New mayor ‘honoured’ to be confirmed for Broxtowe borough

Cllr David Grindell (credit Broxtowe Borough Council)
By Anna Whittaker, Local Democracy Reporter

A new mayor said he was “honoured” to take up the role in Broxtowe.

Broxtowe Borough Councillors voted unanimously for Cllr David Grindell to be the 46th Mayor of the borough at the Annual Meeting on May 11.

He served as the Town Mayor of Stapleford twice and as the Deputy Mayor of Broxtowe during 2021/22 Civic Year.

Councillor Grindell is also a Liberal Democrat Councillor for Stapleford South East.

Outgoing Mayor Richard MacRae said in a speech during the meeting that more than £5,700 was raised for Broxtowe Youth Homelessness during his term.

He said: “I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the help and support of councillor David Grindell.

“Not only has he been an excellent deputy mayor but also a great friend.

“We have had a total of 211 civic engagements. We have met some amazing groups, organisations and individuals.

“We have cut many ribbons, gave many speeches and raised many flags. We have planted trees and flowers, opened the Tom Martin house and more recently opened the former police station as a new business hub.

“If the next mayor has half as much fun as I have, then he is in for a great time.”

Cllr Grindell said: “I’m deeply honoured to take up the role of the Mayor and look forward to meeting as many residents as I can.

“During my year in office I will support the work with Mental Health in the community of Broxtowe based in Middle Street, Beeston as well as The White Ribbon campaign to end all violence towards women.”

Councillor Teresa Cullen, a Labour Councillor for Beeston Rylands, will assist Cllr Grindell as the Borough’s Deputy Mayor.

Leader of the council Milan Radulovic (Lab) added: “You’ve done your duties with an enthusiasm which is infectious.

“It has been an incredibly difficult two years but you have carried yourself with an authority of respect that we all recognise.”

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