Chiswick Councillor Becomes 'Freeman of Hounslow'

Cllr Paul Lynch was honoured for his service to local community


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Chiswick councillor Paul Lynch has been made a Freeman of the borough of Hounslow.

The Riverside ward councillor, who is a former Mayor of Hounslow, receives the honour in recognition of his twenty-five years service to the community as a councillor.

The MP for Brentford and Isleworth Ruth Cadbury, who is a former long-serving member of Hounslow Council, is also honoured, along with councillors Raj Bath, John Chatt, and John Whatley.

Freemen of the borough are invited to significant civic and cultural events through the year.

Cllr Lynch, who lives in Grove Park, is a regular face at the Christmas lights 'switch on' every year, and is also involved with the British Legion, leading the procession to the Chiswick War Memorial from Bourne Place every Remembrance Sunday. He is a trustee on the Chiswick House and Gardens Trust, on the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, the London Irish Councillors Network and the Thames Landscape Strategy. Amongst his concerns as a councillor, he lists education, heritage and the environment and believes that his most responsible post in his career as a councillor was as Lead Member for Children's Services.

Cllr Lynch (on left) with the other recipients, including MP Ruth Cadbury

He was first elected to Riverside Ward in 1990 and says that political distinctions are much less important to him now than a commitment to getting the best for the community.

His proudest moment, was as Mayor, making the two Ghurkha VCs Freemen of the Borough and giving Freedom of the Borough to 2nd battalion royal Regiment of Fusilliers.


November 2, 2015

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