• Editor

Former leader made Honorary Alderman

The former leader of Test Valley Borough Council has been made an Honorary Alderman after a decision at full council last week.


Ian Carr MBE was the borough council’s leader for almost 20 years and was twice the mayor, with the end of his most recent term coinciding with his retirement from local government earlier this year.


Mr Carr said: “I am really honoured to have been appointed as an Honorary Alderman and I will be forever grateful. I thoroughly enjoyed my time serving as leader and twice as the mayor of the borough and I am happy to help whenever my assistance may be needed!”


Current leader of the council, Cllr Phil North, said: “Ian has always worked for the benefit of the borough and its residents during his time in local government. I’m certain this will be no different.”



Mayor, Cllr Martin Hatley and Honorary Alderman, Mr Ian Carr MBE.

Recent Posts

See All

Campaign to plant 100,000 trees

A major campaign has launched to plant over 100,000 trees across the South Downs. Following a tremendous public response to the initial 2019/2020 appeal, “Trees for the Downs” has gone from strength

Grants for businesses

Winchester City Council has launched a new grant scheme to help businesses. The Transformation, Adaptations and Diversification Fund (TAD) offers grants of up to £5,000 for adaptations, and up to £20,

MP explores city’s ‘hidden gem’

Steve Brine spent time in the Spring sunshine exploring the ancient St Giles Hill Graveyard at the end of last month. Winchester’s Member of Parliament was invited by members of the Friends of St Gile