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Honorary Alderman of the Borough
This Special Meeting of the Council had been convened for the purpose of presenting the honour of Alderman of the Borough to the following former Councillor:
Mr Robert James Sloan
who had given many years of eminent service to the Borough and the community.
The Honorary Alderman of the Borough nomination was proposed by Councillor S Davies, seconded by Councillor A J Eade and supported by Councillor W L Tomlinson.
Upon being put to the vote, it was:
RESOLVED – that Mr Robert James Sloan be admitted as an Honorary Alderman of the Borough of Telford & Wrekin.
Honorary Freeman of the Borough
This Special Meeting of the Council had been convened for the purpose of presenting the Honorary Freedom of the Borough to:
Mr Liam Davies.
Councillor S Davies, Leader of the Council, proposed Mr Davies as an Honorary Freeman of the Borough in recognition of his sporting achievements. Mr Davies was a professional boxer and the current British and European Super Champion. Mr Davies had won his most recent title at the Telford International Centre, echoing the achievements of another Freeman of the Borough, Mr Richie Woodall. Mr Davies had trained at Donnington Boxing Club and had previously worked for Veolia. Mr Davies was an inspiration to every young person in the Borough.
Councillor R A Overton formally seconded the nomination. Mr Davies was an inspiration and showed the power of hard work and dedication. Mr Davies was a true role model and he made the whole of the Borough proud.
In supporting the nomination, Councillor A J Eade stated that Mr Davies had achieved much in his career and would achieve even more. He noted that Mr Davies had raised thousands of pounds for charities in Telford, including raising money for Christmas presents for local children. Mr Davies was a role model for children.
Councillor W L Tomlinson, in supporting the nomination, said that Mr Davies had bought honour to the Borough.
RESOLVED – that Mr Liam Davies be admitted as an Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Telford & Wrekin.
Mr Liam Davies thanked the Council for this honour and stated that he was proud to represent his home town.