Civic recognition and awards

Freedom of the Borough

The Freedom of the Borough of Wirral is the highest honour that the Council can bestow on one of its citizens and it has been conferred on the following individuals:

Lieutenant Commander Ian Fraser, VC (1993)

Mr Joseph Lynch, GC, BEM (Gal) (1996)

Mr Ray Holmes (2005)

The Right Reverend David Urquhart (2006)

Lord Chan of Oxton (2006)

Mr Steve Maddox, OBE (2010)


Freedom of Entry

The Freedom of Entry can be awarded to military organisations with local connections and has been granted to:

The 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment (1996)

Her Majesty’s Royal Marines (1998)

The 1st Battalion of the Mercian Regiment (2009)

The 107 Field Squadron Roal Engineers (2012)


The Civic Award for Young People

The Civic Award for Young People is open to all children between the ages of 8 and 12, although, exceptions can be made. The youngest recipient is just 4 years old and teenagers can also be considered.


The Wirral Award

Each year the Council seeks nominations for the Wirral Award, which confers civic recognition upon individuals or organisations resident or located in Wirral, for an outstanding achievement (within the previous 12 months) or distinguished service to the Borough (over a period of 20 years or more, unless there are exceptional circumstances).

Previous recipients of the Award have included individuals who freely give up their time to work with disadvantaged groups, and those who offer their services to different sections of the community that require support.

If you are aware of an individual or organisation who you feel fulfils these requirements, contact the Committee Services section on 0151 691 8527.

Nominations are usually requested over the months of July to September, and completed forms should be returned by no later than 22 November, to: 

The Mayor's Parlour
Town Hall
Wirral, CH44 8ED