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Cllr Mrs Maureen Stockwood elected Mayor of Rushcliffe

25 May 2018

The new Mayor of Rushcliffe, Cllr Mrs Maureen Stockwood, has said she is “honoured and delighted” to have been elected to office for the forthcoming 12 months.

In a ceremony in the Council Chamber at Rushcliffe Arena on May 24, she accepted the position from 2017/18 incumbent Cllr Barrie Cooper.

The Cranmer Ward councillor has nominated Nottinghamshire Hospice as her chosen charity for the year and said she was pleased to have accepted the role for the second time, having previously been Mayor in 2005/06.

As the “first citizen” of the Borough she will attend many official engagements during her term of office ranging from 100th Birthday parties, opening fetes and charity events to attending other civic functions and events.

She said: “I am so pleased to be fulfilling this role again where I will seek to actively meet and engage with as many people of the Rushcliffe community as possible and raise funds for the charity.

“The hospice provides high quality care services to adults who have terminal and life-limiting illnesses, and to their families and carers and makes such a difference to so many people.”

Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire Hospice Rowena Naylor-Morrell said:  “Having somebody of stature associated with the Hospice will raise our reputation enormously, not only with other civics but with the wider community too.

“We already work across Rushcliffe but there is lots more work to do in the area. The service that people find of most use is our Hospice at Home service and we are hoping some of the funds that are raised by the Mayor will extend this service further across the district as well as increasing our ability to support people.”

If you would like the Mayor to attend your event, please call 0115 914 8481 or email mayorssecretary@rushcliffe.gov.uk