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Chairman of North Tyneside Council

Chairman of North Tyneside Council

The Chairman of the Council is appointed on an annual basis to undertake civic roles and responsibilities during their year in office.

Chairman of North Tyneside Council
Councillor Tommy Mulvenna
and Consort, Mrs Maureen Mulvenna

Deputy Chairman
Councilor Wendy Lott
and Consort, Councillor Frank Lott

Role of the Chairman

The Chairman:

  • oversees business conducted in the Council Chamber
  • represents the Council at civic functions in North Tyneside and across Tyne and Wear

Previously referred to as 'Mayor', the position of Chairman was created in 2002 when North Tyneside voted to have an Elected Mayor. The Elected Mayor is the council's political lead.

The Chairman's role is mainly to:

  • attend events
  • mark openings and special birthdays

Chairman's events

If you would like the Chairman/Deputy Chairman to attend an event, please contact:

Carol Girvan
Chairman's Office
Cobalt Business Park
The Silverlink North
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY

Telephone: (0191) 643 5347

Chairman's good causes

Each year, the Chairman chooses to support a charity or charities to raise money for during their year in office.  This year, Councillor Mulvenna has chosen to support two good causes – Make Christmas Special and a project to support the provision of defibrillators in schools across the Borough.

Statistically survival rates are as high as 75% when CPR and defibrillation are delivered promptly.  With encouragement from the Department for Education, the majority of schools in North Tyneside have already purchased the equipment however, the Chairman is keen to see the equipment available across the borough and will be working with the Council’s Commissioning and Investment Team to support schools in achieving this goal.

Make Christmas Special supports the community by working with churches and voluntary organisations to bring together socially isolated residents on Christmas Day.  Monies raised will go towards funding meals, purchasing gifts and arranging transport.  The Chairman hopes to raise awareness of the scheme to encourage residents, staff and Councillors to get involved in supporting the scheme on Christmas Day and by telling the Council of residents who would benefit from the scheme.

For more information about how to support the Chairman’s good causes, please contact Carol Girvan in the Civic Office on 0191 643 5347.

Chairman's commendation scheme

We want to build strong, active communities within North Tyneide. We think volunteering lies at the heart of this.

The Chairman invites members of the public to nominate a person our group who deserve recognition for their voluntary service.

The Chairman's Commendation and Young Mayor's Awards are open to everyone who volunteers within the Borough of North Tyneside. This includes young people.

All types of volunteering will be considered for an award, but activities must be outside of paid employment.

Nominees don't have to live in North Tyneside, but the activities they are nominated for must take place here.

You can make a nomination using the form below.

Nominations will be judged by a panel who will make the final decision on awards.

Nominees should have voluntarily contributed their time and effort in North Tyneside to one or more of the following:

  • creating a clean and pleasant environment
  • creating a safe and crime free neighbourhood
  • increasing training and working opportunities for residents
  • improving health, quality of life and wellbeing for other people
  • making a significant difference to an individual or their local community
  • supporting the provision within North Tyneside of sport, leisure, cultural activities, religions and community affairs, social services
  • helping others to reach their potential
  • responding to an immediate need, significantly affecting the lives of others
  • going ‘the extra mile’ as a 'local hero'

There are various levels of award:

  • general commendation
  • bronze
  • silver and gold
  • the Young Mayor's commendation award

The closing date for nominations for the 2018 awards was Wednesday 9th May. The awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday 19th June.

Successful nominees will get an invitation to attend the ceremony at Quadrant with an extended invitation for one guest.

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