Agenda and minutes

Special Meeting, Full Council - Wednesday, 25th May, 2022 8.00 pm

Venue: The Stadium - Scale Space, White City. View directions

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Adronie Alford, Jackie Borland, Daryl Brown, David Morton, Ann Rosenberg, and Nicole Trehy.



Mayor's/Chief Executive's Announcements


There were no announcements.


Declarations of Interests

If a Councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a particular item, whether or not it is entered in the Authority’s register of interests, or any other significant interest which they consider should be declared in the public interest, they should declare the existence and, unless it is a sensitive interest as defined in the Member Code of Conduct, the nature of the interest at the commencement of the consideration of that item or as soon as it becomes apparent.


At meetings where members of the public are allowed to be in attendance and speak, any Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest or other significant interest may also make representations, give evidence or answer questions about the matter.  The Councillor must then withdraw immediately from the meeting before the matter is discussed and any vote taken.


Where Members of the public are not allowed to be in attendance and speak, then the Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest should withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is under consideration. Councillors who have declared other significant interests should also withdraw from the meeting if they consider their continued participation in the matter would not be reasonable in the circumstances and may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest.


Councillors are not obliged to withdraw from the meeting where a dispensation to that effect has been obtained from the Standards Committee.



There were no declarations of interest.


Freedom of the Borough pdf icon PDF 247 KB

In recognition of their achievements and contributions to the wellbeing of the residents of our borough and across London, the Council is requested to confer the ‘Freedom of the Borough’ to:

·       Daphine Aikens MBE

·       William Hunter

·       Ms Hanora ‘Nora’ McCool

·       Frances Stainton



8.06pm – The report and recommendations were moved for adoption by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Stephen Cowan.


The report and recommendations were put to the vote:


FOR                            UNANIMOUS

AGAINST                    0

NOT VOTING             0


The report and recommendations were declared CARRIED.


Following the vote, speeches on the report were made by Councillors Stephen Cowan, Jacolyn Daly, Rory Vaughan, and Laura Janes (for the Administration) – and Councillors Victoria Brocklebank-Fowler and Alex Karmel (for the Opposition).


8.06pm – RESOLVED


That the Council confer the Freedom of the Borough of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham on:


Daphine Aikens MBE

In recognition of her selflessly serving the residents of this Council through the H&F Foodbank which was set up in 2010. The Foodbank through its four locations feeds over 120,000 people via food parcels plus provides holiday clubs, cooking skills courses, counselling and advice provision that has helped so many people resolve the root causes of their crisis and move out of poverty.


William Hunter

In recognition of his huge contribution of voluntary work in the civic life in the Borough over the last four decades, including as a school governor and chair of governors at Lady Margaret School, board member and chair at Riverside Studios and voluntary service to local politics.


Ms Hanora ‘Nora’ McCool

In recognition of her selfless service to the children of the Borough, first as a childminder for over 17 years and then as foster carer. Over the course of her fostering career, she has fostered 240 children. She has remained a dedicated foster carer, being known never to turn away a child or family in need of support. Ms McCool has extensive experience and is committed to caring for children and young people.


Frances Stainton

In recognition of her selflessly serving the residents of this Borough for 32 consecutive years as a Councillor in various positions and acting as a community champion for the area.