To consider any announcements by the Mayor in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 3(2)(ii).
The Mayor welcomed everyone to the first meeting of Council of the new Municipal Year and to the first meeting of Council to be held at Magna.
The Mayor congratulated and welcomed all the newly Elected Members to their first Council meeting and noted how she was looking forward to working with them over the coming year.
The Mayor referred to the following Mayoral Engagements:
· Conveying the Freedom of the Borough on Dame Julie Kenny at an Extraordinary Council meeting on 19th March.
· Attending the opening the Hope Fields Memorial Garden.
· Attending a memorial service with the Mayoress for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at Sheffield Cathedral.
· Opening a new craft beer shop in Maltby.
The Mayor thanked the Mayoress and the Deputy Mayor for their support over the last year.
VOTE OF THANKS TO THE RETIRING MAYOR (COUNCILLOR ALAN BUCKLEY)
A motion for a vote of thanks to the retiring Mayor has been received:
“That the Council tender its sincere thanks to Councillor Alan Buckley for the excellent manner in which he has carried out all his duties as Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham. And that the best thanks of this Council be recorded for the kind and admirable way in which Mrs. Sandra Buckley performed the duties of Mayoress and her exceptional support during the year.”
Proposer – Councillor Taylor Seconder – Councillor McNeely
Resolved:- That the Council tender its sincere thanks to Councillor Alan Buckley for the excellent manner in which she has carried out all his duties as Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham and that the best thanks of this Council be recorded for the kind and admirable way in which Mrs. Sandra Buckley performed the duties of Mayoress.
Mover:- Councillor Taylor Seconder:- Councillor McNeely