Honour for parish councillor in recognition of 25 years’ service

Chapel-en-le-Frith parish councillor Hilary Batterbee has been made an Honorary Townsman in recognition of 25 years’ service to the authority.

Saturday, 8th February 2014, 9:00 am
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Cllr Batterbee was chair of the parish council from 1998 to 2000 and has also served as chairman of Chapel United Charities for many years.

She has previously represented the parish on Derbyshire County Council and the Peak District National Park Authority.

A magistrate, she is currently chairman of the High Peak Magistrates’ Bench.

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Cllr Batterbee said she was delighted to receive the honour and added: “I don’t know where the last 25 years have gone.”

Members of the parish council voted to bestow the honour on Cllr Batterbee at their January meeting after hearing how, in the last 100 years, only five other members of the parish council have reached 25 years of service.

Cllr Batterbee was congratulated by her fellow councillors.

The formal presentation will be made by the High Sheriff Derek Mapp at a dinner in March.