The Civic Mayor for Doncaster (2017/18) is Councillor George Derx
I was born in at home in Hatfield in 1946, the eldest of five brothers. My dad worked for British Rail after leaving the Royal Horse Artillery where he was leading Horseman with the Kings Troop taking part in ceremonial duties in Britain and the Continent as well as the Commonwealth until his retirement. My mother worked as a cook at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and also served with the Women's Land Army during the War.
Growing up I attended Hatfield Travis Junior School before moving to Hatfield County Secondary School at age 11, after leaving school aged 15 I worked at C.F Taylor's Wool Mill in Thorne before joining the Army at 17 serving in various locations around the world, attaining the rank of WO2. (Company Sergeant Major). While in the Army I represented this regiment at Rugby League and went on to have a successful professional career in the sport. After leaving the armed forces I worked as a paramedic with the Ambulance Service.
I was elected as a Councillor in 2015 to represent Stainforth and Barnby Dun Ward, and have served on numerous committees including Planning Committee, Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Joint Safety Committee. I am also a Town Councillor with Stainforth Town Council, a trustee for Citizens Advice Bureau and Chair of the Royal British Legion Thorne.
I am married to Pauline and have one son Garry, my hobbies are wood turning, reading (mainly historical novels and military history) although I am an avid Terry Pratchett fan especially the Disc World Series. I also enjoy fell walking and watching rugby (both codes).
I have chosen to support two local charities during my year in office, they are Firefly and the Partially Sighted Society http://www.partsight.org.uk/.
I feel very proud and privileged to be elected Civic Mayor of Doncaster for 2017-18 and will do my best, along with my wife Pauline, to uphold the office with dignity and respect.
Request for attendance at events:
- invitations for the Civic Mayor may be made by contacting the Civic Office or by completing the eform at the top of the page
- protocol at events will be discussed when confirming attendance
- at least ten working days should be given prior to an event
For further information, please contact us:
- tel: 01302 734016/734004
- address: Doncaster Council, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU