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
66.1 The Mayor presented Councillor Morgan and Councillor Wilson with a badge in order to recognise their 20 year service as Members of the Council.
66.2 The Mayor provided Members with an update on fundraising activities for the nominated Civic Charity, Pride in Gloucestershire, and encouraged further donations.
Members of the Cabinet
66.3 Councillor Norman conveyed the thanks of the Council to the outgoing Director of Policy and Resources who was retiring at the end of the week. She praised his diligence and sound advice over a number of years and Members wished him well for the future.
66.4 The Cabinet Member of Culture and Leisure, Councillor Lewis, informed Members that a Gala screening of ‘An Irish Goodbye’ would be held on Sunday 26th March at 2pm at the Gloucester Guildhall. Following the screening, a Q & A with the writers and directors was to be held. He further informed Members that Blackfriars Priory had been nominated for a Wedding Venue of the Year award. Councillor Lewis announced that the Museum of Gloucester had recently been presentation with a series of rugby caps.
Point of Personal Explanation
66.5 Councillor A. Chambers made a point of personal explanation regarding comments made at the meeting of the Council on 29 September 2022. He apologised if his words had caused offence and stated that the right to freedom of expression must be maintained.