Greenwich Council

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Apologies for absence

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Barwick, Clare, Drury, Fahy, Freeman, Gardner, Geary, Hayes, James (M), Merrill, Stanley and Williams.  Apologies for lateness were submitted on behalf of Councillors Scott-McDonald and Smith (J).


Mayor's Announcements

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There were no announcements.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

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Resolved –


That the list of Councillors’ Membership, as Council appointed representatives, on outside bodies, joint committees and School Governing bodies be noted.



Award of Freedom of The Borough pdf icon PDF 32 KB

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Agreed to award Mr Frank Zemke the Honorary Freedom of the Royal Borough.


The Leader of the Council, Councillor Denise Hyland, moved that Mr Frank Zemke, former Chief Executive of Reinickendorf Council in Berlin,  be awarded the Freedom of the Royal Borough of Greenwich for his eminent services to the Borough.  In moving the recommendation Councillor Hyland reminded the Council of the instrumental role that Mr Zemke played, and continues to play, in the Borough’s twinning with Reinickendorf and that this partnership had resulted in greater understanding and cultural enrichment.


The nomination was seconded by Councillor Peter Brooks who stated that should Mr Zemke be awarded the Freedom of the Borough it was the intention to present the framed certificate to him in person at the weekend.


Councillor Steve Offord spoke in support of the nomination and who reminded the Council of the origin of the twinning with Reinickendorf and the enduring benefits to both Boroughs.  Councillor Offord also paid tribute to the fine contribution of Klaus Merken to town twinning, who sadly died last month.




That Mr Frank Zemke, former Chief Executive of Reinickendorf Council in Berlin, be awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Royal Borough.