Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Assembly Room

Contact: Email: townhall@tenterdentowncouncil.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

3336.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

Minutes:

Cllrs. M. Carter, Miss. A. Gardner, C. Knowles and Dr. L. Lovelidge.

3337.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST ON ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING.

Minutes:

None.

3338.

APPOINTMENT OF AN HONORARY FREEMAN.

To resolve upon the appointment of an Honorary Freeman of the Town and Hundred of Tenterden.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Town Mayor welcomed Mr. & Mrs. Edwards, their family, friends, invited guest and the representatives of the various organisations.

 

The Town Mayor addressed the Town Council with her recommendation that Mr. Edwards was one of the most deserving people to be put forward for the Freedom of the Town award.  Mr. Edwards had devoted the last 40 years of his life to the welfare and preservation of the Town.  He is also heavily involved in the Twinning of Tenterden with Avallon and is one of the organising committee for the Tenterden May Fayre.  Mr. Edwards has always been a great mentor to both the Town Mayor and other councillors during his time in office. 

 

The Town Mayor, Cllr. Mrs. Curteis proposed that Mr. Edwards be appointed an Honorary Freeman of the Town and Hundred of Tenterden.  This was seconded by Senior Town Councillor M. Hickmott and RESOLVED by a show of hands. 

 

The Town Mayor and the Town Clerk signed and sealed a scroll detailing the Town Council’s decision, this was then framed and presented to Mr. Edwards.   Mr. Edwards was also presented with his Honorary Freeman badge.  Senior Town Councillor M. Hickmott presented Mrs. Edwards with a bouquet of flowers. The Deputy Town Clerk presented Mr. Edwards with a personalised Shepherd’s Crook.   

 

The Town Mayor asked Councillors and members of the public to join her in a toast to Mr. and Mrs. Edwards.

 

Mr. Edwards made an acceptance speech and thanked the Town Council for granting him the Honorary Freedom. He also gave thanks to those in attendance for sharing the occasion.  A copy of Mr. Edwards speech is attached to the minutes.

 

The Town Mayor asked Freemen of the Town Mr. R. Champion and Dr. R. Crawfurd to come forward to receive their Honorary Freeman badges and these were duly presented.   

 

3339.

PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION.

Certificates of appreciation to be presented to former councillors who have served a full term of office.

Minutes:

 

The Town Mayor presented a Certificate of Appreciation to former Councillor Miss. N. Gooch who served a full term of office from 2015 to 2019.  A Certificate of Appreciation was also presented to former Councillor Mr. H. Edwards who had served from 1979 to 2019.  Former Councillors Mrs. E. Hannett and Mr. R. Isworth were unable to attend the meeting, however, these will be presented to them at a future date.

End of meeting.

The meeting closed and guests were invited to attend the drinks reception.