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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Christchurch

Contact: Sarah Culwick 01202 795273  Email: democraticservices@christchurchandeastdorset.gov.uk

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258.

Prayers

Prayers will be said by the Mayor’s Chaplain, the Reverend Canon Charles Stewart.

Minutes:

Prayers were led by the Mayor’s Chaplain, the Reverend Canon Charles Stewart.

Tributes and condolences were paid to Christchurch New Zealand in acknowledgement of the recent tragedy.

 

259.

Declarations of Interest by Members

Members are reminded that any disclosable pecuniary interests must be declared including any issues which may arise through pre-determination or bias.

Pro forma for this purpose are available from the Members' Room. (Guidance on declaring an interest is included on subsequent page.)

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received on this occasion.

 

260.

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To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 19 February 2019.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Council meeting held on 19 February 2019 were confirmed as a correct record, subject to the apologies of Councillor B Davis being recorded and signed.

Voting: Unanimous

 

261.

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To receive a schedule of Civic functions attended by the Mayor since the last meeting and any announcements from the Mayor, Council Leader or Chief Executive and Town Clerk.

Minutes:

1.       The Mayor

 

The Mayor announced that, since the last meeting of the council, she had been privileged to attend some wonderful engagements, highlighting a recent function at one of Hall and Woodhouses public houses in Poole where the Mayor had met with amongst other dignitaries’ representatives of her charity, Dorset Community Foundation. Further to this the Mayor highlighted another engagement which had taken place the same day at church in Christchurch for the World Day of Prayer which had proven to be most interesting in spotlighting situations in other lands.

In addition the Mayor highlighted one more engagement which had stood out, this being giving a talk on the history of Christchurch and the Mayoralty to a party of 16 students from Hiroshima.

The full schedule of events had been circulated to each Member, a copy of which appears as Appendix A to these Minutes in the Minute Book.

The Mayor thanked Councillor Trish Jamieson for escorting her to so many engagements, and to Councillor Peter Hall for (with Mrs Sally Hall) being such an able and amiable Deputy Mayor. The Mayor also thanked the Reverend Charles Stewart for his unbounded help and enthusiasm as her Chaplain. In addition the Mayor thanked all the officers who work so hard to make the Mayoralty work so smoothly, and made presentations to Brenda Traylen for her mace bearing, Susan Roxby for her smooth organisation and to Chris Wiltshire and Sheilah Vanderputt for their smooth driving which made this a wonderfully coordinated year.

The Mayor thanked Susan for her hard and efficient work with regards to the charity and for all the Members who had given their support in helping to raise money for her chosen charity Dorset Community Foundation to fund charities within the Borough. In relation to this the Mayor advised that as a result over £5,000 had been raised and a cheque presentation was made to the representatives of the charity.

 

2.       The Leader

 

The Leader advised that he didn’t have any announcements on this occasion and that he would be speaking under agenda item 10.

 

3.       Chief Executive

 

The Chief Executive and Town Clerk advised that he didn’t have any announcements on this occasion.

 

262.

Questions by Members of the Public

    To deal with questions to the Council Leader or Committee Chairmen submitted in writing by members of the public under Council Procedure Rule 10.

     

    Note:  Questions by members of the public have to be received by midday five clear working days before the meeting (Wednesday 20 March 2019).

    Minutes:

    The Mayor reported that no questions had been submitted under Council Procedure Rule 10.

     

263.

Petitions by Members of the Public

    To deal with petitions or similar communications submitted by members of the public under Council Procedure Rule 10.

     

    Note: Petitions have to be received by midday five clear working days before the meeting (Wednesday 20 March 2019).

    Minutes:

    The Mayor reported that no petitions had been received under Council Procedure Rule 10.

     

264.

Questions by Members of the Council

    To deal with questions to the Council Leader or Policy Committee Chairmen submitted in writing by Members of the Council under Council Procedure Rule 11.

     

    Note: Questions by Members of the Council have to be received by 12 noon one clear working day before the date of the meeting (Tuesday 26 February 2019).

    Minutes:

    The Mayor reported that no questions had been received from Members of the Council under Council Procedure Rule 11.

     

265.

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266.

Christchurch Borough Council, 1974 to 2019

    The Mayor to invite members of the council to make reference to individual highlights in their term of office and to recount particular achievements and memories of the Christchurch Borough Council.

    Note: Speeches by Members of the Council should not exceed 3 minutes and must be submitted by email to Democratic Services by 12 noon on Tuesday 26 March 2019 at the latest.

    Minutes:

    The Mayor invited Members who had indicated their wish to do so to address Council making reference to individual highlights in their term of office and to recount particular achievements and memories of the Borough Council.

    The Mayor – Councillor Mrs Lesley Dedman

    Many members have indicated that they wish to speak under this item. I shall take them in the following order:-

    Leader of the Council

    Members in order of seniority and length of service

    The Chief Executive and Town Clerk

    The Deputy Mayor

    The Mayor

     

    Councillor David Flagg (Leader of the Council)

    Madam Mayor, Honorary Freeman, Members of the Council

    It is with a feeling of sadness for many of us here this evening witnessing the last ever Full Council meeting of Christchurch Borough Council.

    I am sure that all of us will have our memories that we will take away and indeed look back on in the years to come.

    Like a number of my fellow councillors l was elected in 1999. Without going into detail these are a few of the points that stand out to me during the last 20 years.

             The reconfiguring of the Stony Lane roundabout.

             The construction of the new bridge over the Avon Causeway

             The revamping of the Entrance to the Town Via Bridge Street and Castle Street

             The drainage facility from The Sandbank to Mudeford Quay

             The construction of the ECO Visitor centre building on Stanpit Marsh

             The Christchurch Food Festival, celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year.

    During the municipal years 2008 & 2009 I was elected as Mayor of the borough, I am the last Mayor of Christchurch to have served two consecutive years in office it was an honour and a privilege in every sense.

    I welcomed His Royal Highness Prince Edward Earl of Wessex to the Borough to officially open the Waterman’s Park play facility.

    I had the privilege of visiting all four of our twin towns as Mayor, St Lo in France, Tatabanya in Hungary, Aalen in Germany and Christchurch New Zealand.

    It was with regret that as Mayor I attended the funeral of Royal Marine Neil Dunstan in the Priory Church. Neil was a resident of Burton.

    Some four years later we were to lose another ‘Burton Boy’ Royal Marine Sgt Luke Taylor both serving in Helmand, in Afghanistan.

    Much has happened in the last twenty years here at the Council, on a more personal note I very much enjoyed my time as a member and Chairman of Licensing Committee.

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank officers and staff both past and present for all their hard work, encouragement and guidance during my five terms of office.

    Thank you Madam Mayor

     

    Honorary Freeman Councillor Colin Bungey

    I stand here today with a heavy heart. As the longest serving member of the Christchurch Council, I have served the residents of Jumpers Ward and this borough for some 36 years it is with a sense of pride and satisfaction  ...  view the full minutes text for item 266.

267.

Minutes

    To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of this evenings meeting.

    Minutes:

    The Minutes of the meeting held on 28 March 2019 were submitted.

    RESOLVED that the minutes of this evenings meeting, as submitted, be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

    Voting: Unanimous

     

 

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