Venue: Civic Suite, Pathfinder House, St Mary's Street, Huntingdon PE29 3TN
Contact: Mrs Lisa Jablonska, Elections and Democratic Services Manager, Tel No. 01480 388004/e-mail Lisa.Jablonska@huntingdonshire.gov.uk
To receive from Members, declarations as to disclosable pecuniary or other interests in relation to any Agenda item. See Notes below.
No declarations were received.
Actions: 2 Minutes.
To consider a report by the Elections and Democratic Services Manager proposing to confer the title of Honorary Alderman / Alderwomen to four former councillors.
By way of a report by the Elections and Democratic Services Manager (a copy of which is appended in the Minute Book) the Council was reminded that they had agreed to introduce titles of Honorary Aldermen and Honorary Alderwomen for current and future Members of the Council who cumulatively had served a minimum of 12 years as an elected Councillor on the District Council.
The Chairman invited former Councillors K Baker, Mrs B Boddington, P L E Bucknell and Mrs D Reynolds to join the meeting, whereby each were invited to approach the dias. The Chairman presented them with a certificate in recognition of the title of Alderman/Alderwomen and insignia to be worn on occasions when required to attend civic functions on behalf of the Council.
Following tributes to Mr Baker, Mrs Boddington, Mr Bucknell and Mrs Reynolds for the contribution they had made to public life and the community of Huntingdonshire, the former Members thanked the Council for their awards. It was duly moved by the Chairman, Councillor R J West and seconded by the Vice-Chairman, Councillor J W Davies and
that, in sincere appreciation of distinguished public service, the title of Honorary Alderman and Honorary Alderwomen be conferred upon former Councillors K Baker, Mrs B Boddington, P L E Bucknell and Mrs D Reynolds in accordance with Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972.
The meeting ended at 6.20pm.