Mayor - general information

Introduction

The Mayor is the first Citizen of the City of Derby. There have been Mayors in Derby since 1835. This page answers the questions people frequently ask about the Mayor of Derby.

Who are the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the City of Derby?

Cllr Paul Pegg Mayor 2015 160x200The Mayor of the City of Derby for 2015/16 is Councillor Paul Pegg.

Paul was born in Freehold Street, Derby in 1947, the eldest of three boys. He lived there with his parents Evelyn and Siv Pegg.

As a boy of four, he lived on Markeaton Park before moving to the newly-built Shirley Road, Chaddesden. At the age of six the family moved back to Freehold Street until the houses were pulled down under the redevelopment plans.

Paul attended Firs Estate Infant and Junior School in Raven Street before moving on to Rykneld Secondary Modern. He left school and took up an apprenticeship at J Bonus and Sons, Coke Street / Lynton Street. It was while he was working at Bonus’ that he met his wife Jill.

He then attended Derby Technical College on Kedleston Road and gained National Technology in Textiles.

Paul then worked as a milk rounds-man with Derby Co-op for 10 years before returning to the textile trade with Lilley’s Narrow Fabrics at Borrowash. When Lilley’s closed he joined a fire protection company until he gave up employment in 2000 to look after his wife full time, until she sadly died in 2007.

Paul has two grown-up children, Nathan and Donna and three grandsons: Adam (25); Ashley (21) and Conor (17).

He has lived on the Mackworth Estate for 38 years and over the years he has been involved in helping to set up a number of charities, including the Mackworth Estate Community Association, which he set up with his late friend, Terry Kelsall.

Paul is a season ticket-holder and life-long supporter of Derby County FC.

Cllr Tittley Deputy Mayor 2015 160x200The Deputy Mayor of the City of Derby for 2015/16 is Councillor Mark Tittley.

Mark was born at Derby City Hospital in 1961. He was educated at Shelton Senior School and Derby Technology Colleges. Mark is an Open University graduate, a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Mark joined Rolls-Royce Plc in 1978 as a Craft Apprentice, during the 1980's and 1990's he worked as a Technician in the Company's Stress Office and Product Support Functions. Post graduation in 1990 Mark worked as a Stress Engineer, rising through promotion to Principal Stress Engineer in 2000. From 1985 onwards Mark was a part-time Trade Union Representative for TASS Union Members in the Stress Office, joining the Derby Sites Negotiating Committee in 1993. In 2003 Mark was elected the full-time Joint Chief Negotiator for 3,000 Technical and Professional Unite and GMB Staff Union Members, a position Mark held until 2013 when he took early retirement from Rolls-Royce.

Mark joined the Labour Party in 1992, was the South Derbyshire CLP Trade Union Liaison Officer in the 1990's, Chair of Chellaston Ward Labour Party for five years until 2001, the Labour Party candidate for Boulton Ward in 2003.

Mark was Chellaston Ward Councillor from 2004 - 2008 and from 2012 has had the pleasure and privilege to serve as an Alvaston Ward Councillor.

As a City Councillor Mark has become

  • Cabinet Member for Adults and Health
  • Chair of Audit and Accounts,
  • Chair of Corporate Scrutiny and Governance.

Mark has had the privilege of being married to Jill since 2005. Mark has a son and two step daughters. Mark and Jill have three grandchildren.

His interests include Steam Railways, Classic Cars and Great Britain's Canal System. Mark also enjoys reading and is a particular fan of the novels and short stories of Raymond Chandler.

What are the duties of the Mayor?

The Mayor devotes most of their time to:

  • the promotion of the city
  • key initiatives of the council
  • supporting a wide range of mainly Derby-based organisations.

In carrying out this role, the Mayor will carry out approximately 800 to 1,500 engagements a year. These engagements cover a wide spectrum of events from major royal visits to small community group meetings and local charity events.

The Mayor also chairs the meeting of the Full Council - when all councillors meet together.

The post of the Mayor of Derby is different to the Mayor of London and many European city mayors in that it is a ceremonial post which does not carry direct power and the Mayor is not directly elected by the people.

The Mayor, as first citizen of Derby, is the person that typically welcomes important visitors and dignitaries to the city. However, royal visitors to the city are organised and welcomed by the Queen's representative, The Lord Lieutenant for Derbyshire.

Mayoral list of engagements

How is the Mayor chosen?

The Mayor is elected annually in May when all councillors meet together at the Annual Council Meeting. The Mayor has to be a councillor and is chosen by the other councillors who serve on Derby City Council. The Mayor continues to be a member of the council during their term of office.

For how long does a Mayor serve?

The term of office for the Mayor is one year. It begins once the 'Mayor-Making' ceremony has taken place and is followed by the Mayor's first engagement of chairing the Annual Council Meeting in May. There is no limit for how many times somebody may serve as the Mayor of Derby.

Attendance of The Mayor at Functions

If you invite the Mayor to an event or function, there are protocols that need to be followed to reflect their status as First Citizen.

A responsible person should meet the Mayor at the entrance on arrival and address him as Mr Mayor – and the Mayoress as Madam Mayoress - and then introduce him / them to the host or the assembled company.

When The Mayor enters on more formal occasions, those present should rise and this should be repeated when he leaves.

Unless The Mayor occupies the Chair, he should be seated on the immediate right of the Chairman (assuming Royalty, the Lord Lieutenant or High Sheriff are not present). 

If The Mayor is to speak, his toast or reply should appear early on the toast list and any background information should be sent to The Mayor's Office as soon as possible. 

The formal announcement of The Mayor is "The Right Worshipful, The Mayor of the City of Derby, Councillor Paul Pegg".

The Mayor will normally be accompanied by a Chauffeur Attendant and you should inform him of parking facilities and the anticipated time that the event will end.

Councillor Paul PeggThe Mayor of the City of Derby 2015 to 2016, Councillor Paul Pegg

Paul Pegg was born in Freehold Street, Derby in 1947, the eldest of three boys. He lived there with his parents Evelyn and Siv Pegg.

As a boy of four, he lived on Markeaton Park before moving to the newly-built Shirley Road, Chaddesden. At the age of six the family moved back to Freehold Street until the house was pulled down under the redevelopment plans.

Paul attended Firs Estate Infant and Junior School in Raven Street before moving on to Rykneld Secondary Modern. He left school and took up an apprenticeship at J Bonus and Sons, Coke Street / Lynton Street. It was while he was working at Bonus’ that he met his wife Jill.

He then attended Derby Technical College on Kedleston Road and gained National Technology in Textiles.

Paul then worked as a milk rounds-man with Derby Co-op for 10 years before returning to the textile trade with Lilley’s Narrow Fabrics at Borrowash. When Lilley’s closed he joined a fire protection company until he gave up employment in 2000 to look after his wife full time until she sadly died in 2007.

Paul has two grown-up children, Nathan and Donna and three grandsons: Adam (25); Ashley (21) and Conor (17).

He has lived on the Mackworth Estate for 38 years and over the years he has been involved in helping to set up a number of charities, including the Mackworth Estate Community Association, which he set up with his late friend, Terry Kelsall.

Paul is a season ticket-holder and life-long supporter of Derby County Football Club.

The Mayor's Parlour at The Council House

The Mayor is pleased to accommodate pre-arranged tours of the Parlour, Jacob Rivers VC Room and Council Chamber, for example for educational visits for schools or for members of local clubs and organisations.

Mayor's Charities

The Mayor will support the following charity and should you wish to make a donation please call the Mayor's Office:

How do I contact the Mayor?

The Mayor's Office staff are always happy to discuss the Mayor's availability to attend or host an event and to advise on protocol. You should contact them if you have any questions.

The Deputy Mayor of the City of Derby 2015 to 2016, Councillor Mark Tittley

Notes on the Attendance of The Deputy Mayor at Functions

The Deputy Mayor, when representing the Mayor and First Citizen of Derby, should be accorded due precedence within the city.

A responsible person should meet The Deputy Mayor at the entrance on arrival – address him as Mr Deputy Mayor - and should introduce him to the host or the assembled company. When The Deputy Mayor enters on more formal occasions, those present should rise and this should be repeated when he leaves.

Unless The Deputy Mayor occupies the Chair, he should be seated on the immediate right of the Chairman (assuming Royalty, the Lord Lieutenant or High Sheriff are not present).

If The Deputy Mayor is to speak, his toast or reply should appear early on the toast list and any background information should be sent to The Mayor's Office in advance.

The formal announcement of The Deputy Mayor is "The Right Worshipful, The Deputy Mayor of the City of Derby, Councillor Mark Tittley".

The Deputy Mayor will normally be accompanied by a Chauffeur/Attendant and he should be advised of parking facilities and the anticipated end time for the event.

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Contact details

Email:
Post address:
Derby City Council
The Mayor's Office
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 642551
Minicom: 01332 640666
Derby City Council
The Mayor's Office
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS