A former Mayor of Charnwood has been made an honorary Alderman.
Paul Day, a former borough councillor and Mayor was presented with the title which is the highest award that can be made to a former councillor in recognition of exceptional service to the community
He was presented with his scroll, robes and an Alderman medallion at a recent council meeting.
Cllr Brenda Seaton, the Mayor of Charnwood said: “I am pleased we have bestowed the title of honorary Alderman on Paul.
“He has lived in Anstey for his entire life and to say he is a local would be an understatement.
“Paul served the council for many years and was chair of health and housing and the plans committee during this time. He spent his final year as the Mayor of Charnwood before retiring in 2015.
“This appointment is thoroughly deserved and I’m sure Paul will continue to serve the borough and make a difference to residents in his new role.”
Mr Day began representing Anstey on the Council in 1976 just after Charnwood Borough Council was formed. During this time, he was the chair of health and housing before stepping down in 1988.
Paul was re-elected to represent Anstey in 2007 and served another 8 years on the Council.
Mr Day said: “I’ve lived in Anstey all of my life and been involved with both the parish and borough councils for many years. It was an honour to find out I’d been considered.
“I’m grateful for the support that I’ve received from councillors for the nomination.”
Honorary Aldermen wear a dark blue robe and support the Mayor on formal ceremonial occasions.
They are entitled to take a seat at meetings of the council, although they have no voting rights.
Mr Day joins the borough’s other honorary Aldermen including Robert Shields, Anthony William Stott, John Bush and Joe Tormey.