Agenda and minutes

Special Meeting, Council
Monday, 14th November, 2011 4.15 pm

Venue: Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Contact: Julie North  Senior Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

63.

Prayers

The Mayor’s Chaplain to say Prayers.

Minutes:

The Mayor’s Chaplain, Reverend Rob McLaren,  said Prayers.

64.

Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members to declare any personal and/or prejudicial interests in any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

None.

 

The Mayor reported that several Cheshire East Councillors had been conferred with the title of Alderman, by the predecessor Councils and that the Borough Solicitor had confirmed that it was not necessary for these Members to declare a personal interest.

65.

Admission of Honorary Aldermen

The Council, at its meeting on 13 October 2011, resolved that the title of Honorary Alderman be conferred on the following former Members of the Council: -

 

Mr Ainsley Arnold

Mr David Cannon

Mr Brian Dykes

Dr John Goddard

Mr Andrew Knowles

Mr Tony Ranfield

Mr Ray Westwood

 

At this special meeting of the Council, the title of Honorary Aldermen will be bestowed on the above former distinguished Cheshire East Councillors, in recognition of their eminent service to Cheshire East Council and its predecessor Councils.

 

 

Minutes:

The Council, at its meeting on 13 October 2011, had resolved that the title of Honorary Alderman be conferred on the following former Members of the Council: -

 

Mr Ainsley Arnold

Mr David Cannon

Mr Brian Dykes

Dr John Goddard

Mr Andrew Knowles

Mr Tony Ranfield

Mr Ray Westwood

 

The Mayor formally invited Council to consider the admission of Honorary Aldermen.

 

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Wesley Fitzgerald formally proposed that, in accordance with Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972, the above  persons, who had in the opinion of the Council rendered eminent and distinguished service as past Members of the Council be admitted to the Roll of Honorary Aldermen of Cheshire East Borough Council and be thereby entitled to the rights and privileges of an Honorary Alderman and this was seconded by Cllr Dorothy Flude.

 

RESOLVED

 

That, in accordance with Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972 :

 

Mr Ainsley Arnold

Mr David Cannon

Mr Brian Dykes

Dr John Goddard

Mr Andrew Knowles

Mr Tony Ranfield    

Mr Ray Westwood

 

being persons who had in the opinion of the Council rendered eminent and distinguished service as past Members of the Council be admitted to the Roll of Honorary Aldermen of Cheshire East Borough Council and be thereby entitled to the rights and privileges of an Honorary Alderman.

 

(The motion was carried unanimously, thereby complying with section 249(5) of the Local Government Act 1972 (amended by Section 180 of the Local Government Planning and Land Act 1980), which requires that the resolution is passed by not less than two-thirds of the Members voting).

 

The Mayor then announced the appointment of Aldermen Arnold, Cannon, Dykes, Goddard, Knowles, Ranfield and Westwood as Honorary Aldermen of Cheshire East Borough Council.

 

Tributes were then paid by the relevant group Leader for each of the Honorary Aldermen.

 

Each Alderman was then presented with a framed scroll and medal and they each addressed the Council, in turn.