Agenda and minutes
Special Council - Aldermen appointments, Council
Monday, 18th June, 2012 6.30 pm
Venue: Banqueting Room - Guildhall, Bath. View directions
Contact: Jo Morrison 01225 394358
EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURE
The Chairman will draw attention to the emergency evacuation procedure as set out under Note 6
The Chair drew attention to the emergency evacuation procedure as set out on the agenda.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
At this point in the meeting, declarations of interest are received from Members in any of the agenda items under consideration at the meeting. Members are asked to complete the green interest forms circulated to Groups in their pre-meetings (which will be announced at the Council Meeting) to indicate:
(a) The agenda item number in which they have an interest to declare.
(b) The nature of their interest.
(c) Whether their interest is personal and prejudicial or personal.
Any Member who needs to clarify any matters relating to the declaration of interests is recommended to seek advice from the Council’s Monitoring Officer before the meeting to expedite dealing with the item during the meeting.
There were no declarations of interest made.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL OR FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE
These are matters of information for Members of the Council. No decisions will be required arising from the announcements.
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and explained how the meeting would proceed.
TO ANNOUNCE ANY URGENT BUSINESS AGREED BY THE CHAIRMAN
If there is any urgent business arising since the formal agenda was published, the Chairman will announce this and give reasons why he has agreed to consider it at this meeting. In making his decision, the Chairman will, where practicable, have consulted with the Leaders of the Political Groups. Any documentation on urgent business will be circulated at the meeting, if not made available previously.
There were no items of urgent business.
HONORARY ALDERMEN AND ALDERWOMEN APPOINTMENTS
To consider recommendations from the Leader of the Council, following consultation with Group Leaders, that the status of Honorary Aldermen and Alderwomen should be conferred on those former Bath and North East Somerset Councillors as to be identified in the proposal to be moved at the meeting
The Chairman invited Councillor Crossley, as Leader of the Council to move the motion, which was seconded by Councillor Haeberling and supported by Councillors Bull and Deacon.
It was then unanimously
RESOLVED that the former B&NES Councillors set out below should have conferred on them the title of Honorary Alderman or Alderwoman in recognition of their eminent and distinguished service both to this Council and its predecessor Councils
W A (Tony) Cox
Trevor Deacon OBE
Sir Elgar Jenkins OBE
Marian McNeir MBE
Walter (Terry) Reakes
Michael John Whittock
Following this resolution, some words were said by current Councillors on behalf of each former Councillor, before they were invited in turn to receive from the Chairman a scroll marking their appointment and address the Council.
Councillor Crossley further announced that this was the first occasion on which this Council had conferred this recognition and the names set out below will join that of former Councillor Betty Perry who was made an Alderwoman by the former Avon County and thus our first and only Alderwoman. He explained that there are a number of other former Councillors where discussions continue or they are unable to attend and he anticipated there would be a few more names coming forward in the future. He asked for the names of some former Councillors who would have qualified for the title but had passed away to be recognised in the minutes; those mentioned were Brian Barrett, Wahid Chowdhury, Gordon Derrick, John Derrick, Alison McNair.