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Freedom of the Parish of Wilmington

By Parish Clerk Wilmington Parish Council

Sunday, 17 September 2023


Wilmington Parish Council Contributor


In a ceremony at Oakfield Pavillion on Saturday 16th of September 2023, Wilmington Parish Council awarded the ‘Freedom of the Parish’ to -
The Late Ann Allen MBE.
Derek Hunnisett
Granting the Freedom of the Parish is the highest honour that the Parish Council can bestow. Although it carries no powers, rights or privileges, those who receive the honour are able to use the title of Freeman or Freewomen.
Section 249 (5) of Local Government Act 1972, as amended by Section 29 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development & Construction Act 2009, allows the Council of a relevant authority (including a Parish Council) to admit to be honorary freemen or honorary freewomen of the place or area for which it is the authority:
a) Persons of distinction, and
b) Persons who have, in the opinion of the authority, rendered eminent service to that place or area.
The unique awards were given to each recipient in recognition for immeasurable service, delivering significant impact and positive outcomes for the Parish and the community of Wilmington for over a quarter of a century.
This is the first time the Council has awarded such an honour, in its 128year history.

Contact Information

Parish Clerk

  • 01322 221149

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