Agenda and minutes

Special, Council
Wednesday, 8th September, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL

Contact: Liz Drogan 

No. Item


To receive apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Ahmad, Briggs, Hindle, Leach, A Hussain and F Hussain.


To receive declarations of interest in any matter to be determined at the meeting


There were no declarations of interest.


Honorary Freeman of the Borough pdf icon PDF 130 KB


Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Legal Services which asked the Council to consider the appointment of Matthew Walls as an Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Oldham in recognition of eminent service to the Council or Borough.


A Nomination for Honorary Freeman had been received and considered by the Council’s Leader and Leaders of the two main opposition groups.


Full Council may, at special Council meeting by formal resolution, bestow the honours of Honorary Freeman and the resolution should be passed by no less than two-thirds of the Members at a special meeting of the Council. A formal presentation will take place at a special ceremony at a later date.


Councillor Shah MOVED, Councillor Sykes SECONDED and Councillor Sheldon spoke in support of the motion.


RESOLVED that Matthew Walls be admitted to an Honorary Freeman of Oldham as, in the opinion of the Council, he had rendered eminent service to the Borough of Oldham.