Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Summons

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Minutes:

            The Chief Executive submitted the summons convening the meeting.

 

2.

Apologies

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Minutes:

            The Chief Executive explained that only a quarter of the Members, based on party strengths, were requested to attend the Annual Meeting.  She advised that it was in accordance with social distancing measures which were operational due to the coronavirus pandemic.  A technical apology was therefore reported for all other Members.

 

3.

Battle of the Somme Anniversary

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Moved by the Lord Mayor (Alderman McCoubrey),

Seconded by the Deputy Lord Mayor (Alderman Dorrian) and

 

      Resolved – That we, the Lord Mayor and Citizens of the City of Belfast, on the 104th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, desire again to record our feelings of gratitude to the brave men of the 36th (Ulster) Division, the 16th (Irish) Division and other forces who, by their glorious conduct in that battle, made an imperishable name for themselves and their people and whose heroism will never be forgotten.

 

The Council stood in silence for one minute as a mark of respect to all those who had lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme.