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Aldermen and Alderwomen

The title of Alderman or Alderwoman is an honorary title which can be awarded to distinguished former councillors in recognition of the service they provided to the council and the district.  

In order for the council to confer the Alderman or Alderwoman title, at least two-thirds of the current serving councillors must vote to pass a resolution at a specially arranged meeting. 

At present, the Vale has two Alderwomen – former district councillors Briony Newport, who was given the title in 2007, and Joyce Hutchinson, who received the honour in 2011.  

If someone is honoured with the title they can attend and take part in civic ceremonies, but do not have the right to represent the council at official council meetings or receive any allowances. 

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Vale of White Horse District Council
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