Councillor Halimah Khaled MBE was installed as the 41st Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe last night (Wednesday 17th May) at the Annual Meeting of Broxtowe Borough Council.
Halimah was joined by friends and family from across the local community on this very special occasion including her husband Laeeq, who will escort her on official engagements over the coming year, and their sons, daughter in law and grandson.
Councillor Khaled, a Conservative Councillor for Toton and Chilwell Meadows takes over from past Mayor (2016/17), Councillor Graham Harvey following his successful year in office which saw him undertake 333 engagements and raise over £9,100 for Prostate Cancer UK with the final total to be confirmed.
Halimah’s was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2015 in recognition of her services to charity and community relations. She has chosen to support Wellbeing of Women during her Civic Year, a charity which funds research into women’s reproductive health and childbirth with the aim of improving treatments, finding cures and developing new and faster diagnostic techniques.
Councillor Derek Burnett, a Conservative Councillor for Watnall and Nuthall West will assist Halimah as the Borough’s Deputy Mayor throughout the civic year ahead.
If you would like to support the Mayor’s chosen charities or invite the new Mayor to a special event, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3210, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/civic