Agenda

Special Meeting, Council - Thursday, 2nd December, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: The Guildhall, High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3AA

Contact: John Armstrong, Democratic Services and Elections Manager  Tel: (01483) 444102

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1.

Apologies for absence

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2.

Disclosures of interest

To receive and note any disclosable pecuniary interests from councillors. In accordance with the local Code of Conduct, a councillor is required to disclose at the meeting any disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI) that they may have in respect of any matter for consideration on this agenda.  Any councillor with a DPI must not participate in any discussion or vote regarding that matter and they must also withdraw from the meeting immediately before consideration of the matter.

 

If that DPI has not been registered, the councillor must notify the Monitoring Officer of the details of the DPI within 28 days of the date of the meeting.

 

Councillors are further invited to disclose any non-pecuniary interest which may be relevant to any matter on this agenda, in the interests of transparency, and to confirm that it will not affect their objectivity in relation to that matter.

 

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3.

Mayor's Communications

To receive any communications or announcements from the Mayor.

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4.

Appointment of Honorary Aldermen

At its meeting held on 28 July 2021, the Council agreed to convene this special meeting for the purpose of conferring the title of Honorary Alderman on Vas Kapsalis, Tony Phillips, Keith Taylor, Jenny Wicks, and David Wright in recognition of their eminent service to the Council as councillors.

 

The Council is now invited to consider and, if deemed appropriate, pass the following resolution under the provisions of Section 249(1) of the Local Government Act 1972:

 

"That the title of Honorary Alderman be conferred upon Vas Kapsalis, Tony Phillips, Keith Taylor, Jenny Wicks, and David Wright, all of whom have, in the opinion of this Council, rendered eminent services to the Council as past members thereof."

 

(NB. In order to take effect, Section 249(1) of the 1972 Act requires the above draft resolution to be passed by no less than two-thirds of the councillors voting thereon at a meeting of the council specially convened for the purpose.)

 

Details of the eminent service to the Council by each of the five nominees are set out in the table below:

 

Nominee

Period of time as a GBC councillor

Details of eminent service to the Council

Vas Kapsalis

12 years

(1999-2011)

Lead Councillor for Communications and Human Resources (8 years)

Tony Phillips

36 years

(1983-2019)

Mayor (2002-03)

Chairman of the Planning Committee (4 years)

Chairman of Corporate Improvement Scrutiny Committee (2 years)

Chairman of Community & Health Scrutiny Committee (2 years)

Chairman of Building & Works Committee (1 year)

 

Keith Taylor

32 years

(1983-2015)

Mayor (2004-05)

Chairman of the Planning Committee (6 years)

Lead Councillor for Community Safety (1 year)

 

Jenny Wicks

24 years

(1995-2019)

Lead Councillor for Environment and Planning Policy

(9 years)

Chairman of Policy Panel (Environment and Transport) (1 year)

Chairman of the Borough, Economy & Infrastructure EAB (3 years)

 

David Wright

16 years

(2003-2019

Deputy Leader of the Council and Lead Councillor for Finance and Resources (1 year)

Lead Councillor for Community Safety (3 years)

Chairman of the Licensing Committee (2 years)

 

 

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