Citizenship Ceremony County Hall

Published: 27 October 2017

Members of our Youth Town Council were invited by the Chairman of Essex County Council, Cllr John Aldridge to observe a Citizenship Ceremony at County Hall in Chelmsford. They were welcomed to County Hall by Cllr Aldridge and the Lord-Lieutenant of Essex Jennifer Tolhurst. 

After a buffet lunch they watched the ceremony which involves prospective Citizens making an oath of allegiance to her Majesty the Queen and making a pledge of loyalty to the United Kingdom. Cllr Dansey who accompanied the Youth Councillors said "the Ceremony was very moving especially when we sang the National Anthem alongside the new Citizens". Councillors had a chance to chat to all the new Citizens after the event.