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Woodbridge Elects New Honorary Freeman

11 January 2019

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Woodbridge welcomes Mrs Jean Wallace as a new Honorary Freeman


Woodbridge Elects New Honorary Freeman

 At a recent Council meeting, Woodbridge Town Council were delighted to elect a new Honorary Freeman, Mrs Jean Wallace.

Woodbridge has a roll of 12 Honorary Freeman.  The vacancy occurred after the sad passing of a previous Freeman.  The vacancy was advertised and a total of nine nominations were made.  All Freeman must live within three miles of Woodbridge and have given to the life of the Town.

Mrs Wallace was nominated because of the contribution she has made to the community of Woodbridge through her work with St Thomas of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church, Churches Together in Woodbridge and Melton, Woodbridge Town Museum and New Horizons Lunch Club.

Mrs Wallace said ‘I feel really honoured to have been elected as an Honorary Freeman of Woodbridge especially when you realise how much the other nominees do for the Town’. 

Town Mayor, Councillor David Mortimer, said ‘vacancies to become Honorary Freemen are few and far between and are eagerly contested.  It is testament to the work that Mrs Wallace does that she has been elected to this very small and elite band.  I look forward to formally welcome her as an Honorary Freeman in the Spring.’