Sandy’s first freeman to be created

A TOWN’S first ever honorary freeman is to be created.

Former councillor, Peter Blaine, will be endowed with the title Honorary Freeman of the Town, Sandy Town Council decided at its meeting on Monday (October 31).

The town council has only had the power to create a freeman or woman for about a year and Peter will be the first one.

Councillor Nigel Aldis said: “Peter Blaine gave many years service to this town at all three tiers of local government; town council, Mid Beds and Central Beds Council.

“I think he served all with distinction. He gave a great deal of his time to all facets of council work.”

The title, which is purely honorary, will be officially bestowed upon Peter by the mayor, Susan Sutton, at the annual town meeting.

To read the full story see the Biggleswade Chronicle of Friday, November 4.