Agenda and draft minutes

(Extraordinary Meeting), Council - Friday, 25th March 2022 11.00 am

Venue: The Guildhall, Saltergate, Lincoln LN1 1DH

Contact: Cheryl Evans, Democratic Services and Elections Manager  (01522 873439)

Items
No. Item

57.

To consider the following recommendation from the meeting of the Council held on 18 January 2022 to be proposed by the Right Worshipful the Mayor (Councillor Jackie Kirk) and seconded by Councillor Ric Metcalfe.

That the Council do resolve as follows:

 

(a)  that the Mayor and Citizens of the City of Lincoln do confer the Honorary Freedom of the City upon  The Right Honourable The Lord Cormack in tribute to his outstanding contribution to the City, being instrumental in several large conservation projects, bringing world class exhibitions to the City such as the Doomsday Book and Battles and Dynasties, and securing funding for the Magna Carta vault in Lincoln Castle along with  his tireless work, for the benefit of others, as Patron of the International Bomber Command Centre, Deputy High Steward of Lincoln Cathedral, Vice President of the Tennyson Society and Member of the University of Lincoln Court, and his advocacy for the city on the national stage.

 

By this, the most honourable distinction, which is their privilege to bestow, the Council can pay tribute to his outstanding achievements and to express the high esteem in which he is held.

 

(b)  that an illuminated Scroll embodying the above-mentioned terms and sealed with the Common Seal of the Council be presented to the said The Right Honourable The Lord Cormack.

Minutes:

At the request of the Mayor, (Councillor J Kirk), the Chief Executive and Town Clerk read out the following motion:

 

To consider the following recommendation  from Council of 18 January 2022, pursuant to Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972, to be proposed by the Right Worshipful the Mayor (Councillor Jackie Kirk) and seconded by Councillor Ric Metcalfe.

 

That the Council do resolve as follows:

 

a)    That the Mayor and Citizens of the City of Lincoln do confer the Honorary Freedom of the City upon The Right Honourable The Lord Cormack in tribute to his outstanding contribution to the City, being instrumental in several large conservation projects, bringing world class exhibitions to the City such as the Doomsday Book and Battles and Dynasties, and securing funding for the Magna Carta vault in Lincoln Castle along with  his tireless work, for the benefit of others, as Patron of the International Bomber Command Centre, Deputy High Steward of Lincoln Cathedral, Vice President of the Tennyson Society and Member of the University of Lincoln Court, and his advocacy for the city on the national stage.

 

By this, the most honourable distinction, which is their privilege to bestow, the Council can pay tribute to his outstanding achievements and to express the high esteem in which he is held.

 

b)    That an illuminated Scroll embodying the above-mentioned terms and sealed with the Common Seal of the Council be presented to the said The Right Honourable The Lord Cormack.

 

The Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Jackie Kirk, proposed the motion that The Right Honourable The Lord Cormack, be admitted to the Honorary Freedom of the City in accordance with the resolution read by the Chief Executive.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Ric Metcalfe. He emphasised that it was with great pleasure and an honour for him personally to second the Freedom of the City of Lincoln to The Right Honourable The Lord Cormack.  He highlighted that Lord Cormack was a Lincolnshire yellow belly born in Grimsby in 1939, before he moved away to pursue his career. Councillor Metcalfe gave a brief history  of Lord Cormack’s distinguished political career, his reputation as a prolific author and broadcaster and appointment as a Life Peer in December 2010. He commended Lord Cormack for his knowledge on so many things which held no bounds. He praised Lord Cormack’s many achievements and outstanding contributions to the City. He added that Lord Cormack had now retired to live in Lincoln with his wife and lived in Minster Yard. He continued to be involved in the Cathedral and City and worked constantly for the benefit of others for no personal gain.

 

The Mayor put the motion to the Council for resolution, which was carried unanimously.

 

RESOLVED that the granting of the Honorary Freedom of the City to the Right Honourable The Lord Cormack be approved.

 

The Roll of Honorary Freedom was signed by The Right Honourable The Lord Cormack.

 

The Mayor presented The Right Honourable The Lord Cormack with the Scroll admitting  ...  view the full minutes text for item 57.