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Mayoralty with a difference

Published on Wednesday, 2nd June 2021

Pic of Mayor and Mayoress Cllrs Rob and Mandy Tromans
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Mayor Cllr Rob Tromans, with his wife and Mayoress Cllr Mandy Tromans

Cllr Rob Tromans and his wife Cllr Mandy Tromans are the Borough's Mayor and Mayoress for 2021/22.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Mayor Cllr Rob Tromans and his wife and Mayoress Cllr Mandy Tromans intend to make a big difference to the Borough during their year of office.

The finance expert formally took over as Mayor at the Annual Council Meeting on 17 May, serving until May 2022, and is now ready for public appointments as the Borough’s first citizen.

The Mayor was at the annual Bun Day celebration in Bedworth on Friday, 28 May, and will be at Normandy Day commemorations this week.

As the restrictions related to the pandemic are lifting, he and his Mayoress want nothing more than a diary full of commitments, getting out and about across the Borough wherever it is safe to do so.

He said: “We want to be accessible. We have all had this long period of time where the mayoralty hasn’t been able to be open to people, and we want to change that now.

“We are here for the borough and to promote the borough. We are here to support all the businesses out there, community groups who do such great work in our communities, and anyone who is doing things to improve lives, supporting their community and supporting British values.

“We can’t wait, and I am excited about it.”

Mandy is Nuneaton born and bred, and the pair of them are former pupils of Higham Lane School.

Rob has 30 years experience in financial services while Mandy has similar experience in human resources work. The pair of them run their own company offering financial services compliance training. They have a grown up son, James.

Now they want to put something back during their Mayoral year. Cllr Tromans has selected Mary Ann Evans Hospice as the charity to benefit from his Mayor’s Appeal, and promises to do all he can to reach out to communities within and beyond the borough.

He added: “We have always been the kind of people who wanted to get involved in things, and have always worked for our community even before we got involved in politics.

“We want to reach out to people we have not reached out to before. We also want to be good partners to our neighbouring local authorities and in cross-border initiatives across the West Midlands and along the A5 corridor. We want to work collaboratively, and the Mayor has a big role to play.”

The mayoral couple are also keen to make sure that the borough celebrates not just its principal towns, Nuneaton and Bedworth, but also the villages of Keresley and Bulkington during the year.

“We have four centres, and that sometimes gets forgotten, we are here for all four.”