To receive such announcements as the Chairman may wish to make to the Council.
The Chairman had circulated the list of engagements carried out by the Chairman and Vice-Chairman since the last Council meeting which reported on the wide range of duties undertaken to represent and promote the County Council and its strong community leadership role.
The Chairman had much pleasure in congratulating Councillors Peter Edgar and Rhydian Vaughan on their MBE’s announced in the New Year’s Honours List. Councillor Edgar has also been given the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Gosport in recognition of his many years of service to the people and Borough of Gosport.
The Chairman also invited Members to join her on Monday 11 March at 10am to watch the annual flag raising ceremony to celebrate Commonwealth Day and reminded Members about the Chairman’s Concert at Winchester Cathedral on Saturday 27 April at 7.30pm.
In conclusion, the Chairman reported that in the unexpected absence of the Vice-Chairman, Councillor Charles Choudhary due to illness, Councillor Patricia Stallard would be providing support to her.
The Chairman’s full report is appended to these Minutes.