Decision details

(CEX) Illumination of the Town Hall to Mark Workers' Memorial Day

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Trade Union Congress has asked all Councils to join with them in marking Workers Memorial Day on 28th April 2021.


Date of Decision:

21st April 2021

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)


Sharon Kemp

Chief Executive


In consultation with the Leader


Specific Delegation:

(If any)

Delegation to the Chief Executive as determined by the RMBC Constitution.


Flag Protocol & Lighting Up of Buildings Policy.


Brief Description of Decision:



The Trade Union Congress has asked all Councils to join with them in marking Workers Memorial Day.


This will be commemorated on 28th of April.


It is an internationally recognised occasion, to remember everyone killed or made ill through work.


The Council has been asked to mark this occasion by lighting up the Town Hall


Reasons for the Decision:

To protect workers given the Covid pandemic the TUC is being careful to protect all workers who usually gather in large numbers

at these events


In addition to online events the TUC have asked if Council buildings could be lit in purple on the evening of Wednesday the 28th April to commemorate all those who have died in the last year.


Details of alternative options considered and rejected:



Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:



Dispensations Granted:

(If any)



Reports or parts of reports considered




I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision to illuminate the Town Hall purple on Wednesday 28th April to mark Workers Memorial Day.


Signed by the Decision Maker  

Dated:       21st April 2021


Name:        Sharon Kemp                     

Job Title:   Chief Executive


Publication date: 27/04/2021

Date of decision: 21/04/2021