The Town Clerk advised members that this was the last meeting of the Sub Committee for the current Municipal Year, with the Annual Meeting of the Court taking place in July and not April 2020. The Town Clerk would be writing to all Members shortly in respect of the annual appointments to Sub Committees. Members were reminded that the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Sub Committee appointed from the wider Court, as well as from the Community and Children’s Services Committee.
In concluding the public part of the agenda, the Chairman made the following tributes:
1. David MackIntosh, the Head of Community Safety, would be leaving the City Corporation after 19 years’ service. David had provided a key role in providing support for drug rehabilitation as well as in the service area of Community Safety.
2. Since its inception in 2018, the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Sub Committee’s work had been ground-breaking, driven by the dedication of its Members and Officers. The Chairman has recently met a former long-term rough sleeper, who was now in much better health and in accommodation. This outcome evidenced how the work of the Sub Committee had been life changing for some extremely vulnerable people.
3. In turn, Members commended the Chairman for her dedication to the work of the Sub Committee.