Ken Thorley Acknowledged For Services To Beverley

Ken Thorley Acknowledged For Services To Beverley

says he feels very proud after he was made a Honorary Freeman of by .

Nominated by Cllr , Mr. Thorley has been given the award in recognition for his services in the town and for his services to the people of .

Commenting on his award Mr. Thorley said;

“I feel very proud to have got this award. I was certainly not expecting anything, I just got a letter asking me to attend the Guildhall in .”

Mr. Thorley has been a great supporter of for many years.

Born in he started work with the Corporation as an apprentice painter and continued to work for Borough Council and Humberside Council.

As a man he has always been involved in his community and has been part of the since it was first established in 1996. He served as a Councillor on and is a former .

In recognition of his achievements Mr. Thorley was presented with a special plaque and certificate both of which will soon take pride of place at his home in Beverley.

His son Nicholas said;

“We are all really proud of dad. It is amazing what he has achieved since he retired and the effort he continues to put in at the .”

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“As a family we never thought he would be and now he is an Honorary Freeman, it’s amazing.”

Mr. Thorley was present with his award at a special event hosted at The where he was joined by Mike Guest who was award the same accolade for his services to Beverley.

Honorary Freeman is a power that is very rarely used and is normally only awarded to local people who have in the opinion of the Council, rendered eminent services to the Town.

Being an Honorary Freedom of the Town does not convey with it any legal rights or responsibilities, other than a ceremonial role at civic functions.

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