Former Councillor awarded Honorary Alderman status

In recognition of her 24 years’ service to Buckinghamshire County Council, Margaret Aston has been appointed an Honorary Alderman of the County.

The honour was bestowed upon Mrs Aston in November last year at the same time as Val Letheren and Avril Davies but due to ill health Mrs Aston was unable to attend the presentation.

Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher presented Cllr Aston with her certificate at the full council meeting today.

Mrs Aston first became a councillor in 1993 and only stepped down from her position asMember for Bernwood in May last year. She held the role of Chairman from 2005 to 2006.

Margaret Aston said, “I was honoured to serve the people of Buckinghamshire as a County Councillor for 24 years and of course, I am delighted to have been made an Honorary Alderman of the County Council.”

In the role of Honorary Alderman former councillors serve for two council terms as County Council ambassadors, supporting the Chairman and Vice-Chairman in civic duties.