Former West Norfolk councillors set for Aldermen honour

Views of King's Lynn

The view of Chapel Street with the Junction of Austin Street King's Lynn

The King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council Office is the building on the left, with the Lattice House Pub further down on the right. ENGANL00120130322090456
Views of King's Lynn The view of Chapel Street with the Junction of Austin Street King's Lynn The King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council Office is the building on the left, with the Lattice House Pub further down on the right. ENGANL00120130322090456
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Three former West Norfolk councillors have moved a step closer to becoming Honorary Aldermen of the borough.

A proposal calling for a special meeting to confer the status on John Loveless, Tony Lovett and Trevor Manley was passed at Thursday’s full council meeting.

The vote means that a special meeting will now take place on May 12, ahead of the annual council meeting where the new mayor for the forthcoming civic year is chosen, to confirm the awards.

Mr Loveless was in the chamber to hear the debate.

And council leader Nick Daubney said: “This item has been brought forward in recognition of long and valued service to this borough.

“I very much look forward to seeing those honours bestowed should this council agree.”

The status of Honorary Alderman is reserved for former councillors who are deemed to have performed eminent service to the authority.

Mr Loveless, Mr Lovett and Mr Manley all stepped down at last May’s elections, having completed more than 50 years’ service as councillors between them.