Honorary Freedom to groups of individuals
18 August 2021 at 3:22pm
Has anyone had any experience of giving the Freedom of the Borough to a group of people (such as a football club)? We have Freedom of Entry for Regiments and Honorary Freedom for individuals but are looking at possibly doing something slightly different for sports people. Any assistance/views would be appreciated. Thank you.
18 August 2021 at 4:46pm
We have awarded Freedom to the local football club, though it was back in 1988 and no one really knows why. This has recently come up with us as someone has enquired about awarding this to an organisation rather than an individual. I can only find guidance that relates to awarding to individuals so I feel that the award to the football club should be seen as an exception rather than the rule.
18 August 2021 at 5:14pm
Thanks Rachel, much appreciated. Alison
20 August 2021 at 4:23pm
Hi we awarded freedom to Leeds United players from 1967-1974 in December 2019. Happy to discuss that with you if that's easier? Thanks, Erica
24 August 2021 at 12:38pm
Hello Erica, would be great to discuss with you direct if possible - my number is 07866 127222 or I can ring you if you prefer if you let me have your contact details. Thank you very much. Alison