The new Mayor of Erewash is Councillor Donna Briggs, who was formally elected to the role, for the 2021/22 civic year, at Erewash Borough Council’s annual meeting last night (27 May).
Councillor Briggs was a Conservative councillor for the Wilsthorpe ward from 2003-2007 and the Long Eaton Central ward from 2007-2015. She now represents the Long Eaton Central ward following the 2019 election. She will be supported in her civic duties by her husband Steve. They have been married for 33 years and have two children and two grandchildren. They have lived in Long Eaton since 1992.
The Mayor has chosen to support three local charities, The Canaan Trust and Treetops Hospice, two charities which are close to her heart and which she has supported for many years, and the Long Eaton and District Talking Newspaper.
She is looking forward to representing the residents of Erewash over the next year:
“I am thrilled to have been appointed as Mayor of Erewash, the pandemic has taught us many things and highlighted something that, of course, we always knew – the rich community spirit of our towns and villages.”
Councillor Briggs has chosen the Reverend Tony Street at All Saints Church, Sawley, to act as her Chaplain during the forthcoming civic year and is hoping to arrange a Civic Service at All Saints to which members of the community will be invited.
The Deputy Mayor for the 2021/22 civic year is Councillor John Sewell who represents the Sawley ward on the Borough Council.