The Lord Mayor of ChesterCllr Sheila Little, Lord Mayor of Chester 2023

Cllr Sheila Little

Councillor Sheila Little (née Rainbow) was born in Consett, County Durham and moved to Blacon, Chester, in 1989. Sheila was first elected to represent the Blacon Ward in May 2019.

Sheila attended Blackfyne Secondary School, Consett and then completed a BEd (Hons) degree at the College of Ripon and York St John graduating from Leeds University in 1976.  Sheila has worked in primary schools around the United Kingdom specialising in early years and children with Special Educational Needs and Disability.  She retired in 2018 after having worked for Cheshire County Council as one of their Special Educational Needs Early Years Support Teacher and then latterly for Cheshire West and Chester Council as their Specialist Early Years Manager.

Sheila has four sons and two grandsons. She enjoys gardening and singing having performed in the last three cycles of the Chester Mystery Plays and is actively involved in many of the voluntary organisations in Blacon. She is Vice Chair of Governors at the Arches Primary School in Blacon.

The Lord Mayor’s Charities are:

  • Soul Kitchen
  • Blacon Beacon
  • Crossorads Community Hub