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    Freemen of North Ayrshire

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    In terms of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, a local authority may, by resolution passed by not less than two-thirds of the Members voting thereon at a meeting of the authority, the notice of which specifies the proposed admission as an item of business, admit to be honorary freemen of their area, persons of distinction and any persons who have rendered eminent service to their area.  

    The Council keeps a roll containing the names of persons admitted to be freemen of North Ayrshire. Four individuals have been added to the Roll of Freemen of North Ayrshire since the Council was formed.

    Name of Freeman

    Date of Entry to Roll

    Citation 

    James Jennings

    4 October 1997

    "In recognition of 40 years in public service as a member of Kilbirnie District Council, Ayr County Council, Strathclyde Regional Council and North Ayrshire Council in which he held the offices of Chairman of the Ayrshire Joint Police Committee, Chairman of the Police and Fire Committee, Vice-Convener and Convener of Strathclyde Regional Council and now Chair of the Social Work Committee of North Ayrshire Council, that as from today, Fourth October 1997, Councillor James Jennings, member for Garnock East be admitted as a Freeman of North Ayrshire."

    James Clements

    24 November 2000

    "In recognition of 25 years in Public Service as a member of Kilwinning Town Council, Cunninghame District Council and North Ayrshire Council in which he held the offices of Housing Convener Kilwinning Town Council; Chairman of Planning, Vice Chairman of Finance and Chair of Leisure Services, Cunninghame District Council; Member of the Board of Irvine Development Corporation and Leader of the first Administration of North Ayrshire Council – it is proposed that today the 24th November 2000 that James Clements be admitted as Freeman of North Ayrshire Council."

    Jack Carson

    12 September 2006

    "In recognition of 34 years in public service as a member of Irvine Town Council, Cunninghame District Council and North Ayrshire Council, during which time the offices he held included:

    Justice of the Peace since 1974; Chairman of the Magnum Joint Committee; Vice-Convener of Cunninghame District Council for 2 terms; Convener of Cunninghame District Council; Chairman of the Licensing Board for Cunninghame District and North Ayrshire; Member of the Board of Irvine Development Corporation;

    and extensive involvement in a huge range of Irvine organisations including lifelong, enthusiastic support of the annual Marymass celebrations, that today, 12 September 2006, Jack Carson be admitted as Freeman of North Ayrshire."

    David Munn

    28 November 2011

    "In recognition of twenty seven years dedicated public service as a Member of Cunninghame District Council and North Ayrshire Council, during which he held various offices, including Chair of the Health Committee, Chair of the Corporate Services Committee, Chair of the Licensing Sub Committee, Chair of the Planning Committee, and Chair of the Three Towns Area Committee, and in recognition of his extensive involvement in a wide range of community organisations in Saltcoats area, that today, Twenty Eight November 2011, David Munn be admitted as Freeman of North Ayrshire."