Agenda and minutes

Informal Meeting, Full Council - Wednesday, 14th July, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Online - Virtual Meeting. View directions

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Matt Thorley, Patricia Quigley, and Asif Siddique.


Mayor's Announcements


Queen’s Birthday Honours List


The Mayor, on behalf of the Council, noted his congratulations to the following people who were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for their outstanding achievements:

·       Angela Mooney, manager of the Rivercourt Short Breaks Service, who was awarded an MBE for services to social care in H&F

·       Jacqueline Patricia Boyce who was awarded CBE for services to the community in H&F during Covid-19.

·       Caesar President who was awarded CBE for services to the community in H&F during Covid-19.


Deaths of Community Members and Staff


With great sadness, the Mayor informed the Council of the deaths of five members of staff who lost their lives during the pandemic - Mike Sloniowski, Richard Blanden, Sumathy Shanthakumar, Richard Collier, and Vivien McKnight. The Mayor made a speech in remembrance of them.


The Mayor also informed the Council of the deaths of Mr Cedric Mortimer, husband of the borough’s former Mayoress, Mrs Rosemary Mortimer – and Ms Electra Rutter, a long-standing chair of Peabody Tenants Association and hard-working resident who did a lot for the borough. The Leader of the Council made a speech in remembrance of both Mr Mortimer and Ms Rutter.


The Mayor then led the Council in a minute of silence in their memory.


Death of Councillor Colin Aherne


With great regret, the Mayor informed the Council of the death of Councillor Colin Aherne, former Chief Whip, who died at Hammersmith Hospital on Sunday, 11 July 2021.


Speeches of remembrance were made by:-


Councillor Stephen Cowan, Leader of the Council

Councillor Victoria Brocklebank-Fowler, Leader of the Opposition

Councillor Sue Macmillan

Councillor Adam Connell

Councillor Rachel Leighton

Councillor Frances Stainton

Councillor Wesley Harcourt

Councillor Andrew Jones

Councillor Sharon Holder

Councillor Andrew Brown

Councillor Larry Culhane

Councillor Max Schmid

Councillor Lisa Homan

Councillor Mercy Umeh

Councillor Guy Vincent

Councillor Rory Vaughan

Councillor Adronie Alford

Councillor Rowan Ree

Councillor Iain Cassidy

Councillor Bora Kwon

Councillor Lucy Richardson

Councillor Alex Karmel

Councillor Daryl Brown

Councillor Matt Uberoi

Councillor Rebecca Harvey

Councillor Jonathan Caleb-Landy

Councillor Ben Coleman

Councillor Natalia Perez

Councillor Sue Fennimore, Deputy Leader

Councillor PJ Murphy, Mayor

Kim Smith, Chief Executive


The Mayor then led the Council in two minutes of silence in his memory.