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.


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.
The Sheriff of Nottingham is Councillor Merlita Bryan.

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Background of the Sheriff of Nottingham


The Sheriff's Lady Consort 

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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Hosting the Sheriff of Nottingham
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Previous Sheriffs of Nottingham
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