Freemen & Aldermen

Broxtowe Borough Council is able to bestow the award of Honorary Alderman, Freeman of the Borough and Freedom of Entry on individuals who have made a significant contribution to the community.

The titles of Honorary Alderman, Freeman and Freedom of Entry are the highest honours that this Council can bestow. This capability was granted to the Council when it received borough status in 1977.

Admitting individuals as Honorary Freeman or Alderman is traditionally done every four years in the last year of each Council's term. 

Freedom Parade

What are Honorary Freemen and Aldermen?

Freemen and Aldermen are members of the Broxtowe Community who have been recognised for the contributions they have made to the Borough.

In Broxtowe Borough, there are no specific privileges other than being invited to significant civic occasions as honoured guests.

Definitions of Aldermen and Freemen
Title Definition

Honorary Aldermen of the Borough

The title of Honorary Alderman of the Borough is awarded to past councillors who have given outstanding service in their role as councillor. 

Honorary Freemen of the Borough

The title of Honorary Freeman of the Borough is awarded to 'persons of distinction and persons who have rendered eminent services to the Borough.'

Broxtowe's Freemen and Aldermen

The last Freemen and Aldermen Ceremonies took place in 2024, where Sir John Peace CVO CStJ and The Royal Engineers Works Groups were admitted as Honorary Freemen. Three former Councillors , Janet Patrick, Lynda Lally and David Grindell, were awarded as Honorary Aldermen.

The first Freemen and Aldermen were admitted in 1979.

View a list of Honorary Freeman and Aldermen of the Borough.(.cvs)(2KB)(Opens in a New Window)

Freedom of Entry

The Council can also grant Freedom of Entry to a military organisation, which allows military units to march through the borough in recognition of their outstanding achievements, commitment and dedication in the service of this country and as an expression of the high regard in which they are held by the Council and members of the community.

In 2009, Broxtowe Borough Council resolved unanimously that the Freedom of Entry to the Borough of Broxtowe be conferred upon 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group. Since then, regular Freedom of Entry Parades have taken place in each of the Borough’s four towns.

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