Agenda and minutes

Special Council meeting, Council
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: The Ridgeway, The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BY

Contact: Steven Corrigan, Democratic Services Manager 01491 823049 Email: steven.corrigan@southandvale.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

58.

Apologies for absence

To receive apologies for absence.

59.

Honorary Freedom of the district

At the Council meeting held in December 2015 Council resolved to request officers to convene a special Council meeting no later than the date of the annual Council meeting in May 2016 in order to grant the freedom of the Vale of White Horse district to 3 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, 4 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps and The Rifles in recognition of their contribution to the service of the country and the residents of the Vale.

 

The power to award the Honorary Freedom of the district is contained in Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972. A district council, may, by a resolution passed by not less than two thirds of the voting members present at a special meeting of the Council, award the Honorary Freedom of the district on organisations that, in the opinion of the Council, have rendered eminent service to the district.

 

A.   Councillor Mike Badcock will move and Councillor Emily Smith will second the following motion at the Council meeting:

That in accordance with the provisions of section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972 the Council awards 3 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps the Honorary Freedom of the Vale of White Horse in recognition of their service to the United Kingdom and contribution to the Vale community.

B.   Councillor Reg Waite will move and Councillor Ben Mabbett will second the following motion at the Council meeting:

That in accordance with the provisions of section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972 the Council awards 4 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps the Honorary Freedom of the Vale of White Horse in recognition of their service to the United Kingdom and contribution to the Vale community.

C.   Councillor Bob Johnston will move and Councillor Alice Badcock will second the following motion at the Council meeting:

That in accordance with the provisions of section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972 the Council awards The Rifles the Honorary Freedom of the Vale of White Horse in recognition of their service to the United Kingdom and contribution to the Vale community.