Honour for dedicated Axminster councillor

PUBLISHED: 14:59 17 August 2015 | UPDATED: 09:33 30 September 2015

John Jeffrey

John Jeffrey


Hard-working John Jeffery is made an Honorary Alderman by East Devon District Council

One of Axminster’s longest serving councillors has been made an Honorary Alderman by the district authority in recognition of his many years of outstanding service.

John Jeffery, who stood down from EDDC ahead of the May elections, was awarded the accolade at an extraordinary meeting of the council.

The resolution requires two-thirds of the members to vote in favour and cllr Jeffery’s selection was unanimous.

Axminster Mayor Douglas Hull said it was a well deserved honour recognising his many years of ‘working his fingers to the bone’ for the local community.

Cllr Jeffery was presented with a medallion and scroll.

During his 16 years of service on EDDC his positions of responsibility included being the council representative on:

Salisbury Lineside Consortium of Authorities (2002-2006).

Business Advisory Council (1999-2003).

East Devon Police Liaison Group (2000-2008).

Exeter Area Rail Project Working Party (2002-2010).

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