Councillor Brenda Arthur
Councillor Brenda Arthur was appointed as leader of Norwich City Council in May 2011.
For 17 years, Councillor Arthur was chief executive of Age Concern Norwich (now Age UK).
As leader of Norwich City Council I strongly believe we must collaborate with you, the people of Norwich, the police, health services, businesses, the voluntary sector and others to make sure this city remains a great place to live, work in and enjoy.
The council faces some really tough challenges in the coming years. Not only do we have to make significant savings but we need to make sure the money we have to spend, which is not insubstantial, is focused and meets the needs of those in the greatest need. At the same time we have a responsibility to all citizens. So as the administration we will very much be looking to work in partnership to keep the city clean and safe, culturally vibrant and economically buoyant in difficult times.