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.
In particular the Chairman highlighted the first Hampshire Day celebrations at which the Hampshire flag was raised. This will be an annual event in recognition of Hampshire’s rich history, traditions, landscapes and people, past and present.
It was with much sadness that the Chairman reported to Members the passing of former County Councillor Angela Whitbread on 15 June. Angela represented Gosport Hardway division from 1985 to 1997 and was also Mayor of Gosport for the municipal year 1994/95. The Chairman invited Members to speak and Councillors Peter Chegwyn, Chris Carter, Peter Edgar and Stephen Philpott paid tribute. The Council observed a minute’s silence as a mark of respect.
In conclusion, the Chairman referred to the Extraordinary Council Meeting scheduled on 23 September to consider the outcomes of the Hampshire 2050 Commission of Inquiry evidence gathering hearings. As this is a single purpose meeting, the Chairman proposed under Standing Order 20.6 that the Extraordinary Council Meeting be a single-item Agenda and that the usual order of business will not apply to this meeting.
The Proposal was seconded by Councillor Keith Mans and put to the vote. The Proposal was agreed.