The Mayor of Erewash 2019/20 is Councillor Sue Beardsley
Councillor Sue Beardsley has represented the Little Hallam ward on the borough council since 2015 and is delighted to serve as Mayor of the Borough during the forthcoming civic year.
During this time she will be supported in her civic duties by her husband John, and they both look forward to representing the residents of Erewash.
The Mayor works as the administrator of a local company and has one son, a daughter-in-law and two grandsons, who she takes great pleasure in spending time with. Councillor Beardsley and John are both members of the National Trust and, in their spare time, enjoy travelling around the country visiting various places of interest. Councillor Beardsley also enjoys cooking and baking when time allows.
They both attend the Ilkeston Methodist Church and are pleased to support one of its charities, Action for Children, as well as the Rainbows Children’s Hospice during the year (further information below)
The Deputy Mayor for the 2019/20 civic year is Councillor Donna Briggs, who represents the Long Eaton Central Ward.
The Reverend Stephen Pratt of Ilkeston Methodist Church will be the Mayor’s Chaplain during the forthcoming civic year.
The Mayor’s Charity Appeal
During her year in office, the Mayor has chosen to support two local charities:
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.
Notes on the attendance of the Mayor at functions
The Mayor, as First Citizen, should be accorded due precedence and respect within the Borough.
A responsible person should meet the Mayor on arrival at the entrance - address her as Madam Mayor - and should introduce her to the host or the assembled company.
If the Mayor is to speak, her toast or reply should appear early on the toast list and any background information should be sent to the Civic Office in advance.
Unless the Mayor occupies the chair she should be seated on the immediate right of the person chairing (assuming Royalty, the Lord Lieutenant or High Sheriff are not present).
The formal announcement of the Mayor is “The Worshipful the Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Sue Beardsley”.
The Mayor will normally be accompanied by her husband John and a Chauffeur. The Chauffeur should be advised of changes to programme, parking and the anticipated time that the event will end.
Invite the Mayor to your event
To invite the Mayor to your event, or to request a visit to either of the town Halls, you should download our leaflet or send a written invitation via the Mayor’s Office. Invitations are considered on a strictly first come, first served basis and you may wish to telephone the Mayor’s Office to check the Mayor’s availability before writing.
The address is: Mayor’s Office, Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5R, or you can email the Democratic and Civic Officer, Susan Dunkley, at the Town Hall, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RP (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). It is recommended that you telephone the office first of all to make sure the date is free in the civic diary (telephone 0115 9071115 direct or 0115 9072244, extension 3441 via the switchboard).
If the Mayor is unavailable on the date in question, the Deputy Mayor will be asked to represent the Council. The Office will help you if you need any guidance on protocol, for instance how to introduce the Mayor, how to draw up a seating plan or for advice on the involvement of the local press. Please telephone the Office on 0115 9071115.