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Councillor Brian Rollo was born in Northumberland, on the Tyne valley to the west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He attended Walbottle Grammar School where he did his A-Levels before studying at the University of Liverpool.
He then went to work for British Aircraft Corporation, which we now know as BAE Systems, working in Wind Tunnels for forty years.
Councillor Rollo settled in Preston in 1972, marrying Trisha in 1977.
Councillor Rollo was elected for Ribbleton ward in 2002. He has served on many committees, including the Planning Committee which he chaired from 2011 until 2017.
Councillor Rollo chaired the committee which transferred the Council’s housing stock to Community Gateway and, after a couple of years, joined the Community Gateway board as a Council nominated board member serving the maximum time of nine years.
Councillor Rollo has been a governor at Moor Nook Primary School since first elected in 2002 and has been chair of governors since 2006. He has also been a governor at Ribbleton Hall High School, which is now known as City of Preston High School and currently remains a governor of Ashton Community Science College.
Councillor Rollo is in his first term as a member of Lancashire Schools’ Forum.
Councillor Rollo is a member of the Select Vestry of St John’s Minster and also a trustee of Ribbleton Relief in Need.
A life-long Newcastle United support Councillor Rollo has been attending St James’ Park since his mother gave in to the pleading and allowed him to go in 1965. Preston North End is, of course, his second club.
Councillor Rollo and his wife Mayoress Trisha Rollo have chosen St Catherine’s Hospice and Galloways Society for the Blind for this years Mayor’s Charities.
The Deputy Mayor of Preston is Councillor Trevor Hart.
Section 3(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 specifically provides that the Mayor shall have precedence in the district, but not so as prejudicially to affect Her Majesty's royal prerogative.
Within the City of Preston, therefore, the Mayor must be given precedence over all except Her Majesty the Queen, members of the Royal Family (i.e. Princes, Princesses, Dukes and Duchesses of the Blood Royal, styled "His (Her) Royal Highness") and Her Majesty's representatives when acting in their official capacities and directly representing the Crown (viz. Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the County of Lancashire, and, in certain circumstances, the High Sheriff for the County of Lancashire).
Accordingly, the place reserved for the Mayor must be on the immediate right of the Chairman or other person presiding at any occasion except when one of the persons to whom the Mayor yields precedence is present.
The Mayor is normally attended by an Officer from whom advice on matters of protocol may be sought.
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