Honorary Aldermen of the Borough

In recognition of service, (Local Government Act 1972), the Council may confer the title of Honorary Alderman for services rendered eminent to the Council as a past Member of the Council. The position is subject to a resolution passed by not less than two thirds of Members present at a special Council Meeting.

It is an entirely honorary position, bringing no special rights, but is intended to reflect the esteem of the wider community.

  • Ethel Naylor Johnson - 27 October 1982*
  • Arthur Rowlandson JP - 27 August 1986*
  • George Lockett - 26 April 1989*
  • Agnes Peet MBE - 26 April 1989*
  • John Edward Smith - 18 September 1991*
  • Alfred Roberts - 12 August 1992*
  • Samuel Maurice Lea JP - 2 November 1994*
  • Lawrence Birtles JP - 24 April 1996*
  • Marian Milligan - 24 April 1996*
  • Norman Bernard Holt - 30 October 1996
  • John Horrocks - 30 October 1996*
  • Thomas Jones - 5 February 1997*
  • Arthur Wright - 23 September 1998*
  • Ken Pye - 4 November 1998*
  • Maria Pendleton J P - 22 September 1999*
  • Jack Sumner - 22 September 1999*
  • Sam Little - 11 August 1999*
  • Ron McAllister JP - 11 August 1999*
  • Joseph Eric Foster JP - 3 November 1999
  • Elizabeth Ellen Edwardson - 3 November 1999*
  • John Joseph Hession - 9 August 2000*
  • James Jones - 9 August 2000*
  • John McGarty - 20 September 2000
  • Ernest Francis Swift - 20 September 2000
  • William Pendleton - 23 April 2003*
  • Geoffrey Roberts - 17 September 2003
  • Tom Sherratt - 29 October 2003
  • Brian Jerome Strett - 29 October 2003 (resigned 27 April 2005)*
  • William Evans - 2 March 2005*
  • Mildred Margaret Hermione Millington - 2 March 2005*
  • Ronald Capstick - 27 April 2005
  • John Lea - 27 April 2005
  • Stephen Parker - 27 April 2005
  • Margaret Maureen Coghlin - 25 April 2007*
  • Brian Jarvis - 31 October 2007
  • Audrey Bennett - 29 October 2008
  • Alfred Robinson - 29 October 2008
  • George Davies - 7 January 2009
  • Brian Malcolm Wilson - 15 July 2009
  • Anne Turnock - 8 September 2010*
  • Joan Hurst - 9 November 2011*
  • Joseph Brain Baldwin - 16 January 2013
  • John Alexander O'Neill JP - 22 April 2015

*Deceased

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