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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: St George's Centre, Pembroke Road, Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 4UH

Contact: Julie Keith, Head of Democratic Services 

Link: Audio recording of the meeting

Items
No. Item

732.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Cooper, Hicks, Mackness, Stamp, Tranter and Williams.  

733.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Significant Interests pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct. Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 2.

 

Minutes:

Disclosable pecuniary interests

 

There were none.

 

Other significant interests (OSIs)

 

There were none.

 

Other interests

 

There were none.

734.

Conferment of Honorary Freedom to HMS Medway pdf icon PDF 127 KB

This report has been prepared at the request of the Leader and invites the Council to consider a proposal to confer the honorary freedom of the borough on the Commanding Officer and Ship’s Company of HMS Medway.

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

This report provided details of a proposal to confer the honorary freedom of the borough on the Commanding Officer and Ship’s Company of HMS Medway, in accordance with section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

The report stated that the honorary freedom of the borough was the highest civic distinction that could be conferred upon individuals or collective bodies in recognition of outstanding service or particular civic association, ensuring the honourable perpetuation of their memory within the community.

 

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Jarrett, supported by the Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Services, Councillor Doe, proposed the recommendation set out in the report.

 

Decision:

 

The Council agreed that, in pursuance of the power vested in it by virtue of section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), to confer the honorary freedom of the borough on the Commanding Officer and the Ship’s Company of HMS Medway from time to time, in perpetuity, in the interests of cementing and fostering the close and longstanding bonds of friendship and mutual respect existing between the Company, Medway Council and the people of Medway.

 

(Note: This resolution was passed by more than two thirds of the Members present and voting thereon).