Council and Democracy
Councillor Tina Combellack was elected as Rushcliffe's Mayor for 2022/23 at the Annual Council meeting on 26 May 2022.
“I was first elected a Borough Councillor for the Nevile & Langar Ward in 2009 when I committed to keeping the ‘Villages Vibrant’ and caring for the environment. During my time I have served as Chairman of the Corporate Overview Scrutiny Group, and Chairman of the Community Development Scrutiny Group.
“I have contributed to developing community strategies to benefit Rushcliffe residents, and continue to fight for better rural communications, technology and transport, green environmental improvements associated with our carbon reduction ambition, plus preservation and maintenance of the rural countryside and economy, In particular the Grantham Canal which runs through much of my Ward. Greening Rushcliffe and tree planting is high on my agenda.
“My adult life has always been involved with bringing about better outcomes for individuals. Before joining the council, I ran my own Recruitment and Training consultancy alongside voluntary work as an Adult Basic Education teacher and Literacy volunteer.
“I have been involved with Community issues in Rushcliffe and Nottinghamshire most of my working life serving as a Magistrate on the Nottingham Bench where I was an Adult and Youth Chairman and member of the Licensing Appeals Panel and Domestic violence and Drug rehabilitation review panels.
“As Chairman of the Parish Council I introduced the Parish Plan for Hickling and chaired the Neighbourhood Plan Steering group bringing the plan to a successful adoption in March of this year.
“I intend my Mayoral Year to follow in this vein referencing the environment and peoples’ wellbeing. My chosen charities are the Grantham Canal Water Restoration Group and the Notts and Lincs Air Ambulance, of which I have had valued experience.
“The Grantham Canal Water Restoration Group is concerned with monitoring and restoring water in the Rushcliffe section of the Canal for its’ mental health and wellbeing benefits, coupled with preservation of wildlife habitats.
“The Notts/Lincs Air Ambulance provides a vital service to those in rural communities but aids the regular ambulance service in all areas across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. Neither of these charities receive Government funding and are totally reliant upon donations.”