Honour Boards for Local Government Authorities

We make and supply honour boards to all parts of local government in England including;
county councils, district councils, unitary authorities, metropolitan districts, London borough councils, parish and town councils.
The 22 county, county borough, city or city and county councils of Wales.
The 32 unitary authorities of Scotland and the 11 local government districts of Northern Ireland.

You are not restricted to any of the types of boards shown on this page.
You can look at any board shown on this website, on any page and tell us that you would like something like that!
It would, of course, be adapted to suit your unique requirements.

There are no limitations to shape, size or colour of the honours board that you can have.
You can have any size, any shape, font style, framing or colour that you would like.

Everything that we produce is bespoke, which means that you can ask us to produce anything that you can think of.

We can also produce reproduction boards to match or harmonise with your existing honour boards.

In order to offer you any costs, suggestions and/or scale drawings we need a certain amount of information from you.
To find out what this is and how to get the ball rolling please click here for information required from you.

Honour Boards for Local Government Authorities

We supply to local government authorities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

There are no limitations to shape, size or colour of the honours board that you can have.
You can have any size, any shape, font style, framing or colour that you would like.

We can also produce reproduction boards to match or harmonise with your existing honour boards.

Prescot Town Council
Town Mayors

This image shows a Perspex, acrylic, honours board listing the names of Prescot Town Council Mayors.
Silica acrylic is much like Perspex but simulates the look of glass more effectively than plain old clear acrylic.
It's main advantage over glass is that it is much lighter and can be fixed to partition walls safely.
This board is fixed to the wall with polished brass stand-off fixings with a polished chrome finish, a gold finish is also available.

A large acrylic board; 1800mm wide X 1000mm high.
The town council crests are dye sublimation prints cut to shape.




The Mayors and Town Clerks
of Thorpe Saint Andrew

Oak honours board displaying the names of Thorpe Saint Andrew's Mayors and Town Clerks.
We call this shape of honours board a hill. It measures 1200mm high X 900mm wide X 19mm thick.
The man-made board is veneered with oak and stained with two tones of wood dye to create a border in a contrasting colour to the main central part of the honours board displaying the names of mayors and town clerks.
In conjunction with the gold coloured borderline a decorative framing is created.
Florentine textured gold is used for the lettering.






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Yate Town Council
Head Clerks Honours Board

Photo of Yate Town Council's Head Clerks honours board.
Yate town council chose a contemporary style of honours board to list the names their town clerks since 1894.
This board measures 700mm wide X 800mm high and is made from 10mm thick silica acrylic which is like Perspex but imitates the look of glass very successfully, particularly with the transparent green edges, most people have to touch the surface to be convinced that it isn't glass.

The acrylic panel is held to the wall with 6 polished chrome stand off fixings which as the name suggest holds the panel away from the wall, in this case by about 20mm.
Yate town council could have chosen toughened glass rather than silica acrylic as it has the advantage of being more resistant to surface scratches.
One drawback is its much greater weight requiring stronger fixings, ideally screwed into a solid wall rather than a partition wall.
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Honour Boards for Local Councils & Authorities

The unitary authority and town council honour boards shown here are just a few examples that may help you to assess your requirements.

Remember that you are not restricted to any of the types of boards shown on this page.

There are no limitations to shape, size or colour of the honours board that you can have.
You can have any size, any shape, font style, framing or colour that you would like.

Everything that we produce is bespoke, which means that you can ask us to produce anything that you can think of.


Over to you. . . . . All of the images shown here are just examples that may help you to assess your requirements.

In order to offer you any costs, suggestions and/or scale drawings we need a certain amount of information from you.
To find out what this is and how to get the ball rolling please click on this link to find out what information we need from you.

Our phone number is: 0845 260 2350

The Mayors of Milton Keynes Council

A veneered oak honours board listing the names of the mayors of Milton Keynes.
Made to measure for the Unitary Local Government Authority of Milton Keynes.
A compact board, 450mm wide X 610mm high. The capital letters of the Mayor's name are only 7.5mm high
The client asked for the board to be quite small to fit the space that they had available. If they had wanted a board twice the height and width, which would be four times bigger in area, the cost would have been only ten to twenty percent more.

What to do next if you want an honours board

How the structure of local government developed in England

Local government structure in England is rather complex, the system that we have today has changed and evolved over the last 130 years or so but essentially the system that we would recognise today in the twenty first century began with the The Local Government Act of 1888 which created more than sixty county councils as well as the London County Council. If that sounds like a lot of administrative bodies, just wait to find out what the next eighty years would bring.
By the the time that the 1974 act was introduced there was now getting on for 300 regional authorities of some sort.
Other countries in the UK; Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland have systems that appear simpler and more rational to me but I could be wrong.

Before this we had our lives organised on a local basis by courts known as Quarter Sessions, which sounds a little ominous to me but maybe those were the good old days. I imagine that many people regretted the passing of the old system and perhaps lost their jobs or had their status reduced.
Central government was on a roll and six years later urban district councils, rural district councils and parish councils were introduced. Local government continued to develop in complexity until the 1970's when a confused nation introduced a simpler system of administration.
Other major changes have been made in the 1990's and in the 21st century and we still debate the issue and wonder if it could all be better organised.


Wherever you live or work in the UK you could be governed by any one, or more than one, type of local authority.
  • These are the types of local government administrative systems in England:
    • County Councils
    • District Councils
    • Unitary Authorities
    • Metropolitan Districts
    • London Borough Councils
    • Parish and Town Councils
Whichever combination of the above authorities that you are governed by locally will all be headed and run by chairmen, mayors, councillors and clerks ably assisted by valiant and sometimes weary local government employees. None of these people are to blame for the confusion,
the finger of suspicion for that points firmly and relentlessly at central government.
However, many of their names feature on honour boards some of which are as old as the local government system itself. We are pleased to say that when the boards have run out of space in which to place the name of the new town mayor, councillor or chief executive. We are often asked to produce a new honours board that will sit alongside the old for the next one hundred years and quietly tell it's story.

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