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Ten former councillors become Honorary Aldermen

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Ten former Hampshire county councillors have been awarded the title Honorary Alderman in recognition of their service to the people of Hampshire.

At a special meeting on 18 July 2013 the County Council approved the appointment of former county councillors Ian Beagley, John Bryant, Brian Dash, Dr. Ray Ellis, Felicity Hindson, Roger Kimber, Tim Knight, Peter Mason, Pamela Mutton and Marilyn Tucker.

The title of Honorary Alderman is made to recognise former county councillors, who have, in the opinion of the Council, given eminent and lengthy service. To commemorate their work within Hampshire, the Leader of the Council, Councillor Roy Perry, presented a framed scroll to each of the new Honorary Aldermen.

The Chairman of the Council, Councillor Ken Thornber, commented: "It's a privilege to be able to pay tribute to these ten former councillors for their length of service to the County Council and the communities they represented, helping us achieve services among the best in the land. They have all served Hampshire well and truly deserve these honours."

Ian Beagley

Ian Beagley was elected County Councillor for Waterloo and Stakes North in 2001, serving until his retirement in 2013. He served as a member of Regulatory Committee A from 2001, becoming its Vice-Chairman in 2009. He served as a member of several Policy Review Committees, including Policy and Resources, Education and Health for a number of years. He served as a member of the County Highway Management Advisory Panel for Havant from 2002 until 2007 and the Environment and Transport Select Committee from 2009, as well as serving on the Recreation and Heritage Committee. From 2005, he represented the County Council as a member of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority becoming Vice-Chairman in 2009. He also held positions on its Performance Review Committee and was Chairman of its Finance and General Purposes Committee. He was also appointed to the Authority's Corporate Management Team from 2010. He represented the County Council on a number of external organisations including the Sir George Staunton Country Park Joint Management Committee from 2001 for many years, and on the West of Waterlooville Forum. He also represented the County Council on the Project Integra Policy Review and Scrutiny Committee, the Havant Museum Committee, Havant Council of Community Service and as the representative for Age Concern Hampshire.

John Bryant

John Bryant was elected as the County Councillor for Fareham North West in 1997 and as the County Councillor for Fareham Town, a two-Member division in 2001, serving until his retirement in 2013. He served on Regulatory Committees A and B throughout his time on the County Council. He was elected Chairman of the County Council in 2004, after which he chaired the Standards Committee and the River Hamble Harbour Board. He was member of the Hampshire Policy Authority for five years until 2012. He served on the Policy and Resources Policy Review and Select Committees from 2001-2006; was involved in the Best Value Review Panel and then as Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee from 2009 to 2013 and served on the Pension Fund Panel until 2013. He served on the Recreation and Heritage Committee and then as Chairman of this Committee and was involved in the Basingstoke Canal, Countryside, Rights of Way, Hampshire Playing Fields Association and the Nuffield Theatre Trust. He was also involved with Student Awards, Education Resources, Schools Monitoring and School Transport Appeals. He represented the County Council on a number of external organisations including William Price Charitable Trust; Ashcroft Arts Centre Management Advisory Committee; Fareham's Council for Community Service, Fareham Museum Committee and Fareham Road Safety Council.

Brian Dash

Councillor Brian Dash DipEE, C.Eng, MIMechE, MIET, DMS was elected County Councillor for Dibden and Hythe on 4 May 1989, until his retirement in 2013. He served on the Education Committee including the Sub-Committees for Operations, Policy and Schools Monitoring; was a member of the Education Budget Control and Schools Transport Appeals Panels and Vice Chairman of the Education Committee. From 1997 until 2013 he was Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group and from 1997 until 2011 Opposition Spokesman for Education (and later for Children⦣8364;s Services and its sub committees). He was the Chairman of the Buildings and Grounds Panel from1993-97, continuing with the Buildings, Land and Procurement Panel until 2013. From 1993 onwards, Councillor Dash was a member of the Policy & Resources Committee and between 1997-2007 he was a member of the Best Value and Performance, and Economic Strategy and European Affairs Sub Committees. He also served on the Planning and Transport Committee and served on the Pension Fund Panel from 1997 to 2013. He also served on the Audit, Employment in Hampshire County Council, Governance and Standards Committees and the New Forest Area Hampshire Action Team. He represented the County Council on a number of external organisations including the County Governors Forum; New Forest Road Safety Council; Hampshire Guidance and Careers Service; Solent Water Quality Conference and the Local Flood Defence Committee.

Dr. Ray Ellis

Dr. Ray Ellis was elected as a County Councillor for Fareham South East and from 2001 Fareham Town, serving until his retirement in 2013. He served for a number of years on several Committees, including Education, Policy and Resources and Recreation and Heritage and was Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the River Hamble Harbour Management Committee. He was a Cabinet Member with portfolio responsibilities for Economic Development, Rural Policy, Performance Efficiency and Human Resources. He served as Chairman of the Fareham and Gosport Hampshire Action Team. From 2003 he served on and was Chairman of both the Health Scrutiny and Overview and the South Central Health Overview and Scrutiny Committees. He represented the County Council on a number of external organisations including: The Court of the University of Southampton for a continuous period from 2001; the Hampshire School Organisation Committee; the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council; the Hampshire Countryside Access Forum and South East Employers. He was Chairman of the Rural Hampshire Foundation and formed the Greater Wessex Economic Leaders Partnership to drive economic improvement and developed links with China and an Accord with Romania. Nationally, he participated in the Local Government Association's Rural Commission and its Rural Policy Group, the Coastal Issues Committee and SPARSE.

Felicity Hindson

Felicity Hindson, MBE, MA (Oxon) was elected to the County Council in 1993 and retired in 2013. From 1993 to 2001 she served as a member of the Education Committee, becoming Vice-Chairman in 1997. Concurrently she served on the Social Services Committee, being Chairman from 2000; the Policy and Resources Committee between 1997 and 1999; and on numerous Sub-committees, including the Special Education Provision Review Panel, Schools Monitoring, Best Value and Performance and the Families and Children Joint Sub-Committees. From 2001 she served in Cabinet as the Executive Member for Social Care, then Children's Services and, from 2007 for Adult Social Care. From 2005, she also served on the Employment in Hampshire County Council Committee until her retirement. She represented the County Council on a number of external organisations including the County Councils Network, the Local Government General Assembly, and the South Downs Statutory Joint Committee. For many years she was the County's representative on the Christes' Hospital School Foundation, the Mary Touchet Trust, Southampton University Court, the Francia Trust, and the Hampshire Foundation for Young Musicians. Other organisations she has been associated with are the Eggars Grammar School Foundation, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum Advisory Committee, Hampshire Gardens Trust, Winchester and Central Hampshire Community Health Council, Winchester and District Housing Association, Hampshire Foster Care Federation and King Alfred's College Governing Body.

Roger Kimber

Roger Kimber was elected as the County Councillor for Aldershot North in 1999 and as the County Councillor for Aldershot West from 2005 until his retirement in 2013. He served on the Schools Monitoring Panel, becoming Vice-Chairman and later Chairman. From 2008 he was the Vice-Chairman of the Education Advisory Panel. He also served on the Planning and Transportation Committees and was Vice-Chairman of the Standards Committee. He was a member of the Children's Services, Education, Environment, and Recreation and Heritage Policy Review Committees and then on the Children and Young People, Culture, Community and Rural Affairs, and Safe and Healthy People Select Committees. He represented the County Council as a member of the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority from 2005, serving on the Human Resources and Standards Committees. For over twenty five years he served as a school governor for The Wavell School in Farnborough. He represented the County Council on a number of external organisations including the Stratfield Saye Educational Foundation from 2001; Basingstoke Canal Statutory Joint Committee; Aldershot Military Museum Committee; and the West End Arts Centre Management Committee. He also took part in the A325 Blackwater Valley Network Steering Group and served on both the Basingstoke and Rushmoor Road Safety Councils and later the combined Northern Hampshire Road Safety Council.

Tim Knight

Tim Knight, FCA, ACIS, ACIB, was elected County Councillor for Fareham (Crofton) in 2001, serving until his retirement in 2013. He served as a member of the Environment Policy Review Committee and as an Executive Member for both Community Development and Regeneration, and for Environment (South Hampshire). In 2002, he was appointed to the River Hamble Management; a Board Member of Project Integra and Vice Chairman of the Governance Committee. He was Chairman of the Solent Transport Strategy Panel; Central Hampshire Transport Strategy Panel; Gosport Peninsula Access Panel; and individual County Highways Management Advisory Panels for East Hampshire, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and Winchester. He was Vice Chairman of the County Council in 2007, becoming Chairman in 2009. He was a member of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority and the Hampshire Pension Fund Panel from 2010 to 2013. He represented the County Council on a number of external organisations including the Fort Nelson Liaison Group; the Daedalus Strategy Group; a Board member of Project Integra; the Chichester Harbour Conservancy (Chairman 2011) and Solent Forum.

Peter Kent Mason

Peter Kent Mason was elected as County Councillor for Bishop's Waltham in 2001, serving until his retirement in 2013. He served on the Recreation and Heritage Policy Review Committee from 2001 to 2007; the Culture and Communities Select Committee from 2007-2009 and until his retirement in 2013, on the Culture, Communities and Rural Affairs Select Committee. From 2007 to 2010 he served on the Hampshire Action Team for East Hampshire, Winchester and Havant. He served for more than 11 years as a Member of Hampshire's Police Authority during which time he was Chairman of its Crime Prevention Panel and Community Engagement Committee. In 2012, on the formation of the Hampshire Police and Crime Panel, he became a Co-opted Local Authority Member, participating in the first Confirmation Hearing of the new Chief Constable. From 2001 he was the County Council's Representative on the Twyford Waterworks Trust until 2013. A life-long interest in transport and Steam prompted the early appointment of Councillor Mason to the Central Hampshire Rural Transportation Strategy Panel (Winchester).

Pamela Mutton

Pamela Mutton was elected as the County Councillor for Andover North in 2009. She served on the Children and Young Peoples' Select Committee; the Children and Families Advisory Panel; the Safe and Healthy People Select Committee and the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee. She also served on the Conduct Advisory Panel. From 2009 to 2011 she was the Vice-Chairman of the Test Valley Hampshire Action Team. Between 2010 and 2012 she was the Vice-Chairman, then Chairman of the Hampshire Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE). She was Vice-Chairman of the County Council from 2012 to 2013. She represented the County Council on a number of external organisations including the Andover Museum Statutory Joint Committee and the John Hanson School Awards Foundation. She was a member of the Winchester Fostering Panel and a governor at St John the Baptist School in Andover.

Marilyn Tucker

Marilyn Tucker was elected as the County Councillor for Tadley and Baughurst in 2005, serving until her retirement in 2013. She served on the Recreation and Heritage Policy Review Committee and the County Highway Management and Transport Advisory Panel for Basingstoke and Deane. Later she served on the Environment and Transportation Select Committee and Regulatory Committee B. She was also a member of the Basingstoke and Deane Hampshire Action Team. From 2009 to 2013 she served as the Assistant Executive Member for Children and Families and chaired the Children and Families Advisory Panel. She was a member of the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority from 2009, serving particularly on the Human Resources Committee as Vice-Chairman. She represented the County Council on a number of external organisations including The Making; Tadley and District Citizens' Advice Bureau; Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board; The Hurst Centre Management Committee, Local Children's Partnership; and the Home Tree Children's Centre.

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