The new Mayor of Erewash is Councillor Sue Beardsley, who was formally elected to the role for the 2019/20 civic year at Erewash Borough Council’s annual meeting on Thursday evening (16th May).

Councillor Beardsley has represented the Little Hallam ward on the borough council since 2015 and will be supported in her civic duties by her husband John.

During her mayoral year Councillor Beardsley, who works as the administrator for a local company, has chosen to support two children’s charities – Action for Children and the Rainbow Children’s Hospice.

Action for Children’s Space 4 U Service supports young people who are affected by someone else’s alcohol or substance misuse, while its Talk Time Sessions help find out the reasons behind a child’s unhappiness and help them make things better.

Rainbows opened 25 years ago for children and young people in the East Midlands with life-limiting conditions and is the only hospice of its kind.

Councillor Beardsley, together with her husband John, is looking forward to representing the residents of Erewash over the next year:

“This is a great honour and I will take immense pride in contributing to the rich community spirit we have in our borough.

“I am well aware of the many kind-hearted people who work so tirelessly to help others and I look forward to meeting as many as possible over the next year. My thanks go to them and all who make Erewash such a wonderful borough.”

Councillor Beardsley and husband John have one married son and two grandsons. They are both members of the National Trust and attend Ilkeston Methodist Church.

The Reverend Stephen Pratt of Ilkeston Methodist Church will be the Mayor’s Chaplain during the
forthcoming civic year.

The Deputy Mayor for the 2019/20 civic year is Councillor Donna Briggs, who represents the Long Eaton Central Ward.