Venue: Council Chamber, 13 Church Street, Clitheroe, BB7 2DD
Contact: Rebecca Tait
Apologies for absence
Apologies for the meeting were received from Councillor A Wilkins-Odudu.
To confer the title of Honorary Alderman on the following persons who, in the opinion of the Council, have rendered service to the Council as a past Member of the Council:
A note of the legal provisions relating to Honorary Aldermen is attached for the information of Councillors.
The Mayor informed Members that the Special Council meeting had been called to confer the title of Honorary Alderman on two past Members of the Council – Richard Sherras and Robert Thompson. He noted it was his privilege to confer these titles.
Councillor Simon Hore, Deputy Leader of the Council, moved a resolution to confer upon Richard Sherras the title of Honorary Alderman and referred to his 24 years’ service on the Council. He noted his highlights as a Chairman for Planning and Development Committee, Deputy Leader, Armed Forces Champion, and his work for the Rural Services Network. He also referred to his experience as a parachutist in the 16th Independent Parachute Brigade, and the charities for which he had raised money during his Mayoral year of 2013. Councillor Lee Jameson, the Leader of the Labour Group, seconded the resolution.
The Council confer the title of Honorary Alderman upon Richard Sherras and a framed illuminated scroll be presented to him.
Councillor Stuart Hirst moved a resolution that the title of Honorary Alderman be conferred upon Robert Thompson and referred to his 24 years’ service on the Council. He personally thanked Robert for his support in planning the Jubilee Trail in 2022. Councillor Hirst noted his highlights as Chair of Community Committee for 16 years, which included the introduction of the three stream waste collection for the Borough, and the opening of the Castle Museum. He also referred to his calm and effective leadership, and his valued and effective record, wishing him well following his relocation. Councillor Stewart Fletcher, the Leader of the Opposition, seconded the nomination.
The Council confer the title of Honorary Alderman upon Robert Thompson and a framed illuminated scroll be presented to him.