Honorary Freedom of the Parish for former Chardstock councillor

A former Chardstock councillor has been given an Honorary Freedom of the Parish.

Michael Dadds was given the honour in recognition of his service to the parish council and wider community in Chardstock.

He was presented with a certificate by Councillor Caroline Wilson, chair of Chardstock Parish Council.

Mr Dadds stepped down as a councillor in May this year, but continues to be a stalwart supporter of local organisations and good causes.

Clerk to the council, Paul Hayward, said: “Michael represented the council for 12 years and his wit and wisdom are greatly missed.

“We hope that this small token of our gratitude goes some way to recognising all of the time and effort he expended in the service of his fellow parishioners and, whilst the title is only an honorary one, it is only bestowed in exceptional circumstances to formally acknowledge service given above and beyond that normally expected of a public official.”

The council has expressed its thanks to thank Gina Youens for the certificate calligraphy and Yapp and White Gallery for the framing.

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