Past chairmen of Horsham District Council will receive a badge acknowledging their work during their year in office next week.
Current chairman Philip Circus has invited the 20 surviving former holders of the position since the council was formed in 1974 to a ceremony next Friday February 21 where he will present them with a ‘Past Chairman’s Badge’.
Other local authorities present the leaving chairman with a badge to acknowledge their work and commitment to residents of the district during their year in office.
Although there have been ad hoc arrangements in the past Mr Circus believed it was time to regularise the position in a way that was consistent with other similar authorities.
All future chairmen will also receive this badge at the end of their chairman’s year at the Annual General Meeting held each May.