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Four past councillors to be honoured

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Date Published: 26/11/07

Aylesbury Vale District Council is set to pay tribute to the outstanding efforts of four past councillors at a ceremony next week. A special meeting of the council will be held at the Civic Centre in Aylesbury on 28 November to add the former lon...

Aylesbury Vale District Council is set to pay tribute to the outstanding efforts of four past councillors at a ceremony next week.

A special meeting of the council will be held at the Civic Centre in Aylesbury on 28 November to add the former long-serving councillors to the roll of Honorary Aldermen of the District.

The prestigious status will be conferred on Mike Griffin, Pauline Hannelly, Chris James and Chloe Willetts in recognition of their service to the council and the district’s residents. Between them, they have given more than 80 years worth of service to the Vale.

Mike Griffin was a district councillor for Bierton between 1979 and 2007, and served as Chairman of the Council for two consecutive years from 1987 to 1989.

Pauline Hannelly was elected as a district councillor in 1987 and represented the wards of Stewkley and Edlesborough during her 20 years of service.

Chris James was a district councillor for Steeple Claydon from 1983 until 2003, and was Chairman of the Council for two consecutive years from 1999 to 2001.

Chloe Willetts was elected as a district councillor in 1989 and represented the Aylesbury wards of Southcourt, The Grange and Coldharbour during her 18 years of service. She was also Mayor of Aylesbury from 1992 until 1994.

The position of Honorary Alderman is open to any past councillor who in the eyes of the district council has given “eminent service” to the Vale. It entitles the holders to some civic privileges, such as attendance at functions.   

In order for the title to be bestowed, two thirds of the members present and voting at the meeting must be in favour.

The four past councillors to be admitted as Honorary Aldermen will bring the total number to 10 who have achieved this status since the district council was formed in 1974.

Councillor Netta Glover, Chairman of the Council, said: “We are delighted to be able to honour the outstanding work of our former councillors who have done a fantastic job in representing the district and championing the needs of local residents for many years."

 

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01296 585099

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