Friday, 28 March 2014

Sir David Attenborough Awarded Freedom of the Borough

At a special Council last night Sir David Attenborough was awarded the Freedom of the Borough of Richmond Upon Thames in recognition of his achievements as a broadcaster, writer and naturalist, as a resident of the Borough, and in particular, his efforts and contributions in seven decades as an innovative and inspirational advocate for natural history and a campaigner for the protection and conservation of the environment.

Cllr Gareth Elliott said: "I was honoured to be part of the ceremony to bestow the Freedom of our Borough on Sir David Attenborough. He has worked tirelessly over his seven decade bringing natural history to the masses. It was even more exceptional to hear that over and above all his travels around the world he still feels Richmond is the best place on earth. There really is no place like home."