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Honorary Freeman title for Win Williams

Posted on Wednesday 25th January 2017 at 12:19 pm by SH (Editor)

Conferring of the title of Honorary Freeman of Patchway on Win Williams. L-r: Cllr Erica Williams (chair of South Gloucestershire Council), Win Williams and Cllr Eve Orpen (chair of Patchway Town Council).

In recognition of the long and outstanding service given to the community, Patchway Town Council has used its powers under the Local Government act to confer the title of Honorary Freeman on Win Williams.

Mrs Williams is only the fourth person and first woman to receive this honour from the town council and the occasion was marked by the attendance of Cllr Erica Williams, chair of South Gloucestershire Council at a presentation ceremony held at the town council offices in Rodway Road on Thursday 12th January.

Mrs Williams was presented with a certificate, scroll and commemorative gift by Cllr Eve Orpen, chair of Patchway Town Council.

In her introductory speech, Cllr Orpen observed that Win had served the community in many ways over the past 30 years and that Patchway would be a poorer place without Win’s enthusiasm and dedication

Win is well-known within the community of Patchway for her tireless and selfless service and as someone who can be counted on to support events or organisations. Her contribution to the community of Patchway has included the following roles:

  • Chairman of Patchway Festival for over 20 years, which has brought together all sections of the community
  • Chairman, volunteer driver and major fundraiser of Patchway Minibus Committee
  • Member of the Editorial Committee of Patchway People
  • Governor of St Chad’s CofE Primary School
  • Active member of St. Chad’s Church, serving on various committees
  • Committee  member of Patchway Twinning Association and frequent host of visitors from France and Germany

More: Win has also held positions at two community centres in Patchway »

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Trio of ex-Councillors made Honorary Freemen of Patchway

Posted on Friday 22nd February 2013 at 5:19 pm by SH (Editor)

Patchway Town Council Honorary Freeman conferment ceremony.

In recognition of the long and outstanding service given to the community by three ex-Councillors, Patchway Town Council has used its powers under the Local Government Act to confer the title of Honorary Freeman on Dr Kenneth Graupner, Mr Lewis Gray and Mr Charles Horton.

This is the first time this honour has been conferred by the Town Council and the occasion was marked by the attendance of Cllr Janet Biggin, Chair of South Gloucestershire Council, at a presentation ceremony held at the Town Council offices in Rodway Road last night (Thursday 21st February).

The three new Honorary Freemen were each presented with a certificate, scroll and commemorative gift by Cllr Chris Mills, Chair of Patchway Town Council.

In his introductory speech, Cllr Mills observed that the trio had together given more than ninety years service to Patchway Town Council or its forerunner, Patchway Parish Council.

All of the men honoured also represented Patchway at District Council level for several years (variously on Thornbury District Council, Northavon District Council and/or South Gloucestershire Council).

Photo: (l-r) Charles Horton. Lewis Gray and Kenneth Graupner.

Read more about the three men’s record of service »

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