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Apologies for absence
To record apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Paul Barrow,
Amos Duveen, Debby Hallett, Helen Pighills, Mike Pighills and Val Shaw.
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Honorary Alderwoman Joyce Hutchinson addressed Council. She spoke in support of, and congratulated, all three nominees on being put forward as Honorary Aldermen.
To consider the report of the head of legal and democratic.
Council considered the report of the head of legal & democratic which invited it to consider appointing three former councillors, Dr Jim Halliday,
Mr Jerry Patterson and Mr Reg Waite, as Honorary Aldermen.
Councillors Neill Fawcett, Richard Webber and Nathan Boyd spoke in support of the nomination for Dr Jim Halliday.
Dr Jim Halliday addressed Council in response to his nomination.
Councillors Bob Johnston, Judy Roberts and Elaine Ware spoke in support of the nomination for Mr Jerry Patterson.
Mr Jerry Patterson addressed Council in response to his nomination.
Councillors Simon Howell, Richard Webber and Margaret Crick spoke in support of the nomination for Mr Reg Waite.
Mr Reg Waite addressed Council in response to his nomination.
Council showed its support for the appointments with a round of applause.
Councillor Crick, Chair of Council, advised that Council was being asked to undertake the formal process at this meeting and that a celebratory event would be held in the near future at which each Honorary Alderman would receive a Certificate of Appointment.
RESOLVED: To confer the title of Honorary Alderman, under section 249(1) of the Local Government Act 1972, in recognition of their significant contribution to the Council in particular and public service in general, to Dr Jim Halliday,
Mr Jerry Patterson and Mr Reg Waite.