100 years of service rewarded
LONG serving former county councillors have been given the title of honorary Aldermen in recognition of their years of service.
The six new members have more than 100 years of service between them, and they took their seats at the 125th anniversary meeting of Buckinghamshire County Council on Thursday, July 27.
Among those who have become Aldermen are Bruce Allen, of Chalfont St Peter, who served on the county council from 1997 to 2013, and Michael Colston of Great Missenden, who served from 2001 until 2012.
The other councillors are Marion Clayton, Freda Roberts MBE, who served for 41 years, David Polhill and Richard Pushman.
Current county coucillor for Chalfont St Peter, David Martin, who succeeded Mr Allen, said: “This is a well-derserved honour for Bruce and rightly acknowledges all the work he has done for both county and our village for such a long time.
“As an honorary Alderman, Bruce will be asked to carry out a number of ceremonial duties during the years ahead and I hope he enjoys his new role as the first ever Alderman of Chalfont St Peter.”
Six new Buckinghamshire Aldermen with High Sheriff Joseph Barclay, Lord Lieutenant Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, chairman Zahir Mohammed, council leader Martin Tett and chief executive Chris Williams