Safety and Inclusion – Cllr Sajid Mohammed
- Leisure and Culture – Cllr Pavlos Kotsonis
- Adults, Social Care and Health – Cllr Linda Woodings
- Highways, Transport and Planning – Cllr Angela Kandola.
City Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen, said: “I am very pleased to return as the Leader of Nottingham City Council and look forward to working with the new Executive team of councillors. I’m sure the new Sheriff and Lord Mayor will serve Nottingham well.
“We intend to take on board all feedback we have received from local residents over the pre-election period so that we can ensure our council not only continues to deliver good services for the people of Nottingham, but also works hard to make improvements where needed.
“There is no doubt that the next year will continue to be challenging. However, I would like to begin this new electoral term with hope for the many new and exciting developments that will happen in Nottingham. As well as the castle reopening, this includes our flagship Central Library opening, ongoing improvements in the Broad Marsh area and neighbourhood improvements, including opening the new Sherwood Library and the completion of new council housing in Bestwood.”