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City of London Corporation

Opportunity for the Private Secretary, the Town Clerk and the General Purposes Committee of Aldermen to update the Livery Committee on current issues.

Minutes:

The City Marshall/Senior Programme Manager (representing Mansion House) updated the Committee on current issues.

 

Billy King-Harman – City Marshal/Senior Programme Manager (Mansion House)

Livery Events attended by the Lord Mayor

The City Marshall reported that the Private Secretary had recently been surveying the number of Livery events the Lord Mayor had attended over the past three years which added to the data already collated on the last ten years. Officers now intended to review the data in order to determine which Livery Companies had received little or no contact with the Lord Mayor in recent years and look to rectify this.

 

Lord Mayor’s Address to Livery Masters and Clerks

The City Marshall reported that this year’s Lord Mayor’s address to Livery Masters and Clerks would take place at the Mansion House at 3.45pm on Wednesday 14 November.

 

Events at Mansion House

Mansion House requested that Clerks booking future events at the Mansion House be encouraged to include Wayne Garrigan (Keeper of the House) in any email discussions with Caterers from the outset of their planning.

 

The Olympic Period

The City Marshall reported that the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress had been delighted to be involved in both the Olympic and Paralympic Games and had visited as many venues and events as possible.

 

Members were informed that the Lord Mayor had written to Simon Fraser (Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) outlining the City’s contribution during the Games and the many events either hosted or attended by the Lady Mayoress and him.

 

The Lord Mayor felt that London was the natural business partner of choice for many of the Olympic and Paralympic nations and that the Games provided an excellent ‘shop window’ for the UK’s national offering. Members were informed that Mansion House intended to follow up on many of the opportunities afforded throughout the Games.

 

Mansion House Appointments

The Committee were reminded that the current Swordbearer, Lt. Col. Richard Martin would be retiring in February 2013 and would be succeeded by Mr. James North. A new Senior Programme Manager was due to be announced shortly.

Finally, Members were informed that the City Marshal would be retiring towards the end of 2013.

 

The Chairman, on behalf of the Committee, wished to place on record his thanks to the Lord Mayor for all of his efforts over both the Jubilee and Olympic/Paralympic Games where he had represented both the City and the Livery in general in a very positive manner. 

 


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