Former Blackpool mayor Kath Rowson has been made an honorary alderman of the borough at a town hall ceremony.
Mrs Rowson represented Ingthorpe ward for 20 years on Blackpool Council before deciding not to stand for re-election at this year’s local elections.
She served as mayor in 2016/17 and has also served as deputy mayor.
She said: “I was born and raised in Blackpool and although I’m not one for titles, I am proud of the ones I have had from the council.
“The 20 years as a councillor meant residents voted for me and when I was mayor it was because colleagues wanted me to be mayor.
“As alderman is also from colleagues on the council, and these are all titles only pertinent to my home town, so they do mean something.”
Councillors voted unanimously at a meeting of the full council for the honour, which recognises exceptional service, to be conferred on Mrs Rowson.