The Lord Mayor is the first citizen of Nottingham

The Lord Mayor of Nottingham is Councillor Rosemary Healy.

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Lord Mayor

Background of the Lord Mayor

Rosemary grew up in Kumasi Ghana in West Africa, in a multicultural environment with people from all over the world. Moving to Nottingham aged 13 was a transition to a very different culture for her. It has given her a strong affinity with people from different cultures. Nottingham has a strong tradition of multiculturalism and welcoming ethnic minorities.

Rosemary was educated at Bilborough College at a time when there was a flourishing music department. She then went to the Royal Academy of Music and eventually played viola with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. she has continued to support young people in enjoying playing music together.

With 3 young sons, Rosemary became a teacher and moved back to Nottingham in 2004. Her first involvement in politics was as a secretary of St Ann’s Tenants and Resident’s Association where she gradually got more involved in working to improve Coppice Park and speaking in community meetings. Rosemary has now been a Councillor representing Mapperley Ward for 8 years.

As a Councillor Rosemary meets incredible people for whom community spirit and wanting to put something back into society have made a huge contribution to our City.

For example, members of Armed Forces Services who voluntarily work in our communities with young people to help develop skills and self-confidence. Himmah, which is a voluntary joint Muslim and Jewish food-bank to support people when they need help most.

She also met members of Lions Club International whose main purpose is to actively raise money for those less fortunate. These are just a few examples of how people care about their community. In her role as Lord Mayor what Rosemary is looking forward to most is meeting these many inspiring citizens and celebrating what they have contributed to our city.

The Lord Mayor is supporting the Dolly Parton Imagination library during her Term of Office.

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a book giving scheme for children aged 0-5.  The charity helps parents and children to enjoy exploring books together, looking at the pictures, talking about the stories and just having fun.  This scheme is proven to improve a child’s literacy skill which promotes school readiness and a better outcome through their school journey.

Give the Gift of Reading

By supporting the Imagination Library you can ignite a love of reading and make a real difference to Nottingham’s Children,  to donate or find out more about the Imagination Library visit:

Lord Mayor's Consort 

Rosemary’s partner, Glyn, will be her Consort.

Key Tasks

  • Preside over the meetings of the Council (full Council) as prescribed in the Local Government Act 1972, schedule 12, paragraph 5
  • Receive members of the Royal Family and other important visitors to the city
  • To act as a symbolic figurehead for Core City activity and host visits by Lord Mayors, councillors and officers from those cities
  • Represent the City Council at traditional civic events such as the Legal Service, Remembrance Sunday the Civic Service etc
  • To host Civic Receptions in the Council House, these are held on a regular basis to celebrate the contribution of individuals and organisations to the life of the city of Nottingham
  • Represent the City Council by attending external functions, which celebrate the contribution of organisations from all sectors to the life of the city of Nottingham
  • To preside over Citizenship ceremonies to welcome new British citizens to the city of Nottingham
  • Take salutes of military and voluntary organisations that either have the right to, or request the right to, march through the city
  • To be the president of the Interfaith Council and visit places of worship for a range of faiths throughout the civic year
  • To nominate a charity and help raise funds for that charity and the standing Lord Mayor's charities
  • Quasi-judicial role of Lord Mayor to sign documents

The Lord Mayor's Chaplain

The post of Lord Mayor's Chaplain is an honorary one, and as such is unpaid. The Chaplain's duties are to give spiritual guidance to the Lord Mayor and support on civic occasions.

The Lord Mayor’s Chaplain is Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich.

For more information please contact the Civic Office:


Tel: 0115 876 5654

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