Agenda and draft minutes

Values and Ethics Sub-Committee - Thursday, 24th June, 2021 5.00 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber - City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR. View directions

Contact: Allison Taylor  0117 92 22237

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome, Introduction and Apologies for absence

Minutes:

The Chair led introductions.

 

No apologies for absence were received.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

None received.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 181 KB

To follow

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Minutes:

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

4.

Honorary Alderman Nomination pdf icon PDF 458 KB

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Minutes:

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.