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Former County Councillor Honoured

Thursday, 23 May 2013

A former Hampshire County Councillor has been given the title of Honorary Alderman in recognition of her service to the people of Hampshire.

At a special meeting on 23 May the County Council approved the appointment of former County Councillor Phrynette Dickens who was first elected to the County Council in 2001 as the Member for Winchester Westgate. She retired in 2013.

The title of Honorary Alderman is made to recognise the eminent and lengthy service of former County Councillors who are no longer elected Members of the Council.

Councillor Dickens served as a Member of the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee and was the Opposition Spokesman from its inception in 2003. She also served on Regulatory Committee A and the Social Services Committee.

From 2001, she represented the County Council on the Winchester Road Safety Council for almost ten years during which she served as its Chairman on two occasions. She joined the National and Statutory Joint Committees in 2005 and 2009 for Bus Lane Adjudication Service and Parking and Traffic Regulation Outside London for which she served as a concurrent Member representing the County Council.

She was the Vice Chairman of the Central Hampshire Road Safety Council from 2011.

Her interest in the Environment began with membership of the Environment Committee in 2001 and was also reflected in her membership of the Environment Agency's Local Flood Defence Committee and the Southern Regional Flood Defence Committee for a combined period of six years from 2002.

She also represented the County Council as a Member of the East Hampshire, Winchester and Havant Hampshire Action Team from 2006 to 2009.

To commemorate her work within Hampshire, the outgoing Leader of Hampshire County Council, Councillor Ken Thornber presented a framed scroll to the new Honorary Alderman.

At the same meeting today, the Council also resolved to confer the title of Honorary Alderman on former County Councillor Felicity Hindson, who will be presented with her title at a future meeting.

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