The Sheriff of Nottingham

The role of the Sheriff in welcoming visitors to the city is often less formal than the Lord Mayor's. This 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 Glyn Jenkins.

Background of the Sheriff

Glyn was born in 1950 on the Promenade, Robin Hood St at the back of Victoria Park, Nottingham. As an infant he attended Victoria Primary School and took his secondary education at Manvers bilateral on Carlton Road.

His father, Kenneth, who had in his time been a policeman, a Sergeant Major (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) and a Flight Sergeant, thought it would be good for him to join the Sea Cadet establishment TS Orion. Glyn liked it so much that on leaving secondary education he joined the Royal Navy at 16 and has travelled in the Middle and Far East.

His mother, Evelyn, also lived in Nottingham and worked in the NAAFI where she met his father and they settled in Nottingham together.

On leaving the Royal Navy, Glyn worked as a fitter having qualified for the job within the Royal Navy. He has also worked in coalface maintenance, as a postman and a City and Guilds qualified carpenter/joiner. He became a Christian in 2001 and has worked hard in the service of others since then.

He served for 6 years as a Governor at the then Seagrave Primary school, which is now Djanogly Strelley Academy. Glyn was also secretary to the future form youth club and was a treasurer for his local action group in Strelley.

Glyn was first elected as Councillor for the Leen Valley ward in May 2011. Glyn is very honoured to be chosen as Sheriff of Nottingham for 2017/18 and is looking forward to serving the people of Nottingham as Sheriff.


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 civic.office@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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