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Haringey's Deputy Lord Lieutenant bows out after 16 years

PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 March 2014

Major Rosemary Warne with Mayor of Haringey Shelia Peacock

Major Rosemary Warne with Mayor of Haringey Shelia Peacock

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Haringey's next Deputy Lord Lieutenant will be "jolly lucky" to serve such a "fascinating" borough, according to the woman who has fulfilled the role for the past 16 years.

Major Rosemary Warne was showered in praise during Haringey’s full council meeting on Monday as she officially retired from her post after 16 years of “rewarding” service.

Local cadets presented Major Warne with a large bouquet of flowers before everyone rose in a standing ovation. Councillors recalled working alongside her, which inspired Cllr Gideon Bull to break into song. Cllr Richard Wilson said it would be “difficult to imagine civic events without Rosemary”, Cllr Eddie Griffith remarked on her “delightful but mischievous sense of humour”. and deputy leader Bernice Vanier said: “Rosemary is consummate professional. When you’re with her everything runs smoothly.”

Major Warne represented the borough as the Queen’s representative, and attended 15 royal visits and served through 13 mayors.

She said: “My role within the community has been rewarding.”

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