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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Blackpool FY1 1GB

Contact: Yvonne Burnett  Democratic Governance Senior Advisor

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1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are asked to declare any interests in the items under consideration and in doing so state:

 

(1) the type of interest concerned; and

 

(2) the nature of the interest concerned

 

If any member requires advice on declarations of interests, they are advised to contact the Head of Democratic Governance in advance of the meeting.

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

2.

FREEDOM OF THE BOROUGH (FREEDOM OF ENTRY) - THE DUKE OF LANCASTER'S REGIMENT pdf icon PDF 226 KB

The Council to consider the following motion:

 

‘That in accordance with Section 249(5) of the Local Government Act 1972, this Council wishes to place on record its high appreciation of, and the debt of gratitude to The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and in recognition of the long and close association between the Borough of Blackpool and The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, the Council resolves that the Honorary Freedom of the Borough be conferred on The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and its successors for all time and that it be granted the right, privilege, honour of marching through the streets of Blackpool on ceremonial occasions with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and colours flying.’

 

(Following the Council Meeting, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment will exercise their Freedom of the Borough by parading through the nearby streets of Blackpool and thereafter, the civic reception for the Regiment will be held in Blackpool Town Hall.)

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Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Blackburn seconded by Councillor T Williams and

 

Resolved:

 

‘That in accordance with Section 249(5) of the Local Government Act 1972, this Council wishes to place on record its high appreciation of, and the debt of gratitude to The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and in recognition of the long and close association between the Borough of Blackpool and The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, the Council resolves that the Honorary Freedom of the Borough be conferred on The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and its successors for all time and that it be granted the right, privilege, honour of marching through the streets of Blackpool on ceremonial occasions with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and colours flying.’

 

Councillor Ryan, Armed Forces Champion, also spoke in support the award.

 

Following the resolution of the Council, Brigadier Rafferty MBE, responded on behalf of the Regiment.