Bassetlaw District Council is to award the Freedom of the District to Bassetlaw’s two branches of the Royal British Legion at an Extraordinary meeting of Council on Tuesday 5th March, 2019 at Retford Town Hall. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm.
The Freedom of the District is the highest award that the Council can bestow and commemorative scrolls will be presented to the Royal British Legion Worksop Branch and Retford and District Branch, honouring them for their continuous service and support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families.
Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting.
Cllr Simon Greaves, Leader of Bassetlaw District Council said:
“The Freedom of the District is the highest honour the Council can bestow and I cannot think of more deserving recipients than our two branches of the Royal British Legion. The Freedom of the District pays tribute to the volunteers of the legion, past and present who have supported the Armed Forces community since 1921.”
Ray Fielding, Secretary of the Worksop Branch of the Royal British Legion said:
“The branch is delighted to receive this honour and it recognizes the work of our members over the years in their support for our service personnel and also in engaging with the local community. As custodians of Remembrance, this honour also commemorates the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in war and conflict.”
Ann Hickman BEM, Secretary of the Retford and District Branch of the Royal British Legion said:
“The Freedom of the District is the highest honour the Council can bestow and it is tremendous that it is to be awarded to the branch. The work of the legion is vitally important, in supporting our veterans and their families, but also in reaching out to younger generations ensuring that remembrance lives on. For the past decade we have visited schools across Retford and we are grateful for the support they and the wider Retford community have given us.”
Last Updated on Friday, March 15, 2019