The Council may confer the title of Honorary Alderman of the Borough on persons who have, in the opinion of the Council, rendered eminent services to the Council as a past member.

Whilst the award of Honorary Alderman of the Borough does not convey with it any legal rights or responsibilities, Honorary Aldermen support the office of Mayor and are invited to attend civic ceremonial events.

Roll of Honorary Alderman of the Borough
Name Dates of Service Date Admitted 
Ralph Semple MBE J.P 1946-1994 6 July 1994
Ellen Brierley BA J.P 1949-1994 6 July 1994
Jack Armitage J.P 1954-1995 3 July 1996
George Edmond Lord J.P 1959-1995 3 July 1996
Sidney G.W Jacobs J.P 1956-2006 7 February 2007
David Roger Jones 1980-2011 20 July 2011
Christine Wheeler 1988-2011 20 July 2011
Richard David Knowles 1973-2012 12 September 2012