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Agenda and draft minutes

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Welcome, Introduction and Apologies for absence


The Chair led introductions.


No apologies for absence were received.


Declarations of Interest


None received.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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RESOLVED The minutes of the previous meeting were agreed as a correct record.


Honorary Alderman Nomination pdf icon PDF 458 KB

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Louise De Cordova introduced the report and highlighted the following points:

·       The V&E Sub-Committee is asked to consider a nomination from the Conservative Group for former Councillor Peter Abraham to be made an Honorary Alderman.

·       This recommendation will then go to Full Council for approval.

·       There are certain criteria for the nomination as set out by Full Council in 2017. It was confirmed that these had been met in this case.


Discussion Notes:

·       It was noted that an alderman was once appointed who did not qualify under the criteria, but PA clearly meets or exceeds them.

·       The committee congratulated PA on his outstanding 55-year record of public service, including holding the position of Lord Mayor 3 times.

·       There are several south Bristol Councillors on the committee who noted that PA was originally elected in 1966 for Stockwood Ward and commended his work in that area.

·       PA has served in every conceivable position and on every committee at the council.

·       PA said that he would serve as a Councillor until England won the world cup again and the committee regrets he was not able to see this come to fruition.

·       The committee is looking forward to hearing more about PA’s story at the full council meeting.


RESOLVED the Value and Ethics Sub-Committee Unanimously approves that Peter Abraham should be recommended to Full Council as an Honorary Alderman.