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By Peter Makossah

Hearty condolence messages are pouring in for a renowned and beloved Nottingham City Councillor who served her area for 16 years after being elected in St Ann’s in 2007 who has sadly passed away.

Councillor Sue Johnson who died at 65, was formerly, the Chair of the Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Committee as well as sitting on the Corporate Parenting Board.

She was the Vice-Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee from 2017-2019 and sat on the Joint City and County Health Scrutiny Committee from 2007-2014.

Sue was a champion for people in her ward – in particular, when she was Chair of the Area Committee for the East of the city.

She was part of a team of ward councillors who would hold public surgeries twice a week to help citizens with their problems.

According to Nottingham City Council Councillor Johnson would often think of new ways of reaching out to citizens, such as her popular ‘Tea and Cake Consultation’ meetings at warden-aided and older people’s housing complexes, where she would meet residents and allow them to voice their opinions while enjoying a slice of cake and a cup of tea.

She is said to have always been a strong supporter of the St Ann’s Carnival, local tree-planting and ensuring local clubs had school holiday events and activities for children.

City Council Leader, Councillor David Mellen, said: “Sue lived in her ward and was a staunch advocate for the people she served.

“Although she had struggled with illness in recent years and was due to stand down at the next election, Sue remained a passionate advocate for Nottingham.”

Councillor Mellen added: “I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to her for her service to the people of St Ann’s and to the City Council as a whole. Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.”

“Sue lived in her ward and was a staunch advocate for the people she served.”

Councillor David Mellen
Nottingham City Council Leader

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