Agenda and minutes
Special Meeting of Council, Council
Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018 12.00 pm
Venue: The Tenants' Hall,Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6QN. View directions
Contact: Julie North Senior Democratic Services Officer
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were noted.
Declarations of Interest
To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.
There were no declarations of interest.
Freedom of the Borough
At the Special Meeting of Council it will be proposed that Miss Menna Fitzpatrick, Britain’s most successful Winter Paralympic athlete is granted the Freedom of Cheshire East. Miss Fitzpatrick comes from Macclesfield and attended Prestbury Church of England Primary School, Fallibroome Academy and Macclesfield College.
The Mayor reported that she was delighted to ask the Deputy Leader of the Council to propose that Menna Fitzpatrick be granted the Freedom of Cheshire East Borough.
Menna Fitzpatrick had learnt to ski when she was just five years old. In 2012 she had made her senior international debut for Great Britain and in March 2016, she and her Guide, Jennifer Kehoe, had made history by becoming the first British skiers to win the overall World Cup Visually Impaired title when skiing in the United States. In the 2017 World Championships in Italy, Menna again with Jennifer, had claimed Bronze in the giant slalom.
At the recent PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games, Menna had become Britain’s most successful Winter Paralympian when, along with Jenifer Kehoe she had claimed slalom Gold, super combined Silver, giant slalom Silver and super-G Bronze.
The Councillor Rachel Bailey, proposed that Menna Fitzpatrick be granted the Freedom of Cheshire East Borough.
Councillor A Moran seconded the motion.
That Menna Fitzpatrick be granted the Freedom of Cheshire East Borough.
Menna then came forward to receive her medal and certificate from the Mayor. She then said a few words and thanked the Council for this honour.