Honorary Aldermen of Horsham District

Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972 provides that a principal Council may, by a resolution passed by not less than two-thirds of the members voting thereon at a meeting specially convened for the purpose with notice of the object, confer the title of honorary aldermen on persons who have in the opinion of the Council rendered eminent services to the Council as past members of the Council but who are not then Councillors of the Council.

In February 2017, Horsham District Council agreed a Protocol for the Appointment of Honorary Aldermen and in December 2017 conferred the honour for the first time on four former members of the Council.

The Roll of Honorary Aldermen of Horsham District is set out below:


Deridan Hilliard

Dr David Holmes

Sheila Matthews MBE

Roger J. Paterson