Former Gosport mayor may be given freedom honour

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COUNCILLORS plan to make an honorary alderman a freeman of a borough.

A proposal at Gosport Borough Council will see Honorary Alderman Graham Hewitt be given the award.

Formerly at The News, he was a councillor for 16 years and was mayor for two years.

He is the current president of the Gosport and Fareham branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

All councillors will decide at a full council meeting.

It will be heard if councillors on the policy and organisation board agree on March 13.

Mayor of Gosport Cllr Richard Dickson gave his support to the plans.

He said: ‘He is an inspiration to all who know him and is still involved with the Borough of Gosport.

‘He is much respected and has dedicated a large part of his life to residents of Gosport.’