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Southend Reform member made Alderman of the City

Mike Royston of Southend and District Reform Synagogue (SDRS) has been made an Honorary Alderman of the City of Southend in recognition for his services as a Councillor.

Mike, who is a Trustee of SDRS, has served on Southend-on-Sea City Council for the last 14 years.

He was bestowed with the award by the Mayor of Southend, Councillor Stephen Habermel, at a special event.

Mike – who was joined by his civil partner Gary for the ceremony (pictured) – said: “To receive this award is a true honour.”

The title of Alderman/woman dates back to Anglo-Saxon times and is given in Southend to those who have served the Council and the city’s residents over a number of years.

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