Honorary Citizens of Pool

Pool Parish Council has recognised the contributions made to village life through the annual award of Honorary Citizen. We first made the award in 2006. Nominations for 2013 will be opened in June 2013.

2013 Pat Walker

Sunday 13th October will be long remembered by Pat Walker as the date of her investiture as Honorary Citizen of Pool in Wharfedale at the Annual Civic Service in St Wilfrid's Parish Church. Following the service Pat was joined by her many village friends at an informal celebration in the Methodist Church Hall. A popular and worthy choice for this award she is recognised for her quiet commitment to all aspects of our Village life. As soon as Pat stepped down from her role as Parish Councillor at the beginning of 2013 she became eligible for nomination as Honorary Citizen. All those who know Pat well have not been surprised by her speedy elevation to this new status in our Village.


2012 Lorrie Clemie

On Sunday 14th October Mrs Lorrie Clemie was made an Honorary Citizen of Pool at the Pool in Wharfedale Annual Civic Service, held in Pool Methodist Church. Lorrie is a well-known figure in the community having given decades of service to many groups in Pool in a voluntary capacity. She has been a leading light in Pool Tennis Club, running classes for young people and for many years organised the annual entertainment for the Elderly in the village hall. She has also been a force behind Pool's entry in the Best Kept Village competition. On top of this Lorrie served on Pool Parish Council for more than 20 years but it is only since she stepped down from being a councillor that she became eligible for the award. Cllr Mrs Hazel Lee, Chairman of the Parish Council, was delighted to present Lorrie with her well-deserved award.  

2011 Margaret Plasting

Margaret Plasting has worked as a volunteer in the community of Pool with Otley Action for Older People for many years. Margaret is always on duty at the Wednesday lunch club held in the Methodist Hall each week and special mention was made by regular attendees of her caring and kind personality.  Margaret was presented with the plaque by the Lord Mayor of Leeds,The Reverend Councillor Alan Taylor.

2010 Harry Wardman

Harry Wardman has worked hard to keep the river banks and Old Mill Site in order, building duckhouses and stocking the mill pond. He also cares for neighbours' gardens and is an unassuming member of the community.

2009 Pat Lazenby

Pat Lazenby has raised interest in the history of the parish, writing books and producing walking booklets. She was the instigator of the Conservation Area and the proud custodian of the Parish Archives.

2008 Roger Bareham

Roger Bareham, lay preacher and stalwart of the Methodist Church, is praised as a good friend and neighbour to many.

2007 Connie Cartwright

Connie Cartwright received many nominations for her role with the WI and the Village Hall supporting many in the village.

2006 Kendal Newby

Kendal Newby, our first honorary citizen and a former lengthsman gave many years of service to the Parish. Kendal sadly died in July 2010.