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Agenda and draft minutes

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

Contact: Sarah Chadwick  Democratic Governance Senior Advisor

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Items
No. Item

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 either a

 

(a)   personal interest

(b)   prejudicial interest

(c)    disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI)

 

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.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

2.

BLACKPOOL MEDAL pdf icon PDF 445 KB

To award the Blackpool Medal to Mrs Elaine Smith MBE.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council noted that at the meeting in May 2021, Members had agreed the amended criteria for the award of the Blackpool medal and at the meeting on 18 May 2022, it had been resolved to bestow the award to Mrs Elaine Smith MBE.

 

Motion:  Councillor L Williams proposed (and Councillor Clapham seconded):

 

‘To award the Blackpool Medal to Mrs Elaine Smith MBE in recognition of her eminent service to the Borough’.

 

Councillors Cross, Owen, Mrs Scott and G Coleman also paid tribute.

 

During the speeches, reference was made to Elaine’s work with Civic Trust and her involvement in the Trust’s projects as Secretary, Chair and President.  Members also paid tribute to her work with Blackpool in Bloom, the Winter Gardens Trust, Friends of Stanley Park as well her serving on many local committees and boards and her contribution to heritage projects. 

 

Motion carried:  The motion was carried unanimously.

 

Mrs Elaine Smith MBE thanked the Council following which presentation of the medal and certificate took place.

 

3.

ANNOUNCEMENT

Minutes:

The Mayor informed members that it had been confirmed that Her Majesty the Queen has passed away.

 

A minute’s silence was held.