The Town Clerk opened the meeting by introducing herself and stating that the Committee was quorate.
A roll call of Members present was undertaken.
The Town Clerk highlighted that the meeting was being recorded as well as live streamed and would be made available on the City Corporation’s YouTube page for a period of time after the meeting had concluded. With this in mind, it was confirmed that participants in the meeting had all individually agreed and given their consent to being recorded and that all personal data would be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. The Town Clerk highlighted that, for further information on this, viewers could contact the City Corporation using the details provided on the public webpages.
The Chair then introduced himself, welcomed all those in attendance and viewing the meeting via YouTube and wished all a Happy New Year.
The Chair went on to mention that one of the Members of the Committee – Shravan Joshi – had been honoured in the New Year’s Honours list with an MBE for services to diversity and the British Hindu Community and took this opportunity to publicly congratulate him on this well deserved award.
Apologies for absence were received from Oliver Sells QC (Deputy Chairman), Henry Colthurst, Sylvia Moys and William Upton QC.