Agenda and draft minutes

Ceremonial Annual Meeting, Council Meeting - Friday 19 May 2023 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Council Chamber - Rotherham Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 2TH. View directions

Contact: Governance Unit  The webcast can be viewed at http://www.rotherham.public-i.tv

Items
No. Item

181.

ELECTION OF CHAIR

To elect a Mayor and Chair of the Council for the 2023-24 municipal year.

 

One nomination for the position of Mayor had been received:

 

“That Councillor Taylor be elected Chair of the Rotherham Borough Council for the ensuing (2023/24) Municipal Year and that he be entitled to the style of Mayor by virtue of Section 245(1) of the Local Government Act 1972.”

Minutes:

Resolved: That Councillor Robert Taylor be elected Chairman of the Rotherham Borough Council for the ensuing Municipal Year and that he be entitled to the style of Mayor by virtue of Section 245(1) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Mover: Councillor Pitchley                      Seconder: Councillor Keenan

 

Councillor Taylor thereupon made and subscribed the statutory declaration of acceptance of office.

 

(Councillor Taylor assumed the Chair)

 

182.

VOTE OF THANKS TO THE RETIRING MAYOR (COUNCILLOR TAJAMAL KHAN)

A motion for a vote of thanks to the retiring Mayor has been received:

 

That the Council tender its sincere thanks to Councillor Tajamal Khan 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 Shagufta Kauser performed the duties of Mayoress.

Minutes:

Resolved: That the Council tender its sincere thanks to Councillor Tajamal Khan 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 Shagufta Kausar performed the duties of Mayoress.

 

Mover: Councillor Read                          Seconder: Councillor Allen

183.

PRESENTATION OF THE PAST MAYOR'S PENDANTS

The new Mayor to formally present the retiring Mayor and Mayoress with their past Mayor’s pendants.

Minutes:

The Mayor asked the Council to join him in offering his sincere thanks to Councillor Tajamal Khan for the excellent manner in which he had carried out all of his duties as Mayor and formally presented him and the Mayoress with their past Mayor’s pendants.

 

184.

APPOINTMENT OF VICE CHAIR

To elect a Deputy-Mayor and Vice-Chair of the Council for the 2023-24 municipal year.

 

Two nominations for the position of Deputy-Mayor had been received, where upon a vote it was carried:

 

“That Councillor Cowen be elected Vice-Chair of the Rotherham Borough Council for the ensuing (2023/24) Municipal Year and that she be entitled to the style of Deputy Mayor by virtue of Section 245(1) of the Local Government Act 1972.”

 

Minutes:

Resolved: That Councillor Sheila Cowen be elected Vice-Chairman of the Rotherham Borough Council for the ensuing Municipal Year and that she be entitled to the style of Deputy Mayor by virtue of Section 245(1) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Mover: Councillor Cusworth                              Seconder: Councillor Bird

 

185.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive the apologies of any Member who is unable to attend the meeting.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Bacon, Baker-Rogers, Baum-Dixon, Burnett, A Carter, Castledine-Dack, Cooksey, McNeely, Mills, Miro, Sansome, Sheppard, Thompson, Tinsley, and Whomersley.

186.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To invite Councillors to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests they may have in any matter which is to be considered at this meeting, to confirm the nature of those interests and whether they intend to leave the meeting for the consideration of the item.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest to report.

 

187.

APPOINTMENT OF MAYOR'S CADETS

To note the appointment of the Mayor’s Cadets for the 2023-24 municipal year.

Minutes:

The Mayor formally announced the names of the Mayor’s Cadets for the Municipal Year 2023/24 to the Council:

 

·        Air Force Cadets – Sergeant Logan Cooke

·        Army Cadets – Cadet Lee Edwards

·        Sea Cadets – Ordinary Cadet Jenson Bailey

 

Sergeant Logan Cooke from the Royal Air Force Air Cadets was unable to join the meeting today as she was taking an exam and therefore her mum, Melodie and her Commanding Officer, Flight Lieutenant Kevin Wright, accepted the badge and certificate on her behalf.

 

The Mayor invited Cadet Lee Edwards, Ordinary Cadet Jenson Bailey to receive their Mayor’s Cadet badge and certificate.

 

188.

URGENT ITEMS

Any other public items which the Mayor determines are urgent.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items to consider.