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Note: Special meeting to confer the title of Honorary Alderman
Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors C Allen, R Allen, Bools, Boothby, Cope, Harris, Lambert, Lynch and O’Shea.
Declarations of interest
To receive verbally from Members any disclosures which they are required to make in accordance with the Council's code of conduct or in pursuance of Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. This is in addition to the need for such disclosure to be also given when the relevant matter is reached on the Agenda.
No interests were declared.
To consider conferring the title of Honorary Alderman on Mr David Bill in recognition of his service to the Council.
In accordance with section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972, members considered a recommendation to confer the title of Honorary Alderman on former councillor David Bill MBE in recognition of eminent services to the borough council.
Members spoke highly of Mr Bill, citing service as a councillor for over 50 years, his work within the community and his support for colleagues from all political groups.
It was moved by Councillor Bray, seconded by Councillor Cook and unanimously
RESOLVED – the title of Honorary Alderman be conferred upon David Bill MBE.
Mr Bill was presented with a pendant and a scroll bearing the council’s common seal.