Agenda and draft minutes

Freedom of the Borough, Council
Thursday, 13th January, 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge UB8 1UW. View directions

Contact: Lloyd White, Head of Democratic Services 

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Items
No. Item

41.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Ahmad-Wallana, Arnold, Birah, Burrows, Deville, Dhot, Graham, Hurhangee, Markham, Nelson, Oswell, Sir Ray Puddifoot, Singh and Stead.

 

42.

Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest in any matter before the Council

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

43.

Motions

Prior to the consideration of this item, Councillor Flynn will move, and Councillor Choubedar will second, the suspension of Council procedure rule 14.6 with the effect that no amendments to the motion may be moved.

 

To consider the following Motion submitted by Councillor Ian Edwards in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12:

 

‘That, under the provisions of Section 249(5) of the Local Government Act 1972, the following persons be granted Honorary Freedom of the London Borough of Hillingdon, being the highest distinction in the power of the Council to bestow and that those persons so named be admitted to the Roll of Honorary Freemen of the Borough:

 

·        Sir Raymond John Puddifoot MBE, a resident of the Borough, in recognition of his twenty years of outstanding leadership of the Council of the London Borough of Hillingdon and of his exemplary service to its residents.

·        Jean Palmer OBE, of Rayner’s Lane, Pinner, in recognition of her longstanding and eminent service to the London Borough of Hillingdon and contribution to the lives of its residents.

 

To be seconded by Councillor Peter Curling

Minutes:

Councillor Flynn moved, and Councillor Choubedar seconded, the suspension of Council procedure rules 14.6 with the effect that no amendments to the motion may be moved.

 

RESOLVED: That Council Procedure Rule 14.6 be suspended for the duration of the meeting.

 

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12, Councillor Edwards moved the following motion:

 

That, under the provisions of Section 249(5) of the Local Government Act 1972, the following persons be granted Honorary Freedom of the London Borough of Hillingdon, being the highest distinction in the power of the Council to bestow and that those persons so named be admitted to the Roll of Honorary Freemen of the Borough:

 

·           Sir Raymond John Puddifoot MBE, a resident of the Borough, in recognition of his twenty years of outstanding leadership of the Council of the London Borough of Hillingdon and of his exemplary service to its residents.

 

·           Jean Palmer OBE, of Rayner’s Lane, Pinner, in recognition of her longstanding and eminent service to the London Borough of Hillingdon and contribution to the lives of its residents.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Curling.

 

Councillors Bianco, Corthorne, Lewis and Simmonds commended Sir Ray Puddifoot MBE for his exemplary service to Hillingdon residents during his time as Leader of the Council.  Ms Jean Palmer OBE was also praised for her unfaltering efforts to put residents at the heart of everything the Council did.

 

Councillor Edwards informed Members that a civic dinner would be held on 8 April 2022 to formalise the award of the Freedom.

 

On being put to the vote, it was:

 

RESOLVED:  That, under the provisions of Section 249(5) of the Local Government Act 1972, the following persons be granted Honorary Freedom of the London Borough of Hillingdon, being the highest distinction in the power of the Council to bestow and that those persons so named be admitted to the Roll of Honorary Freemen of the Borough:

 

·           Sir Raymond John Puddifoot MBE, a resident of the Borough, in recognition of his twenty years of outstanding leadership of the Council of the London Borough of Hillingdon and of his exemplary service to its residents.

 

·           Jean Palmer OBE, of Rayner’s Lane, Pinner, in recognition of her longstanding and eminent service to the London Borough of Hillingdon and contribution to the lives of its residents.