Agenda item


To receive announcements from:


a)         The Mayor

b)         Leader of the Council

c)         Members of the Cabinet

d)         Chairs of Committees

e)         Head of Paid Service




23.1    The Mayor referred to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Members held a one-minute silence in her honour.


23.2    The Group Leaders paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and reflected on her lengthy reign, overseeing many periods of political, economic and social change. They offered condolences on behalf of Gloucester City Council and the respective political parties to the royal family and welcomed King Charles III following his accession to the throne.


23.3    The Mayor noted that the family of the late Councillor Colin Organ were present at the meeting and invited Members to pay tribute to him for his service as a Gloucester City Councillor. Group Leaders and Members paid tribute to Councillor Organ, noting that he was a kind and dedicated Councillor who loved Gloucester and worked exceptionally hard for Tuffley residents. Of particular note was Councillor Organ’s passion for Robinswood Hill, his instrumental role in establishing Gloucester Goes Retro and the difference he had made to the lives of others.


23.4    The Mayor informed Members that a new long service scheme had been implemented and Councillors would be awarded a pin badge for each 10-year milestone they served on Gloucester City Council. The Mayor presented Councillor Organ’s long service badge to his family.


23.5    The Mayor subsequently presented long service badges to Councillors Morgan, Wilson, Bhaimia, D. Brown, Taylor, Field, Patel, Toleman, Hilton, Lewis and Tracey.


23.4    The Mayor reminded Members that the Civic Children’s Christmas Party would take place on 18th December 2022 and that Carol Francis had asked him to remind Members of the cut off for Gloucester FM annual fund raiser, which was due to take place on Saturday 8th October.


Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Strategy


23.5    The Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Strategy informed Members that following consultation with Gloucestershire County Council, households in Gloucester who were supporting Ukrainian families through the Homes for Ukraine Scheme would be issued with a £375 payment to help towards rising energy costs.