Agenda, decisions and minutes

Extraordinary, Council
Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 5.45 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1SH

Contact: Jaswinder Kaur  01902 550320 or Email: jaswinder.kaur@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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1.

Apologies for absence

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Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Payal Bedi-Chadha, Peter Bilson, Olivia Birch, Dr Paul Birch J.P, John Rowley and Paul Singh.

 

2.

Declarations of interest

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made.

3.

Conferring the Title of Honorary Alderman pdf icon PDF 133 KB

[To confer the title of Honorary Alderman to a former Councillor.]

 

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Decision:

That the title of Honorary Alderman be conferred on former Councillors Peter O’Neill and Tersaim Singh.

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Brookfield presented the report on

Conferring the Title of Honorary Alderman. He requested that pursuant to the powers contained in Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972, the Council confer the title of Honorary Alderman to former Councillors Peter O’Neill and Tersaim Singh.

 

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Brookfield  added Mr O’Neill had a total of 27 years’ distinguished service.  He had served the residents of both Low Hill Ward and Bushbury South Ward, but also held many important positions within the Council impacting on the lives of the citizens of our whole City and served on many committees.

 

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Brookfield  added Mr Singh had a total of 28 years’ distinguished service.  He had served the residents of St Peters Ward but also held many important positions within the Council impacting on the lives of the citizens of our whole City. He was the Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton in 2000-2001 and served on many committees.

 

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Brookfield proposed the

recommendation, Councillor Wendy Thompson seconded the recommendation. They paid tribute to the contributions of former Councillors Peter O’Neill and Tersaim Singh.

 

Resolved:

 

That the title of Honorary Alderman be conferred on former Councillors Peter O’Neill and Tersaim Singh.

 

The Mayor, on behalf of the City Council, presented Mr O’Neill with a badge to commemorate his appointment.  Honorary Alderman O’Neill then gave an acceptance speech.

 

The Mayor, on behalf of the City Council, presented Mr Singh with a badge to commemorate his appointment.  Honorary Alderman Singh then gave an acceptance speech.

 

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Friendship Agreement with Arjundhara Municipality, Nepal pdf icon PDF 131 KB

[To agree the proposed Friendship Agreement with Arjundhara Municipality, Nepal.]

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Decision:

That the proposed friendship agreement with the Arjundhara Municipality in Nepal be agreed.

 

 

Minutes:

Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, presented the report on Friendship Agreement with Arjundhara Municipality, Nepal. She advised the Ambassador of Nepal to England had approached the former Mayor, Councillor Phil Page in October 2018 to explore forming a sister city relationship. Since then a Memorandum of Understanding had been developed and accepted by the Government of Nepal. The friendship agreement had also been reviewed by the Council.

 

She added a dinner to celebrate the occasion would take place later this evening and that the Ambassador of Nepal had also invited Councillors this Saturday to a celebratory event and dinner in London.   

 

Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE proposed the recommendation and the Leader of the Councillor, Councillor Ian Brookfield seconded the recommendation.

 

Resolved:

 

That the proposed friendship agreement with the Arjundhara Municipality in Nepal be agreed.