A FORMER Buckingham district councillor has been recognised for his contribution to life in Aylesbury Vale.
At a special meeting of Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) on Wednesday night, Hedley Cadd, who is also a town councillor, was one of three people honoured as Aldermen of the district.
The title of Honorary Alderman is awarded to former district councillors in recognition of their ‘eminent services’ to the council and the local community.
Councillor Cadd was first elected as Conservative ward member for Buckingham South in 1976 and served on the council for 35 years. During that time he chaired numerous committees covering a wide variety of issues including licensing, transport and recreation. He served as chairman of AVDC from 2003 to 2005.
Honorary Aldermen are invited to all civic ceremonial events and functions in Aylesbury Vale. In order to be approved as an Alderman, more than two thirds of councillors attending the special meeting must vote in favour of those who have been put forward.
AVDC chairman Councillor Derrick Isham said: “Becoming an Alderman is a tremendous honour and a true reflection of what these people have done for the residents of Aylesbury Vale.”