TWO long-serving Malvern Hills councillors have been honoured for serving the community.

Roger Hall-Jones and Val Myatt were both given the title of Honorary Alderman at the District Council meeting on Tuesday, September 24.

Councillors agreed unanimously to bestow the titles, which are given to people who have, in the opinion of the Council, “rendered eminent services to the Council as past members of that Council but who are not then members of the Council.”

Mr Hall-Jones was elected to the West Ward of Malvern Urban District Council in 1973 and then subsequently to the same ward of Malvern Hills District Council in 1974, serving on Malvern Hills District Council until May 2019.

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Mrs Myatt first joined the council in 2000 until she retired in 2019.

During her time as a councillor she was chairman of the council during 2005 and 2006, as well as serving on numerous committees.

She said: “Thank you all for turning out - I do miss you all.

“When you look at my CV you would see what I have done but the most important thing has been being out there meeting people and helping them to solve their problems.”

Mr Hall-Jones said: “I would like to compliment the chairman of the council (Cllr Dean Clarke). I do not know how much I will agree with this council but I am delighted to see you have made a great choice.”

An Honorary Alderman may attend and take part in civic events but does not have the right to attend Council or Committee meetings except as a member of the public or claim allowances.