Honorary Alderman George Howells
Mayor announced that it was with great sadness that we learned of
the death of Mr George Howells on Saturday 25 June. George was elected to the County Borough Council
in 1969. He represented East Park Ward
from 1973 until 1998. He also served twice as Mayor, the first time
in 1985/6 and again in 1995/6. Together
with the Mayoress he attended George’s funeral service on
Friday 15 July at Bushbury Crematorium. He extended the
Council’s deepest sympathies to George’s family at this
very sad time.
The Mayor referred in sympathetic terms to
the death of Jo Cox MP who was attacked in her constituency in West
Yorkshire on 16 June.
Mayor reported that he was also sad to announce the loss of more
lives since the Council last met as a result of terror attacks
around the world, this time in Istanbul, Orlando and Nice. He had
sent a letter to his counterparts in the respective Countries
conveying the Council’s condolences.
Mayor added that there had also been a shocking attack on police
officers in Dallas, where five officers were shot dead at a
was sure that everyone at the meeting would join him in condemning
these atrocities which resulted in the death of so many
meeting then stood in silent tribute of Honorary Alderman George
Howells, Jo Cox MP and in remembering all the victims of the recent
terror attacks and hate crime.
On a more positive note, the
Mayor stated that Wolverhampton was proud to be a city that
respected and valued diversity. Racism, xenophobia and hate crimes
had no place in the city, region or country.
The City of Wolverhampton,
condemn all forms of racism, xenophobia and all hate crimes
unequivocally and stand firmly against those who wish to divide us.
The City Council is working to ensure that statutory organisations
and local communities are aware that they have our active support
so that together we can prevent and tackle racism, xenophobia and
hate crime wherever we find it.
The Council condemns any attack
on our community and Wolverhampton Police have assured us that they
are being extra vigilant in monitoring hate crimes. The Mayor
requested that all residents pull together and support the
Queen’s Birthday Honours
The Mayor reported
that the following people with connections to the city had
received awards in the Queen’s Birthday
Honours in June:
Steve Morgan, Chairman of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club who was
awarded a CBE for philanthropic services though the Morgan
Adrian Bowater, whowas awarded an MBE for services to Education.
The Mayor also said that he was
delighted that the efforts of these two individuals, who have
contributed so much to Wolverhampton over a great many years, had
been recognised in this way.
On behalf of the residents of
Wolverhampton, the Mayor added his congratulations to the many they
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