Honorary title awarded to former Yate councillors at special ceremony

December 20 2015

TWO former Yate councillors have been made honorary aldermen to recognise their long service with South Gloucestershire Council.

Pictured from l-r: Mike Robbins, Alan Lawrance, Erica Williams, Sheila Cook, Terry Walker and John Godwin.

TWO former Yate councillors have been made honorary aldermen to recognise their long service with South Gloucestershire Council.
Alan Lawrance and Mike Robbins received framed certificates at a ceremony held in front of the full council to mark the awarding of the title to a total of six former members.
Mr Lawrance and Mr Robbins also gave many years of service to Yate Town Council before retiring in the spring of 2015.
The four other honorary aldermen are John Godwin, who is still a parish councillor in Winterbourne, Sheila Cook (Almondsbury), former Conservative leader John Calway (Longwell Green) and Terry Walker (Kings Chase).
Council chairwoman Erica Williams, who presented the awards, said: “The title of honorary alderman is bestowed to individuals who have contributed a great deal to their local council.
“All six aldermen enjoyed long and distinguished roles in the council and this special ceremony has been an opportunity to honour and celebrate all of their achievements.”