The Sheriff of Nottingham

The role of the Sheriff in welcoming visitors to the city is often less formal than the Lord Mayor's. The Sheriff has an ambassadorial role which is especially relevant to the promotion of Nottingham's historic associations and links with the legends of Robin Hood.

The current Sheriff of Nottingham is Councillor Jackie Morris.

Background of the Sheriff

Jackie Morris was born in Bulwell Nottingham, to Alice and Cyril Littlewood, with an older brother called Ray.

Her father was a coal miner for 50 years and Jackie is proud of coming from a hard-working, working-class family and of having spent most of her life in Bulwell.

Jackie went to school at Quarry Road, Coventry Road and Blenheim Girl’s school.

She started work at fifteen but at seventeen had open-heart surgery, becoming only the 33rd person to receive the operation at the Sheffield Hospital.

Jackie married and moved to London where her daughter Michelle was born. She then moved to Great Yarmouth where she owned a guest house and worked in a hospital during the winter months. Jackie had her second child Andrew here. Jackie returned to Bulwell in 1971 and worked as a nurse at the City and Highbury Hospitals

Jackie met her present husband Andy in 1979, soon after they both became Christians and worshipped at St John the Divine in Bulwell. They married in 1983.

As part of their Christian journey, Jackie and Andy both trained at St John's Theological College in Bramcote. Jackie is licensed as a reader in the Anglican Church and is trained, and has worked, as a youth worker.

Jackie has served as an Executive Assistant; worked with the Fire Authority; is on the Licensing Committee; the Corporate Parenting Board and has served as Area Committee Chair.  She is passionate about the River Leen and Bulwell Bogs and was a founder member of the Friends of Bulwell Bogs.

Jackie was the Sheriff of Nottingham from May 2014 to May 2015 and the Lord Mayor of Nottingham from May 2015 to May 2016.

The Sheriff’s Consort is her husband, the Reverend Andy Morris.


To promote Nottingham as a destination for visitors for short breaks, conferences, business and shopping

To encourage local residents to use and take part in cultural/ leisure activities opportunities in the city and county

Key Tasks

To support the tourism strategy for the city and county

To welcome tourists and visitors to the city at various events, including conferences and entertainment/hospitality venues

Hosting welcome receptions in order to promote the city, in particular for conference delegates and journalist familiarisation visits

To work with Experience Nottinghamshire at promotional events such as tourism and destination exhibitions

Opening new retail, entertainment or visitor attractions in the city and county

More Information

For more information please contact the Civic Office on 0115 876 5654 or 0115 876 5655 alternatively email

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