COUNCILLORS will be asked to approve granting the Queen’s Guide to the Sands, Cedric Robinson MBE, the Freedom of the City at a meeting of Lancaster City Council on April 16.

The octogenarian, who lives at Flookburgh, was appointed to the role in 1963 and over the years has led more than 500,000 people across the sands.

Lancaster Mayor Coun June Ashworth, recommended Mr Robinson should receive the award.