Richard Grunwell to be awarded Council honour

41 Club member and past Chairman Richard Grunwell is about to become first Honorary Freeman of the borough in five years.

Scarborough Council’s cabinet has agreed to recommend that Richard be given the borough’s highest honour in recognition of his years of service and good works.

The honour is only awarded in “very exceptional cases”, and subject to the subsequent confirmatory approval of the full council, Richard will be added to the roll of honour.

The recommendation stated:

“Mr Grunwell, who was an original member of the Scarborough Urban Renaissance Board, has represented the borough council on the North Bank Partnership and other influential bodies, and was pivotal in attracting Coventry University and the University Technical College to the borough.

“He is a member of Scarborough Business Ambassadors and in September 2019 was appointed Vice-Chair of the 20/18 Scarborough Town Centre Strategy Team, tasked with leading the town to become the best performing coastal town centre in England by 2025.”

Following council approval, the honours will be bestowed at the Annual Meeting of the authority on 21 May 2020.

41 Club’s warmest congratulations go to Richard on the recommendation for this fully-deserved honour.

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