Issue - meetings

Chairman's Announcements

Meeting: 02/11/2017 - County Council (Item 34)

Chairman's Announcements

To receive such announcements as the Chairman may wish to make to the Council.

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The Chairman reported on the wide range of duties undertaken to represent and promote the County Council and its strong community leadership role.  The list of engagements undertaken since the last Council meeting by the Chairman and Vice-Chairman had been circulated to all Members.  In particular, the Chairman highlighted his Civic Day held on 5 October 2017 which showcased several of the County Council’s services and facilities and his pleasure at hosting receptions to honour and reward  officers who had completed both 25 and 40 years’ in the service of the people of Hampshire.

It was with much sadness the Chairman reported the passing of former County Councillors Peter Langdon, Michael Geddes and Jean Vernon-Jackson.  Peter Langdon represented the Hardway Division from 1997 to 2001, Michael Geddes represented Gosport Town from 1997 to 2005 and Bridemary from 2009 to 2013, and Jean Vernon-Jackson represented the Lymington Division from 1985 to 1997.  She was also Vice Chairman of the County Council from 1996-97 and Chairman for one month in April 1997.


The Chairman invited Councillor Roy Perry to say a few words and invite personal tributes from the Chamber.  The following Councillors spoke: Chris Carter, Peter Chegwyn, Alan Dowden and Peter Edgar.  The Council observed a minute’s silence as a mark of respect.