Deryck Nash joins ranks of Council’s aldermen
Release date: 26 May 2015
Caption– Deryck (in centre with certificate) is congratulated by Lib Dem group councillors at Trinity Road(photograph courtesy of Wilts and Glos Standard).
Deryck Nash, who stood down as Cotswold District Council’s Member for Chesterton ward in 2015, was appointed an honorary alderman on 17 May in recognition of his services over a period of 20 years.
Deryck’s name was included in a group of twelve former Councillors who were created honorary aldermen when the Council met on 15 December 2015 but he was not available to attend the ceremony at that time.
At the 17 May Council meeting, both the leader, Cllr Lynden Stowe, and leader of the Liberal Democrat group, Cllr Joe Harris, paid tributes to Deryck. They highlighted his achievements, including his tenure as Liberal Democrat leader, and his service on several committees, particularly his contribution to Audit & Scrutiny and Planning.
Following the meeting, Cllr Stowe said:
“Deryck was a superb Councillor and represented his ward with admirable dedication and enthusiasm. He was very well liked by Members of all political persuasions and a popular choice when the list of aldermen was drawn up.”
For the record, the following former Councillors were also created aldermen in December 2015:
Clive Bennett – former Chairman of the Council and the Licensing Committee;
John Birch – former Chairman of the Planning Committee and Cabinet Member for Development Services and a leading participant in the creation of the Cirencester Leisure Centre;
David Broad – former Chairman of the Licensing Committee and a long serving Member of the Planning Committee;
John Burgess – previously Cabinet member for ICT issues and a lead Member in setting up shared services;
Sandra Carter – former Chairman of Overview and Scrutiny Committee and carbon management board;
Barry Gibbs – held several portfolios in Cabinet (including housing, communities, customer services) and lead councillor on outsourcing of leisure services;
Sir Edward Horsfall – former Chairman of the Council and Cabinet Member for health, housing and community issues;
Sheila Jeffery – former Chairman of the Council and Cabinet Member for several issues, including tourism;
Carolyn Nicolle – former Chairman of the Council. Served as a Member for 24 years;
David Penman – former Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee Also served on the Planning and Licensing Committees;
Carole Topple – twice served as Deputy Leader. Also Chairman of the Planning Committee and held Cabinet portfolios for planning and health & wellbeing.