Former Ryedale District Council chairman receives honour for years of public service (From Gazette & Herald)
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Former Ryedale District Council chairman receives honour for years of public service
THE former chairman of Ryedale District Council has been made an honorary alderman.
The proposal was moved by Coun Caroline Goodrick and seconded by Coun John Clark in recognition of Mr Knaggs’ time spent as a councillor between 1991 and 2013.
Coun Janet Frank, chairman of the council, presented him with a scroll and a plaque.
She said: “I am very pleased that this is being conferred on Keith as he thoroughly deserves such an honour for all the effort he has devoted to his work during his time on the council to ensure that Ryedale has a strong future.”
Mr Knaggs became leader of the Conservative group of four members in 1995 which had grew to 20 following the 2011 elections.
He was leader of the council from May 2007 to December 2012, during which time decisions were taken on the construction of Malton Community Sports Hall, the new Brambling Fields junction, the council’s contribution to Pickering Flood Defences and the Jack Berry House where work recently started.
Mr Knaggs thanked all those who worked with him and supported him in his ward, councillors, council officers and his wife, Vivienne, for her support and encouragement. He said: “It is a great honour to have the role of honorary alderman conferred on me today and I wish everyone well for the future.”