Two former councillors, Philip Page and Jonathan Yardley, have received the title of Honorary Alderman at an Extraordinary Meeting of the City of Wolverhampton Council.
Honorary Aldermen can attend Full Council meetings in a non-participating capacity and are invited to various functions such as Civic Sunday, Remembrance Sunday and other appropriate civic events. The names of Honorary Aldermen are also inscribed on a roll of honour at the Civic Centre.
Both Mr Page (pic.) and Mr Yardley have a total of 20 years’ service each to the city of Wolverhampton. Mr Page served the residents of Bilston North Ward but also held many important positions within the council.
He was the Mayor of Wolverhampton in 2018-2019, served as Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Learning, chaired the Statutory Licensing Committee, Regulatory Committee, Health Scrutiny Panel and Human Resources Panel and was Vice Chair of Human Resources Appeal Panel. Mr Yardley served the residents of Tettenhall Regis Ward and, during his time with the council, was Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety and chaired the Planning Committee.
He was also Vice Chair of the Planning Committee, Superannuation Committee, Enterprise and Business Scrutiny Panel, the Stronger City Economy Scrutiny Panel and the Audit and Risk Committee. Both men also took an active part on the other regulatory committees, scrutiny panels and reviews and advisory bodies they served on.
They were both presented with a badge of office.