Agenda and draft minutes
Venue: Cheltenham Town Hall - Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QA. View directions
Contact: Bev Thomas, Democratic Services Team Leader
Note: Local authorities are now required to hold their meetings in person. The council has chosen to hold this meeting at Cheltenham Town Hall with Councillors participating at the venue using Cisco webex. This will ensure the meeting can be livestreamed as due to current coronavirus regulations space at the venue is limited. We would therefore encourage you to watch this meeting online via https://www.youtube.com/user/cheltenhamborough
Apologies received from Councillors Baker, Barnes, Bassett-Smith, Hegenbarth and Seacome
Present in Cheltenham Town Hall : Cllrs Atherstone, Barrell, Boyes, Britter, Clark, Collins, Dobie, Fisher, Flynn, Harman, Harvey, Hay, Holliday, Horwood, Jeffries, Lewis, Maughfling, McCloskey, McKinlay, Oliver, Payne, Pineger, Sankey, Savage Wheeler, Wilkinson, Willingham, Williams
Present via Webex (non voting) Cllrs Babbage, Brownsteen, Clucas, Fifield, Mason, Nelson, Stafford
Declarations of interest
Councillors Babbage, Fifield, Fisher, Harman, Nelson, Wheeler, Williams, Willingham declared an interest as County Councillors.
To consider a report recommending the appointment of former councillors as Honorary Aldermen in recognition of their service to the Council
The Chief Executive introduced the report and explained that Council may confer the title of Honorary Alderman on persons who it considered had rendered eminent services to the Authority in their past roles as councillors.
Historically, Council had conferred the title of Honorary Alderman upon its past members in recognition of both long service and significant contribution to the Authority’s affairs.
The longstanding local criteria which had been applied when conferring the title of Honorary Alderman was that the person had at least 16 years service or had been a past Mayor and Chairman of the Council
The Chief Executive reported that a number of former Councillors fell within the criteria and had been nominated by the Group Leaders.
He explained that once agreed by Council, their appointments would be recognised as part of the Inauguration of the Mayor ceremony at the Town Hall that evening.
RESOLVED THAT former Councillors
be conferred the title of Honorary Alderman