- Freemen & Aldermen
Freemen & Aldermen
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 1978.
Admitting individuals as Honorary Freeman or Alderman is traditionally done every four years in the last year of each Council's term.
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. In Broxtowe Borough, there are no specific privileges other than being invited to significant civic occasions as honoured guests.
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.'
Freedom of Entry
Admitting an individual as an Honorary Freeman should not be confused with granting Freedom of Entry to a military organisation, which allows military units to march through the borough with bayonets fixed and bands.
This award was intended to show the confidence, respect and trust of the community.
Broxtowe's Freemen and Aldermen
See a list of Honorary Freemen and Aldermen of the Borough.