The Guildhall in Hull.
The Guildhall in Hull.

Former council leader to receive Honorary Freedom of the City of Hull

Former Leader of Hull City Council, Patrick Doyle is to be granted the Honorary Freedom of the City this week.

Honorary Alderman Doyle will be presented with the Honorary Freemen scroll by The Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Christine Randall, in the Council Chamber on Thursday (17 November).

The title of Honorary Freeman of the City is the highest honour the council can bestow.

Patrick led the council for over 20 years from 1979 to 2001. During his time he played a key part in establishing the twinning of Hull and Freetown in Sierra Leone and an active member of the Freetown Society.

Upon his retirement, he then became an architect in the establishment of homeless charity Emmaus, which he is now a patron of.

The scroll that will presented to Mr Doyle reads ‘In appreciation of the eminent and valuable service rendered by him to the city as Leader of Hull City Council, his charitable and humanitarian work, and in recognition of the high esteem in which he is held.’

Lord Mayor, Councillor Christine Randall, said:

“Patrick was a driving force in local government and achieved some incredible things in his time leading the council. His great work has continued after, making him an asset to the city and a perfect candidate for the honour of Freedom of the City.

The ceremony will be followed by a civic reception at the Guildhall, hosted by the Lord Mayor.

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