Mayor, Councillors and Committees

Freedom of the Borough

The Freedom of the Borough of Middlesbrough is awarded to people, who have in the opinion of the council, rendered eminent services to the council. It's an award bestowed on very few people and is the highest honour the council can give.

People granted Freedom of the Borough by Middlesbrough Council:

  • L Taylor - 30 March 1967 (deceased 23 May 1983)
     
  • Right Rev. Monsignor Canon M O'Sullivan - 26 March 1968 (deceased 6 May 1978)
     
  • Mrs M A Daniel - 16 October 1974 (deceased 23 December 1983)
     
  • Mrs Ethel A Gaunt - 16 October 1974 (deceased 10 June 1990)
     
  • The Rt. Hon. Lord Bottomley OBE of Middlesbrough (deceased 21 December 1976)
     
  • Mr E A Dickinson MBE - 8 May 1981 (deceased 2001)
     
  • Mrs Rose M Haston - 9 May 1986 (deceased 22 January 1991)
     
  • Mr Arthur Pearson CBE - 9 May 1986 (deceased 23 February 1997)
     
  • Robert I Smith - 9 May 1986 (deceased 23 February 1993)
     
  • Councillor W Ferrier MBE - 16 June 1992 (deceased 2015)
     
  • Councillor Miss G Popple - 16 June 1992 (deceased 10 May 2003)
     
  • Mr Len Poole BEM - 16 June 1992 (deceased 15 May 2011)
     
  • Mr John Robert Foster OBE - 8 March 1996
     
  • Alma Collin MBE - 15 March 2000 (deceased 2014)
     
  • Councillor Hazel Pearson OBE - 3rd December 2003 (deceased 2016)
     
  • Mr Stephen Gibson - 18th March 2004
     
  • Mr Jack Hatfield - 30th June 2009 (deceased 2014)

Regiments and Ships granted the Right of Freedom of Entry to the Borough by Middlesbrough Council:

  • The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales' own Yorkshire Regiment) - 13 May 1944 (transferred to the Yorkshire Regiment on 25 October 2006)
     
  • 34th (Northern) Signal Regiment (Volunteers) - 29 April 1972
     
  • HMS Marlborough - 15 March 2000

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