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 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 Award aims to promote:

  • good citizenship through a greater awareness of Wirral
  • self-reliance
  • service to others
  • personal achievement in physical activities
  • wise use of leisure time

The Wirral Civic Award Scheme is not concerned with the achievements of specific standards, but with making the most of each child’s individual abilities. Completion of each level of the scheme is rewarded by a badge and certificate, presented at an official ceremony hosted by the Mayor of Wirral.

To find out more about the Wirral Civic Awards Scheme, call 0151 666 3960 or email [email protected]