Civic Honours

The title of ‘Honorary Alderman’ is awarded to former South Norfolk councillors, in recognition of the service they have given to the council and their community. The appointment of Honorary Aldermen takes place once in every four year term of the Council, at a Special Meeting of the Full Council.

Honorary Aldermen are entitled to certain rights and privileges:

  1. Enjoy the courtesy title of ‘Honorary Alderman’ and to be addressed as such
  2. Receive invitations to all Civic events to which Members of the Council are invited
  3. Wear the Badge of Office of Honorary Alderman on Civic occasions
  4. Have the council flag flown at South Norfolk House at half mast, upon death
  5. Enjoy such other privileges as the Council may confer upon them from time to time.


July 2019

Mrs Vivienne Bell
Mr David Goldson
Mr Colin Gould
Prof Murray Gray
Mrs Sue Thomson
Mr Garry Wheatley

July 2015

Mr Bill Dinneen
Mr Tim East
Mr Ronnie Hoare
Mr Glyn Walden
Mr Keith Weeks
Mr Martin Wynne

July 2011

Mr John Halliday
Viscountess Sheelin Knollys
Dr John Peterson
Mr Peter Smith
Mr Sid Taylor
Mr Ken Warman

June 2010

Mr Basil Cook
Mr Arthur Cook
Mrs Jocelyn Rawlence
Mr Neville Chapman
Mrs Vera Alexander
Mr Richard Carden

Certificate of appreciation

In July 2015, former County Councillor Adrian Gunson was awarded a ‘certificate of appreciation’ for his outstanding contribution and services to the people of Norfolk.  Although never having served on the South Norfolk Council, the Council wished to formally recognise the service he had given to the residents of South Norfolk, through his Norfolk County Council role.