Welcome to Newly
The Mayor welcomed Councillors Ali, Cockeram,
Cookson, Desayrah, Shafaz Ditta and Piotrowski to their first
meeting of the Council.
The Mayor announced that he would be reviving
the office of City Orator, and that Mr Ian Craigan will undertake
The Mayor announced Onside and Severn Arts as
his charities for the year.
The Mayoral Theme
for the year
The Mayor announced that his theme for the
year will be tackling mental health and wellbeing through a culture
of creativity, art and music.
Dates of Key Civic
The Mayor announced the following dates:
5th June - The Mayor’s Big
18th June - 100th Anniversary of
the naming of Gheluvelt Park
19th June - Civic Service
23rd September - Inaugural
13th November - Remembrance
Tribute to Frank
The Mayor paid tribute to Frank Southam, City
Sword Bearer who would be retiring shortly and was attending his
last Council meeting. A thank you event will be organised
separately and details will follow.
The Mayor reported with sadness that Eric
Carnall, a former Mace Bearer and Mayor's Officer, had recently
passed away, aged 95.
The Mayor invited everyone to join in
refreshments in the Lower Hall once the meetings had finished.