Committee considered the report of Mr Sam Bailey, the Democratic
and Administration Manager, which set out the legal powers that the
Council had for appointing Honorary Aldermen as well as a suggested
noted that Councillor Harper had requested that this report be
brought before the Committee for consideration.
made the following comments:-
·That there should be a nomination process.
·That the suggested timescale of 8 years was not
enough and it should be 12 or 16 years.
·That an automatic qualification of 8 years could
lead to a large number of ex-Councillors becoming Honorary
·That further consideration was required to enable an
RESOLVED: That a meeting be
held to take into account issues raised by Members and that a
criterion for the appointment of an Alderman/Alderwoman be produced
and firm proposals be brought back to the Committee.