Broxtowe Borough Council Installs Its 47th Mayor

Broxtowe Borough Council Installs Its 47th Mayor

18/05/2023 - Councillor Teresa Cullen was installed as the 47th Mayor of Broxtowe last night (17 May) at the Annual Meeting of Broxtowe Borough Council.

Councillor Cullen, a Labour Party Councillor for Toton, is incredibly passionate about supporting the local area and its people.Mayor of Broxtowe Councillor Teresa Cullen She has spent her career advocating for young people as a Youth Worker. Over the years, Councillor Cullen has worked in various youth and health work roles, including at QMC, where she set up the very first hospital Youth Club for teenage patients with many different chronic health conditions to have some space of their own to hang out together and get support from youth workers. It was here that Teresa also met her chaplain Paul Waters.

In 2000, after taking voluntary redundancy from her role as National Youth Programmes Director at Youth at Risk, she founded registered charity, Young Potential. Young Potential developed from a very small youth organisation operating only in Stapleford, to a vibrant enterprise working with over 1,000 young people each year across Nottinghamshire, with bases in Worksop, Beeston and Sherwood.

“Supporting and promoting our local community has been one of the key foundations of my career. During my year in office I aim to continue to build these incredibly important connections between local community groups and organisations that help our Borough to flourish and grow, supporting and encouraging those who need it the most.” said Councillor Cullen. Councillor Cullen plans to support local voluntary organisations throughout her year in office, and more details about this will follow shortly.

She will be supported by her granddaughter, Poppy, who will act as her consort. Fourteen-year-old Poppy is currently in training for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award and has just successfully completed the training expedition. She likes to volunteer alongside her Granny, Councillor Teresa Cullen, at the Beeston Rylands community lunch club and is looking forward to spending more time with her as the Mayors Consort this year.

Councillor Teresa Cullen takes over from past Mayor (2022/23), David Grindell, following his successful year in office which saw him undertake 244 engagements and raise over £10,000 for Middle Street Resource Centre and Durban House.

Councillor Sue Paterson, a Labour Councillor for Stapleford, will assist Councillor Cullen as the Borough’s Deputy Mayor. Councillor Paterson was first elected to Stapleford Town Council in 2019, and has served on Broxtowe Borough Council since the 2021 By-election.

If you would like to support the Mayor’s chosen charity or invite the new Mayor to a special event, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3210, email or visit

Civic Office
tel: 0115 917 3210