Issue - meetings

Freedom of the City

Meeting: 19/06/2023 - City Council (Item 12)

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Councillor Partridge joined the meeting at 2.05 pm

Councillor Tudor Evans OBE introduced the nomination to confer honorary Freedom of the City to The Federation Of Plymouth And District Ex-Services Associations. This was seconded by Councillor Andy Lugger.


The Council resolved, in pursuance of its powers under Section 249(5) of the Local Government Act 1972, that, in appreciation of the splendid traditions of The Federation Of Plymouth And District Ex-Services Associations and as an expression of the admiration of the Citizens of Plymouth for their great and glorious achievements in the Service of this Country and of their long and historic association with the City, the Council did confer upon the services the Honorary Freedom of the City of Plymouth. (Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972 provides that the foregoing honour may be conferred by resolution of the Council passed by not less than two thirds of the members voting thereon at the meeting specially convened for the purpose).


The Lord Mayor offered his congratulations to Basil Downing-Waite, who accepted the honour on behalf of the Federation.