The Mayor

Councillor Vivienne McCrossen has lived in Woodthorpe for nearly 30 years and is honoured to be the Mayor of the Borough for the forthcoming year. 

Councillor McCrossen, was elected to serve a second term in 2015 and is now the ward Councillor for Woodthorpe. Councillor McCrossen has strong links to the community, having been very active on her local school's PTA, school governing body, the Good Shepherd Church and ran the local beaver pack for the Scouts organisation.

Councillor McCrossen was born in London and moved to the area for University, before becoming a Social Worker, spending 32 years as a Social Worker and Manager with Nottingham City Council. Councillor McCrossen has 4 children and three dogs.

Councillor McCrossen's consort for the year will be her husband, Ron, who was previously a headteacher in a local special school.

The Mayor's Chosen Charity

The Mayor's chosen charity is the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The Mayor hopes to raise awareness of this terrible disease and the excellent work of both the national Motor Neurone Disease Association and the local branch.

The Mayor's choice was inspired by a young family in her ward who are currently living with Motor Neurone Disease and the inspirational work of this family and the local branch.

More information about Motor Neurone Disease and the work of the Motor Neurone Disease Association can be found at

Meet the Mayor

If you would like the Mayor to attend your event or visit your school, please contact the Elections and Members’ Services Team on 0115 901 3673, email for her availability or write to The Mayor of Gedling, Gedling Borough Council, Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 6LU.