Nottingham’s new Lord Mayor and the city’s infamous resident, Robin Hood will lead a procession from the Council House to the Gates of Nottingham Castle on Saturday 24 June.
And if the Sheriff of Nottingham lets him in, access will also be given to all Nottingham residents to the Castle for the day.
The mayoral procession – starting at 11am from the Council House – will make its way to the gates of Nottingham Castle. On reaching the locked gates Councillor Michael Edwards, recently sworn in as Lord Mayor of Nottingham, will request entrance from the Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Glyn Jenkins.
Once permission is granted, a free day of family activities is planned across the grounds including ‘have-a-go-archery’, falconry displays, storytelling, a living history camp, and live music on the Victorian bandstand with performances by the Robin Hood Youth Orchestra and Bestwood Diamonds Brass Band. Along with the chance to explore the castle itself, the public can also enjoy Cave Tours from £5 per person.
Councillor Edwards said, “I’m delighted and honoured to be the new Lord Mayor for Nottingham and to take part in what is fast becoming a popular annual event; I encourage others to come along and take part in the parade.
I look forward to continuing the important work in representing our great city, and also writing up the historical stories of Nottingham.”
The Lord Mayor’s principal duties include acting as the political figurehead for the City Council, a champion for Nottingham, and promoting the diplomatic, business, commercial, cultural and educational life of the city.
Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture Councillor David Trimble, “I’m delighted to welcome back our annual Lord Mayor’s Parade.”